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Daley shines at US meet

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, January 24, 2014    

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JAMAICAN karter Colin Daley Jr once again proved his pedigree at the recent start to the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) in Homestead, Florida.

Daley dominated the Formula Open Shifter class over the event's two days and was dubbed the 'Usain Bolt of Karting' in one of the several race reports.

"His performance was near flawless," Peter Moodie Sr, Daley's team manager, told Auto.

Daley participated in the FWT as an off-season test of his race-fitness for the upcoming karting year.

Daley, 16, finished third in The Jamaica Karting Association's Rotax Masters class last year.

The St George's College sixth-former raced in the tough Open Shifter class which features the sport's fastest machines capable of near triple-digit speeds. He won the first heat and went on to take the final, only stumbling in Heat II to a startline issue. The final saw an engine change and an exciting head-to-head with one of North American's top karters, Nick Neri, racing for the Tony Kart team. Daley would again be triumphant.

"We gain a lot more from a difficult race than far an easy one," said Moodie Sr.

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