Pro Tour Round Three - Formula Vee Title Battle Returns to Kyalami
The battle for the 2008 South African National Formula Vee Championship, returns to Kyalami on the 12th April 2008. The event will be the third round, of the exciting 2008 Pro Tour Series, with National Championship events, for Execuline Shelby Can Am, Investec Formula Ford Zetec, and Formula Vee, Regional Championship events, for Altech Porsche Cup Unlimited, Goldwagen Volkswagen Challenge and Lotus Challenge and Club Championship events, for Altech Kawasaki Masters, Altech Porsche 924 and the Sports Racing Association who will run a mini Enduro event, at the end of the day. With a dynamic mix, of Sports Racing Cars, Single Seaters, Saloon Cars, Motor Cycles and Exotic Cars, the day's racing caters for a wide variety of interests, while the Porsche 924s run as a Handicap event and the second heats of the Execuline Shelby Can Am and Altech Porsche Cup Unlimited categories, will once again be combined, adding further interest and variety to the event. Certainly a day, not to be missed.
The first race of the year, saw two of the top Formula Vee contenders, for the 2008 National Title, come out of the event almost neck and neck but at the Port Elizabeth event, it was the reigning Champion, Alan Holm (No1 Laser Sprint Rhema 2) who once again established himself as the man to beat. Eager to regain lost ground, will be Peter Hills (No3 Rigidek MLS Brokers Rhema 2), with Dennis Johns (No2 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2), seemingly picking up momentum, as the season progresses. Not quite there but hoping to get back in the hunt, will be another of the ex Champions, Symm Grobler (No4 Auto Mecca Rhema 2), while Holm's team mate Jaco Schriks (No5 Laser Sprint Rhema 2), could also become a serious contender, if he can keep up his PE race form. For all of them, the opportunity to make a serious dent,in Holm's quest for a fourth consecutive title, is boosted by the fact that Holm will not be in the Kyalami race. The event clashes with the South African Iron Man Competition and Holm will be in action, in Port Elizabeth, substituting horsepower for mussel power and pedal power.
Not far behind and ready to pick up the pieces, will be the likes of Trevor Bland (No6 Office Direct Rhema 2), development drivers, Courtney Steenveld (No8 Indy Oil Rhema 2) and Zaahir Essa (No71 NLDTF Rhema 1), along with Johan Gouws (No27 Computer Assembly Mantis) Gareth Jackson (No15 Laser Sprint Rhema 2) and James Leach No11 Autofair Rhema 1. After writing off his car, in PE, it is doubtful that Ben Pienaar (No101 BJ Pro Welding Rhema) will be on the grid, at Kyalami, while Association Chairman Jannie Geyser Snr and his helpers, are in a race against time, to put the No7 Geyser Attorneys Vision back together, after an extensive rebuild.
Jannie Geyser Jnr (No63 Geyser Attorneys Rhema2), will however be in the field, along with newcomer Alan Eustice (No77 Execuline Rhema2), the other newcomers, Nicholas Tennant (No34 Tennant Benefit Consultants Tasman), Chandre Kruger (No41 Gilus IT SAP Sting) and Andre Overbeek (No78 Omega), along with old stalwarts Doug MacDonald (No18 Fantastic Racing Rhema 1), Nico Blignaut (No23 Gilus IT SAP Rhema 2) and Andre Van Der Merwe (No51 Atlas Dry Cleaners Lantis).
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