KwaZulu-Na­tal crew An­dre and Ralph Voigts scored a maiden na­tional cham­pi­onship vic­tory when they sur­vived the rocks in the Bat­tle­fields 400.

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ON a day of drama and sur­prises, KwaZulu-Na­tal crew An­dre and Ralph Voigts scored a maiden na­tional cham­pi­onship vic­tory when they won the Bat­tle­fields 400, round two of the South African Cross Coun­try Se­ries (SACCS) in Dundee on Satur­day.

The Voigts, in a Bat Venom, won a war of at­tri­tion which saw only three of 10 starters make it to the finish. On a rough and slip­pery course where leav­ing the track was court­ing dis­as­ter, the Voigts came in more than 20 min­utes ahead of Nic Goslar and Joe Lima (SA Clin­ics Zarco Mag­num) who won Class P.

Goslar and Lima started at the back of the field, but such was the rate of re­tire­ments that they worked their way up the field. For Goslar and Lima, stand­ing in for reg­u­lar co-driver An­drew Massey, it was their best re­sult in a na­tional cham­pi­onship event. They had around three min­utes to spare over Coet­zee Labuscagne and daugh­ter San­dra Labuscagne-Jonck in the 4x$ Mega World ARB Porter, who move to the top of the overall and Class A cham­pi­onships.

The next event on the SACCS cal­en­dar takes com­peti­tors to Botswana for the Toy­ota 1000 Desert Race from June 22 to 24.

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