Press release HRSA Universal Pre 80 saloons review

Press release.

Close racing in Universal Healthcare Pre 80 saloons


Jannie Van Rooyen on his way to overall victory in Class D.   Picture credit: Paul Bedford

The Phakisa Freeway Freedom Day races, round 2 of the Historic Racing South Africa (HRSA) Universal Healthcare Pre 80 Saloons, lived up to expectations with close racing in all the classes.

Colin Ellison (Ford Thunderbolt), having been bumped up to class C, was unchallenged in both races and walked away with maximum points. Class D was another matter completely with Jannie van Rooyen (VW Scirroco) shading Sophos Pantazis (Datsun 240Z) for overall honours. Debutant Johan Barnard (Ford Capri 3000) will be happy with his days’ work taking third place followed by Mario Rossi (Alfa GTV6) and Alan Green (Ford Escort Mk1) who suffered a puncture in race 2 which ended his hopes of a class win. Rene van Rensburg (Ford Escort Mk2) took class E honours closely followed by Andre ten Appel (VW Scirroco). Class F honours went to Sean Hepburn (Datsun 1200 GX) from Willem Vonk (Ford Escort Mk2) and Hubi von Moltke (Mercedes Benz 280CE). Class G was a Klerksdorp Kinders benefit with Fanie Kloppers winning from Johann van der Watt and Pieter Booysen, all in Mercedes Benz, leading home Harry Lombard ( VW Beetle)

In the Pre 90 Sports and GT, Richard Pott lead home Peter Bailey, both in Porsche 911 RSR, in class C, whilst Sophos Pantazis (Datsun 240Z) was unopposed in class D and Stefan Snyders (Porsche 911) annexed class E ahead of Kola de Klerk (Nissan 300 ZX). Mark Saunders took honours in class G.

Issued by Rob Clark         Date: 30 April 2019.         On behalf of: Historic Racing South Africa.