July 16, 2014

SARDA ORE nationals Rd3 – Report

SARDA ORE nationals Rd3 – Report

The 3rd round of the South African National Onroad Championship was held at the DMCC Raceway in Durban, KZN. Although it is Winter in South Africa at the moment Durban is known for its much warmer climate. With 9 Drivers just returning from the ETS Final in Slovakia everyone knew that it was going to be a very important event as far as points are concerned. Only a few of the returning drivers attended the event but in the end it was just as epic as if all of them were there. The tack is situated next to the highway at Southway mall, originally a gas track with long open straights and a flowing infield it has been used for electric only the last two years. Dave Wiseman and his team always make sure that the drivers have a great time when visiting their facilities.

Touring Modified was the scrap all have been waiting for. Jason Hillcoat (Xray) took TQ with Shaun Scutte (Xray) starting on the number 2 spot after Hein Kotze had a problem with his transponder. Hein managed to qualify 3rd and everyone knew that this was going to be an epic final. Hein took the win in the first final so it was all up to Jason to keep him at bay. Jason managed to defend the first place for all 13 laps but after running a bit wide in the bowl, Hein managed to get on the inside on the last lap to take the second win. Needless to say the overall win went to Hein Kotze (VBC) with Jason Hillcoat (Xray) in 2nd and Shaun Schutte (Xray) in 3rd.

Touring Modified top 10:
1. Hein Kotze – VBC
2. Jason Hillcoat – Xray
3. Shaun Schutte – Xray
4. Willie Du Plooy – Xray
5. Andrew Plint – Serpent
6. Heine Herholdt – Xray
7. Dave Wiseman – Serpent
8. Roberto Falconer – Serpent
9. Joseph Schaurte – Serpent
10. Deon Gove – Xray

In 13.5T Touring Hein Kotze (VBC) was the TQ holder on Saturday. After a decent scrap with Shaun Schutte (Xray) and Deon Gove (Xray) on Sunday he managed to stay ahead of the field and got the win with Shaun in 2nd and Deon in 3rd.

SARDA ORE nationals Rd3 – Report

13.5T Touring top 10:
1. Hein Kotze  – VBC
2. Shaun Schutte – Xray
3. Deon Gove – Xray
4. Willem Janse van Rensburg – VBC
5. Willie du Plooy – Xray
6. Andre Greeff – Xray
7. Andrew Plint – Serpent
8. Dave Wiseman – Serpent
9. Ashley Hurley – VBC
10. Kallin Kolmel – Schumacher

The 17.5T Touring Championship was up for grabs at this event with Ashley Hurley from VBC needing a TQ and win to wrap up the Championship. Saturday he managed to take TQ and all eyes were on him in Sunday’s final. Perhaps it was the pressure but he was denied the win by his team mate Willem Janse van Rensburg who came up the ranks at the event to absolutely dominate the finals. Willem took the overall win with Andre Greeff in 2nd and Ashley Hurley in 3rd to round up the podium.

SARDA ORE nationals Rd3 – Report

17.5T Touring top 10:
1. Willem janse van Rensburg – VBC
2. Andre Greeff – Xray
3. Ashley Hurley – VBC
4. Kallin Kolmel – Schumacher
5. Jacques Myburg – Xray
6. Neville Menezes – Xray
7. Dillon du Plooy – Xray
8. Hennie Viljoen – VBC
9. Morne de Noon – VBC
10.Gerrie Myburgh – Xray

In 21.5T Open Stock it was Neville Menezes wit his Xray T4 who dominated once again taking TQ and the overall win with Shane Kok and Paul van der Westhuizen in tow.

SARDA ORE nationals Rd3 – Report

21.5T Open Stock top 10:
1. Neville Menezes – Xray
2. Shane Kok – Serpent
3. Paul van der Westhuizen – Serpent
4. Hennie Warricker – Serpent
5. Henk Fourie – Serpent
6. Quintin Robertson – Serpent
7. Christo Meintjies – Serpent
8. Fanie Viljoen Sr. – TOP Racing
9. Christopher Dolphin – Team Associated
10.Fanie Viljoen Jr. – Schumacher

Thanks to Heine Herholdt for sending the report.


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