A solid second place on the recent Amathole 500 in the Eastern Cape has seen the father and son team of Nick and Ryan Harper tighten their hold on the Special Vehicle title chase in the Absa Off Road Championship.
Fish River Sun – Veterans Nardus Alberts and Collin Hunter provided the fifth different Special Vehicle category winners in as many races with a popular win in the Amathole 500, round five of the Absa Off Road Championship, which ended here today.
A little needle among the top teams, along with outstanding championship issues, could provide the Special Vehicle category with an explosive finale to the Absa Off Road Championship at the Ford Carnival City 400 on November 17 and 18.
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.
The Toyota 1000 Desert Race from June 9 to 11, the only marathon event on the Absa Off Road Championship calendar, again produced a combination of triumph and heartbreak.
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.