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Zwartkops to Host Incredibly Close Formula Vee National Championship Event The 2009 South African National Formula Vee Championship, reaches the half way mark at the Zwartkops International World of Motoring, West of Pretoria, on the...

Zwartkops to Host Incredibly Close Formula Vee National Championship Event

The 2009 South African National Formula Vee Championship, reaches the half way mark at the Zwartkops International World of Motoring, West of Pretoria, on the 20th June 2009. With no less than twenty two races on the day, the event also includes Regional Championship Races, for Nashua Mobile Historic Saloon Cars and Trans Am Cars, Nashua Mobile Historic Sports and GT Cars, 250cc Super Karts and Formula Ford Kent, along with Club Championship raes, for Formula Libre/FormulaM, Legends 9Hour pre 1966 Production Cars, Paul Naidoo Presentations Silvercup, Goldwagen/Motoeuro Superhatch, Alfa Trofeo and Justbiketyre/"Z" Thunderbikes. With this dynamic mix, of Historic and Modern Racing Cars, comprising Single Seaters, Sports and GT and Production Cars, along with the Super Karts amd motorcycles, the event should cater for all tastes, in a day of non stop motor sport action.

Going into the Zwartkops event, the National Formula Vee Championship log, could not be closer. The first three, Alan Holm (No4 Lasersprint Rhema 2) Courtney Steenveld (No3 NLDTF Rhema 2) and Jaco Schriks (No7 Lasersprint Rhema 2), are separated by a mere one point, at head of the log, with Trevor Bland (No5 Rhema 2) only four points behind Schriks, in fourth place. Reigning Champion Dennis Johns (No1 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 1) who has not entered for the Zwartkops event and fifteen year old Chad Van Beurden (No55 Rhema 2) are still within striking distance, points wise and the Formula Vee lead battle, at Zwartkops, should involve five of them, with the possible inclusion the other development driver, Zaahir Essa (No71 NLDTF Rhema 1). Also in the lead bunch, could be ex Champion Peter Hills (No2 Rhema 2), making his first appearance of the year. So far, this season, the racing at the head of the Formula Vee field, has been incredibly close and hopefully, the Zwartkops event will produce more of the same.

Not far behind the lead bunch, we should see the likes of Ben Pienaar (No101 BJ Pro Welding), Jannie Geyser Jnr (No 63 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2), Jannie Geyser Snr (No64 Geyser Attorneys Vision) and Gareth Jackson (No13 Lasersprint Rhema 2). There and there abouts, should also be, Paul Venter (No42 (Laser), Alan Eustice (No16 Execuline Rhema 2), Nico Blignaut (No15 Gilus IT SAP Rhema 2), Doug MacDonald (Fantastic Racing Rhema 1) and Nicholas Tennant (No34 Stonevest/TKAS Race Solutions T096). Newcomer Luca Canderle (No66 Team Red Mr Price Vision), will be hoping to race this time, after he ran the bearings of his motor in the morning warm up, at East London, while the likes of Hugo Walendorf (No45 LT Dents Lantis), Henk Swanepoel (No28 Rent a Renovator Rhema 1) and Chandre Kruger (No30 Gilus IT SAP Tasman), should be battling things out, not far behind them. Making his motor racing debut, at the Zwartkops event, will be Mile Stewart (No89 Rhema 1).

This event will also be the first time that a National Formula Vee event, combines with another category. The Formula Vees, will be running with the Regional Championship Kent Formula Fords in the same races, producing a field in excess of thirty, reasonably matched single seaters, competing for two different Championships, in the same event.

A full day of hot racing action, not to be missed See You at Zwartkops.

-credit: safv

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