FIRST CTMX RACE OF 2013 ATTRACTS
22 January 2013
The Cape Town motocross club will host their first race of the
season on the 26th January at the Zone 7 MX track. Twenty five of
their members will be participating in the WOMZA national series
this year and since the track surface is very similar to that of
Dirt Bronco, they will be well prepared ahead of round 1. With over
100 entries, racing will be intense and the national contenders
will get a good deal of strong competition. A number of Rover (Port
Elizabeth) riders have also entered, so an exciting day of racing
In the 50cc class, Ike Klaassen will be hunted by Olli Glover as
well as Calum Marriott who looks in great shape. Newcomer Storm
Lanfear, who is running 2 seconds off the track lap average, is
set to mix it with John- Henri Vaughan, and one mistake from these
contenders could see a very different result. At least five of these
boys will be going flat out at the national series and are intent
on keeping the 50cc pro title in Cape Town.
In the 65cc class, Storm Van Den Heever is set to battle it out
with Ethan Coleman and Chris Erasmus who are running very respectable
sub 1.20 lap times on the short circuit. Ten other 65cc riders will
be in there to spice things up. In the 85cc small wheel, Josh Geringer
and Jason Du Toit are going to have their hands full as 9 year old
Justin Sangster, on his Pro Circuit Works Kawasaki, is set to cause
huge problems for the 12 year olds.
In the Pro Mini class, Brad Sullivan and Chad Homan are set to
battle it out for top honours. Both these riders will also be on
the national circuit this year.
The 125cc high school class is going to be the one to watch as
Dylan Stokes, who is in great form, is challenged by Conor Fletcher
and the resurgent Maria Pulinckx. Stokes will be a very strong contender
in the national series and is determined to bring it home for Cape
Dylan Stokes in the 125cc class is expected to dominate the class
and will be a contender for the National title.
#810 Dylan Stokes
The MX 2 class will offer the spectators some nail biting racing
and no predictions can be made here. Caleb Tennant, Calvin Vlaanderen
and Justin Mittens are the favourites, but overseas rider Tom Kennedy
is also running very respectable times. MX 2 will not see Anthony
Raynard on the line as he has not yet taken delivery of his new
In the MX 1 class, Anthony Raynard is expected to dominate proceedings.
He will be chased down by the returning Jan Ryan and the solid Kevin
Cassie. These two are still battling with their fitness, being early
in the season. Damon Bage from Rover, will do his best to beat Cassie
who took it away from him at the Rover track at the final round
of the Cape Coastal Challenge last year.
In the ladies class, Elizmay Phillips is expected to be upfront
but closely chased by Puck Klaassen and Bo-dene Scott. Phillips
has improved hugely during the off season and with refinement being
done by coach Dean Hoffman, she will be a very strong contender
for the ladies title this year.
The club will also run an intermediate, Enduro and a social class.
The VMX guys have also joined WOMZA this year and will be supporting
the CTMX events. This class is always a pleasure to watch.
For more information please go to www.ctmx.co.za
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