TTKA Event #8: 13.Sep.15

TTKA Event #8: 13.Sep.15

On Sunday 13th September, the Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association held their 8th event of the 2015 season. Although faced with the threat of rain, drivers and spectators came out in their numbers to witness the racing action in store. With an unusually large Cadet class of 8 drivers, the youngsters sure lived up to the expectations set by their fathers- most of whom are well-known, local legends in Motor-sports. The Cadet class also provided TTKA with a second female driver, Isabella Powell, daughter of Mr. John ‘Penti’ Powell. Other newcomers to the Cadet Class include Alex Powell, Rossi Lochan, Nabeel Mohammed and Shane Sheppard to the Sportsman Class.

Marcus Skinner, along with Nikhil Nanan and Matthew Singh, qualified in pole position in their respective classes. In the Rotax International Class, the likes of Che Carrington and Bridget Singh trailed closely, with only mere fractions of a second separating them while newcomer Alex Powell managed to capture 2nd place, giving Nikhil Nanan some healthy competition although it was only his first time in competition. In the Sportsman Class, Matthew Singh’s qualifying times were significantly dominant, coming in more than a second ahead of 2nd place qualifier, Jed Maharaj.

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TTKA had the pleasure of hosting members from the Evolution Karting Club, who came to test their driving skills on the track at ARC. We hope to see them at more of our future events!

The cadets were able to capture the crowd’s attention, and the battle continued between Nikil Nanan and Alex Powell. However, Alex was not able to finish his third race. Overall, Nikhil Nanan placed first, Liam Carrington came in 2nd and Alex came third.

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In the Sportsman Class, Matthew Singh once again claimed an overall first place on the day, while Jed Maharaj and Justyn Persad joined him on the podium in 2nd and 3rd. These drivers battled fiercely, with Matthew winning two of his races and Justyn being able to win one.
Article by Chelsea Sobransingh.

Last but not least, the ever-exciting Rotax International Class did not disappoint. Bridget Singh returned to the top of the podium with Che Carrington and Marcus Skinner joining her in 2nd and 3rd respectively after three intense races. Reza Ali came in 4th, after having some minor incidents on the track with Marcus and Bridget. Frankie Boodram, after returning from his Formula 4 commitments, had some mechanical issues and was unable to complete all three races.

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Veterans to the karting club, Gerard Carrington and Ravi Singh, returned to the track on DD2s to do exhibition runs, which occurred simultaneously with the Rotax International heats. As we saw on Sunday, these go-karts have great potential although they were not ideally geared for the track at ARC. We hope to see their true capability at our next event!

Not forgetting to mention two regular faces at karting, Kristian Boodoosingh and Marc Gill, who were absent due to their participation in the CMRC Round 3 in Barbados. They represented T&T quite well, and we must extend our congratulations to them!

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Our next event is scheduled for Sunday October 11th. We invite any interested persons to join us at the ARC Car Park, or contact us via our Facebook Page: Trinidad & Tobago Karting Association.

Article by Chelsea Sobransingh.



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