SuperHatch and the penultimate round

The penultimate round, full of thrills and spills and BIG hearts and support to charity, yet again.

With October being not only Bandana month but also Breast cancer awareness month, all the SuperHatch cars had a PINK bandana, PINK valve caps, CHOC stickers (Children with cancer) and a buckle me up campaign sticker (to buckle up children properly).

Always proud to be part of the caring racing club.

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But back to the racing and SuperHatch was at their ‘home’ circuit this past weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013 championship. A good entry of 31 cars, but after a few fell to the way side, by the first heat we had 28 cars on the grid.

Qualifying/Warm up

aka signage
All Toy Spares
ASAP New and Used Spares
ATS Motorsport Supplier
Campos Transport
Car Care Clinic
The Car King
PTA Noord Toyota
Spurr Racing
The Big Z - Zwartkops Raceway
[singlepic id=6213 w=320 h=240 float=center] The top of the class A tables were turned as Geoff Tugwell (VW MK1) topped the page with the quickest time, ahead of Lee Thompson (Imperial Logistics VW Polo) and Brett Garland third quickest (The Tool Traders Honda Civic)
Class B saw the class points leader Nic Martin (RDG Opel Kadett) quickest, ahead of Rookie Zane van Zyl (VW Golf mk2) and Andre Calitz (AC Honed VW Golf mk1).
In class C, lady driver Louise van der Walt (Zig Zag Motors/Gijima Motors Ford Fiesta) topped the time table ahead of Marius Roberts (Tyre Shield Opel Kadett) and the Citroen C2 of Jacques van der Zee.

Race 1

[singlepic id=6231 w=320 h=240 float=center] With the usual top 5 per class Grid reversal, class A’s front row went to Jaco Lubbe (The Harness company Audi A3) with Tugwell alongside him, championship contenders Garland and van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Peugeot 206) were on the 2nd row.
A good clean start and van Nieuwenhuizen and Garland wasted no time in getting to the front, with Tugwell and Thompson not too far behind, van Nieuwenhuizen and Garland changed positions a few times and Tugwell and Thompson closed the gap, Lubbe fell back and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) got past and Davison (Opel SuperBoss) hung on to 5th, but with a red flag incident and the COC’s decision to take the race back to lap 7, gave Garland the win from van Nieuwenhuizen.
In class B, James Fuller (New Age Tyre Specialists VW Golf mk1) was on the front row with Jaco Kriel (CIR Auto Customs/Impact Gearboxes) and Ian Kotwal (Opel Kadett) and Nic Martin just behind them, Nic checked out and made sure he was going to retain the class B title, while the big battle was behind him throughout the field, Fuller also pulled a small gap and Kriel and Calitz had a great battle, the Konig brothers had a dice with one another and the rookie van Zyl developed a mis-fire, Ish and the Alfa of Parsons had a battle and Kotwal got out of shape and Linda had nowhere to go and hit him on the main straight, all drivers ok, but with bent cars the results of race one, were Nic from James and Andre.
Class C, the front row saw Pieter Pienaar (VW MK2) with van der Zee in the Citroen ahead of Morne Human (Action Ford, Ford Fiesta) and Roberts, where the ever raging battle continued, and before long, Human, Roberts, Pienaar and van der Walt were in an ever changing battle with each corner bringing someone else to the front, Andrew (Ford Laser) and Alta (VW MK 1 Golf) and Jacques had a little battle going on too, but the front foursome stole the show. In the end it was Morne who got the flag from Louise and Marius.

Race 2

And it was a dark affair, with the day light just about nonexistent, we had to rely on our head lights and the fact that we keep nagging for a night event, so now we got it. On the first lap into turn one there was an incident and Andre Calitz through no fault of his own as Ish spun and Andre clipped him and he ended up rolling over and that was the end to his day, thankfully he walked away un hurt. [singlepic id=6345 w=320 h=240 float=center]
On the re-start class A made a break and Thompson checked out early, taking Garland with him, Hilton and Geoff got into their own battle and unfortunately touched and the COC decided that exclusion or the day for Geoff was the penalty, giving him a DQ for the day, Jono got promoted to 2nd place and Garland to first after Thompson was found to be 1kg underweight and given a time penalty putting him back to third, van Nieuwenhuizen finished 4th and Davison 5th, Taljaard (Renault Megane) was underweight in both races and Mel (Wealth Avenue, ASAP, Harness, Castrol, Opel Corsa) was just circulating.
Class B, Nic stayed out of trouble and got the double, with Fuller cementing his confidence and good move up to class B with Kriel in third place. The rest of class B got spread out with a few DNF’s due to the roll over and some mechanical failures. Parsons finished in the Alfa 147 after a long layoff and the Konig brothers had another good race, while Lotter had a DNF. [singlepic id=6467 w=320 h=240 float=center]
Class C had another great battle with Roberts, Pienaar, van der Walt and Human again swopping places and battling hard, but in the end Roberts got the flag from van der Walt, Human and Pienaar in 4th, Alta dropped her lap times some more and Andrew was just ahead of her and van der Zee rounded up the class contingent.


  • Class A: Brett Garland, Lee Thompson, Jonathan du Toit
  • Class B: Nic Martin, James Fuller, Jaco Kriel
  • Class C: Marius Roberts, Louise van der Walt, Morne Human
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Our final round is the 30th of November at Zwartkops as part of the EXTREME Festival.
The annual year end function will take place on Sunday the 8th of December @ ZOC, (invites will follow shortly)
Thank you for your continued support of SuperHatch!

See you all trackside.