Race Preview: WOMZA Monster
Energy MX National Round 1: Port Elizabeth
23 February 2014
Published with Permission
Submitted by Clayton Barnardo.
Once again the 50cc class has attracted many entries. This
is so encouraging, as these little ones are the future of
our sport. The favourites are the two locals, A.J. Fourie
and Zack attack Newby. Fourie will just be out
of his cast so Zack should have the edge. Lets not discount
Tyler Tarantino, JHB, and Breece Romans, EL, who have been
showing some great talent lately.
In the 65cc class Jono Mlimi and Camden McLellan promise
to be quick, but challenges are sure to come from Ethan Coleman
and Ike Klaassen, the Cape Town pair (who are both very comfortable
and consistent in the sand). The 85cc junior will be a cracker.
Dalton Venter has awesome pace at the moment and Matthew Green
will want to prove his worth as a contender for the title
this year. Calvin Jean Jacques is also displaying some great
resolve, so lets see if he is able to unseat the favourites.
Grant Hitman Hutton has been putting in some decent
practice and dont forget Sangster the sandman
from Cape Town. These two are experienced sand riders and
could cause an upset.
Three of the JHB contenders for the 85cc junior class.
From left, Calvin Jean-Jacques, Christiaan Cilliers, Dalton
In the Pro Mini class we expect a titanic battle between
Seth Van Den Abeele and Keegan Hickson-Mahoney, with Slade
Smith and Matthew Kruger in the mix.
There are strong contenders in the 125cc class, including
Dirco van der Westhuizen, who will have his time cut out as
Nicholas Adams too, will want to go for gold. Young Matt Van
Galen and Bevin Potgieter will put up a fight, as will the
other Cape Town hopeful, Conor Fletcher.
In the MX 2 class, Anthony Raynard has vowed to try to win
the title back. Hell have to fight hard though, as there
are plenty of experienced riders in this class. Tristan Purdon
has put in a lot of time at the track lately and Zane Farquharson,
returning after a serious back injury, is determined to make
his mark in that class.
Anthony Raynard determined to do well in the sand
and take the MX 2 title this year.
We will hold our breath and make no predictions for the MX
1 class as Sacha Naude, Marc The Bomber Baxter,
Anthony Raynard and some other big names are all contenders.
The MX 3 class will see our MX legends showcase their worth
and amazing skill and fitness when Alec Combrink, Terence
Monk and Adrian De Hutton go bar to bar.
Entries close on 25 February and no late entries or entries
on the day will be accepted. Payment can, however, be made
at documentation. For further information contact the Rover
MX Chairperson and National Convenor, Clayton Barnardo : 083
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