June 19, 2014

SARDA ORE national championship Rd2 – Report

SARDA ORE national championship Rd2 – Report

The 2nd round of the 2014 South-African ORE national championship was held at the Welkom RC Track. A cold front hit South Africa and the tire warmers got turned up but the great indoor track managed to keep the drivers happy and the programme on schedule. The Touring Modified class once again provided some spectacular high-speed racing. The local hero Antonio Caroli took TQ honours but due to some unlucky incidents in the finals he would only end in 6th place overall. At the end it was Hein Kotze who dominated with faultless driving in all 3 finals. Anderton Smith and Deon Gove managed to grab the final two podium spots.

Modified Touring A Main result
1. Hein Kotze – VBC
2. Anderton Smith – VBC
3. Deon Gove – Xray
4. Jason Hillcoat – Xray
5. Shaun Schutte – Xray
6. Antonio Caroli – Xray
7. Willie du Plooy – Xray
8. Wouter Ferreira – VBC
9. Alex Ribeiro – Schumacher
10.Heine Herholdt – Xray

The very fast 13.5T Touring class provided some great racing. Hein Kotze took the TQ and the win in the A Mains with Deon Gove in 2nd and Anderton Smith 3rd while Michael Gibson ended on a good 4th place overall after taking a sabbatical year from racing.

SARDA ORE national championship Rd2 – Report

13.5T Touring A Main result
1. Hein Kotze – VBC
2. Deon Gove – Xray
3. Anderton Smith – VBC
4. Michael Gibson – Team Durango
5. Shaun Schutte – Xray
6. André Greeff – Xray
7. Ashley Hurley – VBC
8. Heine Herholdt – Xray
9. Willie du Plooy – Xray
10.Antonio Caroli – Xray

Ashley Hurley showed his dominance and took the TQ and win in the 17.5T Boosted Touring class. Behind him there was a close battle between Michael Gibson, André Greeff and Karl Joubert with the better end for Karl and Michael who managed to get 2nd and 3rd respectively.

17.5T Touring A Main result
1. Ashley Hurley – VBC
2. Karl Joubert – Xray
3. Michael Gibson – Schumacher
4. André Greeff – Xray
5. Gerrie Myburg – Xray
6. Morne de Noon – VBC
7. Francois de Jongh – Xray
8. Willem Janse van Rensburg – VBC
9. Kallin Kolmel – Schumacher
10.Warrick Atmore – Xray

In 21.5T Blinky Touring blinky Neville Menezes continued his good form from the previous nationals and managed to get TQ and after some great racing it was Eugene Wessels who grabbed the title with two wins.

21.5T Touring A Main top 3
1. Eugene Wessels
2. Neville Menezes – Xray
3. Christopher Dolphin

In the 1/12th scale 10.5T Blinky class Shaun Schutte took the opportunity early in the qualifiers and managed to take TQ. However he could not keep his pace in the finals due to some bad luck. His team mate, André Greeff drove well on final’s Sunday and managed to take the win in the A-Mains.

SARDA ORE national championship Rd2 – Report

1/12th Scale 10.5T Blinky A-Main:
1. André Greeff – Xray
2. Warrick Atomore – Xray
3. Neville Menezes – TOP Racing
4. Shaun Schutte – Xray
5. Alan Mines – TOP Racing

Thanks to Heine Heroldt for sending the report.


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