Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 1, 2009
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Big go-kart clash today
Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator

The go-karts were at it at the Red Bull Urban Run and Auto Fair on Trafalgar Road on Sunday, May 4, 2008.- File

THE INTENSE rivalry between Jonathan Law, Mark Anthony Eaton and Justin Sirgany in the 80-cc Class is expected to highlight the opening of the 2009 go-kart season which gets under today at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.

"Most of the younger kids have moved up to this class and it is going be one big clash," vice-president of the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA), Neil Williams, told Automotives.

Reports are that Law, who is the defending champion, has been consistent with some excellent times in practice.

"Because of the large number of karts that will be in the race, it is going to be a bit tight, but once he qualifies on pole, he should win. His biggest threat is Justin Sirgany, who is driving really good," said Sam Law, Jonathan's dad.

According to Steve Sirgany, Justin's father, his son who has been racing for just over a year is expected to stamp his supremacy at today's meet.

"He has been excellent so far and I am expecting a good performance from him today," said Sirgany.

Some close finishes are also expected in the Shifter Class. The battle is centred on the Moodie camp and the Jacksons. The Moodie camp comprises Dane Lawson, Martin Anderson and the JKA driver of the year, Peter Moodie Jr; while the Jackson team includes Joel and his two siblings, Sean and Justin. Lawson, who was coached by Peter Rae last year, is now under the watchful eyes of Peter 'Jacko' Moodie.

Another class to watch is the Rotax Jr where Philip Myers, Matthew Williams and Justin Wong are expected to battle down to the wire for the chequered flag. Mario Mair and Dr Mark Minott should dominate the Rotax Masters Class.

In the meantime, there are reports that veteran rally driver, Mark Evans, will return to the track today. Other drivers who are expected to do well are Thomas Issa, Senna Summerbell and Colin Daley Jr. The latter is now an official Red Bull-sponsored athlete.

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