Petrol heads and spectators were treated to adrenaline rushing action during the Polokwane Oval Club Championships hosted on Saturday.
This was only a teaser for oval enthusiasts who can look forward to the third leg of the South African Championships to be hosted at Polokwane on 5 September with more than 100 cars in nine classes expected to compete.
Polokwane Oval Promoter Stephan Weideman said people who feared the cold weather missed out on some exhilarating racing on Saturday. During the previous Winter Trophy race the Rookies had some time off but were in full racing mode on Saturday with Roean van Breda and his sister Roelien taking the first and second place respectively and Eric Enslin finishing third.
The Ninja Midgets were also seen in action with drivers between the ages of 5 and 12 giving each other a hard time on the track. Charlize Carlson, Rudo Vorster and Tristan Lewis took the first three places on the podium.
In the Stockrods class new face on the track Jacques Geldenhuys had a good night’s racing but Willie Blignaut, Hennie de Koker and Nico Grebe were too strong for him and took the top three overall positions. Johan Thiart ran into the wall during the last heat of the race but was lucky not to sustain any injuries.
The 1660 class was again a good field of cars and racing was hard and fast. This class always lead to some action and Dylan Bosch was the victim of a spin out of another car which he tried to avoid but he carried too much momentum. He was taken to hospital for a check-up and later discharged with no serious injuries. WF Weideman, Heath Bent and Jan Jacobs claimed victory.
Jacques Yves Daniel won the Pinto class, Allas Pienaar the Hotrods class and Roelof van Breda the 2,1 litre class followed by Haccum Hough in second place.
Charles Carlson and Kenny Gouws provided a great show for spectators in the V8 Sprints class. Kenny took the lead after Charles experienced a puncture causing him to take second place with Rudi Vorster in third.