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Hot oval racing on a cold winter’s evening

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RC Myburgh

Oval racing enthusiasts braved icy weather on Saturday to attend the Polokwane Oval Club Championships.
The race saw 13 entries in the Stockrod class which provided some excellent racing action. Willie Blignaut beat the field to the chequered flag followed by Nico Grebe and Johnny Durant junior.
Primary school rider Roean van Breda had to work hard to keep up the pace set by his sister Roelien. They took the first and second spot on the podium respectively with Eric Enslin in third place in the Rookie class.
Elzanie Raaths returned to the track in the 1660 class while Louis Ruitenberg also made a comeback in his pink Renault Clio.
Heath Bent won the race in his Peugeot with Ruitenberg in second and Sybrand Thysse finishing third.
Desmond Bosch once again ruled the 2,1 litre Modified class giving runner-up Roelof van Breda a hard time on the track. Haccum Hough finished in third.
Racers in the Hotrods class improved with each race and lap times kept on getting better. Nico Vorster took first place and also recorded the fastest lap of 13,89 seconds.
Allas Pienaar claimed the second place with André Pienaar third.
Oval racing enthusiasts can look forward to the Winter Trophy to be hosted at Polo-kwane Oval on 11 July with some entries already received from Klerksdorp and Gauteng.

Nico Vorster takes to the race track. He finished first in the Hotrods class and recorded the fastest lap.

Nico Vorster takes to the race track. He finished first in the Hotrods class and recorded the fastest lap.

Nico Grebe in action on the oval racing track. He finished second in the Stockrod class.

Nico Grebe in action on the oval racing track. He finished second in the Stockrod class.