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Polokwane Ovals final club challenge Xmas style

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The final club challenge of the Polokwane Ovals was hosted with a twist on Saturday with petrol heads’ vehicles carrying some creative Christmas decorations and festive lights.
Participants had to give it all during the final chance of the year to achieve one of the three places on the podium.
The young racers in the Ninja Midget class showed of some improved skill with Rudo Vorster, JC Oosthuizen and Jean-Marie Swartz taking the first three places.
Roean van Breda was handed the chequered flag in the Rookies class keeping clear from his sister, Roeline who is soon to give him a hard time on the track. She finished third just after Johan Bezuidenhout.
The Stockrods class was ruled by Hennie de Koker with Johan Thiart in second and Herman Nel in third.
It was a tough race for young drivers Dylan Bosch and WF Weideman in the 1660s class. Dylan managed to maintain the leading position and left WF no choice but to be satisfied with the second place. Jan Jacobs came third.
The 2,1 litre Modified class always provide exciting oval racing and Johnny Durant put up a good show finishing first followed by Roelof van Breda and Rudolf Durant in second and third place respectively.
Nico Vorster left little space for his competitors in the Hotrods class to make it across the finish line first. He claimed victory with André Pienaar and Wors Prinsloo in second and third respectively.
The highlight of the event was the V8 Sprints with American racer Jimmy McCune taking on local drivers. But during the second heat he and Willie Zurich had an accident against the wall which cost them the title and left space for Charles Carlson to take first place followed by Kenny Gouws and Jacobus Smit.
The final race also saw some charity initiatives from organisers, drivers and spectators with the collection of several canned food products which will be distributed to a local charity organisation later. Santa also treated children attending the event with the handing out of sweets during break.

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American driver Jimmy McCune warms up his V8 Sprint Car. He unfortunately did not complete the race after an accident during the second heat.

American driver Jimmy McCune warms up his V8 Sprint Car. He unfortunately did not complete the race after an accident during the second heat.