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Gauteng's April 1 kart races set to sizzle

It's no joke - the Vereeniging Kart Club’s second-round Northern Regions Karting Championship races will go down this Saturday 1 April Fools day at the Laserfische Raceway. The meeting was postponed from 8 March to allow final preparations to be completed in time for last week's nationals at the circuit and now it's time to return to regional action.

There should be some entertaining racing in the full-sized kart classes, where early NR Senior Max championship leader Cameron O’Connor will face off against Durbanite Daniel Duminy, Oliver Gunner, karting heroine Shannon Jackson, Joshua Dias and Tiago Rebello. Blaine Rademeyer will meanwhile  tackle two more incredibly capable karting lasses, Tiffany Napier and Cameron Dias; world Mini Rok champion Jayden Els, Wayland Wyman and Christiaan Van Wyk among others in Junior Max.

Mini Rok should see a face-off between Kwanda Mokoena and Leyton Fourie,  Saood Variawa and Muhammad Wally. Fourie leads both the Mini Rok and Mini Max Northern Regions championships - Mini Rok from Variawa, Mokoena and Anthony Pretorius and ahead of Daniel de Paiva, Jarrod Waberski and Aqil Alibhai in Mini Max. 

 Jordan Brooks leads Joshua de Paiva, Aqil Alibhai and Bjorn Bertholdt in senior-primary school Maxterino and Mohammed Moerat, heads to the weekend’s V-Town races leading Jayden Goosen, Judd Bertholdt, Hriday Pooren and Caleb Cotterell in the early Northern Regions Micro Max title chase. The baby under-8 Cadets will see the dominant Luke Hill take on the likes of Wian Boshoff, Anton Lombard, Cyril Jacobs, Ryan Asmaland Tshepang Shisinwana.

The Vereeniging Kart Track is on van Riebeeck Street, Vereeniging next to the Vaal Show Grounds, left off the Boy Louw Street off-ramp heading south on the R59 Vereeniging freeway. Warm-up starts early Saturday followed by qualifying and first races starting late morning; scrumptious refreshments are on sale at the circuit and entrance is free — sounds like proper day’s entertainment.