The knives will be out in the Special Vehicle category on the Limpopo 400, round six of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Limpopo on September 12 and 13.
Former South African champion Terence Marsh and Pieter Groenewald, in the Regent Racing BAT, upstaged some more fancied teams to win the Special Vehicle category in a dramatic Nissan Dealer 400 in Darling.
Special Vehicle title challengers will find themselves at the sharp end of the stick on the Toyota Dealer 400, the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, on October 27 and 28.
Four events and four different winners in the Special Vehicle category in this year’s Absa Off Road Championship give a clear indication of a high level of competition.
Proudly South African Nissan Navara crews Duncan Vos/Ralph Pitchford and Hannes Grobler/Francois du Plessis today dominated the prologue for the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round two of the Absa Off Road Championship, in KwaZulu-Natal tomorrow.
A Special Vehicle field that includes both quantity and quality provides all the necessary ingredients to turn the Nissan Sugarbelt 400 in KwaZulu-Natal on May 5 and 6 into a classic race.
Brandon Harcus drove the “race of his life” to win the Special Vehicle category on the Nissan Dealer 400, the opening round of the Absa Off Road Championship, which ended in Darling today.
A wheel has yet to be turned in anger and already this year’s Absa Off Road Championship looks to have the makings of a season to end all seasons.
With all but one of the titles on offer going all the way to the wire, this year’s Absa Off Road Championship proved to be one of the closest fought series on the South African motorsport calendar.
Motorite Racing’s Evan Hutchison in the 2-litre Nissan-engined BAT wrapped up the Special Vehicle class B championship of the 2005 Absa Off Road Championship with their fifth win of the season in last month’s Toyota Dealer 1000 in Mpumalanga. But the Gauteng-based team, competing in its first season in off-road racing, intends finishing off the way it started – with a win.