Drivetrain disasters for Monitor Net at Zwartkops Raceway

It was a second consecutive weekend of frustration for Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr at Zwartkops Raceway on August 16-17. The reigning MotorMart VW Challenge Class B title holder’s strong efforts amounted to nothing due to drivetrain failures in Round 6 of the season. Friday’s practice sessions saw Holliday Jnr setting competitive times in his Volkswagen Polo. He had every reason to be confident ahead of Saturday, however this turned into a day that he would rather want to forget.…

Car issues forced Kriel to withdraw from Zwartkops Falken Polo Cup races

It was a dismal fifth round of the Falken Polo Cup for Stiaan Kriel at Zwartkops Raceway. The July 26-27 event saw the MotorMart Racing driver unable to determine the cause of the technical issues that hampered his performance. Subsequently he withdrew from the event after qualifying in 20th position. Friday morning started with Kriel suffering from a broken shock absorber in the first practice session, but even with this replaced, things did not improve through the rest of the…

Kriel eager for giant leap forward as the Falken Polo Cup heads to Zwartkops

Stiaan Kriel is hungry for success ahead of the fifth round of the 2019 Falken Polo Cup at Zwartkops Raceway. The July 26-27 race weekend will see him returning to the venue where he was involved in a freak accident during Round 2; an event instrumental to the struggles he faced in the following two rounds. Kriel’s MotorMart Klerksdorp Volkswagen Polo GTi was virtually destroyed on the weekend. An extensive rebuild and replacement of drivetrain components followed. This was after…

Total Excellium Racing shows good pace at closely-contested PE round

It was as admirable performance for the new Total Excellium Racing team in Round 4 of the 2019 Falken Polo Cup held at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack. Both Justin and Darren Oates showed good pace throughout the 14-15 June weekend in the closely-contested championship. This performance came despite a host of difficulties which included a Friday afternoon engine replacement for Darren. Saturday’s Qualifying was a tightly contested session with half-a-second covering positions two through to fifteen. Justin, who was 0.171…

Kriel takes home points on difficult Falken Polo Cup weekend

Stiaan Kriel persevered through a difficult Falken Polo Cup fifth round to put together three points-paying finishes while learning more about the setup of his Volkswagen Polo GTi at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack on June 14-15. Technical difficulties and an eventual intercooler replacement on Friday evening hampered Kriel’s setup opportunities throughout the practice sessions. A setup-gamble for Saturday morning’s qualifying session followed where he secured 14th place on the grid while still struggling with understeer. The first part of Race…