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.
Saturday, 17 March sees a large contingent of autObarn SuperHatch competitors head for Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria for the second round of their 2018 championship. Around 30 competitors, spread across the three classes that make up the autObarn SuperHatch...read more
The 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...read more
The 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...read more
The SuperHatch brigade headed off to Midvaal Raceway for their 8th round of the championship. Apart from the fact that a large number of the competitors had never raced there before, the race would be run in an anti-clockwise direction for the first time in SuperHatch...read more
For the 7th round of the autObarn SuperHatch Championship, the competitors headed off to Delmas to compete at Red Star Raceway. This was the first time a SuperHatch race would be held in a clockwise direction at the track, so it was new territory for everybody....read more
Round 8 the Grand Finale for 2015 The years racing came to an end this past weekend at Zwartkops with another superb event, but just not the end to a season that we were expecting… Friday we only had 1 practice session and then it was qualifying/warm up for the grid...
Round 7 – Zwartkops Penultimate round With the championship nearing the end and a lot at stake, this event was vital for us to score good points… Qualifying/warm up and as this is warm up due to the top 5 grid reversal on the finishing order from Dezzi race 2, I would...
Home circuit and a National race day where of course we all want to shine… Friday practice, and I managed to get out on track for 2 sessions and the car was just perfect and so was the drivers head for a change… So the car was parked and new tyres put on for race day....
Friday practice, and only one session was managed as duty calls and the office is a big part of my race day – I wasn’t superfast but I managed to be quickest in class C (With my nemesis Andre De Lange not out for that session) Saturday morning Qualifying and I set an...
This past Saturday saw SuperHatch take to some oval racing at Mahem North of PTA Yes something a little different for us, but fun, fun, fun… and only turning right isn’t for sissies, this is hard work and takes a huge amount of concentration to stay out of the...