Race Report 20 February 2016
What a lovely weekend it was, starting with some rain on Friday and ended with awesome racing on Saturday! The 2nd event for 2016, the 1st Regionals 2016, the Nationals preparation race... this was good, better....best!!!
I have a “soft” spot for the Midgets and Late Models, but I must hand it to the 2.1 Mod race drivers. They entertained, with had an utterly awesome evening of racing!! Every single 2.1 driver was in there, breathing exhaust fumes, waiting to take advantage. Well done 2.1 Modifieds, you were a pleasure to watch!
Unfortunately not everyone had a trouble free event. Fanie in Late Model T222 started Heat 1 in pole position, but unfortunately we encountered problems with the carburettor. Trust Fanie and crew to have it sorted before the Nationals! The red dragon of Hendrik Beets was also handing him some unexpected problems. Hendrik will make sure he is back for the Nationals!
Mr “Outlaw” Wessel Rabe found his groove again, stirring the pack, entertaining the crowd, ensuring action packed racing. Stukkie vd Merwe made sure we all remembered that motorsport is a dangerous sport... the accident was well handled by the scruitenering staff, marshals and medical staff. Everyone has a crucial role to play – thankfully Jacques got out of the, still able to jog to the infield. Hope to see him at the Nationals.
Tiaan Louw’s car decided to do an oil change and he had to retire for the evening. CJ Vos had a brilliant evening, landing him on the podium. Morne Groenewald also had a great outing. The car/driver combination is going in the right direction. Mr Prinsloo, you have been awfully quite, no more podium stands, no more “Elvis on the move”....hope to see more of you, soon!
As the dust settles and the thunder fades... the results were as follow:
1660’s 1st JP Du Plessis Jr
2nd Marius Vos
3rd Schalk vd Westhuizen
2.1 Mod 1st Matthew Jefferies
2nd Brennon Green
3rd Frikkie Marais
Hotrods 1st Kyle Huddlestone
2nd Bryan Grimbeek
3rd Pierre Kotze
Midgets 1st Wessel Rabe
2nd Johann Moller
3rd Eerick Horn
V8’s 1st Altru De Klerk
2nd Morne Groenewald
3rd Johan Groenewald
Late Models 1st Gabrie Gelderblom
2nd Eerick Horn
3rd Chris Liebenberg
The Lap Times for the classes were as follow:
1660 20.55 Schalk vd Westhuizen (Current Record 20.26 by Christiaan Richter)
2.1 Mods 19.76 Hansie Moore (Current Record 19.14 by Hansie Moore)
Hotrods 19.72 Bryan Grimbeek (Current Record 19.38 by Bryan Grimbeek)
Midgets 16.18 Wessel Rabe (Current Record 16.04 by Wessel Rabe)
V8’s 20.18 Altru De Klerk (Current Record 19.14 by Altru De Klerk)
Late Models 16.97 Chris Liebenberg (Current Record 16.18 by Chris Liebenberg)
These Late Models lap times are scary! They will be able to keep up with a midget…
Now its full steam ahead for the 1st National leg 2016 on 5 of March. Gates will open at 13:00 and there will be entertainment and prizes for the public, starting at 15:00. Racing should start around 19:00.