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 penultimate round of the 2018 championship.
Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) had a great outing at Phakisa, claiming maximum points after winning Class B on the road and taking the Index of Performance. He has now moved to the top of the overall points standings, 13 points ahead of Almero van Eck (Monster VW Polo) who is in turn just a single point ahead of Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee VW Golf). Behind the leading trio, Reno van Heerden (Monster VW Polo) heads the chasing pack, 17 points adrift of van Zyl. Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) is hot on his heels, two points further back with Robert Stoltz (Episerve/Jestick/Lopec Opel Kadett) rounding out the top six.
Although the oil pump in Garland’s Honda failed at Phakisa, forcing him to withdraw from the race he, and normally fierce rival Jonathan du Toit, had completed enough laps to be classified in third place.… Continue reading