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Single-seater finale: Going to the wire

2014-10-27 13:11

IN THE LEAD: Nicholas van Weely leads the single-seater pack during a race but he stands head on points with Robert Wolk for the next round at Zwartkops on November 1, 2014. Image: Quickpic

KELLY GREGORY
Sasingleseaters

ZWARTKOPS, Pretoria - When the Formula Volkswagens take to Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, November 1, it will be for two very demanding races. The leading racers in the series are identically matched on points for the season and it will demand a focused approach for the driver hoping to claim the title the season.

That is, at least, the opinion of sasingleseaters' Kelly Gregory. She says:

Robert Wolk (1) and Nicholas van Weely (87) will be involved in a wheel-to-wheel battle for the title when the lights go out for Race 1 and this is likely to continue right to the chequered flag on Race 2.

The battle for third is going to be just as intense as Werner Scholtz (3) and Jason Campos (19) have just four points between them, with Scholtz currently in the stronger position for that third place. Those four points are going to keep Scholtz on his toes and Campos charging hard with the podium so close.

FIGHTING RIVALS

In the Midas Formula 1600 championship Scott Temple (3) has a fairly comfortable 11-point cushion to keep his championship hopes safe. Temple will still have to keep an eye on Keegan Campos (02) in order to keep his position in the championship secure. For Bevan Williams (02), third in the F1600 category looks certain as Graham Hepburn (04) will climb in behind the wheel of a Formula Volkswagen for the final round of 2014.

While far from home, Jayde Kruger has been flying the flag high for South African motorsport competitors. Kruger emerged victorious in the 2014 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship. Kruger claimed his victory with 13 race wins for the season in this highly demanding championship.

The final round of the season took place at Brands Hatch where Kruger chalked up his third victory in single-seaters, the first two being claimed right here in South Africa. Kruger not only claimed the title at the final round but is also the only driver in the series to complete all 30 races in the single-seater championship this season.


Since that championship title it has been announced that Kruger will take to the track behind the wheel of the Airwaves Ford Focus in a British Touring Car Championship test on October 29.

For Kruger the BTCC test will be a rather different experience as he has raced only single-seaters for the last nine years.

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