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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 completed Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee/Rim Africa VW Golf) leads the overall championship by just two points from Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) with Almero van Eck (Nosler VW Polo) a further four points adrift. Tony Hyams (Building Code Consultants Ford Fiesta) has been steadily moving up the log and is now in fourth place just ahead of Reno van Heerden (KWC VW Polo) who has Robert Stoltz (Jetstik / Episerve / Lopec Opel Kadett) hot on his heels.

Class A championship leader Brett Garland

Class A championship leader Brett Garland

Class A championship leader Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) left Midvaal with just a couple of points on the board after his gearbox let go while he was leading the opening race. He will be looking to get back to winning ways at Dezzi but will have a number of drivers out to stop him. Andre Dannhauser had some success using his old 1800cc motor in his Pro Auto Rubber/Jetstik… 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

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