Brett Garland leads the charge to the first corner - Picture by Paul Bedford

Close racing at Midvaal for autoBarn SuperHatch

Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) emerged as the overall winner at the fourth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship, held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 2 June. Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) won class B with Almero van Eck (Burris Polo) topping class C. In the opening race Brett Garland (autObarn / Total / Sabat Honda Civic), who set the quickest time in the morning qualifying session, was the early leader, but once his…

Brett Garland and Jonathan du Toit ran side-by-side for much of the opening race - Picture by Paul Bedford

Hard fought autObarn SuperHatch win for du Toit at Zwartkops

Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) had to fight hard for his overall win at the second round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship at Zwartkops on Saturday, 17 March. While du Toit didn’t have things all his own way in class A, Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) had a far easier path to the class B win as did Almero van Eck (Nosler VW Polo) in class C. A very wet qualifying saw du Toit…

Will Jonathan du Toit be able to get the better of Brett Garland? - Picture by Paul Bedford

autObarn SuperHatch heads for Zwartkops

Saturday, 17 March sees a large contingent of autObarn SuperHatch competitors head for Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria for the second round of their 2018 championship. Around 30 competitors, spread across the three classes that make up the autObarn SuperHatch championship, are expected to line up on the grid at the St Patrick’s Day race meeting. As is to be expected after the opening round at Midvaal Raceway, there is no clear leader at the top of the overall standings…

autObarn SuperHatch Race Report - 12 August 2017

autObarn SuperHatch Race Report – 12 August 2017 – SASOL Race Day @ Zwartkops Raceway

The 6th round of the autObarn SuperHatch Championship was held at a sunny Zwartkops Raceway as part of the Sasol Race Day. With the championship battle heating up, all the usual suspects were in attendance and ready to give it all. We also saw two new competitors entering the field – Nathan Lizemore made his debut in a VW Golf, and John Lange brought his beautiful Fiesta ST that he bought only the week before as a road-legal car. Qualifying…

SuperHatch Annual Phakisa 200km - 22 July 2017

autObarn SuperHatch Annual Phakisa 200km – 22 July 2017

The fifth round of the 2017 SuperHatch Championship saw the competitors making the journey to the daunting Phakisa Racetrack outside Welkom. With many drivers opting to go with a co-driver for the event, it was shaping up to be an interesting event where a fine balance needs to be found between pace and strategy. What also became a big point to consider was tyre wear, as the abrasive surface caused many a tyre to die an agonising death in Friday’s…