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CAPE MAX CLIMAX

DD2The Western Province Rotax Max Challenge karting championship is set for a gripping climax at Killarney Saturday 5 October with all champions still to be crowned and in some cases, the chases appear destined to go down to the last corners of this weekend’s final heats…

The drama is particularly high in the premier DD2 gearbox class, where Dino Stermin overcame a difficult start to his season to haul Jason Coetzee in the championship chase and while championship positions remained unclear due to MSA deliberations at the time of writing, it is mighty close between those two at the top of the log. Add Sebastian Boyd, Jonathan Thomas, Jarryd Evans and Waldo De Wet riding interference and it's going to get rather interesting, never mind the over-30 Masters race within a race between Conor Hughes, Roy Gruer, Marco Viegas, and Harry Georgiou.

There is no doubt surrounding the rest of the classes however, starting in Senior Max, where Charl Visser has bounced back to lead Kai van Zijl by just 15 points, with Simon Simpson-Heath and Storm Lanfear ready to pick up the pieces, while newcomers Tristan Reddy and Dylan Dawes will be looking to make an impression.

JuniorIt’s however a formality for Troy Dolinschek to wrap up the high school Junior Max title — all he needs do is start Saturday’s three races to wrap it up, but he will surely be out to stamp authority. There is a decent dice for second between Kyle Visser and Tate Bishop, while Storm Lanfear, Kyle and Andre le Riche and Thaqib Meyer will be keen to make an impression.

In the primary school classes, it’s close between Ethan Stier and Jason Macbeath in under-13 Mini Max, where Valentino Hoffman is the danger man as he arrives ready to score points in all three heats, while his rivals must all drop their best results. Do not ignore Mischa Williams and Paul Malcolm tied on points in fourth, or Ethan Deacon among these guys, either.

MicroThird generation racer Reza Levy arrives at Killarney in a strong position in under-11 Micro Max, but Reese Koorzen and Joshua Smit will be out to stop him, while Ethan Deacon has improved steadily all season and Micro newcomers Jordon Wadeley, Eric Norman, Yusuf Parker and Sabelo Ntuli could all surprise.

BambinoRayan Karriem is looking good in the baby Bambino title chase, but he has a buzzing pack of kids including Luan Mostert and racing rookies Jordon Wadeley, winner last time out, Kai van Rensburg, Nikolas Louw, Siyabonga Ntuli, Michael Danks, Rebecca Wadeley, Riley Stier and John Norman chasing him down among an ever growing grid of brand new Cape racing talent.

Jordan brothers Jared and Michael and Sean le Riche will fight it out in the Cape Clubmans.

The Killarney Kart Track is on the infield of the main circuit with good food and refreshments available, informative commentary; a cool atmosphere in the pits and great racing on track.