Motorsport 31.7.2013 10:00 am

Production Car racing tops Super

PREMIER: Saturday's top show at Phakisa should be the Bridgestone Production Car wars. A front runner in Class A should be Etienne van der Linde (Afrox Pirtek BMW 335i).

PREMIER: Saturday's top show at Phakisa should be the Bridgestone Production Car wars. A front runner in Class A should be Etienne van der Linde (Afrox Pirtek BMW 335i).

The 2013 Super Series will visit the Phakisa Raceway in the Free State this weekend, with six racing disciplines in action.

Top billing for the day will belong to the Bridgestone Production Car category.

Reigning South African champion Michael Stephen should start as the Class A victory favourite in his Engen Xtreme Audi S4, with his closest adversaries Etienne van der Linde (Afrox Pirtek BMW 335i) and Melvill Priest (Mueller Sport Audi S4).

Tschops Sipuka (Engen Xtreme Audi S4), Johan Fourie (Afrox Pirtek BMW 335i), Gennaro Bonafede (Ferodo Audi S4) and Hennie Groenewald (Sasol Subaru WRX) should also be able to stand on the podium..

After scoring five victories thus far this year Gavin Cronje leads the Class T title chase in his works Castrol MINI Cooper S. He enjoys a commanding points advantage over Graeme Nathan (IndyOil VW Golf GTI), Jacques Joubert (IndyOil Golf GTI) and Gary Formato (Castrol Ford Focus ST).

Others who could provide surprises will include Lee Thompson (Castrol MINI Cooper S), Michael van Rooyen (Williams Hunt Chev Cruze), Devin Robertson (Liqui Moly Renault Megane) and Garth Waberski (Castrol Ford Focus).

The Production Cars will tackle two short races early in the day, plus a longer main race at the end of the programme. Saturday’s biggest entry will belong to the Engen Volkswagen Cup brigade, with more than 30 cars entered.

Kosie Weyers (Engen Primax Polo) has a large title lead ahead of Dewald Brummer (Horne Polo), Mathew Hodges (VW Polo), Mark Silverwood (OKI Polo), Trevor Bland (PG Glass Polo), Jeffrey Kruger (IndyOil Polo) and Bryan Morgan (Franke Polo).

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