Festival for the extreme at Midvaal Raceway this Saturday

TIGHT STUFF. The races for Car Care Clinic Superhatches should see Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic), Tyler Scott (Episerve Opel Kadett) and Brett
Garland (AutObarn Honda Civic) at the front end . Picture: RacePics.

TIGHT STUFF. The races for Car Care Clinic Superhatches should see Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic), Tyler Scott (Episerve Opel Kadett) and Brett Garland (AutObarn Honda Civic) at the front end . Picture: RacePics.

For the first time in a decade, motorcycle racing will return to Midvaal, with the programme to include two races for Bridgestone Challenge Superbikes.

The Midvaal Raceway near Meyerton will host the 2019 Regional Extreme Festival on Saturday, with five categories on four and two wheels.

Topping the day’s activities will be two races for MotorMart VW Challenge contenders, with 27 competitors to line up.

Current championship points leader Rory Atkinson (BHIT Polo) will start as the man to beat, with his closest adversaries looking to be people like Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Polo), Waldie Meintjies (Allwagen Spares Polo), Bevin Masters (CPS Warehouse Polo), Eric Gander (DNA Choices Polo) and Mohamed Dangor (MotorMart Polo). Fighting for positions in Class B will be drivers like Stiaan Kriel (Kalex Polo), Deon Hollday Sen (Centparts Centurion Polo), Elna Croeser (Race Technology Polo), Chris Dale (Blue Belt Polo), Craig Napier (SA Pool Liners Polo), Stuart Mack (Race Technology Polo) and Piet Potgieter (Nathans Polo).

The Car Care Clinic Superhatch races should see a resumption of a long-standing duel between Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) and Brett Garland (AutObarn Honda Civic).

Chasing them will be drivers like Andre Dannhauser (Pro Auto Opel Corsa), Francois Henning (Select Registration Polo), Andre de Lange (Roofsure Audi) and Tyler Scott (Episerve Opel Kadett). Others to watch must include Nic Martin (Rex Diff Peugeot), Melanie Spurr (Itre Cugini Polo), Wouter Roos (Nathans Polo), Vernon Stoltz (Episerve Opel Kadett) and Shane Forget (4JS Auto Opel).

The races for Car Care Clinic 111 Sports and saloon cars should see front-runners like Wouter Roos (Nathans VW Golf), Dirk Lawrence (Vaal Timbers Honda Ballade), Danie Deysel (Tyre City Honda), Bertus van Jaarsveld (VW Polo), Phillip Meyer (LSC Group Porsche), Phillip Emmenis (Rotary BMW E36) and Danie Deysel (Tyre City Honda) fight it out.

The day’s closest racing should be provided by the Hankook Formula Vee brigade, where drivers like Gert van den Berg (Hankook Rhema), Jaco Schriks (Cubed Coatings Rhema), Lendl Jansen (Bull Security Forza), Michael Kernick (Tasman 95), Brandon Hills (Mangaza Consulting Rhema) and Shaun van der Linde (Truck City Rhema) look set to dominate.

For the first time in a decade, motorcycle racing will return to Midvaal, with the programme to include two races for Bridgestone Challenge Superbikes. Top riders should include Nasief Wadvalla (Fastbike Yamaha), Hennie Swanepoel (Industry Motorcycles Yamaha), Zaidy Williams (Fastbike Kawasaki), Neo Khoza (Habaswe Suzuki), Keith Bothe (Catch 22 Honda) and Landi Sinden (Milwaukee Suzuki).

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