Indy Lights champion Ed Jones makes return to Dubai Kartdrome for Sodi World Series

Ed Jones, the recently crowned Indy Lights champion, made a return to his home track on Monday as the latest round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Racing took place at Dubai Kartdrome.

Ed Jones, left, was on hand to give out the trophies to the junior drivers. Courtesy
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Ed Jones, the recently crowned Indy Lights champion, made a return to his home track on Monday as the latest round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Racing took place at Dubai Kartdrome.

Jones, a multiple UAE kart champion, secured the Indy Lights Series in September and is guaranteed a spot on the grid at the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

The Briton took part in the SWS Senior category (age 15-34) and despite starting sixth on the grid for Race 1, quickly cut through the field to clinch victory ahead of Rami Azzam by 0.238 seconds.

Race 2 went the way of Hussain Umid Ali, the victory enough for him to take top honours on the night, with Jones claiming the runner-up prize. Rami Azzam took home third.

“It was difficult but I was driving well, I had a good kart and I tried very hard,” Hussain said. “Against this competition, these guys have more experience, but I think I did well today.”

Earlier in the evening, Seif Al Naggar prevailed in the SWS Juniors (age 7-14) ahead of Kamal Agha in second and Jad Charafeddine third.

In the Masters subcategory of Seniors (ages 35 and older), Gianluca Elmosi claimed victory over pre-race favourite Mohammed Ismail Ali. Dario Rubio followed up in third. All three drivers were level on points at the end of the night and it was only their qualifying positions that settled the tie and determined the trophies.

The next SWS Sprint Race will be at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday, 24 October 2016.

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