Coldish Phakisa thrills the crowd

Phakisa Freeway in the chilly Free State hosted the second round of the Hankook Formula Vee National Championship on Saturday 8 June 2019. During qualifying, it was championship leader Jaco Schriks who took pole position with a laptime equalling an average speed of 139km/h around the 4,14km track. Lendl Jansen grabbed second while third and fourth went to Lushen Ramchander and Gert van den Berg. Behind them, Symm Grobler and Peter Hills slotted into fifth and sixth. There were various…

Problems at Phakisa sees double DNF for Marx

It was a disastrous third round of the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars championship for Antonie Marx at the Phakisa Freeway. Despite a spirited effort, the June 7-8 weekend saw the Xado Jaguar driver only completing 11 from a possible 20 laps in the two races due to mechanical difficulties. The TiNCo Motorsport team arrived at the circuit with the knowledge that they would still be hampered by their lack of power while awaiting the arrival of a new engine. Prior…

Dream weekend for dominant Kriel at the Phakisa Freeway

Stiaan Kriel was unbeaten for a second-consecutive year at the Phakisa Freeway while competing in two categories on the June 7-8 weekend. In Class B of the MotorMart VW Challenge he extended his lead while closing in on overall championship leader Rory Atkinson with a full house of 23 points secured. The MotorMart Klerksdorp driver then teamed up with Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr to conquer Class 111/X in the annual Phakisa 200. Kriel only participated in two of Friday’s…

MotorMart Racing writes Phakisa success story

June 7-8 marked a successful weekend for the MotorMart Racing Team at the Phakisa Freeway with a host of good results in Round 3 of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge as well a successful debut for the team in the annual Phakisa 200 Endurance Race.   MotorMart VW Challenge Team owner and Class A competitor Mohamed Dangor impressed with sixth place on the grid during Friday evening’s Qualifying session. In Saturday morning’s first race he again kept in close contention…

All three steps of the podium for Monitor Net at Phakisa

Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr celebrated a successful weekend at the Phakisa Freeway on June 7-8. Not only did he shake off his bad luck at the circuit while taking two Class B podiums in Round 3 of the MotorMart VW Challenge, but Lady Luck also smiled on him on route to a successful Phakisa 200 debut. Holliday Jnr qualified in third position on Friday afternoon after a good show of pace throughout the day’s Practice sessions. Saturday’s first race…