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Karting face-off

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a scintillating performance on the international circuit, eight-year-old Joshua Sirgany has moved to the Mini Max Class, where he will take on the bigger boys today, in a double race meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.

The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Sirgany, who is still celebrating his victory in the Rotax Pan American and Homestead Series Championships in Florida, will face the acid test when he matches skills against Thomas Issa, Fraser McConnell, Richard Leckler, Mark Anthony Eaten and Jonathan Law.

"It is shaping up to be an exciting showdown. The competition is going to be stiff and I think we are in for a racing treat," said Dave Wong, former president of the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA).

Garth Genus, who competes in the Masters Class, is anticipating a major upset in the Mini Max Class. He believes Sirgany will take the fight to the bigger boys.

"It won't be a walkover. It is going to be very competitive. Thomas Issa has been driving well, likewise Fraser McConnell. I'm expecting Sirgany to be there at the finish, but Jonathan Law will not go down without a fight," said Samuel Law.

The race card will feature the Super Masters Class with Mike Simmons, Peter Rae and Dr. Derrick McDowell. Meanwhile Peter Moodie Jr and Garth Genus will battle for the top honours in the Masters Class.

- G.S.