Rising stars take 4x4 Mega World 200
information supplied by: Northern Regions Cross Country Exco
01 September 2012
RISING STARS TAKE 4X4 MEGA WORLD REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WIN
Brakpan, Saturday – A pair of teenage rising stars today scored a maiden victory in the Northern Region Off Road Championship when they won the 4x4 Mega World 200 which ended at Carnival City today.
Adriaan Roets and Sean van Staden, in the KEC BAT, romped to the Special Vehicle overall win and also took the honours in Class P. Roets is the son of well known off road personality Adri with van Staden the son of national championship contender Johan.
The two youngsters, in only their second race together, finished around three minutes clear of the vastly more experienced Francois Conradie and Andrew van der Westhuizen in an early spec BAT, with the regional event run in conjunction with round six of the Absa Off Road Championship. In a close finish Conradie and van der Westhuizen were only 13 seconds clear of veteran Giel Nel, a former national champion, and Johan de Klerk, in the Portable Shade Zarco Truggy.
Fourth overall and still unbeaten in Class B were the Benoni based father and son pair of Tony and Michael Gouveia in the Gearbox Services BAT. The Gouveias were well clear of veteran Wolf-Peter Pfumfei, in the home built WPP singleseater, who was 43 seconds clear of Johan Steyn and Saun van der Berg in a Zarco.
On the Production Vehicle front there were no finishers in Class D with Class E turning into a family affair between brothers Ian and Gene Boshoff. Ian Boshoff and Mia van Wyk eventually took their second win in a row - by just eight seconds – ahead of Gene Boshoff and Lotter Klein with both crews out in Toyota Hilux entries.
Third in Class E were Carl and Cailo Labuschagne who were nearly an hour in arrears in a Ford. An early clutch problem sidelined Mike Fine and Dewald Hattingh in the 4x4 Mega World Toyota Hilux.
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