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Andries Marx claimed victory in the Sprints class.

Hot oval racing action at Winter Trophy


Spectators who braved the winter cold were treated to some hot, adrenaline filled racing at Polokwane Oval Raceway’s Winter Trophy on Saturday. With the race starting sooner than usual spectators were able to enjoy the welcome sunlight before having to face the evening cold.
On the raceway there was no time to complain about the cold as the heat was on between drivers in their respectively classes.
In the Ninja Midget class Jayden Keating took first place with Wian Jordaan claiming victory in the Rookie class. Shaun Keating was handed the chequered flag in the Stockrods class while Marnus du Plessis remained unbeatable in his 1660 modified vehicle.
Ockert Britz and Pieter Venter were the favourites in Hotrods and 2,1 litre Modifieds class respectively while Piet Venter top scored in the Super Saloon class. The Spints always ensure great entertainment and this time it was no less with Andries Marx racing all the way to the top of the podium.
Trophies were also handed to racers across all classes who obtained most points during the event. Piet Venter was announced winner followed by Wian Jordaan and Jayden Keating.
Motorsport enthusiasts are reminded of the next oval event on 25 August.

Story and photos: RC Myburgh

Full results for Polokwane Oval Raceway Winter Trophy

Ninja Midgets
1. Jayden Keating
2. Jayden Bent
3. Tanieka Bent

1. Wian Jordaan
2. Storm Keating
3. Jeandré Nortjé

1. Shaun Keating
2. Johan Bezuidenhout
3. Anri Cronjé

1. Marnus du Plessi
2. Francois Lewis
3. Heath Bent

1. Ockert Britz
2. Marnus du Plessis
3. Johnny Durandt

2,1 litre Modifieds
1. Pieter Venter
2. Haccum Hough
3. Rudolph Durandt

Super Saloons
1. Piet Venter
2. Kobus du Toit
3. Gerhard Nagel

1. Andries Marx
2. Stephan Fouché
3. Kenny Gouws

Most points overall
1. Piet Venter
2. Wian Jordaan
3. Jayden Keating

Willie Blignaut and Herman Nel in the Stockrods class in action claiming first and second overall positions.

Anri Cronjé speeds down the straight in the Stockrods class.

Haccum Hough at high speed around the track. He took overall second place in the 2,1 litre modifieds class.