2017 SA MX National Round 1 – Rover MX, Port Elizabeth

18 February, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

GAC Laser – Ace Sports Racing

Round 1 of the SA National Motocross Championship held at Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 18th February 2017.

The 2017 SA National Championship kicked off in PE last weekend. We had a fantastic pit area but had a long day of strong winds and a difficult, sandy track.

Neil van der Vyver - 50cc (#1)

Our champ started the year off in great form, winning both his heats to take the lead in 2017.

Josh De Hutton – 85cc (#40)

Josh had a very good first heat to finish 9th and in the second heat he got a 12th place for a very decent 10th place overall.

Luke Du Toit – MX 2 (#20)

Luke did not have a good day in the sand. PE is known to be our most difficult track because of the thick sand and Luke had a few falls which cost him a few positions but he will be ready to improve in the rest.

Keegan Barnard – Senior Support (#38)

Being in matric Keegan was not planning to do Nationals so we entered him into the Snr Support class which we unfortunately thought had a bit more competition. Keegan got caught in a crash on the first corner and was stone last. He got up and chased through the pack to win both heats. Next event MX 2 class.

Adrian De Hutton – MX 3 over 35’s (#7)

Adrian had a fun day in the sand and finished 2nd overall in his age group (45 49) so not bad at all.

Anthony Raynard – MX 1 / MX 2 (#23)

Anthony had four consistent heat races and always in the top of the pack, scoring good points going into the next round which is our home track and where Anthony is sure to take maximum points. MX1 - 4th overall & MX2 - 3rd overall.

Thank you very much to GAC Laser, Ace Sports and all our supporters for all their fantastic support, it is really appreciated.

Our next event will be Round 2 of the Zone 7 Club / Regional Championship in Cape Town on 4th March. Feel free to pop in and meet the team.

 

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