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.
Midvaal Raceway, south of Johannesburg, hosts the autObarn SuperHatch competitors for the fourth round of their 2018 championship Saturday, 2 June. Approaching the half-way mark of the season, the overall championship is led by Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee/Rim...read more
Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) kept his winning streak at Zwartkops Raceway going when he took both autObarn SuperHatch wins in the third round of the 2018 championship on Saturday, 12 May. Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) took the class...read more
After a break of almost two months, a large contingent of autObarn SuperHatch competitors will make their way back to Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 12 May for the third round of their 2018 championship. Last time out conditions at the 2.4 km circuit were tricky after...read more
Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) had to fight hard for his overall win at the second round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship at Zwartkops on Saturday, 17 March. While du Toit didn’t have things all his own way in class A, Louis Scholtz...read more
Saturday, 17 March sees a large contingent of autObarn SuperHatch competitors head for Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria for the second round of their 2018 championship. Around 30 competitors, spread across the three classes that make up the autObarn SuperHatch...read more
Round 8 the Grand Finale for 2015 The years racing came to an end this past weekend at Zwartkops with another superb event, but just not the end to a season that we were expecting… Friday we only had 1 practice session and then it was qualifying/warm up for the grid...
Round 7 – Zwartkops Penultimate round With the championship nearing the end and a lot at stake, this event was vital for us to score good points… Qualifying/warm up and as this is warm up due to the top 5 grid reversal on the finishing order from Dezzi race 2, I would...
Home circuit and a National race day where of course we all want to shine… Friday practice, and I managed to get out on track for 2 sessions and the car was just perfect and so was the drivers head for a change… So the car was parked and new tyres put on for race day....
Friday practice, and only one session was managed as duty calls and the office is a big part of my race day – I wasn’t superfast but I managed to be quickest in class C (With my nemesis Andre De Lange not out for that session) Saturday morning Qualifying and I set an...
This past Saturday saw SuperHatch take to some oval racing at Mahem North of PTA Yes something a little different for us, but fun, fun, fun… and only turning right isn’t for sissies, this is hard work and takes a huge amount of concentration to stay out of the...