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Sirgany Takes Checkered Flag At Florida Meet

Published: Thursday | September 15, 2011

 

Glenroy Sinclair, Assignment Coordinator

Ten-year-old Justin Sirgany, who hails from a third generation of motor-racing drivers, sprung some surprises again on the North American circuit, when he turned in a classy performance to dispose of his rivals at the Homestead Go-Kart Track, Florida, on Sunday, to take the chequered flag in the Rotax Micro Max Class.

The St Andrew Preparatory school boy was among five Jamaican karters who competed at the event, and the only one who took the chequered flag.

Last year, he delivered a stunning performance at one of the Florida Winter Tour meets.

With only a month gone since he has been promoted to the Rotax Junior Class, the improving Thomas Issa continues to send some strong warnings that he will be a force to be reckoned with.

After qualifying on pole in the pre-final, the Campion College schoolboy drove his heart out later on to finish third behind America’s top karters, A.J. Myer and Jordon Perry. Another Jamaican, Matthew Williams of Hillel Academy, was fourth in the event.

“When you can get a top-five finish at these meets, then you know that you are doing good,” argued Ricky Sirgany, who accompanied the youngsters to the meet.

He described Issa’s performance as superb and noted that, as a group, Jamaica did extremely well.

“Individually, the boys all did well; Matthew (Williams) gave an awesome performance. With the exception of the Micro Max Class, all the races were competitive. Some of the top guys were absent, while some were there,” said Sirgany.

In the meantime, Justin’s older cousin, Joshua Sirgany, fought out a hard-fought second in the Rotax Mini Max Class. Both Justin and Joshua are following in the footsteps of their grandfather, Richard Sirgany, who was a top Jamaican racer at Vernamfield in the 1960s.

Justin’s father was also a popular circuit racer at the Dover Raceway during the 1990s.

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