Joshua Sirgany earns Rotax Pan American Micro-Max Championship

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Jamaican driver takes two titles in two weeks as nears the end of record setting season in Micro Max Class

Kingston, Jamaica – Joshua Sirgany, the 9-year-old racer from Kingston, Jamaica, earned two major championship titles in the past two weeks as he looks to close off the 2010 season in style. Running in the maiden season of the Pan American Challenge, the newest International Rotax Max Challenge series, the young PSL Karting/CRG driver had his work cut out for him if he was to emerge the Micro Max class champion. Running the potent CRG Big Al Cadet kart, Sirgany had no room for error as he missed the opening weekend of Pan American action held at MSR Houston, leaving him with no drops to fall back on in the final points tally. Back in his home state of Florida, Sirgany competed in the ultra competitive 2010 South Florida RMax Challenge held at the Homestead Karting Complex. Sirgany has been working closely with coach and mentor Kevin Perry as he looks to build out a stellar 2010 season.

For Sirgany his campaign in the Pan American Challenge would begin with the second weekend of competition held at the ultra fast Newcastle Motorsports Complex where he ran first in the Saturday final and fourth in the Sunday round. Heading south to familiar surroundings of Homestead Karting, Sirgany took third on the Saturday main event and hit the top spot of the podium on Sunday taking first in the final round action. The race at the top of the charts was tight heading into the final round at CalCpeed Karting in Fontana, CA. Sirgany dominated the Saturday round with a clean sweep of the day taking pole, winning the prefinal and taking the final. Sunday would look like another solid day as again Sirgany was fastest in timed qualifying taking the pole position and then winning the prefinal race. In Pan Am action Sirgany never missed the top five and was on the podium in five of the six races he competed. The young talent also took two poles and two prefinal wins on the way to his Championship Micro Max title. In the final points tally Sirgany took the series title by 11 points and becomes the first Pan Am Micro Max Champion.

“I am really excited for Joshua,” commented Perry.  “He is an amazing talent and a great kid. He really had to work for this one and it means a lot to him and his future in racing.”

Before heading to the final round of the Pan Am Challenge, Sirgany was in position to take the South Florida RMax Challenge Regional series title held at the Homestead Karting track at Miami-Homestead Speedway. Known as a hot bed of Rotax action and the Micro Max class is loaded with the regions best racers. Sirgany missed round one and like the Pan American Challenge had no room for error in his title chase. Sirgany would win rounds two and three and follow that up with a second in round four and a third in round five. Sirgany missed the top five in round six but took the title by 13 points with zero drops.

“It was great taking the South Florida Rotax Max Challenge,” smiled Sirgany. “It’s like my home track and all my friends race there. It’s always fast and competitive. Lots of fun and gave me a real boost before heading to the final round of the Pan Am series.”

Joshua is supported in his racing efforts by Homestead Karting and Azmart. For more information about this release, Joshua Sirgany’s Racing and Kevin Perry please contact Kevin Perry at 305.338.0428 or email at

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