What is SuperHatch?
The autObarn SuperHatch series, backed by Zwartkops Raceway, is designed for people looking for a cost-effective way of getting out on track and enjoying racing in the company of a group of like-minded indivduals.
The Spirit of SuperHatch.
- Competitive racing
- Affordable racing
- Spectator appeal
- Competitor enjoyment
The Theory behind SuperHatch
SuperHatch is based on the power to weight theory. We run four power to weight classes. This means that it does not cost a fortune, nor does it limit you, to bring your car to spec. The more power you have the more weight you run. That’s the simple SuperHatch formula. Only cars that run on road suspension are eligible to race. A bolt in roll-cage and 4pt-harness is required.
All cars are run on a designated dyno to determine the class according to its power to weight ratio. Cars must run standard shocks or Armstrong/Gabriel replacements. Springs are free but there is a minimum ride height. Only road legal tyres are allowed. Interior must retain passenger seat and standard dash. Engine make must match body shell (i.e. VW engine in a Golf). A full set of regs are available here.
Consistent lap times, combined with misfortune for a couple of his rivals, saw Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) finish as the leading autObarn SuperHatch competitor in a slightly curtailed Phakisa 200 at the Free State circuit on Saturday, 15 September...read more
The annual Phakisa 200, which will see over 50 cars taking to the Free State circuit, is the next race on the calendar for the autoBarn SuperHatch competitors. The 200km long race, which sees the autObarn SuperHatch and Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons drivers...read more
In the absence of regular rival Jonathan du Toit, Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) romped to two easy wins in the fifth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship at Dezzi Raceway on Saturday, 11 August. Class B went to Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The annual trek to the Free State for the annual Phakisa 200km race took place last Thursday as we hit the road to the cold, flat piece of the country where we race in this longer, but super fun race. Friday morning I set out for the first practice session, and the...
Home circuit and finally our debut in the SuperHatch spec car that we will now be running for the 2017 season… After a few rounds with borrowed cars that are not quite the right thing for SuperHatch, this past weekend saw us take to the tarmac in the Silver bullet VW...
[su_row] [su_column size="1/1"] This past weekend was round 4 of the SuperHatch championship at my home track Zwartkops. After a load of work and a complete new engine, we were ready to make it all count. Friday afternoon however, the Little Black Number again decided...
Round 3 – the Annual Phakisa 200km race The race we all look forward to and the weekend as a whole… Unfortunately we just could not get the little black number up and running regardless of all attempts, new engines (x 2 the week of the event) BUT thankfully Peter du...
Spurr Racing – Round 1 Redstar Raceway 13 February This past weekend saw the first round of the SuperHatch championship take place at Redstar Raceway just outside of Delmas… All new for us… new track, new engine (a borrrowed one) and a first of many race days...