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Formula Vee Returns to Aldo Scribante After a year's absence, Formula Vee returns to Aldo Scribante, for the second round of the 2008 South African National Formula Vee Championship, on the 8th March 2008. The event will see the first appearance...

Formula Vee Returns to Aldo Scribante

After a year's absence, Formula Vee returns to Aldo Scribante, for the second round of the 2008 South African National Formula Vee Championship, on the 8th March 2008. The event will see the first appearance of the Pro- Tour series, in Port Elizabeth, with a package that is guaranteed to thrill local race fans. Heading the lineup, are the three National Championship categories, Execuline Shelby Can Am, Investec Formula Ford Zetec and Formula Vee, while the incredibly well supported Goldwagen Northern Regions VW Challenge, will be split into separate races, for Class A & P and Class B & C. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the Altech Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup comes to Port Elizabeth for the first time, including some big names, that have retired from National Super Bike racing, The regular Pro Tour categories will be joined in Port Elizabeth, by the Luk Coastal Challenge, for a full day of action packed racing.

Heading, the star studded Formula Vee entry, will be triple Champion Alan Holm (No1 Lasersprint Rhema 2). He will not however have things his own way, with three ex Champions in the field, to keep him on his toes. Coming to Port Elizabeth, with a slender one point lead, in the 2008 title race and determined to extend his advantage, will be the 1999 National Champion, Peter Hills (No3 Rigidek/MLS Brokers Rhema 2), supported by the 2000 Champion and last year's runner up, Dennis Johns (No2 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2) and the 2004 Champion, Symm Grobler (No4 Auto Mecca Rhema 2).

Looking to change the status quo, at the head of the field, the likes of Jaco Schriks (No5 Lasersprint Rhema 2), Trevor Bland (No6 Office Direct Rhema 2) and development drivers Courtney Steenveld (No8 Indy Oil Rhema 2) and Zaahir Essa (No71 NLDTF Rhema 1), will be looking to get in on the action as well. Also out to give a good account of themselves, will be the likes of James Leach (No11 Autofair Rhema 1), Gareth Jackson (No15 Lasersprint Rhema 2), Doug MacDonald (No18 Fantastic Racing Rhema 1), Jannie Geyser Jnr (No63 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2) and Ben Pienaar (No101 BJ Pro Welding Rhema 1), while two, of the 2008 Formula Vee Rookies, Nicholas Tennant (No34 Tennant Life Benefits Tasman) and Alan Eustice (No77 Execuline Rhema 2), will be looking to enhance their Formula Vee racing experience, at the demanding Aldo Scribante Circuit.

With close action packed racing expected, all the way down the field, the Formula Vee race is one not to be missed and another epic battle for the lead, like we saw during the second heat at Kyalami, could well be repeated, at Aldo Scribante on the 8th March.

-credit: safv

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Peter Hill