SVFA: Series Midvaal preview

Midvaal to Host Thrilling National Championship Formula Vee Race National Championship Motor Racing, comes to the Vaal Triangle, in the form of the second round of the 2009 South African National Formula Vee Championship. The event,...

Midvaal to Host Thrilling National Championship Formula Vee Race

National Championship Motor Racing, comes to the Vaal Triangle, in the form of the second round of the 2009 South African National Formula Vee Championship. The event, to be run at the Midvaal Raceway on the 4th April 2009, also features Regional Championship races, for Historic Saloon Cars, Historic Sports and GT Cars and Formula GTi, as well as Club Championship events, for Formula Libra/Formula M, Marque Cars, Alfa Romeo Trofeo and the Sports Racing Association, providing a dynamic mix of Single Seater, Saloon Car and Sports Car racing, to appeal to all tastes.

The first round of the Formula Vee Championship, run at Phakisa, produced two thrilling races, with multi car lead battles in both heats. The man to beat on that occasion, was eighteen year old development driver Courtney Steenveld (No3 NLDTF Rhema 2). Starting the first heat from Pole Position, Steenveld controlled the pack behind him like a seasoned veteran, to take the second victory of his Formula Vee career and only an incident, a few corners from the flag, prevented him from repeating the performance in the second heat. Steenveld has however never raced at Midvaal and the likes of reigning National Champion Dennis Johns (No1 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2), triple National Champion Alan Holm (No4 Lasersprint Office Direct Rhema 2), Jaco Schriks (No7 Lasersprint Rhema 2), Trevor Bland (No5 Rhema 2) and fifteen year old newcomer, Chad Van Beurden (No55 Rhema 2), will all be trying their best, to come away with the Midvaal victory.

Not far behind the top six, the other development driver, Zaahir Essa (No71 NLDTF Rhema 1) and Symm Grobler (No8 Auto Mecca Rhema 2) will be hoping to stay in touch and pick up the pieces, if the front bunch come unstuck. Other drivers to watch out for, include Jason Campos (No27 Carrera Sun Glasses Trojan Panel Beaters Campos Transport Rhema 2), Ben Pienaar (No101 BJ Pro Welding Rhema 2), Gareth Jackson (No13 Lasersprint Rhema 2), Jannie Geyser Jnr (No 63 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2), Paul Venter (No42 Laser), Nico Blignaut (No15 Gilus IT SAP Rhema 2) Jannie Geyser Snr (No64 Geyser Attorneys Vision) and Alan Eustice (No16 Execuline Rhema 2).

Also in the field at Midvaal, should be Nicolas Tennant (No34 Tennant Life Benefits Engineering Unlimited Custom Hobbies TK09), Chandre Kruger (No24 Gilus IT SAP Sting), Henk Swanepoel (No28 Rent a Renovator Rhema1), Andre Overbeek (Omega) and Hugo Wallendorf (BJ Pro Welding Lantis), while a couple of other new drives, could be making their Formula Vee racing debuts at Midvaal as well. A day or action packed motor racing, not to be missed.

See you at Midvaal.

-credit: fvsa

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