Rock ruins chances
Challenging route keeps navigators busy on KZN rally championship final
THE 2014 Natal Motorcycle and Car Club Rally Championship w as decided in the Umzinto Area on S aturday, November 15.
Six runs w ere s taged o ver the same 8,6 km stage, with the fifth run at dusk and the las t held in the dar k to challenge the drivers. Ten rally cars, four quad bikes and one off road v ehicle ent ered.
The dri vers r equired clear ins tructions from their navigator to obtain good times over the challenging r oute.
The first run plac ed Chris De W it and Jarryde Fouche in their T oyota Conquest 0,3 sec onds ahead of B rian and Ashle y Scott in their V W Polo.
In the sec ond run the or der chang ed, with Brian and Ashley 3,8 seconds ahead. On the thir d run De W it unf ortunately caught a rock that had been dislodged from the bank and punctured the right front tyre of the C onquest.
De Wit drove most of the s tage on the rim, losing more than a minute. To reduce the time lost De Wit and Fouche then set the f astest time s on the las t thr ee runs.
The final r esult was B rian and Ashle y Scott winning by 1 minute 3,2 seconds, and earning the Championship .
De Wit and Fouche placed second and Alan Hooper and Wayne Westwood third in their T oyota Corolla.
Brian Scott is the drivers champion with a 5,5 point s lead on Chris De W it.
Ashley Scott is the navigators champion, 25,2 point s ahead of Wayne Westwood.
Two r ally l egends doing what the y lik e be st — a F ord E scourt Mk1 buil t b y na vigator-turned-driver V aughan Robinson, r acing her e with c o-driver E dward S tanden at Umzint o l ast Satur day.