National Super Series racing action at Aldo Scribante Raceway

Michael Stephen fights for track position through turn one at Killarney.

Aldo Scribante Raceway hosts round three of the Super Series on Saturday, 3 May. The event will see competition in the national Bridgestone Production Cars, Engen Volkswagen Cup and Midas South African Single Seaters.

These categories will be backed by the Eastern Province Regional Saloons and the Dunlop Eastern Cape Historic Series.

Taking to the starting grid in the national classes, four of the city’s national competitors will be flying the flag for the locals – two of which are championship leaders in their categories.

Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme) leads the Bridgestone Production Car Championship in his Audi S4 quattro while Daniel Rowe (11 – Ferodo Racing) is the Engen Volkswagen Cup Championship frontrunner.

This will be the first outing for Simon Moss (A38 – Engen Xtreme) in his Audi S4 quattro in front of his home crowd. Moss is following in the footsteps of his Touring Car champion father, Terry Moss, and is in his first season with rounds at Zwartkops and Killarney in his rearview mirror.

In class T of the Bridgestone Production Cars, NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Mechatronics student Charl Smalberger (T15 – Tyremart / Sabertek) will campaign his Volkswagen Golf GTI in this high-speed, hard-charging category.

Spectators can look forward to some serious battles in these categories, with the big fight up front of the production cars taking place between the Audis and BMWs – and the GTIs, Minis and Focus ST cars in Class T.

The Midas South African Single Seaters (SASS) will bring their open-wheel racing action to the city as the chase for points continues. Here fans can look forward to some dramatic moments as Robert Wolk (1 – Midas / Chemical Logistics / ATE) fights to defend his title against the current Formula Volkswagen series leader Nicholas van Weely (87 – Anglorand). Added to the mix is Wesleigh Orr (130 – Hollard) who will compete in this series for the second time this season.

Both class A and B of the Midas Formula 1600 championships will continue with the drivers fighting to dominate their classes. Scott Temple (3 – Investchem) and Keegan Campos (2 – Hollard) are the top two class A racers and are separated by just four points. In class B Rick Morris (8 – Investchem) and Ian Schofield (9 – Investchem) lead the points board.

The EP Regional Saloons will contest the fourth round of their championship during this round of the Super Series. Currently the overall lead racer is Natius Geyser (111) in his C-class BMW. Behind Geyser, Staci Allan (23) and her VW Citi Golf and Marais Ellis (36) is third. The frontrunners on points in the local championship are all in class C.

The Dunlop Eastern Cape Historic Series will contest round two for their racers. Overall standings thus far show Graham Lessing (67) is leading with his Green Park Lodge Ford Cortina. Competitors who can threaten his hold on the lead include Rane Berry (88) with his Goodwrench Datsun Skyline and Quentin Lessing (74) with his Jevons Tyres Ford Anglia. A provisional entry list shows that the grid will see more than 20 starters on the day – with a majority of cars dating back to the 70s.

Qualifying on race day sees the racers on track from 08:00. The racing gets underway at 10:30 with the regional saloons and each of the categories will contest two races on the day. The final race of the day gets underway at 16:00.

Entry to the event is R100 per person and more information is available from Sparky at tel 082 340 0396.

Author: Morné Condon

Automotive journalist in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, following new models, old cars, car clubs and motorsport. My interests are not restricted to the automotive environment, although this is where I am mostly to be found.

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