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Jason shines with a win and a second

Cape Town kart star Jason Coetzee came away delighted from his home national at Killarney on Saturday when the Durbanville DF Malan High School Grade 9 scholar scooped overall Junior Max honours and a close second in Senior Max with a couple of race wins across those classes too.

“I’m very happy with my results — especially for winning my first ever Senior Max race at national level,” Jason confirmed. “It’s a pity I did not win the day — I was a very close second, just two points behind Luke Herring in the end, but we will keep on trying for that first overall win!” The Senior Max races were bruising affairs, with the second race in particular being an incident-packed affair and a worthy maiden win for young Coetzee.

Coetzee however won one of the three high school Junior Max races while still being consistent enough to take a strong overall win for the day in that class and move into the SA championship lead though. “The Junior Max races were also tough, but I went very well — we won a race and scored well in the other two to take a comfortable win there. “The second race was strange — the wind blew down an overhead cable and it fell on the track and the race had to be stopped!

“But that was a very good day’s racing — we missed a double win by two points, so I need to thank my family, the Bams and especially my trainer Kohen Bam and the whole of RKT and well done to all my competitors — I can’t wait to race again!"