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A family affair

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, June 06, 2014    

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IT was a family affair for most of the top spots at Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association fourth meet at Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.

Leading the Comer50 was Shane Chisholm, younger brother to the former class champion Ryan Chisholm.

Chisholm held off Zachary Sirgany and Mattea Issa to take both race final wins. With double victories he joined his older brother Ryan, who also took the two Comer80 finals with ease over rival Ryan Lue.

"No problems, great race," said Shane. His brother echoed that sentiment.

Minimax and Rotax Junior was the tale of two cousins, Justin and Joshua Sirgany. Justin continues to lead a tough field in Minimax that contains progeny of Jamaica's racing elite such as Senna Summerbell, and Tommi Gore. Joshua's wins weren't clear-cut as he spent much of his time battling back and forth with Jonathan Law.

There was little question that Thomas Issa's would continue his domination of Rotax Seniors. While Fraser McConnell may have been looking forward to challenge Issa, he instead found himself having to deal with William Myers.

"Feels great to be back behind the wheel and I gave it 100 percent behind the wheel," Issa said.

Myers, making his debut in the class, reflected on the change.

"It requires a more aggressive driving style," he said.

The family theme was strong in Rotax masters as Mark Minott now had two Moodie's to deal with, class leader Peter Moodie Jr and his brother Ishmael, who made his return to motorsport after a 13-year lay off.

"I was supposed to start next year, but my bother convinced me to start earlier," Ishmael explained.

On the track, he showed that he still had the skills to run with pack collecting enough points on the day to sit second behind Peter Jr.

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