WhatAlert Engine Parts GTi Challenge Round 3 Preview
WhereKillarney International Raceway
WhenSaturday 4 June 2022
CommunityWestern Cape Regional

Expect Great Alert GTi Challenge Action on Saturday

The Alert Engine Parts GTi Challenge is ready to thrill Killarney on Saturday 4 June. That's no understatement if the Challenge action at the Cape Town racetrack over the opening three rounds is anything to go by. It’s also been a short turnaround since the last race meeting to add to the edge, not to mention tight championship tussles in all the classes.

Just four points separate old rivals, Jurie Swart's Summit Racing machine and Automan’s Marco Busi’s in the all-Polo 6R Class A and overall title race. Swart arrives fresh off a national Polo Cup victory in PE, so he has to be on the front foot, but Busi is always ready. ITT lad Colin Meder sits third, with Summit Racing's Nathan Victor, Unlimited Auto lad Kai van Zyl, Mint Wraps racer Jason Coetzee and Dillon Joubert’s TAC Steel Polos all over him like a rash. The luckless Charl Visser’s Charl Electric Polo, Class C graduate Raaziegh Harris and Jano van der Westhuizen will want better weekends too. 

It’s even closer in Class B. Multiple champion Eden Thompson and his Somerset Refrigeration Polo and 15-year old multiple SA karting champion Tate Bishop’s Angri Jetta 2 CLI sit tied on points. Eden missed the second race with engine trouble last time and he's out to re-establish his advantage. All Tate ever wants to do, is win. Another young gun Kyle Wiltshire hopes his Summit Polo will run well enough to put one over both of them. He tops a three way fight for third in Class B with consistent duo, Ian Kapp’s Hydracor Polo and Marc Thompson. Also watch for Brent van der Schyff’s Polo, Steven Vermaak, Grant Cloete and Daniel Sandenbergh's Golfs and Wayne Field’s Jetta here.

Chase Herholdt found his feet to dominate the last all Golf 1 GTi Class C races aboard his Unlimited Auto car last time out. John-Henri Vaughan, debut winner two rounds back, Dylan van Eden and young gun Schalk Geldenhuys’ G+A machine will want to, well, not Chase Herholdt this weekend. Also keep an eye out for the the likes of Summit Racing’s Seth van den Abeele, Veldt Reared lad Matthew Rowe, and brother Ryan van Eden and rookies Mohammed Khalpey, Jade Lynch and Sulaiman Effendi this weekend. Should be fireworks!

The Alert Engine Parts WP GTi Challenge races as part of a full Killarney Power Series bill on Saturday 4 June. Judging by the action at the last few meetings, the racing should be brilliant across the board. Sounds like a perfect day’s entertainment!


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