Hot talent The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) 2017 Championship season picks up a gear at its second meet today at the Palisadoes International Raceway. The meet, dubbed Karting Karnival, will showcase the freshly minted 2016 South Florida Senior Champion, Christian Cole. Cole, who dominated the four-meet karting championship run through October to March at the Homestead Racing facility in Florida, claimed his second consecutive class title on March 26 by sweeping all his races. He is clearly a hot talent on a winning run and throwing him into the already torrid Rotax Senior class, which, at the JKA season opener on March 26, saw a four-way showdown among the 2016 Champion Jonathan Law, former Junior class champions Joshua and Justin Sirgany and veteran Senior class contender Matthew Williams can only result in fireworks for karting fans. Race action kicks off at 10 a.m. with qualifying for all classes. This will be followed by two rounds of racing with a break for lunch between. Each round of races consists of a set of pre-finals and finals for each of the six classes – potentially 24 races. Patrons interested in getting a taste of kart racing can rent a ride at the end of the day’s programme for a modest fee.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists the club are far from finished in the transfer market and hopes Sam Allardyce will have the resources to play a more attacking formation next season.The east London club have already been busy strengthening the squad and have brought in Argentine forward Mauro Zarate, Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate, highly rated full-back Aaron Cresswell and teenage midfielder Diego Poyet.The club faced a relegation battle for the majority of last season and Sullivan is desperate to ensure the same thing does not happen again next term.When asked if the club were finished in the transfer market, Sullivan said: “100 per cent. No.”Allardyce came under fire for his negative tactics last season and the team were booed off the pitch in March even though they beat Hull at Upton Park.With West Ham signing more attacking players like Zarate and Poyet, Sullivan hopes there will be more options for Allardyce to switch things around and he could even play a 4-4-2 formation.Sullivan, speaking on WHUFCTV.com, added: “I hope so, at least we have a plan B now, if we are losing the game.” 1 West Ham co-owner David Sullivan