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Motorsport action in EL

By Dr Bevan Choudree (Border Motorsport Modifieds Chairman)

After the last race was rained out in October, an excited group of Mods drivers lined up on Saturday ensuring the Boet Marais Border Mods Championship was well underway.

Qualifying went off well with many cars running again after a long Covid enforced break.

Sean Hurley was the only Class B driver and did well up front in his neat Lotus 7, holding off the charging Doc Bevan Choudree (Polo turbo - The Doctor Racing Team) and Quentin Lessing (Lancer Evo - Treads Tyres) who were tussling for class C honours.

Quentin had clutch trouble and retired in the 2nd heat while Julian Herman (Strictly VW Golf) chased up the back of class C.

Class D was hotly contested by the BMW brigade of Swannie, RJ, Shaun Valence, and Cameron Hall and the neatly presented Opel of Tiaan Coetzer.

There were a few coming together and drifting moments that raised palpitations and provided the cameramen with excellent photo opportunities.

This was ultra-close racing with only milliseconds separating these guys every lap. Jeff Hall's yellow Lotus 7 was another flying machine and he was upfront of this class until he eventually experienced problems with his car. Coetzer secured the chequered flag, followed by R. Green and D. Hall.

Class E saw the Golfs battling each other tooth and nail.

Won by Alan Hurn, he didn't disappoint getting his car out of shape a few times and managing to keep it on the track.

Derrick Van der Westhuizen, Anthony Power, and Sharniel Holmes brought it home in that order respectively.

A special appearance by Mr. Bruce Butler was ever encouraging to the younger drivers.

The next round of Mods racing is on Saturday 21 November and promises a few extra surprises of fun for all.

Keep those wheels rolling and God Bless!





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