Go-kart racing heats up Palisadoes

Joseph Lodenquai (66) and Darren Gordon fight for maximum velocity down the Palisadoes International Raceway front straight. (Photos: Contributed)

The Jamaica Karting Association closed off the summer with Summer Sizzler at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston recently.

Coming off a double-header weekend in June, the racing action on August 11 remained hot despite a smaller competitor turnout. Of the six classes, only four were run, as those with numbers less than the required minimum of three drivers were combined into the remaining. The day’s programme had the beginner Comer 50, Rotax Micro Max, Rotax Junior and Super Rotax. Super Rotax featured drivers from the Rotax Senior class, while the Rotax Mini Max was short of the required three.

Tommi Gore (4) is locked on to Ryan Lue (71) for Rotax Junior class points.

David Brown led the Comer 50 class, collecting more points than Brandon Shor and Zachery Philbert. Luke Spencer was the top Rotax Micro Max points scorer over Justin Donaldson and Nathan Sewell. Rotax Junior had Tommi Gore leading the points at the end of the day after a close fight with Zander Williams and Ryan Lue. With the Super Rotax class containing drivers from Rotax Senior, Joseph Lodenquai had his hands full, but kept Sean Jackson and Carlos Omeally at bay to head that class’ leaderboard.

Written by Nichola Beckford