National Braai Day – 24 Sep 2014

The Extreme Festival returned to Kyalami for what was a great day incorporating National Braai Day. Kyalami had for a long time not seen so many spectators flock to braai and watch motor racing … [singlepic id=8499 w=320 h=240 float=center]
SuperHatch, as always, had great racing … The spectators absolutely got what they came for … Action packed racing!

Qualifying / Warm up

Northern Bolt and Tool
SS Telecoms
Rowlin National Brokers
Campos Transport
Car Care Clinic
Sky Net
PTA Noord Toyota
Spurr Racing
1st Race
The Big Z - Zwartkops Raceway
In class A championship leader Brett Garland (Jonnesway/Autodyna mix Honda Civic) set the fastest lap with a 2.03:954 ahead of the new class A Citroen C2 (ASAP Parts) of Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen and Mark du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) [singlepic id=8611 w=320 h=240 float=center]
Class B saw Louise Joubert (Spar Ford Fiesta) quickest with a 2.08:107 ahead of Jono Konig (Northern Bolt & Tool Peugeot 206) and a welcome return to Arthur Thorne (Lenses Only Ford Fiesta ST)
Class C had Mel Spurr (Castrol/Wealth Ave/1st Race Opel Crosa) set a time of 2.10:908 ahead of Morne Human (Opel Kadett) and Robert Stoltz (Opel Kadett)

Race 1

And with the usual top 5 grid reversal from the previous event, Jaco Kriel (SuperBoss Auto Spares Opel SuperBoss) was on pole with Hilton alongside him, Hilton made sure that the Citroen’s debut race was going to be a memorable one and he got in front and kept it there, Garland battled behind him with du Toit, while the battle of the SuperBosses with Davison and Kriel, went on behind them, Tugwell (VW Golf) started from pit lane and had to try play catch up. [singlepic id=8512 w=320 h=240 float=center]
Ishmael Baloyi (TAR Honda Civic) was on pole with Louise beside him, Louise got the front of the class B battle and pulled a gap on the rest of the field, while Arthur, Nic (RDG Opel Kadett) and Jono had a tight battle, each lap and ended in that order.
Class C saw Alta van Wyk (VW Golf) on the front row with Sammy Gerber (BelRex Racing Peugeot 206), Spurr had a cracker of a start and by turn 2 was in the lead of class C, she pulled a gap and left Robert Stoltz (Lopec Used Spares Opel Kadett) to take 2nd place from Pieter Pienaar (VW Golf)

Race 2

And class A again had Kriel on the number one spot with the other SuperBoss alongside – Davison had a great start and got to the front, but not for long as the first race trio, came hunting him down, this time Garland took the flag from du Toit and van Nieuwenhuizen while Werner Pieterse in Etienne Spies class B golf finished up 4th. [singlepic id=8581 w=320 h=240 float=center]
In class B it was an all Konig front row… with the eldest of the siblings – Stuart on pole and little bro alongside him, Stuart made sure that that was the number he would be finishing in too, Thorne took the 2nd spot while little bro Jono finished third, Louise had spun and sent all the kiity litter into Nics engine bay and Nic only managed a 4th.
Class C had Morne on pole after problems in race 1 and Sammy G was next t him, they both had a great start and Robert was hot on Morne’s heels from the word go and made sure he never got too far ahead. Spurr managed to get into 3rd spot and they all held station, Pienaar came home in 4th ahead of Sammy G.
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Class Results:

  • Class A: Brett Garland, Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen, Mark du Toit
  • Class B: Arthur Thorne, Nic Martin, Stuart Konig
  • Class C: Mel Spurr, Robert Stoltz, Pieter Pienaar
Next round is the half points event on the Zwartkops Kart CircuitSunday 19 October
The Final round of the championship will be at Zwartkops on the 15th of November part of the Extreme Festival.
TV Premier from the Kyalami round will be on the 20th of October @ 21h00 on SS8.
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