What: East London Away race Preview.
Where: East London Grand Prix Circuit.
When: Saturday 3 August 2019
HRSA heading to East London
The Pre-1980 Universal Health Care Historic Racing Saloon races promise a most interesting tussle, both on track and in the championship chase, where Fanie Kloppers and his Mercedes holds a slender five point lead over Sean Hepburn’s Datsun and Andre ten Napel’s Volkswagen Scirocco, with Hubi Von Moltke’s Mercedes and Alan Green, Johann van der Walt and Rene van Rensburg’s Ford Escorts a little further behind but all of them split by just three championship points.
So, with a few local entries, including Derek Boy’s Ford Capri Perana, Gudmanz clan Alec and Darron in a pair of Capri Peranas and Matthew (Mazda Capella), along with regular HRSA drivers, Colin Ellison’s Ford Fury, Richard Pott and Jan Jacobs, Daniel Lotter’s Ford Escort and Rob Clark’s Citroen GS Club, Border race fans can expect some close competition to evoke beautiful racing memories of days gone by.
The Charlies Superspar Pursuit gang will race in their usual handicap format, with the slowest car starting first and the fastest last, and all cars scheduled to cross the iconic beachside GP Circuit’s finish line at the same time. Werner Hartzenberg comfortably leads that championship in his Porsche 928S, but it’s close behind between Althea Pretorius’ Porsche 924, Rob Clark (Citroen GS), Mercedes Benz 190E duo Richard Tudor-Owen and Andre Hattingh and Kola de Klerk’s Nissan 300ZX. Add Henk De Klerk’s Honda Civic, Nadine Von Moltke (Mercedes) and Harm Beens (Escort) for good effect.
A one-hour Historic Endurance Race will see old-timer all-comers taking to the track, including Jenkins and Ellison’s Chevrons, the Pott, de Roos and Puschavez Porsche RSRs, Jacobs’ Alfa Romeo, von Moltke’s Mercedes and others, as well as a good few local Border Historics to spice it all up. The Historic races will contribute to a bumper East London 3 August race program including all the regular local classes and the fourth round of the 2019 SA Endurance Series at the Grand Prix Circuit.