Wayne & Shaun in the Midvaal wars
Lee Thompson Racing brothers, Wayne and Shaun Crous had a tough weekend at the weekend’s fourth round Motor Mart Volkswagen Challenge races at Midvaal racetrack near Meyerton on Saturday. Both brothers were happy with their pace after the weekend, but both also rued not being able to deliver better results following a few tough breaks along the way.
“I had an okay weekend,” Delway Toshiba Tech LTR Polo driver Shane owned up. “I’m just disappointed and wish I had better results after trying so hard at Midvaal, but I suppose ending up up ninth overall out of 16 cars is not that bad a result. “One positive I will take away from this weekend is that I went a second faster than when we were here at the beginning of the year, so I’m pretty chuffed with that and the the car was perfect in every way, so thanks to Lee and the team. “Now I will make it my mission to make him and my sponsors proud with the upcoming races.”
If Wayne had a tough weekend, then younger brother Shaun had a torrid time. “Meyerton didn’t go so well,” Ancro Bullding Projects LTR Polo pilot Shaun rued. “I had a small issue in qualifying and the first race was one to forget, but I had a great pull away at the start of the second race and I was well up when Needham and Andre Calitz collided and I bumped Needham, which damaged my steering and I struggled for the rest of the race. “It's by god’s love and grace we could have raced again and will be back — even if there is a long wait for Dezzi on the KZN South Coast on 11 August, I really can’t wait for that!”
“The lads had a tough weekend but I think both Wayne and Shaun have positives to take away,” team boss Lee Thompson concluded. “They have been a bit unlucky, but luck changes and I am confident that the Crous brothers’ day will come sooner, rather than later.”