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Penultimate round of the Investchem Formula Ford championship promises action

There are just two rounds of the Investchem Formula Ford championship left to run in 2016. The penultimate round for the year takes place at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. One race will take place on each day, creating a great deal more tension as the competitors have to wait for two days to see what the outcome of this round will be.

Claudio Piazza-Musso
Claudio Piazza-Musso

Heading into Kyalami, the Investchem Formula Ford championship leader is Dewald Brummer (4 – MAD Racing / Ango Trucks / Fuchs Oils) who emerged from the Cape Town event with another double-victory under his belt.

Brummer leads the championship by 18 points, still an uncomfortably small advantage thanks to the relentless pressure from Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) at every event. While Brummer won overall at the last four events, Van der Watt finished in second at the last three, making Brummer work for every single point.

The battle for third place is also still very much on-going between Dean Venter (77 – MAD Racing / Ango Trucks / Fuchs Oils) and Alex Gillespie (50 – ERP Trucking Solutions). Venter has a bit more breathing room going into round seven after Gillespie’s non-scoring first race in the Cape.

A bit more breathing room means 10 points – enough for a single race win. That is not much of a gap and the pair will be dueling throughout the Kyalami event as they fight for the strongest possible position for the final round.

In class B of the Investchem Formula Ford championship, the question is whether Ian Schofield (10 – Investchem) will repeat his Killarney performance – dominating throughout the weekend or whether one of his rivals in the category will step up for their share of the honours.

Will Donny Lamola (14 – Investchem), Allen Meyer (15 – Investchem), Andreas Petrou (17 – Investchem) or Ronald van Weely (22 – Magnificent Paint & Hardware) perhaps factor into the factor into the battle for the class B lead? The only way to find out will be to see how the Investchem Formula Ford battle plays out at Kyalami.

With just two rounds left for 2016 – and some fantastic racing have marked the preceding rounds, the penultimate event on the calendar for the Investchem Formula Ford competitors holds the promise of being one of the most exciting, and toughest of the year.

The fight between Brummer and Van der Watt is at a crucial point in the season. Venter and Gillespie have to sort things out between themselves to determine who is going to take third place and the outcome of the Kyalami meeting will be a deciding factor in the final outcome. So, who will have the most successful race weekend later this month?