AMBER LOPES KART NUMBER 81
Amber Lopes is a returning female karter who began her racing career in the four stroke clone class. She moved up to the Senior Tag Class in 2012, then taking a one season hiatus. She returns to the BKC ready to compete and she is already proving to be a contender. She races a CRG chassis and is sponsored by Cabral's Construction, Port 'O Call and Joe Viera Trucking.
SHANNON CAISEY KART NUMBER 7
Name: Shannon Caisey
Years of Racing: 17 yrs expirence
Race #: 7 Praga/TM
Sponsors: Pizza House, Triple D Plumbing, D¹Lamina Photography, AVSI
Class: 125cc shifter
I am married and a father of 3 beautiful children. I am a motorsports enthusiast who got into racing from a work colleague. Having primarliaryraced in the 125cc shifter class, I have won the shifter novice championship and was the co-champion in the expert class. Aside from racing I am also the primary mechanic for my race team. I have raced overseas in the USA with my best results at Batavia motorsports park whereI stood atop the podium.
BLAKE HORSEMAN KART NUMBER 24
Born July 14 2001
Presently attends Mount Saint Agnes and is in grade 7. Favorite sports include go karts, fishing, basketball and football.
Currently races in a CRG black star chassis kart # 24 with a modified clone engine. I got interested in go karts after a couple of friends in my neighbourhood asked me if I would come down to the track and watch them race. After watching a few races I decided to try one of the Club’s rental karts and instantly fell in love with it. After racing the rental karts, I was lucky enough to get my own kart a few years ago and I started racing in the Clone Stock class. It was really fun, as I was racing against some of my best friends and I really like the competition. Last year I came first in the clone stock class and this year I am currently second in the Modified division.There is a lot of work that goes into maintaining your kart and keeping it in great racing shape. I am learning a lot about the inside of the motors and what makes them work. I would recommend this sport to anyone who likes to go fast - come down to the track and try it out! I hope next year that I can go up to the Junior Tag Division and one day race against some of the older guys.
JEHAN DURRANT AGE 17 KART NUMBER 16
I became interested in racing from watching my dad (Devon Durrant) & my uncle (Shannon Caisey) race. I've been racing for 3 years now & I really enjoy rush of it and it's a very exciting sport. I'm getting a bit better every day and I'm proud of myself because at first I was scared and I thought that I would mess up & injure myself, but it's a very safe sport. Outside of racing gokarts I'm studying to become a nurse. I also like to race bikes & go out with my friends. I would like to thank all my family and friends for coming out to support me. It really means a lot.
LAURYN BURGESS AGE 15 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Junior female driver Lauryn began racing in 2013. She currently drives a PCR kart with a modified Clone engine and plans to move up either to Junior TAG or Senior TAG pending competitors next season. Lauryn would like to thank her sponsors Argus Sunwear, EPS Installations, Lucas Oil, and Red Lazer
CORY LEWIS AGE 15 SCHOOL MOUNT SAINT AGNES YEAR 10
Corey became interested in go-karts in 2011 after watching some of his neighborhood friend’s race at Southside. In 2012, his rookie year, he raced in the 4 stroke stock clone class. Placing third overall for the season. In 2013, he turned 15 and was able to move up to the TAG Sr class and is currently enjoying racing with the older, more experienced drivers.
Corey is also skilled with computers and enjoys spending time outside with his friends riding bikes. His passion for working on motor bikes and small engines carries over into the maintenance of his go-kart. Ideally, he would love to pursue a career in mechanics and will be taking a course in Small Engine Repairs for both 2 and 4 stroke engines this coming February.
Jeff Sousa joined the Bermuda Karting Club in 1998 with his first race being the St.George’s Grand Prix in the 100cc Open Class. Over the next few years he continued to race and participated in two Hamilton Grand Prix's. Jeff also assisted with turning the wrenches on kart #54 in the Yamaha 100cc light class to win back-to-back championships. Jeff enjoyed the family atmosphere that the karting club had which allowed him and his father to create lasting memories. He later resigned from the club to participate in other local Motor sport activities.
In 2013 the Bermuda Karting Club was given the permission to do another exhibition race at the Royal Navel Dockyard and with the recent passing of his father he thought there was no better time to get back involved in racing. With the help of his cousin Bobby DaCosta, Jeff entered into the 125cc TAG class with hopes of reliving memories that he once shared with his father.