A NIGHTCLUB manager - reputed to be one of the top illegal road racers in Hong Kong - was jailed for two months yesterday. Jim Cheong-shing, at one stage one of the territory's most wanted men, was found guilty in Western Court of a joint charge of illegal road racing. He was also convicted of reckless driving, failing to maintain a vehicle in good and serviceable condition and using a motor vehicle without third-party insurance. Magistrate Barnabas Fung fined him $5,000 and disqualified him from driving for two years. Jim, 37, had convictions dating back 20 years. He was convicted of possessing arms and ammunition without a licence in February 1989 and had his jail term increased from five years to eight years by the Court of Appeal in July the same year. Co-accused garage worker Lee Kam-hung, 26; cleaner Yeung Chi-kwong, 19; assistant engineer Ho Kwok-keung, 22; and managing director Leung Wai-kwong, 21, were all found guilty of the same illegal road racing charge. Prosecutor Patty Lee said all the accused 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 number of cars attempted to escape by reversing against the flow of traffic along Castle Peak Road, heading for Butterfly Valley Road. Lee was jailed for two months and Yeung was sentenced to one month. Ho and Leung received two months' imprisonment suspended for 12 months. After being convicted of various driving offences including reckless driving and using a vehicle without third-party insurance, Leung and Ho were each jailed for one month. Yeung was fined a total of $8,000 while Lee had to pay $5,000. All four were disqualified from driving for two years. Driver Yip Cheong, 25, was jailed for 14 days for reckless driving. He was also fined $1,000 for failing to maintain a vehicle in a good and serviceable condition. All defendants had pleaded not guilty to all the charges. In mitigation, defence lawyers urged the court to consider suspended sentences. John Parker, pleading in mitigation for Jim, said Jim's mother had a mental problem and his father had been violent to the children. Mr Parker said Jim, after his release from prison, had tried to build a relationship with his son. He called for a suspended sentence in view of his home circumstances.