The 2011 SuperHatch season has come to an end

In true SuperHatch style/spirit, we not only had a great party for ourselves, but before our function, 60 children from the Bramley Children’s Home came out to Zwartkops for a treat. We had been asked a few weeks ago if we could assist in making these less fortunate children’s day by taking them out on track in race cars, of course when I asked the members who would be available we had more than enough support as always. The children arrived on Sunday morning and the drivers were ready and made these kids day, we are so glad we could make them smile.

We had a great family fun day with plenty for the kids to do, from bouncing on the jumping castle, to playing on the water slide, and having fun at the petting zoo and riding miniature horses, and having their faces painted, they also all got a new SuperHatch T-Shirt and cap.
Some facts about the 2011 season

  • 59 drivers competed
  • 22 drivers won a race
  • Most wins by a driver – 14
  • 63 yellow cards issued
  • Most yellows for one driver – 6
  • 17 lap records
  • 40 cars on the grid at Zwartkops – a record
  • Average number of cars per race – 30
  • Numbers of drivers who competed in every race – 6
  • Largest class – B with 29 competitors
  • Number of different manufacturers cars – 10

After yet another fantastic year for SuperHatch and an awesome party where the older ‘kids’ all had too much to eat and drink we got down to the silverware for 2011.

Here are our award winners for 2011

2011 Lap Records

Class A

George Economides   Phakisa
Jono du Toit   Zwartkops
Mark du Toit   Zwartkops
Mark Silverwood   Kyalami & Midvaal

Class B

Chris Davison   Zwartkops and Zwartkops
Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen   Kyalami & Phakisa
Nic Martin   Midvaal

Class C

Jeff Langeveldt   Kyalami x 2 & Zwartkops x 2

Class N

George Economides   Midvaal
Jacques Joubert   Kyalami & Midvaal

A bit of fun

Crowd pleaser of the year   Jaco Kriel
(sponsored by Ryan Quan-Chai)    
Gerrie of the year   Gerhard Lottering
(sponsored by a Gerrie…Gary Silverwood)    
Farmer of the year   Shaun Besteman
(sponsored by Chris Davison)    
Wally of the year   Louis Scholtz
(sponsored by Jeff Langeveldt)    
Aces best supporter of the year   Jeff Langeveldt
(sponsored by Aces Café)    
Pissed and Broke   Scois Joubert

Main Awards

ATS Clubman of the Year   James & Walter Menin
(sponsored by ATS – win a 4-point harness)
Spirit of SuperHatch   Gary Silverwood
(sponsored by Mike Andreka)
The Just-Just award   Marius Lotz
Hard Luck of the year   Vernon & Robert Stoltz
Rookie of the year   Brett Garland
(sponsored by Trio Racing)
Most improved driver of the year   Pierre Lubbe
(sponsored by JSRacing)
Top Tech Award   Shaun Besteman
(sponsored by Spurr Racing)
Best presented car   MINI of Mark Silverwood
(sponsored by Goldwagen West Rand) (but all the work by his dad)
Chairperson’s Award   Ryan Quan-Chai
(sponsored by Spurr Racing)

Class Trophies

Class N

3rd   In his ‘yellow peril’ Opel Corsa   Jason van der Westhuizen
2nd   In the naartjie Ford Fiesta   Basil van der Westhuizen
1st   In the very quick and neat Fiesta   Jacques Joubert

Class C – sponsored by ASAP Parts

3rd   In his Uno’s Africa Fiat Palio   Vernon Visagie
2nd   In the very smart Fury Ford Fiesta   Jeff Langeveldt
1st   In his West Cars Opel Kadett   James Menin

Class B – sponsored by Super Boss Spares

3rd   In the MK2 TRIO Racing Golf   Pierre Lubbe
2nd   In the RDG Baby blue Opel Kadett   Nic Martin
1st   In the ‘sideways’ ASAP Peugeot   Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen

Class A – sponsored by Zwartkops Owners club

3rd   with a niggling miss fire Golf MK1   Geoff Tugwell
2nd   Trans Africa Honda Civic   Mark du Toit
1st   OKI, Q8 Oils MINI   Mark Silverwood


10th   Vernon Visagie
9th   Mel Spurr
8th   Chris Davison
7th   Jeff Langeveldt
6th   Pierre Lubbe
5th   Mark du Toit
4th   James Menin
3rd   Nic Martin
2nd   Mark Silverwood
1st   Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen

Wishing all our sponsors, drivers, families and friends a very merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2012.

See you all trackside.