Consistent lap times, combined with misfortune for a couple of his rivals, saw Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) finish as the leading autObarn SuperHatch competitor in a slightly curtailed Phakisa 200 at the Free State circuit on Saturday, 15 September 2018.
As is often the case in longer races, mechanical issues can have a major effect on the outcome. With the two Class A championship rivals, Jonathan du Toit and Brett Garland, teaming up to drive Garland’s autObarn/Total Honda Civic it was difficult to see anyone else taking overall autoBarn SuperHatch honours and, approaching the half-distance mark, they had built up a commanding lead. Sadly for them, it wasn’t to last. Oil pressure problems put paid to their chances of a win, although they had completed enough laps to take third in the Class A standings.
In the early stages of the race, Chris Davison & Stuart Mack in the HIMOINSA Southern Africa Opel Superboss were dicing with the Rex Diff & Gearbox Opel Kadett which was being shared by Nic Martin and Morne Human for second in Class A, but that came to an end when Human had to retire the Kadett with mechanical problems,… Continue reading