Rally around next high-speed corner

2016-10-27 06:00
Neels Vosloo triumphed in his class at the recent Volkswgen rally. Photo: TOMMY GLAD - DIGIWORX

Neels Vosloo triumphed in his class at the recent Volkswgen rally. Photo: TOMMY GLAD - DIGIWORX

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RIGHT 5 over crest, Left 3 don’t cut, 100 Right 1 tidy into Left 2, 300 double caution jump, left 2 over kick into right 3 tightens . . .

High-speed action, screeching tyres, smoke and top-class driving and navigation skills will rev up the heart rate of adrenaline-junkies as some 19 high-speed drivers and navigators from the Algoa Rally Club take over Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay this Saturday as part of the annual Fountains Mall Rally.

The first car will enter the stage at 10:00. The stage is a real challenge for drivers and navigators who have to negotiate the tight corners without making mistakes or time penalties.

The second and third stages will be held on the farming lands of Jubilee and Boplaas. Spectators will be able to view the rally cars in full flight on gravel. The stage starts at the farm gate entrance along the Humansdorp Road and exits the farms at the Swartriver Road, ending at Koraal Street. This stage will be repeated and return to the mall for a service check.

From the Fountains Mall parking area, the rally will move to a stage at Zuurbron, starting after the quarry along the Kabeljous River road and exit on the R330. Drivers will then cross over to the Zuurbron Farm road to start another fast stage and return to the mall for a repeat stage, which will start from the back of the mall to end at the front parking stage.

Zuurbron will be repeated and will include a stage from Melon tower to Spekboom Lapa and return to the mall around 16:30 for the final stage.

The winners will be rewarded with valuable points towards the VW Polo end of the year prize.

Wayne Smith of drifting fame will be entertaining the spectators at the mall between stages. Wayne’s car control and driving skills are not to be missed.

Local competitors from the area will be Neels and Jan Vosloo driving a Toyota Yaris, assisted by navigators Kevin Futcher and Piet Rossouw respectively.

The challenge for the Volkswagen Polo prize with one more round to go, will be between Johan and Juane Viljoen, Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse driving Volkswagen Polos. Rally competitors from Cape Town, Ismaeel Davids driving a Toyota Corolla, with Yusuf Ganiel, may spoil the party for local 50k competitors. Bloemfontein aces of Jacque Du Toit and navigator Ronald Rens, driving a Nissan Sentra, may also take points home for the championship.

For more information on the rally and recommended spectator viewing, visit www.algoarallyclub.co.za

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