autObarn SuperHatch returns home

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...

Scholtz on top at Phakisa 200

Consistent lap times, combined with misfortune for a couple of his rivals, saw Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) finish as the leading autObarn SuperHatch competitor in a slightly curtailed Phakisa 200 at the Free State circuit on Saturday, 15 September...

Phakisa 200 next for autObarn SuperHatch competitors

The annual Phakisa 200, which will see over 50 cars taking to the Free State circuit, is the next race on the calendar for the autoBarn SuperHatch competitors. The 200km long race, which sees the autObarn SuperHatch and Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons drivers...

Clean sweep for Garland at Dezzi

In the absence of regular rival Jonathan du Toit, Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) romped to two easy wins in the fifth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship at Dezzi Raceway on Saturday, 11 August. Class B went to Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic...

autObarn SuperHatch goes coastal

Two months after their last outing at Midvaal Raceway the autObarn SuperHatch competitors make their way down to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fifth round of their 2018 championship on Saturday, 2 June. With half of the season’s events...

Close racing at Midvaal for autObarn SuperHatch

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...

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.

Basic Regulations

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.

Round 8 the Grand Finale for 2015

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

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...

Round 4 – Zwartkops Youth Day Celebrations

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...

Round 2 – Mahem Fun – Oval Style

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...