New Era (Windhoek)

8 November 2012

Namibia: The Heat Is On for Final Races

All eyes will be on the action at the Tony Rust Raceway this Saturday, when circuit races and oval track dicing will be in full swing for the last event for the 2012 circuit racing season.

With a sprint to the finish for the top contenders on the championships scoreboard, the heat is on for the front runners who will be pulling out all the stops to make this race worth the effort. At least 30 cars are expected to race the different classes with Michael Van Zyl leading the pack with a firm grip on the title.

The Bantum Class with eight souped-up black bakkies will have the stage to themselves, and with this the final the dice of year, Marius Botha is the one to beat. Oval track races which should be another thumper with about 15 cars on the track will set sparks flying after dark, as the flag drops at 19h00 for some thrilling action. The kart racing will attract 15 entries.

Gee Prinsloo (PRO) Windhoek Motor Club told Woema that there will be no circuit bike racing on Saturday. This is partially due to the unfortunate accident which occurred during the previous race when talented rider Nigel Slabber was sent to ICU with severe head injuries and in a critical condition. Young Nigel is making a slow recovery but is still hospitalised.

In the light of the last championship race being cancelled for the bikes, Pierre Grobbler has taken the lead on the championship log. It has also been said that some details need to be sorted out again with the track before the bikes will resume racing next season.

The Karting races will start at 9h00, followed by circuit racing at 13h00 and oval track races at 19h00. Be there.

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