Tenpow brothers ready to rule the track at ‘Caribbean Showdown’

first_imgTHEY may be small in stature, but the Tenpow brothers of the Pure Racing family are certainly big on maintaining their dominance on the race track.Backing down from a challenge is alien to them and that trend is set to continue today when GT Motorsports stages the Georgetown Grand Prix ‘Caribbean Showdown’.Jeremy and Justin of Pure Racing are once again billed to line up against their rivals in what is usually a hotly contested Sun Burst Kids Cup 60cc.In previous Grand Prix events, the Kids Cup was an all-local field, but it will have the presence of foreign competition this time around with Jamaican Ryan Lue set to showcase his skills.“To the Jamaican team, welcome to Guyana and watch out for Pure Racing,” Jeremy said. Justin added, “Welcome everybody. I’m ready for some epic racing.”The two are among the brightest prospects in the sport, and today’s Grand Prix is another opportunity for them to further enhance their growing reputation.Jeremy, the older of the two, has a record to maintain as he is the points leader of the Sun Burst Kids Cup after three Grand Prix events and a total of nine races. He has chalked up five wins and two second-place finishes and has amassed a whopping 188 points for his remarkable consistency.The only female in the category, the indomitable Paige Mendonca, is second on 158, followed by Nathan Rahaman in third spot on 155. Justin, with two second-place finishes and three thirds, occupies fourth position on 129 points.Josh Khan is way back in fifth on 30 points, but he has only participated in one Grand Prix – a total of just three races.Action will speed off at 18:00hrs and admission to the venue is $1 000 for adults, $500 for children and $4 000 for the VIP experience.The event will set the stage for the ultimate Motorsport event of the year – the final leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship on November 12 at the South Dakota Circuit.It is being supported by Sun Burst Juices, Rent-A-Tent, Fly Jamaica, STAG Beer, Monster Energy Drink, Exxon Mobil, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Readymix Concrete, Scotiabank, Cloud 9, Optique Vision Care, Toucan Industries, Ticket Master Travel Agency, E-Networks, King’s Jewellery World, Hero Motor Cycles, Ray’s Motor Spares, Cyril’s Taxi Service, Bounty, Trophy Stall, Prem’s Electrical Store, Impressions, Truck Masters, Windjammer, Super Bet, The Track Bar, Ocean Spray Hotel, Secure Innovation and Concept, Clear Waters, Marics, Rid-O-Pest and Karcher.last_img read more

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NOTORIOUS BURGLAR GIVES TWO-FINGERED SALUTE TO JUDGE AFTER BEING JAILED

first_imgKarl Lydon: JailedONE of Donegal’s most notorious criminals is back behind bars today after being jailed – but gave the judge who jailed him a two-fingered salute on his way out of court.Dunkineely crook Karl Lydon pleaded with Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court not to be sent to jail, claiming he was a changed man. Lydon was caught by Gardaí in January after he stole almost €3,000 worth of items from five cars during a crime spree in Ballybofey.The 24-year-old had been given bail just two weeks before the incidents in relation to theft offences last October.Lydon, with an address at Croke Gardens in Thurles, Co Tipperary, smashed his way into vehicles on The Beeches estate and took a laptop, an iPhone, bank cards, bottles of holy water and prayer books.Gda Inspector David Kelly told the court that Lydon had 53 previous convictions – most of them relating to theft crimes including 11 for burglary, nine for theft, two for stealing cars, two for trespass and two convictions for handling stolen goods.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Lydon’s life had taken a “wrong turn” after the death of his brother several years ago and he had turned to drink. In January he had fallen in with “the wrong crowd again”.Judge Paul Kelly said however that Lydon had “gone out and committed seven further offences within a fortnight of leaving this court on bail.”Mr Gallagher said his client would be best served with counselling to prevent further offending and asked for a probation report to be considered.An animated Lydon gestured to be allowed to speak and entered the witness box to tell the judge: “I really really want this chance judge.“I’ve put in for counselling in Tipperary.”Inspector Kelly said he had no questions for Lydon, adding: “The offences speak for themselves.”Judge Kelly jailed Lydon for six months for the thefts and gave him a further six months prison sentence for the other break-ins, to run concurrently.Lydon was given two further three month concurrent sentences for two thefts last October and fined €240. The court heard all the items had been recovered.As an angry Lydon left the court, he turned to the judge and gave him a two-fingered salute. Judge Kelly, who had moved on to the next case, didn’t see the gesture.NOTORIOUS BURGLAR GIVES TWO-FINGERED SALUTE TO JUDGE AFTER BEING JAILED was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarcriminalDunkineelyjailedKarl LydonletterkennythiefThurleslast_img read more

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