A win for Stiaan Kriel during the day’s final race was not enough to secure a championship title following two crucial penalties. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up

A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests saw Rory Atkinson emerge as champion at Zwartkops Raceway. Heading into Round 8, Kriel headed up the points table with a one-point advantage over Atkinson. Saturday morning’s qualifying session was stopped early on due to a competitor depositing oil onto the circuit. The red…

Zwartkops Raceway will see Quinton Needham’s final MotorMart VW Challenge appearance. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Final Challenge for Needham

Quinton Needham will be competing at the Zwartkops Raceway season finale of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge as privateer driver. Saturday, November 10 will also be his final campaign in the category prior to his move to the United States of America. On Monday, November 5, the MotorMart Racing Team announced that the season finale will see them implementing changes ahead of their 2019 campaign. With Needham’s move abroad, this saw him omitted from the team’s line-up, but he still…

Justin Robertson took his maiden Championship and Masters Class titles. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Robertson takes title during thrilling Liqui Moly INEX Legends finale

The season finale of the 2018 Liqui Moly INEX Legends championship saw a field of 20 cars heading up action at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, November 3. While Willie Erasmus took the honours on the day, Justin Robertson secured his maiden championship title after three thrilling races. The morning’s draw for the Race 1 grid positions saw Chris Hoy taking pole position. Erasmus drew ball number 2 and found himself in a strong position after setting the pace throughout Friday’s…

Stiaan Kriel will dig down deep to pull out his maiden MotorMart VW Challenge title. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Kriel to push hard for title glory

The final round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge sees Stiaan Kriel heading up both the category and Class A championship battles by a single point. Come Saturday afternoon, November 10, he could be celebrating his maiden championship title at Zwartkops Raceway. After many years of competing in the Western Cape GTi Challenge, Kriel relocated to Centurion during 2016. This saw him switch to the VW Challenge where he made a significant impact; particularly during the first event at the…

A strong weekend for Stiaan Kriel sees him leading the championship heading into the finale. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Kriel takes championship lead at penultimate Challenge

The penultimate round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge at Zwartkops Raceway finished with the hunter ending the day as the hunted. With another superb display on Saturday, October 20, Stiaan Kriel now heads into the season finale with a one-point lead in the championship. The weekend started with Kriel finding good form early on Friday which he carried through all the way to Saturday morning’s qualifying session. Although the session came to an early halt following an incident, Kriel…