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Polo Cup action yields youthful champion

06.11.2014

SHELDON van der Linde became the youngest champion ever in the Engen Volkswagen Cup this past Saturday. The 15-year-old put in a dominant performance at Zwartkops Raceway, which was the scene for the final round of the Super Series.

At 15, Sheldon is a year younger than his brother Kelvin was, when Kelvin won the title in this series two years ago – and is also the youngest national saloon car racing champion in South African history.

RACE RESULTS:

RACE ONE:

  1. Sheldon van der Linde (16 – Ferodo Racing)
  2. Mathew Hodges (M3 – ITR Africa / 959 Panelbeaters)
  3. Tasmin Pepper (31 - PG Glass / Suburban Panelbeaters)

RACE TWO:

  1. Sheldon van der Linde (16 – Ferodo Racing)
  2. Shaun La Reservée (7 – Alpine Motors / Compendium Insurance)
  3. Tasmin Pepper (31 - PG Glass / Suburban Panelbeaters)

OVERALL:

  1. Sheldon van der Linde (16 – Ferodo Racing)
  2. Shaun La Reservée (7 – Alpine Motors / Compendium Insurance)
  3. Mathew Hodges (M3 – ITR Africa / 959 Panelbeaters)

The 2014 National Bridgestone Production Car Championship also came to a conclusion at Zwartkops Raceway with great racing in Class A between the three teams, which included the Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattros, Alcohol Killer BMW M Performance Parts 335i’s and the Audi Sasol Racing team.

Johan Fourie wrapped up his third Class A Bridgestone Production Car Championship and ADF Motorsport’s second title in the premier division of national production car racing, with a champion performance in his 335i in the first race of the day. Gennaro Bonafede took victory in the second race of the day and cemented Audi’s manufacturer title for the season.

In the Class T battle, Michael van Rooyen took his Williams Hunt Chevrolet to a victory in Race One with Gary Formato in second in the Ford Racing Focus ST, while Lee Thompson moved up to third in the Castrol MINI. In Race Two, Formato managed to stay in from a charging Charl Smalberger  in his  Tyremart Golf GTI with Van Rooyen  claiming third position in the end.

 Class A overall points:

1.)    Johan Fourie (Alcohol Killer BMW 335i) 210

2.)    Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi S4) 190

3.)    Gennaro Bonafede (Sasolracing Audi S4)   151

Class T overall points:

1.)    Graeme Nathan (VW Genuine Parts Golf GTI)      202

2.)    Gary Formato (Ford Racing Focus ST)                   172

3.)    Michael van Rooyen (Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze) 140.

Article written by Autodealer
06.11.2014
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