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Oval winter trophy a petrol head paradise

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Spectators at the annual Polo­kwane Oval Winter Trophy were treated to some adrenaline filled racing on Saturday with 84 drivers competing for the popular trophy.
Though the regular classes were in action except for the Rookies, the Ninja Midgets and Formula 2 Midgets provided some cute yet challenging action on the race way.
Kian Lawrenson, Dewald Greyvenstein and Yolandi Grundling took the first three positions on the podium in die Ninja Midget class while Tiaan Flynn, Willie Greyvenstein and Andries Draper filled the first three positions in the Formula 2 Midget class.
Local Stockrod driver Willie Blignaut ruled the class followed by his team mate Joseph Bothma in second place. Kabous Venter from Klerksdorp took the overall third position.
Polokwane driver in the 1660 class, JJ Fourie was the only one to be present his hometown on the podium after finishing second. Pieter van Staden and Pieter Ferreira finished first and third respectively.
The Pinto’s class was won by local driver Jacques Yves Daniel followed Chantelle Lewis? and Ettiene Smuts. Dewald Roos from Klerksdorp was too fast for local drivers Roelof van Breda and Johnny Durant?. Van Breda and Durant had to be satisfied with the overall second and third place respectively in the 2,1 litre Modified class.
The Super Saloon class was dominated by racers from Ultimate Raceway in Vereeniging. Johan Alberts, Tertius Smith and Jack Smith were unbeatable and earned themselves the first three positions.
Allas Pienaar from Polokwane was fighting hard to reserve his spot in the final three and managed to take up second position in the Hotrods class. He was beaten by Frans Joubert with Andries du Preez in third place, both from Ultimate Raceway.
The V8 Sprints class was also won by neighbouring drivers from Pretoria and Vereeniging, Charles Carlson?, Kenny Gouws? and Willie Zurich.
Polokwane Oval promoter Stephan Weideman expressed his gratitude towards the sponsors who made the Winter Trophy a huge success.
“We are happy to have had such a big number of entries but the big event of the year is still to come where we will see close to a 100 or even more vehicles on the local oval,” Weideman said, reminding enthusiasts and spectators of the South African National Championships to be hosted at Polokwane Oval on 5 September. The club championships will be hosted on 1 August.

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Local driver in the Hotrod class Allas Pienaar speeds around the course. He finished second.

Local driver in the Hotrod class Allas Pienaar speeds around the course. He finished second.

Too cute for words but very competitive. Yolandi Grundling takes third place in the Ninja Midget class.

Too cute for words but very competitive. Yolandi Grundling takes third place in the Ninja Midget class.