Crossley & Webb series to rock Killarney
The Crossley & Webb Sports & GT championship returns to Killarney for Saturday 1 July’s midwinter races set to once again thrill Cape fans with a full grid and spectacular racing throughout the field. And if the previous meeting was anything to go by, rest assured that there should be even hotter racing to warm your midwinter heart this weekend.
Marcel Angel’s awesome new Autohaus Angel Ferrari 458 and Dawie Joubert’s Le Joubert Lotus-Honda tussled for the lead ahead of several entertaining battles through the field last time out and the Lotus man will want to keep up his recent Ferrari beating antics. That said, there will be far more for both drivers to think about this weekend…
Johan Engelbrecht (Jogajoga Café Porsche GT2R), Francis Carruthers (Aquila-Corvette) and Class A points leader Colin Plit (Motul Honda Juno) will all be keen to fight up front again this weekend, while a number of drivers will return to the series. Not least of them is Craig Harper and his newly re-engined and far more powerful Harper-Alfa Romeo V6, which may well prove a headache for competitors far further up the field than where he once ran, if testing pace is anything to go by.
Then there’s Craig Jarvis, who is working hard to get either his Viper or his new Ferrari 458 ready to race following recent challenges with both cars and Andre Bezuidenhout should be back from the business commitments that kept his Juno away from the previous meeting.
Gary Kieswetter’s Class B rivals have been working flat out on stemming the Porsche GT3 RS driver’s runaway success so far this season. Gary won last race at a canter and comfortably leads the overall championship from class rival, Nick Cunningham-Moorat and his Nissan GTR R35. Do not however ignore Matt Kreeve and Andre Brink’s Porsches in this class.
Martin Pugh’s Shelby Can-Am, Louis de Jager’s Lola and Maarten Prins’ Porsche can be expected to lead the Class C fight with, while Sandro Biccari and Peter van der Spuy should be back to fight for class honours this weekend. Class D championship leader Arno Church is another man working flat out to have his Seven running for the weekend, following its spectacular engine failure two races back in his efforts to keep the likes of Paul Schwartz’ GT 40 and Ray Farnham’s Birkin-Opel at bay.
Gary Kieswetter heads to Killarney in the overall championship lead on 107 points, 15 clear of class rival Nick Cunningham-Moorat with 95 points to his name. Class C frontrunner Arno Church and Class A leader Colin Plit are tied in third overall on 89 points apiece, with Maarten Prins next up on 69 points, but how will it all pan out after the coming weekend’s races? The best way to find out is to watch it go down at Saturday’s midwinter meeting — see you at Killarney!