What is SuperHatch?
The autObarn SuperHatch series, backed by Zwartkops Raceway, is designed for people looking for a cost-effective way of getting out on track and enjoying racing in the company of a group of like-minded indivduals.
The Spirit of SuperHatch.
- Competitive racing
- Affordable racing
- Spectator appeal
- Competitor enjoyment
The Theory behind SuperHatch
SuperHatch is based on the power to weight theory. We run four power to weight classes. This means that it does not cost a fortune, nor does it limit you, to bring your car to spec. The more power you have the more weight you run. That’s the simple SuperHatch formula. Only cars that run on road suspension are eligible to race. A bolt in roll-cage and 4pt-harness is required.
All cars are run on a designated dyno to determine the class according to its power to weight ratio. Cars must run standard shocks or Armstrong/Gabriel replacements. Springs are free but there is a minimum ride height. Only road legal tyres are allowed. Interior must retain passenger seat and standard dash. Engine make must match body shell (i.e. VW engine in a Golf). A full set of regs are available here.
After the annual Phakisa 200, where some traditional rivalries were put aside for the duration of the endurance race, normal service will resume when the autoBarn SuperHatch competitors return to their home circuit of Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 13 October for the...read more
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...read more
The annual Phakisa 200, which will see over 50 cars taking to the Free State circuit, is the next race on the calendar for the autoBarn SuperHatch competitors. The 200km long race, which sees the autObarn SuperHatch and Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons drivers...read more
In the absence of regular rival Jonathan du Toit, Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) romped to two easy wins in the fifth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship at Dezzi Raceway on Saturday, 11 August. Class B went to Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic...read more
Two months after their last outing at Midvaal Raceway the autObarn SuperHatch competitors make their way down to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fifth round of their 2018 championship on Saturday, 2 June. With half of the season’s events...read more
Round 4 – Midvaal Raceway Round 4 of the Autobarn Superhatch championship and we’re at Midvaal raceway this time round, with the winter chill about it was going to be an interesting weekend of racing. Practice day First practise of the day was on a slightly wet track...
This past weekend we set out to the very cold and Icey town of Meyerton to the Midvaal circuit, Friday once the mist settled and we could see past the end of the Silver Dream Machines bonnet, we set out in the first session of the day, on a still quite damp circuit,...
Spurr Racing… back on the podium This past weekend saw us return to our home circuit after a lot of time and effort being spent on the lovely little Silver Polo… New wheels, new turbo, new steering wheel…. a little testing in between (including a race in 111 at...
Round 2 – St Patricks Day Festival – Zwartkops Raceway This past weekend’s St Patricks Day Festival at Zwartkops, saw the Little Polo smiling (in the rain) in qualifying… but sadly it dried up and the playing fields were not as level thereafter …. (for us anyway) ;-)...
Spurr Racing set out to the Meyerton circuit – Midvaal this past weekend for round one of the SuperHatch championship.. We now fit (almost) into the correct class, with our class B/C car J, at least we are not forced into Class A anymore due to the turbo motor (this...