Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 1 - Midvaal - 2018-02-17 - Race Report

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 1 – Midvaal Raceway – 2018-02-17

One of Gauteng’s most exciting and popular regional racing categories, the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series got their 2018 season underway on Saturday, February 17. A grid of over 30 cars took part in the Midvaal Raceway season opener which formed part of the EV Dynamics Inland Championship on the day. Sporting some new entrants, the atmosphere was electric as everyone settled in to kick off their championship campaign. Qualifying Julian Fameliaris (Afrivalve E36 328i Turbo) took pole position during…

Stiaan Kriel leading the pack during the opening race in his Pozidrive/Kalex Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Full house of points for dominant Kriel at Midvaal

Stiaan Kriel started his 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge campaign by taking home every point on offer at the opening round at Midvaal Raceway. His clean sweep on Saturday, February 17 may have looked like a walk in the park, but had it not been for some hard work leading up to the event the Pozidrive/Kalex Volkswagen Polo might not have made the grid at all. Up to the final week of January, the 2017 Class A runner-up was still putting…

Julian Fameliaris leading the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series field - Picture by RacePics.co.za

The first round of the EV Dynamics Inland Championship draws competitors and spectators alike, and sets the bar pretty high for the season ahead

Midvaal Raceway hosted the first round of this year’s EV Dynamics Inland Championship on Saturday 17 February and 19 races spread over 9 different categories kept a large crowd entertained throughout the Amtec Raceday. The opening round of the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series played off at the Midvaal Raceway outside Vereeniging the past weekend. Over 30 cars would enter the first round of this popular one-make series and boast with 6 newcomers for this season. Most of them wearing…

Quinton Needham was one of the start performers at Midvaal Raceway in his MotorMart Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

MotorMart’s Dangor delivers solid show at Midvaal Challenge

Mohamed Dangor showed good pace during the opening round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge while narrowly missing out on a third place trophy. The team owner and title sponsor of the series found himself in the middle of some good tussles on the Saturday, February 17 race day held at Midvaal Raceway. Friday’s practice day saw Dangor posting a series of fast laps while fine-tuning his Volkswagen Polo’s setup during the three sessions. The lack of official timing available…

Quinton Needham was one of the start performers at Midvaal Raceway in his MotorMart Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Needham secures MotorMart’s maiden podium at Midvaal

Quinton Needham delivered a strong performance during the opening round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge to take the newly established MotorMart Racing Team’s first podium finish. The Saturday, February 17 race day saw him delivering one of the star performances of the day in the highly competitive Class A. Needham arrived at Midvaal Raceway on Friday’s practice day determined to shake off his bout of bad luck which severely hampered his 2017 campaign. Things however did not get off…