RACE REPORT: DEAN HOFFMAN RACING
- CTMX CLUB RACE at ZONE 7 on 25 May 2013
28 May 2013
Published with Permission.
The team as a collective, once again displayed tremendous determination
and delivered the results at round 4 of the CTMX (WC) race held
at Zone 7. The boys are really making significant progress as we
approach the halfway mark in the season. Their fitness are now at
the level that I am comfortable with, which has allowed me to work
on a few technical aspects with the younger Sangster and Klaassen
Ike Klaassen did not race in
the 50cc pro class, as he remains unchallenged there, but mixed
it with the 65ccs instead. Ethan
Coleman earned the hole shot in heat 1 and defended his
lead until his clutch lever jammed in lap 2. Ike, sensed that something
was wrong and capitalised on the opportunity. Racing was close nevertheless
as Coleman was never going to give up his position. Coleman did
run the fastest lap time, but Ike cleverly protected the racing
lines, something we have been working on. In heat 2, Ike put the
hammer down, got the hole shot and again dominated the racing lines.
Coleman dropped the bike in lap 3 which gave Ike a comfortable win.
In the 85cc small wheel, young Justin
Sangster (10),on his Kawasaki 85cc, displayed such maturity
in the class which was combined with the 15 year old pro-mini boys.
Most of these bikes have 105cc kits fitted. In heat 1, Justin came
through in second place behind Brad Sullivan and took the lead in
lap 2. Jason Du Toit, on his KTM was not able catch Sangster who
systematically, pulled away. Sangster won the first heat. While
on the line for the second heat, the fuel pipe broke. Justin mounted
his spare bike which had just been fitted with a racing clutch,
new sprockets and piston. The bike had a different feel but he was
nevertheless able to get a second in the small wheel class. Justin
again earned the fastest lap in the small wheel class and only ran
3 seconds behind 15 year old Brad Sullivan on a 105cc.
Dylan Stokes and Matt
van Galen stamped their dominance on the 125cc high school
class by earning 1st and 2nd respectively. This time round it was
Matt who earned the fastest lap time and things might have been
different if he had earned the hole hot. Stokes is still nursing
his injury and was arguably not really on top of his game. Our boys
displayed tremendous team spirit and pulled a huge lead on the rest
of the field. Some prominent riders were in the line up including
Calvin Wiltshire, Connor Fletcher and Alistair Cordiner. We will
be working very hard in the next two weeks as Dylan remains a contender
for the National title.
TEAM MANAGER AND COACH
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