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.
THE NEW TRACK PROVIDES RIDERS WITH OPTIONS AND PASSING OPPORTUNITIES
In the 50cc Pro class there were no surprises, as John Henri Vaughan took 3 out of 3 to win the day. John Henri, after 5 long years, looks set to capture his first ever club championship this year. Krige Van Der Merwe took second and Kyle Bremer occupied the final spot on the box. The emerging talent were the ones who captured the attention of the spectators. In the 50cc junior class Neil van der Vyver dominated, but little Reinier Van der Merwe showed some great determination. Liam Lambert although only 7, entered the pro class and was only 1 second off Vaughan in practice.
In the 65cc class Ethan Coleman literally smashed the opposition and even the talented Ike Klaassen had no answer for the ‘in form’ Coleman. Klaassen was second and Josh De Hutton took third. I n heat 2 Coleman latched onto the back wheel of his big mate Justin Sangster (who was on an 85cc) and would not let go!! Look out for this young man in 2015 when he mounts his Husky.
In the 85cc class Justin Sangster won the day, with his team mate Calum Marriott, in second and Max Ledgerwood in third. Sangster no longer looks comfortable on the small wheels and will in all likelihood ride Pro Mini next year. Marriott has only recently mounted the Kawasaki 85 and is slowly getting to grips with the power of the bigger bike.
In the pro mini class, a resurgent Jason Du Toit ended in top slot as he won both heats. Justin Sangster took second place with Brett Roberts in third spot. Brett has improved substantially since March and we are expecting much bigger and better things from this young lad.
In the Kamikaze class, (125cc) it was Luke Du Toit who won the day, second was Conor Fletcher and in third place was Matt van Galen. Bo-
MATT VAN GALEN AND LUKE DU TOIT COME TOGETHER JUST OFF THE ‘WALL OF DEATH’
In stream 2, Thinus Coetzee checked out and ended way ahead of Nian Du Toit. Third place went to Mark Guy. In stream 1 (b), Nico Coetzee beat Kevin Sangster by a half a bike length to take first. Third place went to James Coetzer.
THE 125CC CLASS LINES UP – ALL READY FOR HEAT 2 AT THE CTMX CLUB RACE AT KILLARNEY
In stream 1(a) we were treated to some brilliant racing. Heat 1 saw Caleb Tennant pull through ahead on Anthony Raynard. In heat 2 it was again Tennant who dominated, but after 16 minutes up front, his wrist weakened and he had to concede the lead to Raynard, who won the day. Hats off to these two riders – they were in a class of their own. They lapped right up to third place, which went to Dylan Stokes.
The next club race will take place at Killarney on 25 October.
21 September 2014