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Karting in Jamaica 06 September 2006

Well Jamaicans in Kingston were treated to a rare spectacle on Sunday with the staging of the iaugral Red Bull Smoking Streets event. Go-kart racers took to the streets of New Kingston in what was to be an exciting day of racing. Practice and qualifying runs were as exciting as the actual races themselves. Crashes abounded and and the crowd was hyped.

I took some photos but guess what…..not one was about karting. I took some photos of some classic cars that were on display. 😀 They were magnificently restored by our standard. Not show quality but certainly daily drivers.

The sad part of the day was when a young lady I know crashed her kart and had to get medical attention. She is OK but it drives home the point that there is a certain amount of risk and danger in any sport. We say these karts aren’t as fast as a NASCAR car but guess what, you can end up badly injured or dead just the same.  

I will post the photos later so keep tuned to this site. 🙂 



September 6, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 Comments