A well supported day of karting at iDube
The KwaZulu-Natal Kart Club celebrated midwinter with a well supported fifth iDube Rotax Kart Championships Regional round on Sunday. Bolstered by a few upcountry visitors, the top locals put in final preparations for the coming weekend’s Round 2 of The South African Kart Championships at Formula K up in Benoni.
Jozi visitor Jamie Smith trotted to a top class DD2 triple to take the day from top Masters man Jonathan Pieterse. He bounced back from a first heat issue to take second in the following two races. Nicholas Wuite and Riley Horner tussled all day with Wuite taking third overall by all of a point, ahead of Masters quartet Shane Foley, Alistair Mingay, Bev and Richard Van Heerde, with the missus taking that place on a count back following a tie on the day.
Troy Snyman put the finishing touches to his Senior Max National preparation with a dominant triple victory to take the day from Yifan Li, upcountry comeback kid, Delon Thompson, Juandre Nel, Hannah Daniel and Shrien Naidoo. Uzair Khan beat Dhivyen Naidoo in two high school Junior Max races to one to take the day, with Jonno Wilson third from Dylan Watkins, Maahir Wahab and Ndzalo Khoza.
Travis Mingay made no mistakes as he defeated a field of local and upcountry under-13 Mini Max rivals to take the triple over Harry Rowe, Matthew Chiwara, Sabelo Ntuli, Troy Pieterse and Sebastian Geldenhuys and carry KZN hopes high up to that National. Jozi visitor Rafael de Sousa took under-11 Micro Max triple over Ryan Falconer and Yashlan Chetty, and Bophelo Molatlhegi took baby Bambino honours from Teiyan Chetty, Kayden Pistauer and Adriaan Steyn.
In other action, Allan John Rice took the Max Masters triple to take the day from Alan Johnston and Robin Jeffrey, and Peter John Garbutt took all three 4 Stroke Sprint wins from Andrew and Kyle Nivison. All eyes are now firmly on that Benoni Rotax Max National this weekend before the KZN season continues with a pre-national at iDube on 3 July. Then it’s the double header third National and Rotax Max African Open there 15-17 July.