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Strong slate of karters for Palisadoes today

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Jonathan Law
:Brandon Finzi-Smith
Mike Simmons, driving go-kart number 97, navigates a corner on two wheels.

After excellent starts to their karting careers, Joshua Sirgany and Timothy Stewart are expected to thrill fans today with their driving skills as the 2016 Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship continues at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.

Stewart, who returned to the track in April after several years, will turn out with a brand new kart in the Rotax Senior Class. He will be up against the in-form Jonathan Law, Matthew Williams, Samantha Summerbell and the 'new kid on the block', Joseph Lodenquai.

The 15-year-old Sirgany, who has made an impact on the Florida circuit, returns after an 18-month break. He will be taking on his cousin Justin Sirgany, Senna Summerbell and Marc Anthony Eaton in the Rotax Junior Class.

"The kart that I will be using is very quick and I am hoping to get a chance to compete in the Bracket Class," said the teenager, who has been involved in football, representing his school as a midfielder.

A strong driver turnout is expected. "It is a packed meet. We have about 36 karts competing and all the classes are very competitive," Neil Williams, one of the JKA's directors, told Automotives on Friday.




Ryan Chisholm, Ryan Lue, Tommi Gore, Zander Williams and Zachary Williams will renew their rivalry in the Rotax Mini-Max Class. The Comer 80 cc Class will also have its fair share of excitement, with Zachary Sirgany, Brandon Finzi-Smith and Daniel Lawrence.

Again there will be strong focus on the 'Bracket Race', the Super Rotax Class with top circuit drivers such as David Summerbell, Doug Gore and Peter Rae. They are up against seasoned karters such as Rugie Misir, Garth Genus and Mike Simmons. The female quartet of Sabrina Sirgany, Samantha Summerbell, Tara Fong Yee and Sara Misiris is expected to be a part of the line-up, as well as some of the prominent youngsters.