Tanoshi Racing Team Post Report
29 September 2014
Published with Permission
Submitted by Tanoshi Racing Team
Race Report on the Inaugural MX Club Race at the newly
refurbished Killarney Circuit
The new home of CAPE TOWN MOTOCROSS CLUB
This past weekend was the first Inaugural club race held at
Killarney Motor Cross Track, after it had been abandoned 8
years ago. With the help of a generous few and the helping
hand from the CTMX club members, Killarney Motor Cross Track
was resurrected from the dead! This was the brain child of
Mark Sangster, & with the help of Dean Hoffman they persevered
while others possibly wrote them off! Today we must thank
them and the people who contributed to this mammoth task,
as it hosted one of the most memorable races so far this year,
with lots of interest being shown from spectators & ex
Motor crossers, coming down witness the Inaugural event.
The action was non-stop and the feedback on the new track
excellent!! This all boosts well for the future of Motocross
in the Western Cape!
Firstly we had the 50cc class that always steals the hearts
of the spectators! The 50cc Pro and Newbies was combined
to race one race and it worked out well in the end. Tanoshi
Rider Krige van der Merwe #11 got a second overall in the
pro class and showed that consistent riding does pay off.
Liam Lambert #300 had a bad day after qualifying second and
only one second off John Henrys pace finished 5th for
the day. A high speed crash in the second heat took him out
of contention and after the medics checked him out he was
allowed to continue and finish the heat. He did not feel comfortable
on the bike and missed out on the 3rd heat. Renier van der
Merwe #222 got a second place overall in the Newbie class
and shows great style and determination riding his new 50sx.
It is a must to see this boy ride, as he is only 5 years old
and his legs cannot even touch the ground properly when he
stops. He is a rider to watch out for in the future and always
a crowd favourite.
Sebastian Wood loving it on the 65cc
In the 65cc class Sebastian Wood #111 got an overall 4th
place. In the second heat he had a chain guide issue and eventually
did finish the race. He is really starting to develop his
skills on the 65cc and will be a strong contender in this
class next season. He loves the big jumps and soon will be
clearing most of them! I wonder if his dad can still keep
up with him?.
The 85cc class it was Max Ledgerwood # 7 who kept Tanoshi
on the podium as he took a solid 3rd place overall. This boy
is still only 10 years old and he rides the 85 well. He has
a good off-road back ground and it really shows how he rides
this new Killarney track. I believe he will excel next season
and will be competing for the top spot locally. A sore loss,
not to have our other 85cc rider on the line due to injury
Chris Erasmus # 95 heal up soon buddy.
Haydon Wood killing it!!
In Stream 2 it was Haydon Wood #856 (Senior Support) overall
4th & Reinhardt Van Der Merwe #362 overall 7th (Senior
Support), both putting in solid performances during the day
& enjoying the tracks layout immensely.
In Stream 1A It was the young talented Dylan Stokes
who kept the Tanoshi Flag flying high, after setting the second
fastest qualifying lap in practice; he had his work cut out
for him. In the first heat he managed a solid 3rd place after
a few electrical issues with his bike, behind Caleb Tennant
& Anthony Raynard. Heat 2 was a repeat of the first, &
another 3rd, giving him a podium spot & 3rd overall for
the day. We were also missing our Stream 1B rider Darryn Jones
#12, due to prior commitments.
We would just like to thank our sponsors Indy Oil, CPR, Dirt
Rider, E2R & the Tanoshi Racing Team all our supporters!
Thanks to CTMX, Medics & Marshals.
We Look forward to the next event in October 2014.
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