The Annual Woman’s Day Race – Extreme Festival – 9 August 2014

Zwartkops was host to round 5 of the Extreme Festival and round 6 of the SuperHatch championship this past weekend. [singlepic id=8171 w=320 h=240 float=center]
With an entry list of 29 cars and 27 making it out on track, and 3 lady drivers to compliment the Woman’s day theme, the SuperHatch racing is always exciting and this weekend was no different.

Qualifying/warm up

Northern Bolt and Tool
SS Telecoms
Rowlin National Brokers
Campos Transport
Car Care Clinic
Sky Net
PTA Noord Toyota
Spurr Racing
1st Race
The Big Z - Zwartkops Raceway
In Class A, Brett Garland (Jonnesway/Auto Dynamix/Rockstar Honda Civic) set the pace for the weekend in the perfect cool conditions, with a very fast lap time of 1.14:220 just ahead of Mark du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) and Werner Pieterse (IDG/Pieterse Racing Golf Mk1). [singlepic id=8399 w=320 h=240 float=center]
Class B saw one of the ladies set the fastest time Louise Joubert (Van Dyks Spar/Gijima Motors Ford Fiesta) with a 1.17:374 ahead of Shaun Besteman (City Used Golf mk1) and Andre Calitz (AC Honed Golf mk1)
Class C’s fastest time was set by Morne Human (Action Ford Fiesta – sponsored by Northern Bolt & Tool) on a 1.18:110, ahead of Neil Botha (Action Ford, Ford Laser) and Mel Spurr (Castrol/G & H Transport/Wealth Ave Opel Corsa)
With the usual race grid reversal of the top 5 per class from the previous event, the grid looked like this: Class A: Jaco Kriel (IDG/Opel SuperBoss Spares Opel SuperBoss) on pole with Chris Davison (Opel SuperBoss) alongside him and Mark du Toit taking the 3rd spot. Class B: saw Nic Martin (RDG Opel Kadett), Chad Ten Doeschate (TAR VW Golf mk1) and Ish Baloyi (TAR Honda Civic) Class C: Alta van Wyk (VW Golf mk1), Samuel Gerber (ASAP/BelRex Racing Peugeot 2016) and Mel Spurr

Race 1

Davison lead for a lap, but Garland got to the front of the field very quickly with Pieterse and in tow was Jacques Joubert (Van Dyks Spar/Gijima Peugeot 206) the three had a hard fought battle with du Toit on their tails. But it was Garland that got the win from Pieterse and Joubert. [singlepic id=8182 w=320 h=240 float=center]
In Class B, Louise made her presence known early on in the race and got to the front with very little time to spare, Martin was with her and Baloyi was always within striking distance.
Class C’s Human had a great start and got ahead of the class C battle, and left the fight to Robert Stoltz ( Lopec Used Spares Opel Kadett), Botha and Spurr. It was Spurr that saw the flag behind Human and Botha rounding up the top 3.

Race 2

The usual top 5 per class reversal took place and Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Peugeot 207) was on pole ahead of du Toit and Joubert, Pieterse had a brilliant start and got to the front and ensured he stayed there while Garland, du Toit and Joubert were all within reach, Kriel, Davison, van Nieuwenhuizen all battled hard while Tugwell retired on lap 6, Garland was given a jump start penalty, while Pieterse took the win ahead of du Toit and Joubert. [singlepic id=8424 w=320 h=240 float=center]
In class B, Calitz was on pole with Stuart Konig (Northern Bolt & Tool Peugeot 206) alongside him and Baloyi taking the 3rd spot. The massive class B field had dicing all the way throughout with Fuller, van der Zee, Spies, Jono Konig, Besteman and Ten Doeschate all battling hard while Martin took the win ahead of Stuart Konig and Louise.
Class C, and Gerber was on pole with Stoltz and Botha making up the top 3, Human again had a great start and pulled a small gap, while the rest battled hard, Robert was in tow and Spurr & Botha tussled for 3rd, Spurr got the better of Botha and took the final podium step from Human and Stoltz. The ‘older’ Stoltz, Vernon which is Robert’s dad was in the field with Otto and van Wyk.
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Class Results:

  • Class A: Werner Pieterse, Jacques Joubert, Mark du Toit
  • Class B: Nic Martin, Louise Joubert, Stuart Konig
  • Class C: Morne Human, Robert Stoltz, Mel Spurr
The next round of the championship will be at Kyalami on the 24th of September part of the Extreme Festival – Heritage Day (National Braai Day).
TV times from this past Zwartkops weekend are on the website.
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See you all trackside.