Engen Volkswagen Cup action heading for Killarney
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25 September 2011
Killarney race track in Cape Town hosts the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship on Saturday, 1 October, for round seven of the WesBank Super Series and for the second time this season.
The single-make series has been living up to its reputation as a hard-fought national championship this year and drivers in this Volkswagen Polo Vivo-powered event can regularly be seen swapping paint, door handles and mirrors and even a few of the larger bits as well.
The previous round, which took place in East London, was a prime example of this and by the end of the race day there were several teams that were heading back to their workshops with a great deal of work that needed doing.
Devin Robertson (2 – Sparco / Big Boss Auto) continued his dominance of the 2011 championship at the East London round, claiming the most points of any of the championship contenders. Robertson has now built a commanding 66 point lead – and there is a maximum of 96 points left for the season (15 per race and two bonus points for fastest qualifying laps).
Robertson’s performance this season is going to make him nigh on impossible to catch and at this point the only racer in the field that stands even a remote chance is Kosie Weyers (3 – Engen Xtreme) who is currently in second place on the standings.
For Weyers there is the possibility of changing Robertson’s smooth fortunes this season as Killarney is his home circuit and he has shown some spectacular results there previously. This could see the Engen Volkswagen Cup competition an exciting duel between these two competitors.
It won’t be easy for Weyers however as Kelvin van der Linde (31 - Ferodo) is the third-place points holder in the championship and just 10 points behind Weyers. This means the Capetonian will have to give just as much attention to his rearview mirror as he does to his windscreen as he chases Robertson.
In the Masters category Lee Thompson (M30 – Ferodo Racing) will aim to improve his 62 point lead over Graham Donker (M2 – Mini / Maxi Panelbeaters) and Brett Roach (M3 – Old Mutual). Donker’s challenge on Thompson to chip away at the leader’s points advantage could put him in the firing line from Roach. With just three points separating the second and third-placed Masters drivers the race meeting will be a tense affair.
The Masters competitors are not part of the national championship but the competition between these racers is no less intense than for the younger entrants. With no separation between the two groups of drivers this single-make series has
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