Round three of the South African Single Seaters (SASS) at Aldo Scribante Raceway saw a change in the championship standings. The SASS racers comprise Formula Volkswagen, F1600 class A and class B.
For the defending champion, Robert Wolk, this event was a return to form and he not only qualified fastest, he won both races on the day - to claim the championship lead in the Formula Volkswagen championship. The FVW races produced carbon copy results with Wolk across the line first, followed by Nicholas van Weely and Wesleigh Orr. Orr continues to increase his pace after his late start to the 2014 season and, if the trend continues, will be challenging for the lead soon.
While the Formula Volkswagens are the fastest of the single-seater field, the F1600 are not shy when it comes to fierce competition. The Killarney event saw both the class A and B drivers involved in some nailbiting battles for position.
Scribante makes things a lot tougher on the drivers who have to take big risks with any overtaking manoeuvre - making a good qualifying session just as important as the actual races.
Keegan Campos was the man with the plan in qualifying, putting in a time 0.184 of a second faster than Scott Temple to claim a pole position start. Campos turned that pole position into a race win, but Temple wasn't going to let him have things all his own way and claimed victory in race two. Graham Hepburn left the risks to the leading pair, putting in two solid race performances to finish in third place each time.
Class B sees the battle between Ian Schofield and Rick Morris heating up. With Schofield winning both races and Morris off the podium entirely for race one (recovering to a second place finish for race two), there should be just one point separating the pair in the points standings.
With the SASS racers off to East London for their next event, round four of the Super Series, there is already a hint of excitement in the air. A duel between racers on a track created for high-speed single-seater racing certainly sounds like a recipe for excitement. Shades of F1 racing, just like it used to be on the historic street circuit.