Mokoena makes Mini Rok his own again

Paulshof, Sandton karting kid, Kwanda Mokoena bounced back from a tough run of late to continue his domination of the SA Mini Rok Cup at Zwartkops Kart Raceway’s third round on Saturday. Mokoena, who had endured a tough previous meeting bounced back in style to start from pole position and win three of the four races, coming home second in the final to further add to his already handy Mini Rok Cup championship lead.

“I took my A-game to Zwartkops and managed to extend my Mini Rok Cup championship lead,” Kwanda grinned. “I was so happy to grab pole position and to win three races, especially after my worst regional meeting ever just a week ago. “They caught me in the end in the final - I’d led until mid distance and then we had a huge dice and I was down to fourth, so had to fight real hard to get that second — I just never had enough time to deal with Leyton Fourie again, but well done to him.

“I also had my best run yet in the bigger MSA Academy kart — I finished fifth and was on the podium on the first race - I’m excited to be getting closer to the pace there now. “Most of all, I’m proud to have been able to have delivered best results for my main man and mechanic Miles Tubbs; my mentor, Roman De Beer, my team owner Elijah and of course my dad and family — I couldn’t have done it without you all.” Kwanda’s next stop is the Rotax max National at iDube, KZN.