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