Keep your eyes on The Sandman

2015-04-30 14:47

Justin Sangster (12), scrapes his bars in the dirt while powering through a sandy corner during heat 1 of the 85cc junior class on Saturday 11 April.
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Justin Sangster (12), scrapes his bars in the dirt while powering through a sandy corner during heat 1 of the 85cc junior class on Saturday 11 April. PHOTO: Ross sangster

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Justin Sangster (12) of Bergvliet challenged South Africa’s best during round 2 of the Monster Energy TRP MX Nationals which took place at Zone 7 racetrack on Saturday 11 April.

Justin, who won the South African 50cc Pro Senior title in 2012, latched onto the back wheel of Johannesburg’s Dalton Venter and posted lap times of only one hundredth of a second slower than the championship leader.

In heat 1 of the 85cc junior class, Justin secured a very respectable second place. In heat 2, he took a tumble, but managed to get back up to finish third place. The field contained all of the fastest Under-13 riders in the country. The podium position has placed the Cape Town rider in a solid third place in the championship, only one point behind the second placed contender.

Round 3 takes the boys to Port Elizabeth, which is a very sandy track. Justin, who is affectionately known as The Sandman, is expected to do well there. He is dominating the local MX scene and is leading both the club and regional series, having won every heat thus far

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