autObarn SuperHatch - 2017The final round of the SuperHatch Championship was held at the home of the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway. With much still to play for, the competitors were ready to give it all, and with the field being combined with the 111 Classes D & E the full field was sure to put up a great show for the spectators.


The qualifying session started off at 07h40 on a cold but dry track. Topping the time sheets for class A was the TAR Honda Civic of Jono du Toit, just managing to hold off a determined Brett Garland (autObarn/Jonnesway/Total Honda Civic), with Tyler Scott  managing to get his Lopec/Jestik/EpiServe Opel Kadett TS into 3rd position. In class B it was Zane van Zyl (credit Guarantee Golf Mk 2) taking pole position, followed by Nic Martin (RDG/Car Care Clinic Opel Kadett) and Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic). Alex Marques was flying in his Ace Auto Spares Polo to take pole for class C, followed by Freddy Watkins in his Polo and Vernon Stoltz in his Jestik/Lopec/EpiServe Opel Kadett.

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autObarn SuperHatch - 2017The penultimate round of the SuperHatch Championship was hosted by Kyalami Grand Prix circuit on 3 & 4 November. The SuperHatch category was combined with the 111 Sports & Saloons category, which saw just short of 50 cars on the grid.

Due to time constraints the initial programme allowed only one race on Saturday afternoon. After many hours of negotiations it was decided that qualifying would be abandoned, and replaced by a 5 lap race. Grid positions would be based on lap times achieved in the practice sessions.

Jono du Toit showed impressive pace in his TAR Honda Civic and secured the top spot for Class A, followed by the autObarn/Jonnesway Honda Civic of Brett Garland. In Class B it was Zane van Zyl in his Credit Guarantee Golf MkII setting the pace, followed by Nic Martin’s Car Care Clinic/RDG Baby Blue Kadett. Freddy Watkins came out on top of the Class C field in his Polo Playa, with Craig Priestley hot on his heels in the Tactical Fluid Ford Laser.

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