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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. 🙂 

  

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September 6, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

7 Comments »

  1. Those go-kart races sound like fun — hopefully, whatever can B done 2 make them safer gets done.

    Comment by Melody Piggy | September 6, 2006 | Reply

  2. You know I want to see the cars.So hurry

    Comment by abeni | September 6, 2006 | Reply

  3. Dropping by via the hibernating site.

    So, you never have a cart of your own? 😉

    Comment by Dr. D. | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  4. I was there with my sister and mother. We caught the last race, but it was awesome nonetheless.

    Comment by Leon | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  5. No kart for me at all. Those things missing some parts….body parts like roof and door and good seats… 😀

    It seems like fun Leon and Piggy

    I posted the pictures Kami.

    Comment by scratchie | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  6. yeah,I like.

    Comment by abeni | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  7. i was supposed to be there but i was at a link up for my site at rib kage till really late then we ended up watching starwars episode 4 and some other movies till like 4 in the morning which meant i just lazed about the whole sunday :(.. i heard the after party for the event was relaly good as well.

    Comment by taylor | September 12, 2006 | Reply


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