autObarn SuperHatch - 2017The fifth round of the 2017 autObarn SuperHatch Championship saw the competitors making the journey to the daunting Phakisa Racetrack outside Welkom. With many drivers opting to go with a co-driver for the event, it was shaping up to be an interesting event where a fine balance needs to be found between pace and strategy.

What also became a big point to consider was tyre wear, as the abrasive surface caused many a tyre to die an agonising death in Friday’s practice sessions.

du Toit brothers (TAR Honda Civic) win Class A

du Toit brothers (TAR Honda Civic) win Class A

Qualifying started just after 12h00. Setting the pace in Class A was Jeffrey Kruger, who was teamed up with current Class A leader Brett Garland (autObarn/Jonnesway/Total Honda Civic). It was clear that the Kruger/Garland combination was not going to have it all their own way, as they only beat the du Toit brothers (TAR Honda Civic) by 0.1s.

Nic Martin/Shaun Besteman (RDG Opel Kadett) managed the fastest time for Class B, closely followed by Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic), who unfortunately developed a problem on the car and could not take part in the race itself.

In Class C Tony Hyams (Building Code Ford Fiesta) celebrated his return to SuperHatch with a pole position, narrowly beating Craig Priestley who was sharing his car with Trevor Stringer. (Tactical Fluid/Citrine Designs Ford Laser)

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autObarn SuperHatch - 2017Round 4 of the autObarn SuperHatch championship returned to Zwartkops as part of the Youth Day Race weekend programme. With things heating up in the championship standings, drivers were determined to give it all they had and provide an exciting spectacle to the crowd.

There was also the combination of the 111 Sports & Saloons class E joining SuperHatch, which created great racing and a huge field of cars

Qualifying

The day started off with qualifying, with Class A’s Brett Garland topping the timesheets in his autObarn/Jonnesway Honda Civic Vtec with a time of 1:14.282. Zane van Zyl in his Credit Guarantee Golf mk2 put in a blistering time of 1:15.752 to top class B, and Robyn Kruger in her Kalex/Ukubila Ford Ka, set the pace in class C with a 1:17.554.

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