Carnival City: Northern regions event summary

COMFORTABLE VICTORIES IN NORTHERN REGIONS OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP There were some comfortable victories for frontrunners in both the Special and Production Vehicle categories at round seven of the Northern regions Off Road Championship at Carnival...

COMFORTABLE VICTORIES IN NORTHERN REGIONS OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP

There were some comfortable victories for frontrunners in both the Special and Production Vehicle categories at round seven of the Northern regions Off Road Championship at Carnival City over the weekend.

The event was run in conjunction with the 4x4 Mega World 400 as part of a project by the SA National Off Road Car Racing Association to promote off road racing at regional level. A tough and dusty 175 kilometre route proved to be a handful and crews were made to work for their results.

In the Special Vehicle category the overall win went to Daniel Brookes and Adam Jewell, in a BAT, who had almost five minutes to spare over veteran former national champion Giel Nel and Jaco Jonck in the Zarco Truggy. Third were Marius and Jolinda Fourie who were another three and a half minutes in arrears.

The Class B honours went to Nel and Jonck ahead of Johan de Klerk and Willem Pretorius in a Zarco. Brookes and Jewell dominated Class P ahead of the Fourie's and Coetzee Labuscagne and daughter Sandra in another Zarco.

On the Production Vehicle front the overall win went to Gene Boshoff and Lotter Klein, in a Toyota Hilux, who had a more than comfortable 13 minute cushion over Jack and Sarel Oosthuizen in a Land Rover. Third were Ian Boshoff and Douw Grobler in another Toyota Hilux.

The Oosthuizen's took Class D ahead of Kobus Kruger and Kobus Swanepoel, in a Toyota Hilux, with Class E going to Boshoff and Klein ahead of Boshoff and Grobler. Third were Chris and Anneline van Jaarsveld in a Ford Ranger.

The Challenge Class was won by Dana van der Walt and Peter Stallenberg, in a Toyota, ahead of Jan Roos and Sonja van der Walt in a Jeep. The final round of the championship will be run in conjunction with the RFS Magalies 400 on November 20.

-source: saorc

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