The Ultimate Superbike Challenge was a fantastic event by current SA standards, even the weather was at its best. The Friday practice gave the competitors an insight into the track conditions for Saturday. It was very hot with crystal clear blue skies. I can remember coming to the Phakisa Motocross circuit and was really amazed by the fact that Welkom has very few traffic lights, but plenty of traffic circles and a very cool neat town
Message from the WOMZA Team
What a privilege and honour for WOMZA to be involved with Inex Legend Racing SA, a huge thank you, goes to Kevin Hepburn who introduced, Legends to SA, somewhat 3 years. Purely believing in his product and through good governance and management, Kevin has made a huge success.
For a second year in row, Kevin and his team, are representing South Africa at the World Finals – what a true honour for our local South Africans to compete and be exposed to this prestigious event, participants enter from all over the world – Inex Legend Racing has +-
Wishing Kevin & Team, competitors, Franco, Devon, Willie and Lonika, the very best in the championships and not forgetting the families of these competitors who have made this equally possible – thank you!
Message from Legend Racing SA
Local Legend Racing SA, the season is drawing to close, but not for some this will not be the last time they take to the tar-
INEX Legends South Africa has at least one driver competing in each of the four legends categories namely Pro, Semi-
Newly crowned 2014 V8 supercars champion Franco Di Matteo will be challenging for world honours in the masters division whilst reigning SA legends champion Devin Robertson will fly the SA flag in the Pro division. Robertson’s local team mate Willie Erasmus will be looking to improve on a great 6th place at last year’s world final in the semi-
INEX SA promoter Kevin Hepburn has been in the US ahead of the event for a week already prepping the SA cars to make sure our guys and gal has the best possible chance of bringing home the big trophies. INEX SA and Liqui Moly SA wish them the very best.
To all the participants of the WOMZA national championships this year, thank you, you have all contributed to yet another historical year for WOMZA.
Congratulations to all our 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd position holders, may you carry your numbers proudly.
Our championships no doubt has seen some exceptional racing, with each and every class that participated, being so competitive, leaving the podium places open to anyone competitor on the grids.
To our competitors who travelled to both dirt and tar events, irrespective of your positions, this is what we call having the Oval Track Racing spirit, makes us feel exceptionally proud.
With the oval season rounding up their championships at various circuits our young Kids In Racing SA are making the press headlines around SA. With the resent WOMZA SA Nationals held in Richards Bay, Kids In Racing SA racing drivers raced the 2nd SA Nationals and another new SA champion was crowned in the Ninja Class.
Fourth and final round of the Japan Auto Drift series was wrapped up for the 2014 season at The Rock Raceway. Drifters all made their way to the circuit to fight it out for the last chance to gain those crucial finals points. With only a hand full of points between the 1st 2 places "Crazy Monkey's" Larry Smith and team mate "The Wall Runner" Hannes Frans the scene was set for an epic drift battle for sure. Smith was under the gun from the get go as work commitments added the pressure and meant that Smith had to depart shortly after the event to fly to Cape Town.
The Cape Town MX club hosted another very successful race at the Killarney race track on Saturday. This event included a VMX class in the race program. What a pleasure to watch these guys in action and of course the old bikes turned many heads. With over 60 entries, each class had a good 12 riders and racing was intense in all classes.
Building on the success of the 2013 competition, the WOMZA Inter-
The race administration, logistics and operations were world class, and together with the awesome MX talent, the event was simply BRILLIANT. Entries exceeded the 250 of last year and many more sponsors came on board.
Killarney, which is the home of motorsport in the Western Cape, last hosted a MX race in February 2009. Although much still needs to be done to rehabilitate the facility, the track was great. We have never seen so many "old motocrossers" at any of our previous races. They were not disappointed as all of the CTMX top riders treated them to some brilliant displays of skill and courage. Dean Hoffman designed a new track and although somewhat short, it was enough for the riders to have some awesome fun. There were NO injuries, which is an indication that the track is safe. Killarney is now the CTMX home base and with an aggressive rehabilitation plan in place, the club will bid to host the WOMZA 2015 Cape Town national there
Terra Topia put together a great regional on a moment’s notice. The track looked great and despite the dry wind, they managed to keep the dust a bay. A few changes were made to the track to make it more technical and the lap times were a little longer than normal, but made for great racing.
Being the final round of the series it is always expected to be low numbers, but this event still managed to attract 124 riders.