A point is all that separates Engen Volkswagen Cup defending champion, Tschops Sipuka, and his closest rival Hennie Groenewald ahead of the final race at Kyalami on Saturday.

A point is all that separates Engen Volkswagen Cup defending champion, Tschops Sipuka, and his closest rival Hennie Groenewald ahead of the final race at Kyalami on Saturday.

Of the 28 Volkswagen Polo Playas that lined up at the start of the season in February, these two are the only men who still have the opportunity to secure the championship with one meet to go.

Michael Stephen, Reghard Roets, Graeme Nathan, Shaun Watson-Smith and Silvio Scribante have all tasted success this year, but Groenewald's initial mastery on the track rendered him untouchable. Stunning mid-season performances by Sipuka have since propelled him to the top of the standings.

The danger man is Curt Alchin, who has been on fire over the past few rounds and will be hoping to finish stronger than the second place finish at Port Elizabeth.

Up to the Phakisa races at least, Michael Stephen was the only one with an outside chance of causing an upset, but his hopes were dashed when an overheating engine booted him out. No doubt, he will be hoping to get teammate, Sipuka, to the top of the log.

And with so much to race for and so little in between, the stage is set for another blistering day at AA Kyalami on Saturday