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2009 Formula Vee National Championship Battle, Moves to Port Elizabeth The South African National Formula Vee Championship, visits Port Elizabeth, for the sixth round of the 2009 Championship, on the 1st August 2009. The race meeting, to be...

2009 Formula Vee National Championship Battle, Moves to Port Elizabeth

The South African National Formula Vee Championship, visits Port Elizabeth, for the sixth round of the 2009 Championship, on the 1st August 2009. The race meeting, to be run at the Aldo Scribante Circuit, also includes races for 250cc Superkarts, Eastern Cape Regional Saloons, Historic and Classic Saloons, Marque Cars and Breakfast Run Motorcycles.

To date, this year's National Championship Formula Vee races, have been incredibly close and with all the top drivers coming to the Port Elizabeth event, Saturday's race should be no exception. On a roll at the moment, is fifteen year old Formula Vee rookie Chad Van Beurden (#55 Rhema 2). Van Beurden has won the last three heats and a week after his double win, at Kyalami, continued his wining ways in the Max Challenge, at the Zwartkops Northern Regions Championship event. He comes to Aldo Scribante, as favorite but log leader Alan Holm (#4 Lasersprint/Office Direct Rhema 2), Jaco Schriks (#7 Lasersprint Rhema 2), Trevor Bland (#5 Rhema 2), Cape Town based development driver, Courtney Steenveld (#3 NLDTF Rhema 2), the other development driver, Durban's Zaahir Essa (#77 NLDTF Rhema 1) and Symm Grobler (#8 Auto Mecca Rhema 2), will all be looking to take the race victories, in Port Elizabeth as well.

Once again, the margin of victory could be split seconds and at the recent Kyalami event, the first seven cars on the grid, where separated by a mere 0,760 of a second! Battling it out, not too far behind the lead bunch, should be the likes of Jannie Geyser Jnr (#64 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2), Gareth Jackson (#13 Lasersprint Rhema 2) and Nicholas Tennant (#34 Stonevest/TKAS Race Solutions T096).

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