Border Karting enters 6th round
Border Karting will host the 6th round of the 2019 championship this Saturday, August 17. In the 50cc Bambino Class, All Africa Champion, Caleb Odendaal, is leading. He is a force to be reckoned with, having just added a 2nd place finish in the 3rd round of the National Championship, held at in Natal last weekend. Lincoln Randall and Traiton Boshoff, currently at 2nd and 3rd place respectively, will be hoping to break Odendaal’s winning streak.
In the Mini Rok 60cc class, Jordan van der Merwe has a slim lead over Redd Scholtz, but newcomer Timothy Ball has shown rapid progress than can challenge the leaders.
The Micro Max 125cc Class is led by Tyler Stephen, but an on-form Odendaal is only a couple of points adrift. Queenstonian, Scott Heideman is in 3rd place, and Lincoln Randall has been getting to grips with this class, and looking to improve his points tally.
The 4 Stroke Clubman Class has been the domain of Brady Choudree, with Leeroy Randall looking to dethrone Brady, but in 3rd place is Brady’s younger brother and team mate, Bryce Choudree, who would like to upset Leeroy’s plans.
Derek Pratt and Greg Thompson round out the Top 5 of the hotly contested class A, with Class B leader, Jayson Collins looking like he is due to break out into Class A. This would then elevate Khazimla Majavu from 2nd place ahead of Junay de Kok and Sean Heideman. The 4 stroke Academy is a great feeder class for karting, where new young talent is given the opportunity to compete, and graduate up to the 4 stroke Clubman class when ready. Here Juan Venter has been the guy to beat, ahead of Taitum Hansen and Tyler Griffiths.
The 2 stroke Clubmans A and B class has been the success story of the year, with no less than 20 karts competing at the least event. This is one of the most rapidly growing classes in the country, and Geoff Stephen has dominated class A all season. His top three finish in the National event in Natal last weekend, is indicative of the calibre of the competitors that Border is able to put together.
The ever consistent Jared de Kock is close behind in the points, with Keagan Rhind next up ahead of Julian Herman, Brady Choudree and Jono Stephen, the latter having just competed in his first National event last weekend.
Class B Clubmans has been the domain of Queenstown school boys Ryan Gudmanz and Kyle Heideman, with Jaimie Scheaffer 3rd ahead of Duwayne Venter and Malindre Marais.