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Action-packed race meet a success

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Five year-old Zander Williams celebrates his victory in the 50 cc Class with fans and father, Neil, during last Sunday's go-kart race meet. The older Williams is also the president of the Jamaica Karting Association. - Contributed

'Exciting, refreshing and competitive', were the words used by the Jamaica Karting Association's president (JKA), Neil Williams, to described last Sunday's race meet, held at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.

"It was an action-packed race meet, very competitive. The atmosphere was fitting for a family get-together," commented Williams.

Undoubtedly their best and most successful race meet since last August, the highlights of the meet were shared by Thomas Issa, Matthew Williams, Joshua Sirgany, Peter Moodie Jr and Thomas Gore, who dominated their respective classes.

Issa, who has been enjoying his fair share of success on the North American circuit, repeated the awesome performance he displayed at the previous meet. He again won all four races in the Rotax Junior Class.

Stouted-hearted performances

Like an informed race-horse trainer, his driving coach, Peter Rae, was at his best, preparing charges after charges for the chequered flag. He was the man behind the stouted-hearted performances of the Williams brothers, Matthew and Zander, along with Joshua Sirgany.

"I am very proud of my charges, who dominated their respective classes in fine style," said Rae, who explained how he was able to pull it off.

"Having paraded skills on the North American circuit for sometime, I've learnt a lot more, which is now evident on the local circuit." boasted Rae.

Matthew Williams turned the tables on his old rival Collin Daley Jr in the Rotax Senior Class. He won all four races in the class. Finishing ahead of Daley, who two weeks ago, finished third overall in the Florida Winter Tour 2012 Rotax Shifter Class Championship.

Though Joshua Sirgany was a clear winner in the Rotax Mini Max Class, his younger cousin, Justin Sirgany, the 2012 Florida Winter Tour Micro Max champion, was up in class, but demonstrated that he will be a force to reckon with in months to come.

Peter Moodie Jr made a mockery of the Masters Class, while in the 50cc Class the youngsters, which include; Mark Moodie, Thomas Gore, Zander Williams, Jordon McDowell, Taiyed Ventura and Mattea Issa, showed deep interest and potential.

- G.S.

  • Results of last Sunday's race meet

Baby Kart (Race # 1)

1. Thomas Gore

2. Mark Moodie

3. Zander Williams

Race #2

1. Thomas Gore

2. Zander Williams

3. Mark Moodie

Race #3

1. Mark Moodie

2. Zander Williams

3. Thomas Gore

Race #4

1. Zander Williams

2. Thomas Gore

3. Mark Moodie

Rotax Mini-Max (Race #1)

1. Joshua Sirgany

2. Justin Sirgany

3. MarcAnthony Eaton

Race #2

1. Joshua Sirgany

2. Justin Sirgany

3. MarcAnthony Eaton

Race #3

1. Joshua Sirgany

2. Justin Sirgany

3. MarcAnthony Eaton

Race #4

1. Joshua Sirgany

2. Justin Sirgany

3. MarcAnthony Eaton

Rotax Junior Class (Race #1)

1. Thomas Issa

2. William Myers

3. Jonathan Law

Race #2

1. Thomas Issa

2. Fraser McConnell

3. Jonathan Law

Race #3

1. Thomas Issa

2. William Myers

3. Fraser McConnell

Race #4

1. Thomas Issa

2. William Myers

3. Fraser McConnell