Entry list out for 2022 Caribbean Junior Karting contest

Entry list out for 2022 Caribbean Junior Karting contest

Seventeen karters aged from 11 to 17 from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will face off at Bushy Park Barbados next month (November 4-6) in the second Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT). Funded by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) Sport Grant Programme, it will be contested by a quality field selected by the Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago Karting Associations, including a number of past and present Champions.

Calem Maloney, who was Vice Champion in the inaugural CJKAT in 2019, is one of three regional drivers returning to the competition, along with Jamaica’s Zander Williams, who finished fifth in 2019, and Colin Bradshaw of Barbados. Seven drivers from the host country, six from T&T and four from Jamaica will race identical Vortex-engined Exprit OK-Junior karts, creating a level playing field so results are based on driver talent.

President of the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF), which is hosting the competition for the second time, Senator Andrew Mallalieu said: “There has been an excellent response from our own Karting Association, also those in Jamaica and Trinidad, so we have an entry of accomplished karters across a broad age range. Not only will this make for some exciting competition, but it also helps create closer links in motor sport around the region.”

CJKAT is modelled on the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, which has been the first rung on the ladder of the FIA’s single-seater path to F1 since 2010, previous winners including current Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, who won in 2011 at age 12. To allow more opportunities for Caribbean hopefuls to race, the regional series caters for a wider age range than in Europe, where the limits are 12 to 14 years old.

The programme will start on Thursday, November 3, with a day of training for competitors and volunteer officials before moving into the competitive stage. There will then be three days of racing, each day using a different circuit configuration; the format will be the same each day, practice and qualifying will be followed by three 10-kilometre races and a 15-kilometre Final. More background is to be found on the web site – www.cjkat.com – including profiles of each competitor.


Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy 2022

Bushy Park Barbados, November 4-6

Entry list in alphabetical order

Aaron Blackett (BAR) - 15 (DoB 02/03/07); 2020 Champion Easykart 100cc, BKA

Donche Blackman (BAR) - 14 (DoB 01/02/08); 2020 Easykart 100cc Junior 3rd, BKA

Colin Bradshaw (BAR) - 14 (DoB 16/07/08); 2017 & ’18 Overall Champion, BKA

Brandon Finzi-Smith (JAM) – 16 (DoB 14/10/05); 2016 80cc Champion, JKA

Christian Gajadhar (T&T) – 11 (DoB 19/04/11); 2021 Cadet Championship 3rd, TTKA

Naomi Garcia (T&T) – 12 (DoB 19/11/09); 2022 Sportsman Champion, TTKA

Benjamin Mahon (T&T) – 15 (DoB 26/03/07); 2016 Cadet Championship 3rd, TTKA

Calem Maloney (BAR) - 16 (DoB 13/04/06); 2022 Overall Champion, BKA

Adam Mustapha (T&T) – 14 (DoB 09/08/08); 2022 Sportsman podium finisher, TTKA

Rylie Ramroop (T&T) – 17 (DoB 01/01/05); 2019 Powell Rookie of the Year, TTKA

Aran Sharma (T&T) – 15 (DoB 16/03/07); 2022 novice karter, TTKA

Luke Spencer (JAM) – 12 (DoB 16/03/10); 2021 Rotax Minimax 2nd, JKA

Raizer Stoute (BAR) – 14 (DoB 16/10/08); 2022 Easykart 100cc 4th, BKA

Blake Thompson (BAR) – 12 (DoB 06/09/10); 2019 Easykart 60cc 2nd, BKA

Daniel Ullyett (BAR) – 12 (DoB 26/11/09); 2020 & ‘21 Overall Champion, BKA

Matthew Warmington (JAM) – 12 (DoB 13/03/10); 2021 Rotax Minimax podium finisher

Zander Williams (JAM) - 16 (DoB 10/05/06); 2018 Champion Rotax Minimax, JKA

BKA – Barbados Karting Association; JKA – Jamaica Karting Association; TTKA – Trinidad and Tobago Karting Association

Qualifying rounds: Rounds 1, 2 & 3, November 4-6 at Bushy Park Barbados

Grid positions: Race 1 - based on Qualifying (if tied, the first to set the time); Race 2 - based on Qualifying, with the top 10 places reversed and the rest of the field in order of Qualifying; Race 3 - based on each driver’s best lap time from Races 1 and 2; Final - based on points scored in Qualifying and Races (if tied, the higher Qualifying position)

Points system: Qualifying – 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 to the top five, with 1 point each for the rest; Races - 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, to the top 13, with 1 point each for the rest; Final – 30, 24, 19, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 9, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2 to the top 14, with 1 point each for the rest.


For media information only. No regulatory value.


For further information

Web site: www.cjkat.com

E-mail: ClubCorrespondent@bmf-fia.com