Race on for Championship
IT took Colin Daley Jr to enhance a day of amazing performances from the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) regulars at last Sunday's meet at Palisadoes Raceway.
Several of the class championships may have been sewn up, and several drivers could have just phoned it in. However, that didn't happen as all pushed and challenged in order to secure the points necessary to stay ahead or keep their title dreams alive for the Abe Ziadie Memorial Trophy;
This trophy is awarded to the driver with the most points.
The day started with a wonderful act of sportsmanship.
"Our rules state that at least three competitors are needed to take part in a race," said JKA President Neil Williams, "and the Rotax Masters class was one short."
This affected NG Racing's Peter Moodie Jr's Abe Ziadie championship hopes and the solution came via rival team Rae Racing.
"Christopher Issa provided his kart to Peter Rae, allowing a race to take place."
Moodie Jr made full use of the reprieve to haul away two Rotax Masters wins as Mark Minott had no answer for his focused adversary.
"He was fast," said an exasperated Minott. "In a straight drag down the straight I was no match for him today."
In Comer50, Mark Moodie continued to reign, while Thomas Gore and newcomer Jerome Stanley cut into Zander Williams overall points standing. Gore would then face off against another Stanley, Justin, in Comer80. Both his victories came through very aggressive driving manoeuvers stamping his front-running place in this class.
MiniMax was the domain of Joshua Sirgany, as both his victories led a titanic battle behind him between Justin Sirgany and MarcAnthony Eaton. While he stretched his points lead, the other two raced hard to the chequered flag. Like Sirgany, Thomas Issa had a clear view to the end of both his Rotax Junior race final wins.
Even the mid-afternoon rain couldn't cool the heat happening in the Rotax Seniors Class. The opening race got off to a tight start as Collin Daley Jr tussled with Frazer McConnell for the lead. Mid-race contact sent McConnell to the back starting a fight back to third. Race two wasn't anymore gentlemanly, but Daley Jr's experience shone through capping him the second race victory.