RACING QUOTES: “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” ― Amby Burfoot
Race Report 2015/04/18
I think I’ll make this a shot race report – Michaela Norman….
I would like to start by thanking everyone who helped to make this 3rd Regional event a huge success, but then again, that’s the Tygerberg Raceway Standard! Drivers, Pitmac’s, Sponsors: - Your positive attitude and contribution towards the sport makes you all winners.
2.1 Class – 3rd 20.22 John Beighton, 2nd 19.79 Matthew Jefferies and 1st 19.54 Pierre Kotze
Hotrods – 3rd 19.79 Kyle Huddlestone, 2nd 19.78 Michaela Norman and 1st 19.56 Hendrik Beets
V8’s – 3rd 20.05 Attie Nel, 2nd 19.50 Tiaan Louw and 1st 19.14 Altru De Klerk
Midgets – 3rd 16.70 Eerick Horn, 2nd 16.44 Johann Moller and 1st 16.06 Wessel Rabe
1660’s – 3rd 20.70 Willem Van Zyl, 2nd 20.59 JP Du Plessis (Snr) and 1st 20.44 Marius Vos
Late Models – 3rd 17.37 Gabrie Gelderblom, 2nd 17.20 Izak Spies and 1st 16.86 Chris Liebenberg
Willie Richter had his nose in there for the entire race meeting, but only able to grab a 5th overall for the evening. Shawn Bester and Basie Burger had an awesome rubbing race during the finals, with Shawn securing an overall 4th. We had some awesome “senior” driver mentorship in this class....youngsters it’s time to look and learn! Drivers, on a serious note: This is a race track, not a parking area! That pile -up on the second corner was quite hair rising. Thankfully no injuries, but some panel beating to be done to a few cars.
1st Marius Vos 2nd JP Du Plessis snr 3rd Tersius Van Tonder
Dylan Nel also had a quiet evening, finishing 5th overall. Llewellyn, took a 4th position for the evening, only 2 points between him and the 3rd place. Hendrik was challenged with stiff competition tonight, but still managed a podium standing. But this class was not about 3rd or 2nd tonight... the evening belonged to a beautiful blond! Well done Michaela, you earned your winning! Looking at the club point, the final for the season will be spectacular.
1st Michaela Norman, 2nd Kyle Huddlestone and 3rd Hendrik Beets
As the season nears closing, racing gets harder and harder among the competitors. It was nice to see some female blood in this class. Welcome Daniella de Sousa! Sorry about the oil leak at the start of the finals – next time girl! With a flat tyre and all, John Beighton managed to grab a 5th position for the evening. Festus Linstroom was back in the pack, grabbing a 4th overall. Hope to see him back in his own car. With a 1 point difference, Dewald secured a 3rd position for the evening with Festus 4th overall.
1st Pierre Kotze, 2nd Matthew Jefferies and 3rd Dewald De Villiers
And then the roadrunner speedsters, adrenalin junkies of Tygerberg Raceway.... 12 dynamite machines on the track. As the saying: “dynamite comes in small boxes” The De Ronde - family managed to grab 5th and 4th position for the evening. The winner, Wessel Rabe was on a one way wrecking mission tonight, no machine was able to catch him. Eerick had some bad luck with his wing, robbing him of a possible top 5 for the evening.
1st Wessel Rabe, 2nd Johann Moller and 3rd Jacques vd Merwe
And so Johan Mills also joint with a new generation V8. Altru had a bit of bad luck in heat 1, finishing with a 5th position overall, followed by Attie Nel on 4th. Mr Consistant, Mr Cool......collected an overall 3rd for the evening. Well done Duane. The Lexus of Morne Groenewald was packed with rocket fuel, handing him a 2nd place for the evening.
1st Arrie Van Zyl, 2nd Morne Groenewald and 3rd Duane “Dans” Prinsloo
A nine pack entered the track and it was entertainment to the end. Fanie Mostert had a quiet evening and the racing gremlins were having a party in JB’s car, cutting the engine. Izak Spies had his eye on that winning trophy, but Chris Liebenberg was in his own race. It did not matter where he started on the grid, the checkered flag was his. I know he lapped some drivers, but was he trying to lap them twice… Mark Fontini also joined the Late Model race in the 21 car. As the evening progressed, man and machine got better. Hope to see him again.
1st Chris Liebenberg, 2nd Izak Spies and 3rd Gabrie Gelderblom
Now everyone back to the racing drawing board to prepare for the 2nd Nationals at Kimberley on 2 May 2015. Then to conclude the racing season, back at Tygerberg Raceway 9 May 2015.
See you soon!
NB: Season Prize Giving with be on 20 June 2015. Details will be added to webpage and social media as soon as available, just remember that there will only be a limited amount of seats.
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS!!
2015 DO4SA Rules & Regulations - Under Info/Member Info update was done.
DO4SA dates on right side of panel
NEWS - Tygerberg Raceway members, business, sponsors & public:
Tygerberg Raceway hosted the DO4SA National event on 30 November 2013, where-after the South African Champions were crowned. This will be the ONLY recognised SA Championship in South Africa for Dirt Oval Track Racing in 2013, ratified by MSA, SASCOC and the Dept Sport & Recreation. Any other claim by a competitor to be the South African Champion (or SA1) will, therefore, be fraudulent or a misrepresentation (like a false license plate on a road-car which is not registered on the E-Natis system). To be a South African Champion (SA1), your result needs to be registered with the relevant authorities, which will be the case following this prestigious DO4SA event.
We are proud to announce the International events taking place on the 8th February 2014 (for the 2.1 modifieds), the 15th February (for the Hotrods) and March date still to be determined for the Late Models. After each event, the results will determine which competitors receive their Protea Colours for Motorsport. This is the highest achievement possible in Motorsport in South Africa, and we are proud to be in a position to offer you this opportunity.
The Regional events to be competed in at the various DO4SA-affiliated clubs in 2014 will determine which competitors receive their Regional Colours (WP, EC, OFS, etc). We are proud to have reached the point in our sport where Regional Colours will once again become a reality.