Charlies Superspar Pursuit Challenge serves up last lap thrills at Phakisa.
Hartzenberg leads Tudor-Owen en-route to overall honours. Picture credit: Paul Bedford.
Hartzenberg and Clark take overall honours in Trophy and Fine car classes respectively.
Wernher Hartzenberg (Porsche 928 S) dominated round 2 of the Historic Racing South Africa (HRSA) Charlies Superspar Pursuit Racing Challenge at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday 27 April 2019 winning race 1 and placing second in race 2 to consolidate his championship lead in the Trophy class and overall. Althea Pretorius (Porsche 924) kept him honest with second in race 1 and first in race 2. William Kelly (MGB GT) rounded out the top three in the Trophy class followed by Kola de Klerk (Nissan 300 ZX) and Clive Winterstein (Porsche 356A).
Rob Clark (Citroen GS Club) proved that consistency wins in pursuit racing as he took class honours in the Fine Car class with a first place in race 1 and third in race 2. Fine car championship leader Richard Tudor-Owen (Mercedes Benz 190E) came in second with Rob van Aarle (Ford Escort) filling third spot. Bert van Aarle (Lotus Elite) and Wynand van der Merwe (Toyota MR2) filled the minor places.
As always, the Pursuit race served up lots of excitement going into the final laps of the race. Race 1 saw Hartzenberg winning from William Kelly by 7.6s. The next three places were covered by 1.09s, with scratch man Clark narrowly beating Nadine von Moltke Todd to third place by 0.2secs.
More of the same in race 2 where Althea Pretorius narrowly beat Wernher Hartzenberg by 0,5secs with third to fifth places covered by 1,5secs.
After two rounds Hartzenberg leads the overall championship with 93 points from Richard Tudor-Owen (85 points), Rob Clark (79 points) and William Kelly (78 points).
For full championship table please go to www.historicracing.co.za/points/
Issued by Rob Clark Date: 29 April 2019. On behalf of: Historic Racing South Africa.