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.
In the 50cc class John Henri Vaughan bagged 3 out of 3 and looks set to capture the club title. All eyes were on the emerging talent of Lucca Maynardt and Neil van der Vyver – our prediction is a SA title from one of these in the next year or two.
Neil Van der Vyver – future champ -
In the 65cc class, Ethan Coleman once again came out tops and has stamped his authority on this class. Second was Ike Klaassen and third place went to Sebastian Wood. Krige Van der Merwe and Kyle Bremer had their first go in the 65cc class and coped well, despite the tough track conditions as the day progressed.
In Heat 1 of the 85cc junior class, Justin Sangster demolished the opposition but had to retire in the penultimate lap due to a rear puncture and had to settle for 4 th place. The surprise of the day came in heat 2 where Max Ledgerwood held off Calum Marriott for the entire race to take second place behind Sangster. This was a brilliant ride from these two young 85cc riders.
Calum Marriott and Max Ledgerwood rode the race of their lives in Heat 2
In the pro-
In the 125cc high school class a titanic battle raged on as less than a second separated the first 4 riders. Luke Du Toit, 101, has really come to the fore. Matt van Galen who was tipped to win this one was unable to secure a win in either heat. Conor Fletcher ended top of the box, Luke Du Toit was second and Matt van Galen third. Brad Sullivan was very close behind – this young man has been putting in lots of practise time at the new track and has improved substantially in the last 3 months. This class has really grown this year and looks set to produce some brilliant future MX 2 riders.
Bradley Sullivan tackling the back section at Killarney MX track
In an extremely well supported stream 2 class it was Thinus Coetzee who came out tops, second was Nian Du Toit and third place went to James Rodger. Many battles were right to the finish line and the riders had great fun.
In stream 1a, Anthony Raynard destroyed the opposition and is looking good ahead of the supercross competition this weekend. Dylan Donald, who is also taking part in the supercross, earned a worthy second place and in third was Dylan Stokes. Kevin Cassie was stuck to the rear end of Stokes in both heats – watch out for this fellow next year!!
Dylan Donald – crowd pleaser – gets up close with the spectators
In stream 1b Tristan Tavares, the French rider racing on a 250cc machine for the first time, took first position, followed by an entertaining Nico Coetzee, with the last spot on the podium going to Brian Carstens.
Despite riding with a broken finger, Nico Coetzee entertained the spectators
The VMX guys must earn the chairman’s award for their contribution – what a great bunch of guys and what tremendous sportsmen. They had so much fun out there and certainly relished the opportunity to showcase their vintage machines. Come on guys – you must get more of your mates to join us for the final round of the club championship which will be held on the 22 November. Marco De Nobrega came out tops, second was Dirtrider’s Ferdi Van der Merwe and third place went to Firewerx rider, Adam Rodger.
Marco de Nobrega rails the Wall of Death
A further date to remember is the All Bike Day on the 16 December where we will join the WPMC in promoting two wheels. There will be a few new classes added to the program – all to promote the sport of MX in the Cape.
27 October 2014