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Jamaicans battle at Florida meet

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator

The four-week stint at Florida-based RYSA Racing Go-Kart team has transformed young Matthew Williams into a more mature and aggressive competitor. He displayed this at last Sunday's Palisadoes International race-meet in Kingston by dominating the Rotax Junior Class.

Today, Williams, 14, is among a strong Jamaican contingent battling for supremacy at the Homestead championship in Florida.

The other Jamaicans include Joshua and Justin Sirgany, Thomas Issa, Jonathan Law, Colin Daley Jr, William Myers and Fraser McConnell.

Joshua Sirgany, who is no stranger to the Homestead track, have recently won both the Pan American Rotax Championship and the Homestead Summer Series, is expected to lead the charge. Issa and Daley are expected to be at the finish while Law and Myers could spring surprises.

Keeps improving

Matthew Williams has been improving with every racemeet and according to his father, Neil, today could be the day his son upsets the apple cart in the highly competitive Rotax Junior Class event.

"I am expecting him to do very well," said Williams (Neil), who said he hopes to see his son competing at motorsport's highest level.

The Hillel High School student showed off his skills and talent during a showdown with Colin Daley Jr at the Palisadoes International Raceway.

Driving a Dekal Wireless-sponsored kart, young Williams blew away the competition, winning three of the four races in the class. Daley took the chequered flag in the other event.