Much has been written in the past about off road racing being a family affair with brothers, husbands and wives, fathers and sons and nephews competing in the Absa Off Road Championship, which is arguably the toughest category of motorsport in South Africa.
The three car Bosal / N1 4x4 Off Road Team goes one step further with a mother and father, a father and son, a husband and wife and brothers making up this close knit team.
The Moffat family is the driving force behind the team with mother and father Alex and Adeline Moffat present at all events to ensure that accommodation, catering, babysitting and pit arrangements are well taken care of for their brood, which consists of sons Mark and Stuart Moffat who race the Class D Land Rover and daughter Tracey who is married to Marius van Vuuren for whom she co-drives in the Class E Bosal / N1 4x4 Toyota Hilux.
Father and son Cliff and Louis Weichelt are close friends of the Moffat clan and compete in the Class D Bosal / N1 4x4 Toyota Hilux.
“We are a close-knit family and have been involved in off road racing for over 18-years,” said Mark Moffat. “Stuart, Marius and I first raced off road motorcycles in the early 80’s, which was when Marius met Tracey, and then switched to cars in 1999.”
“Having the entire family, which includes 12-month old Tamara van Vuuren, together at events such as the Sun City 400 is wonderful and we invariably camp together, which adds to the close relationship we have within the team.”
The Bosal / N1 4x4 Off Road Team has been hard at work developing the two Toyota Hiluxes, which made their debut on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400 and are hoping to bring all three vehicles home in one piece on the Sun City 400 (July 23 and 24).
Original article from Car