autObarn SuperHatch winners honoured

The top performers in the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship received their awards at a function at Zwartkops Raceway recently. Louis Scholtz, who piloted his Car Care Clinic Honda Civic to eight wins in the 15 races that made up the 2018 championship, won both the...

Scholtz crowned 2018 autObarn SuperHatch champion

Louis Scholtz has finished on the Class B podium at every autObarn SuperHatch race since the third round back in March and continued that run of form at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 10 November to wrap up the 2018 championship. The Car Care Clinic Honda Civic driver...

Season finale for autObarn SuperHatch

Zwartkops Raceway will play host to the final round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship on Saturday, 10 November. While the class titles have largely been decided, there is still some competition for the overall championship. Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic...

Championship challengers extend their advantage

With all their cars sporting pink streamers in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the leaders of all three classes in the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship extended their advantage at the top of their respective logs when the penultimate round of the series...

autObarn SuperHatch returns home

After the annual Phakisa 200, where some traditional rivalries were put aside for the duration of the endurance race, normal service will resume when the autoBarn SuperHatch competitors return to their home circuit of Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 13 October for the...

Scholtz on top at Phakisa 200

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...

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.

Basic Regulations

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.

Round 8 the Grand Finale for 2015

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

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...

Round 4 – Zwartkops Youth Day Celebrations

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...

Round 2 – Mahem Fun – Oval Style

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...