November 7, 2016

Hillcoat & Schutte take SARDA Touring Car titles

Hillcoat & Schutte take SARDA Touring Car titles

With the recent fifth round of the SARDA Electric On-road Nationals, held at the TRAP RC venue in Pretoria, the championship concluded and it was Jason Hilcoat that walked away with the overall title in the Touring Modified class from Xray team mate Shaun Schutte and Antonio Caroli.

Touring Modified top 10 results:
1. Jason Hillcoat – Xray
2. Shaun Schutte – Xray
3. Antonio Caroli – Xray
4. Ashley Hurley – Xray
5. Anderton Smith – Xray
6. Alex Ribeiro – Team Magic
7. Willie du Plooy – Xray
8. André Greeff – Xray
9. Pedro de Gouveia – Xray
10.Willie Noordman – Xray

In Pro-Stock 13.5T the competition during the season was tough with only three points separating the top two drivers. It was Shaun Schutte (Xray) who managed to take the title at the last event with Deon Gove (Xray) managing the vice-champion title.

Hillcoat & Schutte take SARDA Touring Car titles

Touring Pro-Stock top 10 results:
1. Shaun Schutte – Xray
2. Deon Gove – Xray
3. Jonathan Wilken – Xray
4. Hennie Viljoen – VBC Racing
5. Juan Wessels – Associated
6. Danie Botha – Xray
7. Jared Rabe – Xray
8. Paul van der Westhuizen – Team Magic
9. Michael Rabe – Xray
10.Fanie Viljoen Sr. – VBC Racing

In 1/12th Modified Xray teammates Shaun Schutte, Willie du Plooy, André Greeff and Willie Noordman had a great battle throughout the season but it was André Greeff who managed to win the championship with a small margin.

Hillcoat & Schutte take SARDA Touring Car titles

1/12 Modified top 5 results:
1. André Greeff – Xray
2. Willie du Plooy – Xray
3. Willie Noordman – Xray
4. Shaun Schutte – Xray
5. Raymond Loots – Xray

In the first official season of the return of the Formula class to the SARDA calendar, it were Xray Teammates Pedro de Gouviea, Jonathan Wilken and Tyronne Wilken who challenged for the championship. With good consistent performances in the beginning if the season Pedro managed to get a good enough lead to win the championship by round four already. Jonathan and Tyronne Wilken kept on developing and started competing at the end of the season.

Hillcoat & Schutte take SARDA Touring Car titles

Formula top 5 results:
1. Pedro de Gouveia – Xray
2. Jonathan Wilken – Xray
3. Tyronne Wilken – Xray
4. Michael Rabe – Xray
5. Marius van Niekerk – TOP Racing

13.5T FWD Touring was a father and son affair in 2016 with the Viljoens pushing each other up to the final event. It was the young Hennie Viljoen who won the championship with his father Fanie snr ending the season as vice champion.

13.5T FWD Touring top 5 results:
1. Hennie Viljoen
2. Fanie Viljoen Sr.
3. Paul van der Westhuizen
4. Christopher Dolphin
5. Ben Kriegler

Source: Xray []


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