Woman’s Day Tuesday 9 August is an important one for local motorsport as the Zwartkops meeting ushers in a new racing era, but it’s business as usual in the Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup where Pepper Racing’s Shaun La Reservee intends to make it four wins in a row. Pepper Racing teammates Brad Benningfield and Daniel Duminy are also looking forward to continue to impress on the tight Pretoria racetrack.
Durbanite La Reservee fully intends continuing his winning ways at Zwartkops following the Alpine Volkswagen Pepper Racing Polo driver taking a race win at each of the previous three rounds. “I’m looking forward to climbing in the seat again and hoping to keep up the form from the last few meetings to try to close down the gap in the overall championship.” Shaun promised.
“Zwartkops always provides exceptionally close qualifying times and excellent racing so it’s going to be a challenge but it’s one race that I am looking forward to – especially the slipstreaming battles that this track is famous for. “Let’s do it!”
Brad Benningfield is another driver who knows Zwartkops well and enjoys racing there: “I’m extremely excited to get back into the car after East London I’m keen to bounce back,” the Rhodes journalism student confirmed. “I’m confident that we will be competitive at Zwartkops and I look forward to a great weekend.”
Fifteen-year old Ballito main circuit rookie Daniel Duminy returns to his SMD Pepper Racing Polo after missing the last round to concentrate on his national karting commitments, leaving Tasmin Pepper to drive his car. “Yay – I’m so excited for this national,” Daniel explained. “We have had quite a lot of practice at Zwartkops and we are looking for a top ten finish – my confidence is really picking up each race, so let’s go!”
“We are looking forward to racing at an important meeting on Tuesday, but we are still fully focussed on our Polo Cup commitments,” team boss Iain Pepper concluded. “Shaun is ready to make it four wins in four meetings and I am keen to see how Brad and Daniel fare at a track they both know a little better than the last few we raced at.”
Zwartkops’ Woman’s Day races will see the Engen VW Polo Cup racing alongside the new GTC Africa class for the first time on a full and varied program – what better way to spend an off-Tuesday?