Guyanese return to junior karting series in Barbados this weekend


Team Guyana has sent a contingent of nine competitors for rounds three and four of the inaugural Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy this weekend (February 2-3) at Bushy Park, Barbados.

According to the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club official Facebook page, Nicholas Sawh will make his touring debut, joining the team of Paige Mendonca, Elan Rahaman, Nathan Rahaman, Rayden Persaud, Jeremy Tenpow, Justin Tenpow and Zachary Persaud.

The weekend has a packed schedule with six races over the two days.

At the first two rounds held in January, 14 karters from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica competed in the two-day event, and the best overall finish by a Guyanese was eighth by Rayden Persaud, who accumulated 55 points.

Jeremy Ten Pow (54.5), Elan Rahaman (53) and Nathan Rahaman (45) occupied positions 9-11, while Paige Mendonca (32) finished 13th and Zack Persaud (25) ended 14th.

Bajan Calem Maloney ended the weekend as the leading competitor with 158 points, followed by fellow countryman Adam Mallalieu on 144.

Ryan Chisolm of Jamaica took third overall with 103 points. The CJKAT is open to racers aged from 11 to 15 selected by their home country’s motorsport governing bodies.

Ronan Morgan, FIA-accredited Regional Training Providers (RTP) who tutored the youngsters last month, said, “They promise a great future for Caribbean motorsport.”

The grand prize for the champion is a fully-paid entry and X30 Junior kart for one Sunshine State Karting Challenge (SSKC weekend) in Florida, valued at more than US$3,000.

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