Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
2 minute read
29 Aug 2014
12:00 pm

Tyre-spinning V8 Supercar action

Andre De Kock

Saturday's noisiest action at Zwartkops will be provided by two races for Sports Cars and V8 Supercars, with a full grid of some 20 slick-shod vehicles set to face the starter.

FLYER. Alistair Brown (NAC Helicopters Shelby) is tipped to be among the frontrunners in the Sports Car category.

Ben Morgenrood (Indy Oil Mustang) leads the V8 Supercar title chase, with Franco di Matteo (Varta Batteries Jaguar) in close proximity and Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar) still in the hunt in third place.

Those who may interfere with their plans are Larry Wilford (Motul Oil Corvette), Terry Wilford (Auto Mart Ford Falcon), Willie Hepburn (Hepburn Racing Corvette) and newcomer Matty Maartens (Denmar Steel Services Jaguar).

Doing battle in the midfield should be drivers Romano Sartori (AMC Mustang), Clare Vale (Liqui Moly Mustang), Jody van Zummeren (Border Towing Corvette) and Steve Herbst (Prei Instrumentation Corvette).

Heading up the Shelby Sports Car field will be current overall championship leader Alan Eve (Pilot Pens Shelby), with his closest adversaries Rui Campos (Liqui Moly Shelby) and Craig Shorter (Hollard Shelby).

> The Ferodo team’s Daniel Rowe and Sheldon van der Linde will lead the Engen Volkswagen Cup field in their Polos, challenged by Dewald Brummer (GPM Polo), Tasmin Pepper (PG Glass Polo), Trevor Bland (Alpine Motors Polo), Mathew Hodges (ITR Africa Polo) and Jano van der Westhuizen (VW Polo).

BATTLE. Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar) and Ben Morgenrood (IndyOil Mustang) are set to fight for V8 Supercar victories at Zwartkops. Pictures: Dave Ledbitter

BATTLE. Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar) and Ben Morgenrood
(IndyOil Mustang) are set to fight for V8 Supercar victories at Zwartkops. Pictures: Dave Ledbitter

Also likely to be in the hunt are Andrea Bate (Monroe Polo), Michael Gibson (GPM Polo), Juan Gerber (Haupt Polo), Shayar Harpal (Ferodo Polo) and Shaun la Reservee (Compendium Polo).

> Nicholas van Weely (Anglorand FVW) is the man to beat in the Formula Volkswagen single-seater races, with his closest

challengers likely to be Robert Wolk (Midas FVW), Werner Scholtz (Formula VW), Jason Campos (Hollard FVW), Matthew Merton (Formula VW) and Craig Shorter (Hollard FVW).

> Scott Temple (Investchem Mygale) and Keegan Campos (Hollard Mygale) will resume their fight for supremacy in the Midas 1600 category, chased by Graham Hepburn (Suburban Body Mygale), Bevan Williams (Mygale), Dean Venter (Turnfab Mygale) and Eugene Denyssen (Sakra

Mygale).