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2013-09-20 04:35

IN THE LEAD: Nathan Parkins from Joburg is leading the Super Rok Class ahead of the final round of the Engen Supa Kart championship on September 28 in Vereeniging. Image: Steve Wicks

VEREENIGING, South Africa - The curtains will close on the Engen Supa Kart series on September 28 when the final round of the 2013 championships come to an end at Vereeniging’s popular kart.

Seven-year-old Midrand youngster Jarrod Waberski sealed the Northern Regions Cadet kart championship also in Vereeniging - about 60km south of Johannesburg - on Saturday (Sept 14) for the DAW team.

With everything to race for, it promises to be an action packed day especially as a number of drivers will be heading to Italy for the Rok Cup finals in October 2013.


South Africa is regarded as one of the most competitive karting nations in the world and the fact that Nathan Parkins and Clinton Bezuidenhout won world crowns in 2012 backs up the country’s reputation.

Three national championship classes will be on the bill and there will be support races for regional classes that are not usually seen on the national championship tour.

Karts in the Super Rok Class are the quickest conventional direct drive karts in the country and the racing always guarantees excitement. Johannesburg’s Parkins (Zanard) holds the ace as he is 11 points clear of multiple champion Simon Moss from Port Elizabeth.

KZN North Coast’s Benjamin Habig and PE’s Chassen Bright (Zanardi) will need a lot of luck although the fight for third could be more important to them.

There’s always excitement in the Junior Rok class which caters for drivers between 12 -15 years old. Keagan Masters and Bradley Liebenberg have been at each other’s throats with only three points between them.

Clinton Bezuidenhout (Zanardi) can pip them, but needs help from Lady Luck. It’s also worth keeping an eye on Trent Varejes who has shown great form in recent months.

Mini-Rok is for drivers aged from 8-12 years, but despite their young age, they display determined racecraft and produce some of the best racing in the country. The championship battle is between Bloemfontein’s ace Stuart White of the Zanardi team and Delon Thompson with Joshua Dias (Zanardi) also in with a chance as only 13-points separates the top three. Pietermaritzburg’s Chase Augustus (Zanardi) and Blaine Rademeyer are keeping them on their toes.

VKC on 28 September is an ideal family for motorsport enthusiasts.

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