TTKA Karting #1 2019

TTKA Karting #1 2019

The Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association kicked off their season in fine style this past weekend at the Wallerfield International Raceway. With their entire 2019 Championship is set to take place at the Wallerfield venue drivers where eager to get to grips with the faster circuit that the Wallerfield venue provides.

For the 2019 season, the club boasts the reemergence of the 100cc class and the introduction of the Sportsman Masters class. The drivers in these both classes used the event as a shakedown event as their championship is set to start at event #2, and judging from the driving we are seeing already these classes may prove to be showcase some great wheel to wheel action going forward.

In the Sportsman class, both Shane Sheppard and Scott Wortman continued exactly where they left off last season. The joint 2018 championship winners traded places for the top spot all day but at the drop of the checkered flag, Shane Sheppard ended the day on the top step of the podium with two 1st places and 2nd place finish. In second place Scott Wortman had a credible 1st place and two 2nd place finishes, while Siddique Mohammed rounded out the podium in third, and Jonathan Aqui in fourth,

Over in the Rotax International class drivers ensured that those in attendance didn’t take their eyes off the racing action due to the fear of missing the intriguing battles in track. Throughout the day the drivers shuffled positions in all three races proving how valuable every championship point will be at the end of the season. Reigning champion Matthew Singh showed off his calm consistent driving and finished the race day in first place with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the three races. Eager to make his “Future Champion” award a reality Justyn Kanta Persad finished the day in second place with two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place in the final of the day. Rounding out the podium though was rally champion driver Craig Sumair, returning to the sport after some time he put in a credible performance finishing the day with one 1st place and two 4th place finishes.

Event #1 proved that this year the championship is going to be well contested in all four of the classes and with more drivers scheduled to join the series at event #2, the TTKA promises you won’t want to miss it. Event #2 is scheduled for April 14th at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway.

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