WhatAlert Engine Parts GTi Challenge Round 3 Preview
WhereKillarney International Raceway
WhenSaturday 14 May 2022
CommunityWestern Cape Regional

Killarney Set for More Brilliant GTi Challenge Racing

If Killarney’s April Alert Engine Parts GTi Challenge races were anything to go by, Saturday 14 May’s action at the Cape Town racetrack should be even more spectacular. Three simultaneous class battles divided fans’ attention throughout a day of drama last time out, and by any reckoning, it should only get better this weekend.

The class battles have been superb so far this season. All-Polo 6R Class A kings, Jurie Swart's Summit Racing machine and Automan arch rival Marco Busi were side by side for most of the last race, with Charl Visser’s Charl Electric car, Unlimited Auto kid Kai van Zyl and Summit lad Nathan Victor in hot pursuit. Mint Wraps racer Jason Coetzee will have a point to prove after dropping out of the lead dice with engine trouble early on last time out, and ITT lad Colin Meder and TAC Steel Dillon Joubert will be back with a bang.

If anyone has been given a get out of jail free card this season, that has to be multiple reigning champion Eden Thompson and his Somerset Refrigeration Polo. Consistent as clockwork, Eden once again leads the overall title chase, and the class by a mile, leaving young guns Kyle Wiltshire’s Summit Polo and Tate Bishop’s Angri Jetta CLI with it all to do. Ian Kapp’s Hydracor Polo has been picking up the pieces too, and keep an eye out for Marc Thompson and Brent van der Schyff’s Polos, Grant Cloete and Daniel Sandenbergh's Golfs and Wayne Field’s Jetta among that Class B melee.

Dylan van Eden caused a sensation when he won his first ever motor race and backed that up with third in the next heat, to take Class C at the previous meeting, while Alfie van Zyl delivered a scintillating race 2 win. That’s put class leader Chase Herholdt's Unlimited Auto car, Raaziegh Harris, Schalk Geldenhuys’ G+A machine, John-Henri Vaughan, Veldt Reared lad Matthew Rowe, Summit Racing’s Seth van den Abeele and brother Ryan van Eden all under pressure to respond this weekend. Should be a corker!

The Alert Engine Parts WP GTi Challenge races as part of a full Killarney Power Series bill on Saturday 14 May. Judging by the action at the last meeting, the racing should be brilliant across the board. Sounds like a perfect day’s entertainment!


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