Holliday Jnr’s last two outings saw two engine failures along with a broken gearbox on his Volkswagen Polo. The reigning Class B Champion have since realigned his 2019 goals ahead of the September 20-21 race weekend which will see the last third of the season commence.
“The entire middle part of the season has really been a difficult one for us while being plagued with mechanical problems” says Holliday Jnr. We’re confident that we’ve put all of this behind us now. We’re also fortunate to have received great support and assistance from the MotorMart Racing Team in what has almost turned out into an entire car rebuild. I’d also like to thank Centworx for all the hard work that they’ve put into this campaign and their never-give-up attitude. Our goal now will be to secure second place in our class. Given how dire the situation looked over the last few rounds, that will be superb achievement come the end of the season. I’m currently trailing Jacques Smith by 12 points and will be pushing to diminish this gap.”
A recent test session at Zwartkops Raceway also saw a third engine failure which place the team’s participation in Port Elizabeth in severe doubt. “We have to thank Haupt Racing for supplying us with one of their spare units. The level of comradery in this championship is definitely unrivalled.”
The Aldo Scribante Racetrack should see all competitors on equal footing. The circuit forms part of the rotation schedule for the championship’s coastal round-per-season, but has not featured on the calendar since 2015. In the past four years, a host of competitors have acquired new cars while Hankook also became the official tyre supplier for the series. The circuit has also seen a complete resurface in 2018.
“It’s a bit of a trip into the unknown for all of us, making it quite exciting indeed. It will really come down to who’ll be getting to grips with the new conditions first.”
The weekend will see three practice sessions taking place on Friday prior to Saturday morning’s Qualifying session at 08:20. Both races will be run over a ten-lap distance around the 2.48 Km clockwise circuit and is set to start at 11:30 and 15:15
Supporters of Deon Holliday Jnr are also invited to follow his progress throughout the weekend on the RacePics.co.za Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/RacePics.co.za.
In addition, he would also like to acknowledge and thank the associate sponsors of the MotorMart VW Challenge for making this exciting category possible: Norbrake Distribution, ATE Brakes, Dicktator Engine Management Systems, Yaskawa, Pozidrive and BPM Engineering.
Story by Reynard Gelderblom on behalf of Monitor Net