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.
Syringa Park, considered the home of Moto-
During my twenty (20) years of active participation in moto-
The presence of deep grief amongst every rider and every parent was so overwhelming, that I felt lost in a forest of sorrow. For some moments in life there are no words and the South African Moto-
The official practice and qualifying sessions commenced shortly after an emotional pray from Michael Kok, “appealing to our creator that all our riders be kept safe”.
The third round of the Japan Auto Drift champs was wrapped up in a wintry fashion as 25 drifters made their way to the circuit to take on the coned gauntlet set before them by the panel of drift judges.
JUSTIN THOMPSON AT LORETTA LYNN’S – 2014
So after a very long and busy week of racing, Loretta Lynn’s 2014 is behind us. We had the most amazing time here in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee at the Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch. We learnt a lot over here and realized just how high the level of racing is over in the USA, the competition here at Loretta’s is of such a high quality.
The Rock Raceway and Kids In Racing SA makes history in Oval Track Racing.
Kids In Racing South Africa and The Rock Raceway will make history this Saturday as 22 entries will be racing in the Ninja class for the kids aged 3 – 12 years old. The youngest driver is 3 years old, young Blaine Kotze aka “Buddy” is also officially South Africa’s youngest oval track racing driver to partake in an oval event!!. Blaine will also be joined by his sister Kirsten age 5.
Ref: Justin Thompson USA campaign at Loretta Lynn’s..
On Tuesday the 22nd of July young Justin boarded a plane destined for the USA to take part in the world’s most prestigious MX event.
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For the third year in succession, WOMZA facilitated a tour to Europe. This year, 6 riders participated in the hugely popular Commercy MX Master Kids in France. Although the focus is on the junior riders, there was always the opportunity for our senior guys to race in their class. We chose 4 races – 2 regional championship rounds in Holland and 2 PROMINENT youth internationals (one in France and the other in Holland).