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Midvaal Raceway, south of Johannesburg, hosts the autObarn SuperHatch competitors for the fourth round of their 2018 championship Saturday, 2 June. Approaching the half-way mark of the season, the overall championship is led by Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee/Rim Africa VW Golf). He has a six-point lead over Almero van Eck (Nosler VW Polo) who has Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) just a point behind him. Reno van Heerden (KWC VW Polo) is a further four points back with Tony Hyams (Building Code Consultants Ford Fiesta) and Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) hot on his heels.

Brett Garland

Brett Garland leads the class A championship

In class A, Garland leads the way from Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) with Werner Pieterse (Scarlet Sun/Valhalla Spares VW Golf), who had engine problems last time out at Zwartkops in third. Andre Dannhauser also had his last outing cut short when the motor in his Pro Auto Rubber/Jetstik Opel Corsa let go, is still in fourth on the log. He has now reverted to his old 1800cc motor for Midvaal. Shaun Smith (Pretoria Noord Toyota/MLT 926 Toyota RunX) and Chris Davidson (Precision Race Technologies Opel Superboss) could be among those fighting… Continue reading

Spurr RacingSpurr Racing… back on the podium

This past weekend saw us return to our home circuit after a lot of time and effort being spent on the lovely little Silver Polo…

New wheels, new turbo, new steering wheel…. a little testing in between (including a race in 111 at Phakisa in April) and it all seems to be paying off (THANKS TO MY Awesome team, sponsors and NATURALLY to Wouter)

Mel SpurrWe set out Friday and went quicker than we have ever been and the car felt good, a few minor tweaks, same time 2nd session, and a few more and ooops… a little slower in the 3rd and last session of the day… we did however manage to top the class B time sheets most of Friday (haven’t seen that in some time) …. and so the team set the car up ready for Saturday mornings qualifying session…

Saturday morning and thankfully, with the usual reverse grid of the top 5 from the previous event, this meant that I had pole regardless of what I did in the session…

Race 1:

Pole position in class B and 11th on the grid behind the class A grid, lights on and off… Continue reading