The 2016 Western Cape Karting Championship explodes back into action at Killarney after a two and a half month break Saturday 21 May, with leading local racers keen to reassert their authority, as much as their rivals will be out to stop those winning ways.
Kart war
Nowhere will the action be fiercer than in the high school Rotax Junior Max 125s, where a full grid and perhaps a little unfinished business could make the action all that much sweeter. WP championship Jason Coetzee (RKT Kosmic) will be keen to extend his Cape championship advantage over national series leader Sebastian Boyd (Boyd Freight Kosmic) and the man Coetzee controversially tangled with at the Killarney national; Dario Busi (Automan Birel).
Never ignore Daniel Duminy (Kosmic) who is out to score his first Cape regional win, Andrew Rackstraw (Tony), Aidan Strydom (TurboTech CRG) and Kosmic trio JP Hamman, Sam Lockhoff and Simon Simpson-Heath (SAKRA Kosmic) among that lot and rest assured that this class will deliver extreme action in each of its three heats.
A step up to the Senior Max open 125s sees reigning SA and WP Junior Max champion Dino Stermin (Designer Trims RKT Kosmic) ready for revenge over Delano Fowler (Suprocom FA) following both drivers’ fraught weekends on the PE national, while Hylton Peters (CRG), Nicholas Jacobs (SAKRA Zanardi) Lukas Nel and Arnold du Toit will also be keen to join in that scrap. The quickest class of the day sees SA championship leader Julian van der Watt (Kosmic), former WP champion Jonathan Thomas (Partners CRG) and Tristan de Nobrega (Race Driver SA CRG) fighting for DD2 gearbox honours.
The smallest classes have long been the bastion of WP classes, with local drivers dominating the Maxterino 60cc primary school class and Joseph Oelz (Zanardi), Charl Visser (Battery Energy Zanardi) and Tate Bishop (Kosmic) set to battle for overall honours again on Saturday honours. They’ll need to keep an eye on Kai Van Zijl (CRG), Troy Dolinschek (Makita Kosmic), Jason MacBeath (Kosmic) and younger Visser brother Kyle (Battery Energy Zanardi), all of whom are knocking hard on that podium door among another packed grid.
The smallest karters is the under-8 Cadet class kids — the breeding ground of future race champions and there you can expect the likes of Joaquin de Oliveira, Reza Levy (Jive), Paul Malcolm, Reese Koorzen, Joshua Smit and Ethan Stier to be among the leading bunch. The Cape Clubmen round off the day’s action and there the lads will be desperate to break the iron grip that karting lass Isabelle Fowler has on that class with her Suprocom TonyKart. Andrew Thomas (Blake Bros Topkart), Marco Viegas, George Schwager, Jody van Rensburg and Kian van der Merwe will be among those out to stem Isabelle’s race-winning tide.
Find Killarney Raceway on Potsdam Road Killarney Gardens where the kart track is situated across the main circuit from the main pit complex where yo will find a cool atmosphere, good commentary and great grub and drinks at the clubhouse in the pits. Adult entry is R60 per adult. R20 for under-16s and under-12s are free.
See you at the Killarney karts!