Spurr RacingThis 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, post a rather large storm Thursday… we were happy with the times and I was happy with the way the car was handling, Graeme and the team had done a great job.

2 more sessions and I somehow lost the plot and went slower with improving track conditions… so home for an early night and a large dose of Flu meds to try and handle the sniffles…. So that I could be fresh and ready for Saturday morning’s race day…

Saturday Morning quali as always in SuperHatch is merely a nice warm up session (and an excuse to get out of the cold air), I would be starting 3rd in class regardless, due to the top 5 grid reversal from the previous events finishing order..

Mel SpurrRace 1:

…so there is was 3rd in class and 11th on the grid, lights on and off and off I went,… Continue reading

Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) emerged as the overall winner at the fourth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship, held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 2 June. Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) won class B with Almero van Eck (Burris Polo) topping class C.

Brett Garland leads the charge to the first corner

Brett Garland leads the charge to the first corner

In the opening race Brett Garland (autObarn / Total / Sabat Honda Civic), who set the quickest time in the morning qualifying session, was the early leader, but once his gearbox let go, du Toit had an untroubled run to his first win of the day. He was followed home by Nic Martin (Rex Diff & Gearbox Opel Kadet) and Andre Dannhauser (Pro Auto Rubber / Jetstik Opel Corsa).

In class B Scholtz and Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee VW Golf) had a race-long tussle with Scholtz just able to hold off the championship leader to take a hard-earned victory. Mel Spurr (G & H Transport/Castrol VW Polo) took third with Alex Marques (Ace Auto Polo) having his best outing of the season in fourth. Riaas Asmal (Volkswagen Motorsport Polo) and Ishmael Baloyi (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) rounded out the… Continue reading