Action galore at Algoa Motor Sport Champs

2016-04-20 06:00
Young Megan Koekemoer (14) from Despatch, came second overall in the Powersport B Class. Photo: Digiworx Photography

Young Megan Koekemoer (14) from Despatch, came second overall in the Powersport B Class. Photo: Digiworx Photography

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EXCITING racing was the order of the day at Round 3 of the Algoa Motor Sport Club Championships held at Also Scribante Raceway on Saturday, April 9.

The Sports Car category provided thrills with Uitenhage’s multiple South African Karting Champion, Chassen Bright, driving his Fuchs/Vision Boats Lotus 7 and Christopher Cuyler in his Nardini, racing wheel to wheel in both sprint racers, each winning a race on the day with Neil Van Eyk in third place in a Lotus 7.

The Modified Saloons provided for a thrilling day. Race 1 saw Brent Watts storm to the front in his Skyline R34 and being chased by John Cuyler in his Herbcon Services Alfa GTV. Watts managed to just pip Cuyler to the line followed by Tanya Watts in her Subaru.

Race 2 saw Cuyler storm to the front and hold off Greg Oosthuizen in his Turbo Polo while Kelly finished in third place. Race 3 saw Oosthuizen charge to the front and he was chased hard by Kelly, who finished second, and Gerhard Oosthuysen in his BMW finishing third.

The 45-minute Endurance race for Sports and GT Cars had Chassen Bright 7 Bryn High leading the pack from start to finish followed by Kean and Brent Barnard in their Opel Kadett, while third place overall went to Brendon Smith in a Ford Escort.

The Index of Performance victory went to Shaun Rudolph and Barry Spriggs also in a Ford Escort. The Historic and Classic Category had Brent Barnard in an Opel Kadett and Jason Greyling changing position lap after lap in all 3 races, with Barnard being the winner followed by Greyling and Brendon Smith finishing in third place in his Escort.

In the motorcycle classes Zanté Otto, aged 18, from George, took overall victory in her heats, as well as win the 600cc Class.

The Powersport A Class was won by visiting riders, Chris Williams and Kevin Spatley, first and second respectively. Close on their heels were Dominic Doyle, 15, in third place and Ricardo Otto in fourth place.

In the Unlimited Class Gerrie Havenga, from East London, took the win on his Suzuki GSXR 750, and was closely followed by PE’s Trevor Wilson.

The Historic Class had Remi van den Berg taking the win on a Suzuki 1984 GSXR 750, followed by Irfaan Johnson, also on a GSXR and Brian Ellard on his Yamaha FZ 750/1000.

Megan Koekemoer, also on a KTM 390, (aged 14) who was in second position, was the rose between the thorns of Ivor Vermaak, who came first and broke out into Powersport A, and Kevern Farley, who is becoming a regular on the podium.

More excitement is expected at the next Regional Race Day on May, 14.

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