WhatBorder Regional Racing Championship 2 Preview
WhereEast London Grand Prix Circuit
WhenSaturday 30 March 2019
CommunityBorder Region, Eastern Province

East London set for second round races

East London’s racing community is gearing up for the second round of the 2019 Border Circuit Racing Championships at the Grand Prix Circuit Saturday 30 March and if the last race meeting was anything to go by, local race fans have another great day’s track action to look forward to.

The season started with three winners in three races among the Border Saloon Cars last time out. Class A men Johan van der Westhuizen (Hi-Way Motors Camaro) and Bevan Schwartz (Corvette) found revenge over opening race winner, Class B man Shaun Gradwell’s BMW, so expect these Chevy men to want a top class clean sweep next weekend. Gradwell never had it all his own way in Class B either and he will once again have Francwa Coetzer’s Stutt Garage Opel Tigra and Dean Ball’s BMW to deal with. 

Quinton Lessing in a Treadz Tyres Mitsubishi, PE lad Philip Wiese (BMW) and Chris Farley are the Class C frontrunners, while Richard Clarke is the man to beat in his Class D Motor 1 Honda Civic with Cameron Hall (Champion Motors BMW) and Nick Naude running interference; Brady de Kock, Craig Borges (Budget Kitchens Kadett), Brady Choudree (The Doctor Golf) and Cherne Marais (GB Fitment Golf) will fight over Class E and Class F will see Allan Hurn (Golf) taking on Sharnell Holmes (Selego Golf).

Border Motorsport is the proud home to a stunning historic racing series boasting some of the finest classic racing cars in the country and Saturday will see more of the same as no less than four iconic Ford Capri Perana V8s take to the track as Darron and Alec Gudmanz, Danian Staffen and Derek John Boy prepare to race Mike Forsyth’s Cobra. 

Tiny Botha’s rapid Ford Escort is a Class B favourite, Johan van der Westhuizen’s massive Ford Fairlane and Matthew Gudmanz’s Datsun are set to continue their David & Goliath act in Class C; Graham Lessing and Carl Fantham’s Escorts will fight over Class D with Andrew Karshagen’s Capri and Kyle Rose's Anglia takes on the Minis of Quintin Bates and Graeme Must in Class E.

Unlimited rider Jayson Lamb (Kawasaki) is the man to beat in the Border Motorcycle Championship, but Garret Nel and Pierre le Roux will be out to stop him Saturday. Travis Warne (Kawasaki) will have a Supersport Pro target on his back that Chris Webster and Bradley Rehse (Yamaha) will be aiming at, while Lodewyk Hattingh starts as the Clubmans favourite but will enjoy the attentions of Sazi Petela, John Quinn (Ducati) and Martin Minnie. 

The East London Grand Prix Circuit is an idyllic venue for a great day’s racing entertainment for the entire family, situated at the end of Potters Pass off the R72 Settlers Way, locals can purchase early bird tickets from the BMSC Office, at several outlets in the city or at the gate on raceday. Contact 043 736 4024, or visit for more. 


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