Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
2 minute read
3 Feb 2014
5:00 am

Big Z historic feast a huge success

Andre De Kock

The Zwartkops circuit's 13th annual international historic car racing festival took place on Saturday and, like its dozen predecessors, it was a huge success.

HEAVY METAL. Leeroy Poulter (Centlube Ford Thunderbolt) and Franco Scribante (Remos Ford Mustang) lock horns during Saturday's second Legends Production Car race at Zwartkops. Picture: Dave Ledbitter.

Many spectators turned up, and they were treated to a full day’s spectacle.

The main crowd drawcard were two races for Pre-1966 Production Cars, which lived up to their premier billing status.

The opening heat saw Thomas Falkiner (Castrol Ford Mustang) and Franco Scribante (Remos Ford Mustang) fight for the lead throughout.

Scribante eventually snatched the lead on the penultimate lap and won, less than a second ahead of Falkiner.

They led home Leeroy Poulter (Centlube Ford Thunderbolt), Jonathen du Toit (TAR Chev Nova) and Mark du Toit (TAR Chevelle).

Behind them Sarel van der Merwe (Ford Galaxie) and Hennie Groenewald (SP Plymouth Fury) waged war, with Van der Merwe finally crossing the finish line three tenths of a second ahead.

Leeroy Poulter led most of the second race, but was docked 30 seconds for jumping the start.

That left Scribante to take another victory ahead of Jonathan du Toit, Thomas Falkiner, Patrick Gearing (Alfa Giulietta), Poulter and Mark du Toit.

This time, Sarel van der Merwe spun his Galaxy and the Plymouth of Hennie Groenewald suffered engine maladies.

  •  Lawrence Davies won the first Pre-1966 Little Giants race in his Alfa Romeo Giulietta, followed by Franco Resta (MGB) and Gino Allesio (Alfa Giulietta).

Marc Miller won the second race in his Alfa Giulietta, ahead of Shaun Cabrita (Mini Marcos) and Chad Ten Doeschate (GSM Dart).

  •  Franco Scribante (Remos Chevron B19) won both the Genie Pre-1974 Sports Prototype races from Roman de Beer (Lola T70), André Bezuidenhout (Weltevreden Porsche RSR), Neil Lobb (Lola T70) and Jonathan du Toit (Chevron B8).
  •  Deon du Plessis won both the Extreme Supercar races in his BPT KTM X-Bow.

On the first occasion he led home André Bezuidenhout (Porsche RSR), Craig Jarvis (Panacea Porsche GT3) and Nicky Dicks (Porsche GT3).

The second time, Craig Jarvis, Greg Parton (Drizit KTM X-Bow) and Vernon Bricknell (Porsche GT3) filled out the top four places.

  •  Klippies Krige (Replica 7), Norman Witt (Signkor Replika 7) and Anton Muller (Tornado Birkin 7) took the podium places in both the Sabat Lotus Challenge races.