Thompson oldtimers to show kids the way

Lee Thompson Racing heads to Delmas Saturday 2 September looking to celebrate Spring weekend in style as Class A duo Iain Pepper and Waldie Meintjes look to make Class A their own again. The duo ended first and second overall last time out at Phakisa and they are intent to once again keep the pressure on rivals less than half their age when the Volkswagen Challenge visits the Red Star Raceway next weekend.

“We are setting up for a good weekend in both classes,” team boss Thompson confirmed. “We’ve tested and made small improvements on all four cars and I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend.”

Veteran racer Iain Pepper thrived on an excellent weekend last time out and the Husqvarna Motorcycles LTR Polo driver is itching to get to grips with the twisty Red Star track. “We are not taking our performance last time out for granted and Lee and I have been working on the car again so we are expecting another little step ahead,” Pepper promised. “The lighties can come — we are ready for them!”

Waldie Meintjes is quietly confident of another positive weekend after Phakisa and he’s looking forward to now fully put his hard start of the year behind him. “I’m pleased that Iain is focussing on the kids,” Waldie smiled. “At least he wont be expecting where his biggest problem will come from next weekend — my car is sorted and we are ready to race.”

Lee Thompson Racing’s younger drivers also go to Red Star looking for best results — brothers Wayne and Shaun Crous have been fettling their effort in preparation for the Mphumalanga race weekend. “The championship is coming to an end soon and we are looking forward to the fight,” Class A Delco LTR Polo driver Wayne explained. “I’m quite excited for the race at Red Star — we have had a long break and that’s given us enough time to sort out all the little gremlins on the car — it’s going to be a great weekend for the LTR team!”

Shaun Crous drives the Ancro Property Developments Polo Vivo in Class C of the Volkswagen Challenge, where he has been competitive but has also had his fair share of tough luck so far this season and he can’t wait for Red Star. “It’s going to be a good race can’t wait to get back on the track,” Shaun admitted. “It is by God’s love and grace that we can race again and just want to thank Lee Thompson Racing and Ancro building projects for making everything possible.”