Other class con­tenders for last on the brakes, fastest up the hill

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Se­nior Max

DELON Thomp­son from Gaut­eng has scored race wins in both the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth rounds so far, and his tally of three full-house scores sees him just edge the ti­tle race against Cape Town’s Dino Ster­min, who has been ex­cel­lent in Se­nior Max this sea­son con­sid­er­ing he is still a rel­a­tive new­comer to the in­tense world of kart­ing.

Third in the ti­tle chal­lenge is De­lano Fowler, who has had some fierce on-track bat­tles so far this sea­son with fast-lady Fa­bi­enne Lanz, cur­rently ly­ing fourth.

Joshua Dias from Gaut­eng was a race win­ner in Port Elizabeth, and lies fifth.

Ever-im­prov­ing fe­male driv­ers are Shan­non Jack­son and Ivana Ce­tinich who will both miss this round due to aca­demic com­mit­ments.

The point scor­ing sys­tem al­lows three heats to be dis­carded so those who miss this event may still be in with a chance if they achieve a good score at the fi­nal in Vereenig­ing.

Ju­nior Max

Se­bas­tian Boyd from Cape Town dom­i­nated the open­ing round of the 2016 Ju­nior Max Cham­pi­onship at his home cir­cuit at Kil­lar­ney, scor­ing three straight wins, and he fol­lowed this up in PE with a win and a sec­ond, de­spite be­ing knocked off the track in the open­ing race at the Windy City.

Boyd goes into the iDube round with a 17-point ad­van­tage over Cape­based Daniel Du­miny, who, it should noted, spent many of his for­ma­tive kart­ing years rac­ing at iDube, so his will be an in­tense chal­lenge to the front-run­ners in the mid­lands.

Karl Pitzer from Mozam­bique lies third in the Junor Max points ta­ble, a feat that is im­pres­sive given that the young karter is based far from the epi­cen­tres of kart­ing in south­ern Africa, and also that this is his first sea­son at this level, hav­ing grad­u­ated from Max­terino at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son.

Ja­son Coet­zee from Cape Town is a po­ten­tial race-win­ner, as he showed in Port Elizabeth, and his cham­pi­onship fourth po­si­tion to date could be mis­lead­ing.

Blane Rade­meyer from Gaut­eng is an­other very quick driver, as is Cameron o’Con­nor, while a lo­cal hot­shot to watch here is Do­minic Lin­coln.

Max­terino

The 60 cc “baby” class in the Ro­tax Max Chal­lenge se­ries is Max­terino, for driv­ers aged be­tween eight and 13-years-old, and cur­rently it is a Cape Town strong­hold, with five of the top cham­pi­onship po­si­tions, af­ter two Na­tional rounds, held by WP driv­ers.

Lead­ing the pack is the im­pres­sive Joseph Oelz, who has scored three race wins in the open­ing round and fol­lowed this up with a sec­ond, a third and a fifth in P.E. Troy Dolin­schek lies sec­ond in the ti­tle chase, fol­lowed by an­other Capeto­nian, Charl Visser.

But in fourth place is the Gaut­eng driver Kwanda Mokeona, who scored a full house of race wins in Port Elizabeth af­ter a dis­as­trous first round. So don’t be sur­prised to see Mokoena right on the pace in Idube.

Kai van Zyl and Tate Bishop round out the top six here.

Min Rok

Mini Rok is the other Na­tional Cham­pi­onship se­ries for 60 cc karts, and here Kawanda Mokeona is right in the ti­tle hunt, shar­ing wins with Joshua Co­ertze.

Other con­tenders are Charl Visser, Daniele Pa­trizi, Jayden Els, Lay­ton Fourie, Cameron Dias and Daniel de Paiva.

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