1. BUY THE CAR
2. ATTEND THE VEE MEETINGS
3. FIND A SPONSOR
4. PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
5. PARTICIPATE IN COMPETITIONS
6. BECOME ADDICTED!
12 June 2013
The Extreme Festival racing series heads into the Free State Province, for the next round of this entertaining series, scheduled to take place on the 22nd June, at the Phakisa Raceway near Welkom. Included on the program of events, will be the fourth round of the 2013 Hankook South African National Formula Vee Championship.
After the last round of the Championship at Kyalami, young Scott Temple (Ferodo Rhema 2) goes to Phakisa with a reasonably comfortable lead, at the head of the 2013 SA National Championship log and will be hoping to consolidate that position, at Phakisa. Motor racing can however be a very cruel sport and it would only take a retirement, in either of the two heats at Phakisa, to have everyone breathing down his neck again.
Also in the Phakisa field, should be Temple’s nearest challengers, four times SA National Champion Alan Holm (Lasersprint Office Direct Rhema 2), three times SA National Champion Peter Hills (Renexcon Rhema 2), Gert Van Den Berg (BP Nantes Motors Bloemfontein Rhema 2), ex-Champion Symm Grobler (Rhema 2), and reigning Champion Jaco Schriks (Lasersprint Rhema 2), who missed the last round at Kyalami.
Not far behind, the likes of Henk Swanepoel (Renexcon Rhema 2), Ben Pienaar (BJ Pro Welding Rhema 2), Shaun Van Der Linde (Len Schoen Estates Rhema 1), Hugo Wallendorf (BJ Pro Welding Lantis), Luschen Ramchander (Miami Products and Services Rhema 1), Johan Gouws (Afrihost Mantis) and young Bradley Benningfield (Rhema 2) will be fighting it out for the remaining points scoring positions and hopefully young Trystan Alford will have recovered sufficiently from his recent health problems, to be back behind the wheel of the CG Print Rhema 2. If not, his father Stan may deputise for him again, while Lotus Challenger driver James Forbes should still be behind the wheel of the Simplicit-e Gaming Rhema 1, which he has bought for his daughter, as she continues to prepare for her circuit racing debut.
The Phakisa race, is also the first time that the entire field are competing on Hankook Tyres, so it will be a new learning curve for everyone.