EVENT: POWERSERIES ROUND 4
RELEASE | Posted: 09 June 2014
fourth round of the Power Series at Killarney on Saturday includes
an unusual entry from Bellville’s national champion Kosie
Weyers in a bottom of the range class C Golf 1 in the Jive VW
GTi Challenge, that is certain to increase the attraction of this
exciting category, regardless of the weather conditions.
But while Weyers will bring the best out of class C drivers like
Paul Simon and Craig du Toit at the lower end of the field, the
headline class A battle between Nian du Toit, Christopher Swart
and Durbanville star Stiaan Kriel, could be even closer.
With the Midas magicians having had time to recover from the chaos
that characterized the first Clubman race during the third round
of the title chase, it’s going to be a case of “Deutschland
Uber Alles,” at the head of the field.
In this one, Andre Johnson’s A4 Audi turbo is likely to
be the target, as Danie van Niekerk (BMW 325), Ebrahim Levy (BMW
M3) and Shando Hendricks (Golf GTi) take up the chase. There should
be more variety behind them where Wayne Wilson’s rare Nissan
Maxima and Ernie “Lightning” Leite (VW Caddy pickup),
are the favoured drivers in classes B and C.
The return of the brutal Masters V8’s after they missed
the previous round, is going to be a welcome feature of the meeting.
And with joint top scoring Craig Jarvis currently competing in
Europe, Marcel Angel will be able to move out on his own providing
he can deal with former titleholder Fabio Tafani and Knysna’s
Jaguar Hill Climb hero Charles Arton.
A turnabout in class A of the Big Foot Express Sports and GT category
as we go to press, sees Dawie Joubert’s GT3 Cup as the sole
defender of the Porsche faith while he prepares to take on a pair
of threatening Junos in the hands of Francis Carruthers and Steve
Veteran Louis de Jager (Lola T212) and Dave Alhadeff (Panos Esperante)
are likely to dispute class B, while Paul Beachy Head’s
impressive R8 Audi is going to be a welcome addition in class
C. Watch out for Brad Wadeley, Gareth Easom and Craig Nunns in
the Gold, Silver and Bronze classes of the one make Makita Supercar
Finally, Eric van der Merwe (Porsche 944 turbo) and Ray Cooper
(Ford Escort GT) are expected to lead the challenge for overall
and Index of Performance honours in the Charl Electriclal Eng.
Fine Car contest. The first of the 16 races on the programme is
due off after the final practice and qualifying sessions, at 10.00.