JKA in reverse

JKA in reverse

One of the best days of racing, says Summerbell

The Jamaica Karting Association held its seventh meet for the year on September 18 at Palisadoes International Raceway to great expectations as, for the first time in the club’s history, the circuit was raced in a reverse format. “It changed a lot of things, one of the best days of racing,” said JKP President David Summerbell Jr. “The kids enjoyed it, plenty of passing in the Minimax as they adapted. [I’m] pleased with the level of competition.” Regardless of the change in direction, the racing was excellent. The new and unfamiliar racing lines meant passing was plenty as drivers tried to figure out the key overtaking zones. This led to some interesting manoeuvres; however, it was the usual suspects who rose to the top of the winners’ table. Brandon Finzi-Smith and Paul Moodie shared a Comer 80 race final win each. Where the story changed a bit was in the battleground that is Rotax Minimax. Normally the domain of Ryan Lue and Ryan Chisholm, Tommi Gore interjected on their rivalry to provide a clean sweep across the class pre-finals and final races. In Rotax Junior the race finals were again a split effort between Justin Sirgany and Senna Summerbell. Rotax Senior may have been small, but it was no less a thrilling watch, as Collin Daley Jr held off his fellow class competitors, sweeping through the…

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