Jeffrey, Daley Jr. rewrite lap records at KFC Mega Cup


Guyanese Kristian Jeffrey and Jamaican Collin Daley Jr. lived up their billing as the fastest karters in the region, by rewriting the lap records in two categories on Sunday evening at GT Motorsports.

Competing in the second KFC Mega Cup Grand Prix, Jeffrey broke the lap record in the X30 125cc Senior and Daley Jr. shattered the record in the Shifter class. Both times were recorded in the qualifying session.

Daley Jr. clocked the fastest time of the day, 30.332s, to qualify on pole in the Shifter class, while Jeffrey’s best time of 31.138 placed him top of the grid in the X30 125cc Senior division.

Both drivers, along with Guyana’s F4 driver Calvin Ming and Stefan Jeffrey, put on a great show for fans, especially in the Shifter segment.

Ming won the 16-lap Shifter final, ahead of Daley Jr. in what turned out to be an exhibition contest after the Jeffreys encountered issues on the track and had to pull out.

K. Jeffrey won the 125cc Senior final (15 laps), pipping a spirited Steven Nobrega, who held off a stiff challenge from Daley Jr. and Ming, who ended third and fourth respectively.

The consistent Mikhail Persaud topped the 125cc Junior division (15 laps), winning ahead of Rayden Persaud and Zachery Persaud, while Zachary Persaud emerged the leading driver in the Easy Cup Rookie, with Shahab Ghani and Brian Woolford settling for second and third respectively.

The indomitable Jeremy Tenpow won the 60cc Kids Cup, outpacing Paige Mendonce and Justin Tenpow, while Nicholas Sawh, Ben Phang and Caleb Paul finished 1-2-3 in the action-packed 60cc Baby Cup.

From the compilation of points from the two KFC Mega Cup Grand Prix events, the following drivers were announced as overall champion of their respective category:

Mikhail Persaud (43 points)- 125cc Junior
Steven Nobrega (36 points)- 125cc Senior
Jeremy Tenpow (43 points)- 60cc Kids Cup
Zachary Persaud (40 points)- Easy Cup Rookie

The event, which brought the curtains down on the season, was sponsored exclusively by KFC and organised by Pure Racing and GT Motorsports in partnership with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.

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