From the giant Japanese Sumitomo Corporation, parent company of Mazda, through local motor dealerships, motor sport enthusiasts and leisure organisations to a growing number of tourists, Bushy Park Barbados is fast expanding its business profile. After nine months of redevelopment, the facility re-launched with Top Gear Festival Barbados in May 2014, since when it has hosted the Race Of Champions, Red Bull Global Rallycross and the Barbados Festival of Speed. read moreSumitomo highlights business growth at Bushy Park Barbados
Members of Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) gathered in the Cafeteria at Bushy Park Barbados last evening (Saturday) to celebrate the Club’s 2016 Champions. Champion Driver and Champion Rider respectively, Geoff Ullyett and Brook Miller, emerged victorious from the nearly 90 competitors on two and four wheels who scored points in BPMSI-administered Championships, many of whom headed to St Philip to join in the celebrations. read moreBushy Park Motor Sports Inc celebrates its 2016 Champions
Youngsters who aspire to become the next Lewis Hamilton can now start to live that dream from as young as five years old, following the introduction of Kidz Karting at Bushy Park Barbados. The latest addition to the St Philip facility’s range of Driving Experiences brings the lower limit for participation down from 12 years of age, opening up new opportunities for kids . . . and their families. Three-time Formula 1 Champion Hamilton’s latest triumph came last Sunday (July 10), when he steered his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W07 to victory in the British GP, equalling fellow British World Champion Nigel Mansell’s four wins in their home event. The race had started under the Safety Car in tricky damp conditions, similar to those in which he had raced against local youngsters in the Kart Handicap during the Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park just two months earlier. During his whirlwind visit to the island in early May, Hamilton was keen to inspire the young members of the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) to greater heights, but was at pains to emphasise how important it is to balance sport and education. During the Saturday evening Dinner with Lewis, looking back on his own early career in karts, he told the youngsters: “You must listen to your parents. Naturally, you don’t want to listen to them, but my advice is that you do. Without my dad I would not be here.” The Biz Evo Junior karts, which are driven in the Kidz Karting progamme, are mechanically governed to a maximum of 20mph and can be remotely shut off; drivers must be five to 12 years old and a minimum of 4ft 2ins (1.27m) tall. The experienced Bushy Park Circuit Inc (BPCI) staff provide a detailed step-by-step safety demonstration and briefing before the youngsters speed off on to the track, so Kidz Karting offers maximum fun and minimum risk. Parents are welcome to join their kids on the track for a group session, a family fun day or even an unforgettable birthday. Prices start at Bds $35 for Caricom Nationals, with a 10 per cent discount for groups of 10, while packages are also available for visitors to the island. For further details, call 256-0114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org read moreBudding Lewis Hamiltons get their chance . . . at age five!
So it’s finally summer. The kids will not have homework for a little while and they have just aced all their tests. Now with two months ahead of them, what’s the plan? After the first few days, chances are that they will be tired of the marathon Hot Wheels play dates and the cartoon binge-watching sessions. Soon you’ll hear that phrase that every parent hates: “I’m bored!” So to stop you from panicking too much, we at Bushy Park have worked to take your kids’ summer to the next level. read moreKidz Karting set to launch soon
Geoffrey Ullyett has a comfortable lead midway through Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc’s (BMPSI) 2016 Championship as racers prepare for round three at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday, July 3. With Time Attack competitors joining the BPMSI regulars on Sunday and the Barbados Karting Association (BKA) racing under floodlights on Saturday evening, the first weekend of July looks set to launch the second half of the island’s motor sport season with a bang. read moreUllyett leads BPMSI Championship at half-way point