Earlier this week readers were introduced to Gary ‘Rambo’ Barrett.
Like the Hollywood persona this Rambo doesn’t know when to quit.
That is because Rambo turned in yet another stunning performance at Dover racetrack in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.
Earlier this month Rambo was at the second round of the Caribbean circuit championship titled ‘Independence Blast Off’.
In typical fashion the Cayman-based racer placed second twice and third twice in the four races he competed in.
He is in fact no stranger to success in circuit racing or in Jamaica as he is the defending champion from last year (while driving the Car City Honda Civic).
Moreover he placed no lower than fourth in May when he went for the opening round of this year’s championship. He was accompanied by Ray Hydes of Hydes and Sons and Tony Williams of Tony’s Toys who had brought along a contingent of racers.
For both races this year Rambo was behind the wheel of his 1991 black Honda Civic hatchback.
The car is no ordinary Civic with a plethora of race parts and a Honda Integra Type-R engine. Estimates suggest the car makes about 196 horsepower.
Rambo, the same man behind automotive business Auto Body Works and Paint, explained what happened in Jamaica.
‘Things didn’t start out well because I got in late from a delayed flight. I didn’t get chance to participate in any of the qualifying.
‘But, though I started in the back of a pack of 25 racers, things worked out. The car ran perfect and had no problems.’
In addition to overcoming a lack of qualifying Rambo also had to persevere through less than ideal race conditions.
‘Two of the races were in wet, rainy conditions. It wasn’t easy but I ran well.’
From here Rambo is gearing up for the ‘Heroes of Speed’ race meet at Dover in mid-October.
The understanding at this point is Rambo will not be the only one there representing Cayman.
Andy Bodden, Junior Hydes and Kevin Johnson are slated to be the other racers competing.
Bodden is slated to drive the Tony’s Toys Civic Type-R, Hydes in the Hydes and Sons Mitsubishi Evolution III and Johnson in an Evolution.
Rambo, like many racers in Cayman, is looking for corporate sponsorship. This would provide assistance with various racing expenses.
All interested persons are asked to call Rambo at 916-2422 or e-mail him at [email protected].