|What||Border Regional Racing Championship Round 2 Report|
|Where||East London Grand Prix Circuit|
|When||Saturday 30 March 2019|
|Community||Border Region, Eastern Province|
East London regionals entertain
Splendid East London weather graced the idyllic Grand Prix circuit for the second round of the Border Regional Motor Racing Championships over the weekend as fans were treated to a great day of track action as V8 men Bevan Schwartz and Darron Gudmanz took respective Modified and Historic honours and Jason Lamb continued undefeated on two wheels.
Bevan Schwarz dominated the opening Border Modified race in his A Plus Corvette ahead of Class A rival Johan van der Westhuizen ’s Hi-Way Motors Camaro. Class B frontrunner Kean Barnard’s GB Fitment Harper V8 was next up from Francwa Coetzee (Stutt Garage Tigra) and Sean Hurley, who made a welcome return in his Genuine Caterham R400. He held Bruce Butler’s HR Focus Nardini off ahead of Class C racers, Treadz Tyres two Chris Farley (BMW M3) and Quentin Lessing (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo), Julian Herman (Strictly Polo Turbo) and Nicholas Naude (Peugeot 206) in tenth.
Cameron Hall (Champion Motors BMW) and Class D duo Leeroy Randall (Strictly Dynamic Nissan 200 SX) and Alwyn Kretzman were next up in an entertaining battle with Bevan Choudree, Richard Clarke’s Honda Civic and Brent Strydom next up ahead of Jeff Hall, Cherne Marais (GB Fitment Golf), Class E lot Sharniel Holmes (Selego Golf), Melindre Marais, Ashton Nel, Jared de Kock, Shaun Vallance and Class F lad Eli Vergara.
Schwarz again took race 2 from Barnard, followed by a close tussle between Coetzee and Butler with Hurley keeping a watching brief ahead of Lessing, Herman and Farley. Cameron Hall led an entertaining Class D dice between Clarke, Randall and Kretzman with Strydom, Brady Choudree (The Doctor Golf), Holmes and de Kock next up from Nel and Marais. The Final saw the same top four with Farley fifth from Herman and Coetzee as Kretzman held Clarke, Randall, Hall and Strydom off in Class D and Holmes led ladies Cherne and Melindre Marais and Nel and de Kock home in Class E.
Overall Bevan Schwartz took the win and A Plus honours, van der Westhuizen took Class A and Barnard won Class B from Butler and Hurley. Chris Hall beat Herman and Lessing in Class C, Alwyn Kretzman overcame Randall and Clarke in Class C, Sharniel Holmes took Class E from Nel and de Kock and Eli Vergara took Class F.
Darron Gudmanz (Car Connexion) and Danian Staffan’s (du Randt’s) Capri Peranas tussled for the opening Border Historics race lead ahead of Mike Forsyth's Cobra, while Alec Gudmanz Class B Perana chased hard by Chris Landman’s quick Toyota. Johan van der Westhuizen and his massive Ford Fairlane meanwhile fought hard to fend Class C rival Mathew Gudmanz’s wieldy Datsun SSS off in Class C, while the Escorts of Graham Lessing, Shane and Carl Fantham and Gary Schultz' Anglia entertained in an epic Class D tussle and Andrew Karshagen's Capri fought off Quinton Bates and Graeme Musto’s Minis in Class E.
Darron beat Alec Gudmanz to the second race win ahead of Wayne Botha, while van der Westhuizen had an easy run against Mathew Gudmanz as Lessing beat Carl and Shane Fantham and Bates fended Musto off. Mike Forsyth was back to chase Darron Gudmanz home in the final heat, ahead or Alec Gudmanz and Wayne Botha, while Mathew Gudmanz took advantage of a van der Westhuizen issue in Class C. Further back Schultz fended off Lessing, Carl and Shane Fantham and Bates and Musto sandwiched Kyle Rose’s Anglia in the smallest class.
Jason Lamb continued to dominate the Border Motorcycles aboard his unlimited class Spindrift Kawasaki, beating Supersport Pro gang Travis Naude, Travis Warne (Kawasaki) and Chris Webster, while Nathan Ashington fought Bradley Rehse (Yamaha) off with Pierre le Roux next up. Clubmans winner Lodewyk Hattingh was closely followed by Gerrie Havenga and Sazi Patela.
Lamb took race 2 honours from Naude, Webster and Ashington, with Warne and Rehse next up as Havenga turned the tables on Hattingh Patela and le Roux. Lamb then did the triple against a depleted final field, chased home by a duelling Webster and Ashington, with Warne, Rehse and Hattingh all hitting trouble along the way.
The third round of the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border Regional Championships happen on Saturday 11 May.
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