FIVE men charged with taking part in one of the biggest illegal road races in the territory have been found guilty. Garage worker Lee Kam-hung, 26; nightclub manager Jim Cheong-sing, 37; assistant engineer Ho Kwok-keung, 22; cleaner Yeung Chi-kwong, 19, and Leung Wai-kwong, 21, who denied illegal road racing, were convicted in Tsuen Wan Court on Saturday. They were among 45 people arrested after 40 cars were spotted travelling at high speed along Lung Cheung Road, Ching Cheung Road and Castle Peak Road in the early hours of New Year's Day this year. A large number of cars attempted to escape by reversing against the flow of traffic on Castle Peak Road and heading to Butterfly Valley Road. At the Ching Cheung Road slip road, a police officer fired four shots as the driver of one car tried to run him over. On Saturday, Magistrate Barnabas Fung also found Jim, Ho and Yeung guilty of reckless driving, using a motor vehicle without third party insurance and failing to maintain a vehicle in a good and serviceable condition. Lee and Leung were convicted of using a vehicle without third party insurance while Leung and driver Yip Cheong, 25, were found guilty of reckless driving. Yip and Lee were found guilty of failing to maintain a vehicle in a good and serviceable condition. Decoration trainee Lai Wing-hong, 23, who denied reckless driving, was found guilty of a lesser count of careless driving. He was fined $1,000. Mr Fung called for background reports on another six defendants and remanded them in custody until the sentencing on August 12 in Western Court.