autObarn / Northern Bolt & Tool SuperHatch Round 06 – Tuesday 9th of August – Zwartkops Raceway


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This past Tuesday – National Woman’s Day at the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway, with a great crowd, good entry and a great family day at the races.

The autObarn/Northern Bolt& Tool SuperHatch race one had the 111 Sports & Saloons classes D/E combine with them, this made for some super close racing, and a nice size field too.


In qualifying SuperHatch only got a few laps in when Robert Stoltz’s Lopec/Jestik/Step it Up Opel Kadett, put a rod through the block, and the session was red flagged for clean up, however it was the Steamsure Combustion VW Polo of Jeffrey Kruger which set the pace with a lap time of 1.14:325, ahead of the TAR Honda Civic of Jono du Toit and Morne Humans Ancro Mini Cooper S.

Class B’s fastest man on track was Stuart Konig in his Northern Bolt & Tool Peugeot 206 with a lap time of 1.17:973, just ahead of Nic Martin’s RDG Opel Kadett and Zane van Zyl rounded up the top 3 with his mk2 VW Golf.

And the class C front row belonged to Tyler Scott in his Jestik/Lopec/Step It up Opel Kadett with a 1.19:245, while Tony Hyams in the Building Code Ford Fiesta rounded up the top 3.


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Race 1

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With the combination / incorporporation of the 111 Sports & Saloons classes D/E, The grid for race 1 was determined by fastest lap times in qualifying and then split, Class A SuperHatch, then Class B SuperHatch and Class D 111 combined based on quickest times and then Class C SuperHatch and Class E 111 Sports & Saloons based on lap times.

This meant that the front row belonged to Kruger alongside du Toit, lights on and off and Kruger meant business from the word go, the class A battle as always was intense with close racing, but in lap 4 du Toit had break failure at the table top and hit the tyres, and a saftey car was deployed, with the race finishing under yellow. Class A went to Kruger, from Human and van Nieuwenhuizen.

While class B and C battles were fantastic with not only the other SuperHatch drivers, but also the 111 cars tussling inbetween, it was eventually Martin who took the win from van Zyl and Konig, while in class C the top step went to Andre Dannhausers pro Auto Rubber/Protek Opel Corsa ahead of Renier Claasens Ford Fiesta and Alta van Wyk rounded up the top 3 in her Tyre Mart Montanta VW Golf Mk1.

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Race 2

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And back to the usual top 5 per class reversal and SuperHatch racing on their own, class A’s front row went to Chris Davison in the Opel SuperBoss and Brett Garland’s autObarn/Jonnesway/Hytel Honda Civic beside him, Davison lead the first lap, Garland got into the lead and Krugers motor cried no more, Human got ahead with a few laps to go and this would be how they ended, Human from Garland and van Nieuwenhuizen rounding the top 3 spots.

In class B Samuel Gerber was on the front row in his Forklift Connections/ASAP Peugeot 206 and Ishmael Baloyi in the TAR Honda Civic, but it was the hard charging van Zyl and Martin that got to the front with a few laps to go, while Gerber, Baloyi and Konig battled for the last podium spot, with Gerber finally taking the last spot.

Class C’s front row belonged to Hyams and van Wyk, Dannhauser and Scott nestled their way to the front taking Claasen with them, with the position changing between them until 2 laps from the end Hyams rear suspension collapsed, and this left Scott to take the win from Dannhauser and Claasen.

Overall Results:

Class A:
1. Morne Human #2
2. Brett Garland #7
3. Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen #16

Class B:
1. Nic Martin #99
2. Zane van Zyl #32
3. Stuart Konig #63

Class C:
1. Andre Dannhauser #72
2. Renier Claasen #21
3. Alta van Wyk #48

The next round will see the series return to Zwartkops on the 3rd of September.

Race Report by: Mel Spurr #64
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