Bay win­ter hotrod ac­tion

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Neville Loose­more

THE Richards Bay Hotrod Club will take to the track on Satur­day with some hotly con­tested bat­tles and high run­ning ten­sions in the off­ing.

New to the Rookie class, Craig Campbell has al­ready caused an up­set by win­ning his first meet­ing in his first event, but can he keep it up?

Karl Blig­naut and JP de Lira will be do­ing their best to keep him hon­est.

The Stock­rod class is one to keep an eye on be­cause, as the field gets faster the rac­ing gets bet­ter, more com­pet­i­tive and down­right en­thralling.

Be­tween Garth Hol­gate, Colin Rheed­ers, Aubry Pearce and Wil­liam Bezuiden­hout things are about to get even hot­ter, how­ever Gail Campbell is pre­pared to show the lads who wears the pants and is de­ter­mined to come out tops.

The 2-litre Hotrods will be run­ning a 30 lap fi­nal.

Who could make it to the end, who will fal­ter, who’s car will pre­vail?

This Ford vs Nis­san class is su­per com­pet­i­tive and not one driver will give an inch.

The Stry­dom broth­ers, Tony Loose­more, Mar­cel Kotze Ju­nior, Mathew Burgess, the Montgomery broth­ers, Den­ver Wright, Louis de Lira and Jo­han Cor­nelis­sen will all be out for the win.

The 1660 Saloons will be on track and Ri­aan Lom­bard is hav­ing a good run of late.

Can he catch Mar­tie de Jager,

Joe Flem­ing, Hannes Olivier, Riaz Fakrooden in the cham­pi­onship?

Leon Struwig will also be out to take his share of the spoils.

Also, af­ter a bril­liant last race win in his Mini, will Joe Flem­ing again re­vert to the Mini or has he got some­thing up his sleeve with the Ti­gra?

Only time will tell.

The Ninja Mid­get class will be a tight bat­tle be­tween Nathan Stry­dom, Quian Bezuiden­hout and Kevlan Reddy, how­ever Blake Jar­dine and Chay du Preez are on the chase.

Mia Stry­dom con­tin­ues to im­prove in leaps and bounds while she and Lizelle Mitchell will do their best to keep the boys hon­est.

Midgets will be out and this group are so close it is any­body’s game.

Can Ethan Cooper re­tain his lead from Kalen Naidoo and Werner van Ton­der?

Mathew Campbell and Jay­den Kruger com­plete the field with new driv­ers loom­ing.

A kid­dies plas­tic bike race at 4.30 pm is open to pub­lic en­tries, so if you have a wannabe racer, bring them along and en­ter at the con­trol tower.

Rac­ing starts at 5pm with a

R80 cost for adults and R40 for chil­dren.

Neil Stry­dom will be com­pet­ing in the 2L Hotrod/Pinto class

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