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In true SuperHatch style/spirit, we not only had a great party for ourselves, but before our function, 60 children from the Bramley Children’s Home came out to Zwartkops for a treat. We had been asked a few weeks ago if we could assist in making these less fortunate children’s day by taking them out on track in race cars, of course when I asked the members who would be available we had more than enough support as always. The children arrived on Sunday morning and the drivers were ready and made these kids day, we are so glad we could make them smile.

We had a great family fun day with plenty for the kids to do, from bouncing on the jumping castle, to playing on the water slide, and having fun at the petting zoo and riding miniature horses, and having their faces painted, they also all got a new SuperHatch T-Shirt and cap.
Some facts about the 2011 season

  • 59 drivers competed
  • 22 drivers won a race
  • Most wins by a driver – 14
  • 63 yellow cards issued
  • Most yellows for one driver – 6
  • 17 lap records
  • 40 cars on the grid at Zwartkops – a record… Continue reading

It was Zwartkops Raceway 50th birthday on the day before the races and they celebrated by having 319 cars entered. The biggest Inland race day ever. It shows our strength that 36 of the entries were from SuperHatch.

Qualifying

Temperatures in the mid-thirties meant that really fast times would be impossible. As usual, Mark Silverwood (OKI Printing Solutions MINI Cooper S) was fastest in class A managing a very rapid 1:15.1. Class N was again dominated by Jacques Joubert (CarKing Ford Fiesta) with a 1:17.2. Class B saw the Class B points leader Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Parts Peugeot 206) put it on pole with a 1:17.6 ahead of 2010 class B and overall winner Nic Martin (RDG Opel Kadett). Jeff Langeveldt (Fury Ford Fiesta) again proved the quickest class C competitor managing a 1:19.7 ahead of Vernon Stoltz (AFW Engineering Opel Kadett) and third quickest the ever consistent James Menin (West Cars Opel Kadett).

Race 1

The usual top 5 reverse grid within class, with the exception of class A & N who combine saw Jacques Joubert starting in P1 ahead of Brett Garland (JS Racing Honda Civic). Joubert’s lead was short as he was swamped by the faster… Continue reading