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Generating a positive atmosphere on Saturday, 4 September 2021, the Newcastle Oval Track plaid host to 60 racers, all making their way to the Northern KwaZulu-Natal raceway for the second leg of the 4 Province Dirt Showdown.
Jumping into the day’s events and stating who was in attendance, Newcastle Oval Track’s Zaakira Khan explains that the event involved Newcastle Raceway, Platinum Raceway Rustenberg, Kroonstad Raceway, Loskop Raceway, and Ellisras Raceway.
Going on to say that the 4 Province Dirt Showdown initially began in June, with the first leg of the high-speed showdown taking place in Loskop.
“The event was focused on building motorsport up again, after how it was impacted by the lockdown. The clubs are struggling financially, and this initiative saw the clubs unite, helping each other uplift the sport,” states Zaakira.
Secondly, with motorsport known for its camaraderie, the event focused on motivating racers and resurrecting the sport.
Spectators rallied to soak up the action, enjoying a full line-up consisting of quads, stock rods, 1660 modified, 2 litres modified, Hotrods, Heavy Metal and Flexi V8 categories.
Following a successful event and great day at the track, here are the winners of the second leg of the 4 Province Dirt Showdowns:
- First place: Brenden James of Newcastle
- Second place: Dylan Stander from Midcity
- Third place: Cabous Bezuidenhout of Newcastle
- First place: Theoniel Bornman of Newcastle
- Second place: Kevin Minnie of Loskop
- Third place: Freddie Myburgh from Rustenburg
- First place: Charlie Rothman from Loskop
- Second place: Francois Engelbrecht from Loskop
- Third place: Leeroy Hoffman from Kroonstad
- First place: Nols van der Berg of Kroonstad
- Second place: JJ De Almeida from Loskop
- Third place: Juan Prinsloo of Rustenburg
- First place: Albert vd Westhuizen from Rustenburg
- Second place: Marius Kruger of Rustenburg
- Third place: Brandon Kruger from Kroonstad
- First place: Marcel Beeslaar of Newcastle
- Second place: Marcus Beeslaar from Newcastle
- First place: Charlie Rothman of Loskop
- Second place: Albert vd Westhuizen from Rustenburg
- Third Place: Zander Minnie of Rustenburg
Concluding the Newcastle Raceway Club notes, “We would like to thank all our visiting competitors for their support, as well as all those involved in making this a successful day.”
The local club is now looking forward to the third leg of the 4 Province Dirt Showdown, set to take place on 25 September 2021 in Kroonstad.
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