Jamaica-bound karters arrive ready for action

first_img(By Stephan Sookram in Jamaica, compliments of Fly Jamaica, Nexus Machinery and GT Motorsports) THE Guyanese team for this weekend’s Double Trouble karting event at the Palisadoes Go-Kart facility in Kingston Jamaica arrived ready and raring for action.The six-member karting team includes the Ten Pow siblings in Justin and Jeremy, Matthew Phang, Mikhail Persaud, Rayden Persaud and Elan Rahaman. They were upbeat yesterday morning upon arriving in the Reggae Isle.They are accompanied by parents and coaches on their maiden karting voyage to Jamaica and their first order of business was to check out the battlefield, located less than five minutes from the airport.While significantly larger than the GT motorsport facilities, the Jamaican circuit features a more demanding layout and more corners.Stefan Jeffrey points out possible braking zones to one of the young Guyanese karters. (Stephan Sookram photo)However, the youngsters aren’t fazed by the circuit, having completed firstly a track walk of the 1200m facility which features 14 corners all providing their own degree of difficulty.After some late afternoon practice, Phang, who will be competing in the Senior Rotax class, disclosed the side’s readiness for tomorrow’s qualifying.To Chronicle Sport, he said, “I think I can get down to the times of the seniors once I fix my handling. I missed my mark about three or four times in several corners.”Rayden, Elan and Mikhail who compete in the Junior Rotax class were also optimistic having run their sessions late in the afternoon.The young duo of Jeremy and Justin Ten Pow, who will run in the Mini and Macro Max classes also benefited from yesterday‘s session.Qualification today begins at 10:00hrs and runs until 13:00hrs, after which practice sessions will take place.Chief among the sponsors that made the event possible were Fly Jamaica who facilitated the travel of the team to Jamaica and other sponsors in Pure Racing, Cyril’s Taxi, BM Soat and GT Motorsports.last_img read more

White prepared to move forward

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Nothing happened today,” Carroll said, as no formal announcements came from any USC underclassmen. Sources said tailback Reggie Bush selected Joel Segal as his agent, but Carroll denied Bush picked an agent. Segal represents Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Carroll and Bush met with four agents while Bush met with three others separately. Bush will formally announce he is going pro by the end of the week. Offensive tackle Winston Justice reiterated Tuesday that he would go pro but will not make a formal announcement until the end of the week. The deadline to declare for the draft is Sunday. “I already made my decision, but I’ll announce it around Sunday or sometime before (the deadline),” Justice said. “I think I’m making an informed decision. I feel at ease. Everybody’s on board.” Ominously for USC, White made no effort to meet with Trojans coach Pete Carroll, who turns his famous recruiting skills on his underclassmen this week to get them to remain in school. White is the only underclassman who has not met with Carroll this week and also missed the first two days of spring-semester classes. Neither White nor Parker could be reached for comment. LOS ANGELES – USC tailback LenDale White selected an agent Tuesday, another step toward declaring himself for the NFL draft, according to sources. White, who was not in Los Angeles, still has not formally announced he is going pro. But sources said he selected agent Eugene Parker, who represents Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, New York Jets tailback Curtis Martin and former Dallas Cowboys tailback Emmitt Smith. center_img Justice met with Carroll and athletic director Mike Garrett on Tuesday. “They’re pretty calm,” he said. “There’s no screaming or yelling.” Asked if he would change his mind before the deadline, Justice said, “no.” Carroll also met with safety Darnell Bing, who remains up in the air about his decision. Sources said Bing is trying to get a clear answer about his draft status. The NFL informed Bing he would be considered a second-to-third round draft pick, but Bing would like assurances he could work his way into the first round. Freshman defensive tackle Walker Lee Ashley was officially cleared by the NCAA and USC on Tuesday, making him eligible to compete in spring practice. Tailback Michael Coleman will undergo hip surgery today. His status for spring practice is uncertain. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more