Five-and-a-half months after the opening round, the 2020 Car Care Clinic SuperHatch Championship will resume when the second round takes place at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 8 August.
In the opening round back in February, Brett Garland led the way in Class A, winning both heats. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 lockdown played has played havoc with his racing plans and he won’t be on track for this event. This leaves Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) as the favourite to take his first SuperHatch win of the season although Tyler Scott (Lopec/EBC/Jestik Opel Kadett), who pushed Garland all the way to the flag in both heats at the season opener, will be doing his best to prevent du Toit running away at the front of the pack. Andre Dannhauser has changed the motor in his Pro Auto Rubber Opel Corsa and has moved back to Class A after competing in Class C at the opening round. Louis Scholtz should be back in action in his Car Care Clinic Honda Civic after work pressure forced him to miss the start of the season. Francois Henning (Select Registrations VW Polo) will also be making an appearance as will Lenard Archer in his newly built ACD Welkom Hyundai Getz.
Defending champion Nic Martin (Rex Diff & Gearbox Peugeot 207) got his quest for another title off to the perfect start at Red Star when he took two comfortable Class B wins. His main rivals are likely to be Mel Spurr (Car Care Clinic/AKA Signage VW Polo) and Courtney Nicholl (Volkswagen Motorsport VW Polo) with Robert Stoltz (Lopec/EBC/Jestik Opel Kadett), Werner Pieterse (VW Polo) and Donavan le Roux (Mechanical Masters Honda Civic) all capable of mounting a serious challenge. Wouter Roos has entered a Car Care Clinic Honda Civic while Francis Aldrich will be making an appearance in his Peugeot 206 GTI. Hennie Swanepoel (VW Polo) should be in action while Christiaan van Wyk will be making his debut in the Awesome Cars Ford Figo.
Shane Forget (4J’s Auto Opel Cub) and Freddy Watkins (VW Polo) are likely to be at the sharp end of Class C although they will have to fend off the attentions of Almero van Eck (Taurus VW Polo), Craig Priestley (Tactical Fluid Ford Laser) and George Aldrich (Opel Corsa) if they want to be on top of the podium.
As usual, Friday will be used for practice sessions to get the cars set up after the long break before the serious business of qualifying and racing gets underway on Saturday. The 15-minute qualifying session gets underway at 08h05 with the opening 8-lap race at 11h10. Race 2 should get underway at 16h25.
In order to comply with the Covid-19 restrictions imposed on sporting events, no spectators will be admitted to Zwartkops Raceway for the event.