Jordan on top in back to basics kart return
Reigning MSA Academy champion Jordan North made his mark on the fledgling Super ROK DVS karting class when he took a two win to one victory over opening race winner Blaine Rademeyer to open a new era in local karting with the much anticipated new class’ debut at Saturday’s competitive and well supported Rok Cup opener at Vereeniging’s Laserfiche Raceway.
Northcliff, Johannesburg driver Jordan North was competitive from the outset, but he was beaten to the first race win by Florida lad Blaine Rademeyer on his return to karting in the first heat. Jordan however made short work of the second and third races, followed Blaine each time.
A tight fight for third was finally resolved in favour of Cape Town driver Dino Stermin after a day-long fight with Jozi quartet, Liam Pienaar, Wayland Wyman, top karting lass Fabienne Lanz and Brandon Smith, with Stermin, Lanz and Smith each taking a third in one of the three races. Carlo Olivier and Mario Ras were next up ahead of a troubled Luke Herring.
The new open age class, which returns to karting basics and electric-free fundamentals, sees race engines drawn out of a hat on the Friday before the top four in qualifying swap engines with the slowest four to ensure affordable, competitive and fair racing, was seen as a success with drivers coming from far and wide to compete in the first race and many more set to join the series soon. DVS Super Rok races next at Killarmey, Cape Town Saturday 12 May.