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Sirgany sizzles

Youngster takes karting’s top title

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer

Friday, November 23, 2012    

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JOSHUA Sirgany walked away with the Abe Zaidie Memorial Trophy at Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday.

The trophy is awarded to the karter with the most points for the season.

“This is the first time he’s stayed in Jamaica for the summer and raced. That’s what has put us in the position to take this local championship,” Sirgany’s father Ricky told Auto.

Sirgany dominated the Rotax MiniMax class races to gain 375.5 points to Peter Moodie Jr’s 352.

For the remaining competitors, it was all-out mode to both solidify their class positions and take advantage of the last major use of the circuit for the year.

The Comer 50cc finals witnessed a showdown between Mark Moodie, Zander Williams, and Thomas Gore, as it was one of the classes with an unsettled title winner. Moodie emerged overall class victor with 273.5 points.

Comer 80cc was clearly the territory of Gore as he swept both finals taking the lead on the second lap of both races. Like the 80cc class, Rotax Mini Max, the secondary placings was where the action happened, since Sirgany also had a clean sweep.

Sporting a new kart, Thomas Issa continued his victory trend as he rolled through his Rotax Jr races. The Rotax Senior finals were anything but processional despite being sewn up by Matthew Williams. Aggression was the name of the game as Colin Daley Jr injected a bit more competition for the event, his rivals keen to claim a win over the budding superstar. Peter Moodie had little problem in Rotax Masters, even with Mark Minott getting close a few times.

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