- as CTMX hosts "inaugural" race at Killarney.
23 September 2014
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Submitted by CTMX
Killarney, which is the home of motorsport in the Western
Cape, last hosted a MX race in February 2009. Although much
still needs to be done to rehabilitate the facility, the track
was great. We have never seen so many old motocrossers
at any of our previous races. They were not disappointed as
all of the CTMX top riders treated them to some brilliant
displays of skill and courage. Dean Hoffman designed a new
track and although somewhat short, it was enough for the riders
to have some awesome fun. There were NO injuries, which is
an indication that the track is safe. Killarney is now the
CTMX home base and with an aggressive rehabilitation plan
in place, the club will bid to host the WOMZA 2015 Cape Town
THE NEW TRACK PROVIDES RIDERS WITH OPTIONS AND PASSING OPPORTUNITIES
In the 50cc Pro class there were no surprises, as John Henri
Vaughan took 3 out of 3 to win the day. John Henri, after
5 long years, looks set to capture his first ever club championship
this year. Krige Van Der Merwe took second and Kyle Bremer
occupied the final spot on the box. The emerging talent were
the ones who captured the attention of the spectators. In
the 50cc junior class Neil van der Vyver dominated, but little
Reinier Van der Merwe showed some great determination. Liam
Lambert although only 7, entered the pro class and was only
1 second off Vaughan in practice.
In the 65cc class Ethan Coleman literally smashed the opposition
and even the talented Ike Klaassen had no answer for the in
form Coleman. Klaassen was second and Josh De Hutton
took third. I n heat 2 Coleman latched onto the back wheel
of his big mate Justin Sangster (who was on an 85cc) and would
not let go!! Look out for this young man in 2015 when he mounts
In the 85cc class Justin Sangster won the day, with his team
mate Calum Marriott, in second and Max Ledgerwood in third.
Sangster no longer looks comfortable on the small wheels and
will in all likelihood ride Pro Mini next year. Marriott has
only recently mounted the Kawasaki 85 and is slowly getting
to grips with the power of the bigger bike.
In the pro mini class, a resurgent Jason Du Toit ended in
top slot as he won both heats. Justin Sangster took second
place with Brett Roberts in third spot. Brett has improved
substantially since March and we are expecting much bigger
and better things from this young lad.
In the Kamikaze class, (125cc) it was Luke Du Toit who won
the day, second was Conor Fletcher and in third place was
Matt van Galen. Bo-Dene Scott (our blonde bomber), mixed it
with the boys and has also improved hugely since the last
MATT VAN GALEN AND LUKE DU TOIT COME TOGETHER JUST OFF THE
WALL OF DEATH
In stream 2, Thinus Coetzee checked out and ended way ahead
of Nian Du Toit. Third place went to Mark Guy. In stream 1
(b), Nico Coetzee beat Kevin Sangster by a half a bike length
to take first. Third place went to James Coetzer.
THE 125CC CLASS LINES UP ALL READY FOR HEAT 2 AT THE
CTMX CLUB RACE AT KILLARNEY
In stream 1(a) we were treated to some brilliant racing.
Heat 1 saw Caleb Tennant pull through ahead on Anthony Raynard.
In heat 2 it was again Tennant who dominated, but after 16
minutes up front, his wrist weakened and he had to concede
the lead to Raynard, who won the day. Hats off to these two
riders they were in a class of their own. They lapped
right up to third place, which went to Dylan Stokes.
The next club race will take place at Killarney on 25
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