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Penultimate showdown for karters

Friday, October 27, 2017

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SUNDAY will be the last chance to gain significant advantage in the 2017 karting season as the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) hosts their penultimate round at Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston.

“This is the last chance for everyone to get points,” David Summerbell Jr, JKA president, told the Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine.

With close competition across all the classes, Summerbell Jr expects the level of racing to be intense. The main battle will be for the overall title, the Abe Ziadie Memorial Cup. Defending 2016 champion Ryan Lue sits second behind Senna Summerbell.

“We still have a shot at retaining the championship based on if we travel in November or not. The focus is on Ryan's class Mini max and we should clinch that title on Sunday. We will fight to the end for the Abe Ziadie Memorial Cup,” Craig Lue, Ryan's father, explained.

Despite being held during the day, the JKA will inject some fun into the proceedings with a theme that reflects the upcoming Halloween celebrations on October 31.

“I'm sure the guys who went to Guyana will be returning on a high, but their competition here will be waiting to bring them back to the ground,” Summerbell Jr chuckled.

It will be trick and treat: the trick being the track run in reverse, as was done in the last meet.

“They should be used to it by now,” he said.

The treat will be the appearance of the Radicals used at Dover Raceway.

“They'll be out to show the karters the connection between what they're doing in the JKA and the possible transition to circuit racing. Not sure if we'll get them on the track, but we might try a little run,” Summerbell Jr added.

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