In Remembrance of Fritz Fenske
Avion Raceway recently hosted round 2 of the local club series on Sunday the 25th of May 2014. With a few alterations to the track layout, who would quickly adapt to the changes and "rule the roost" at the end of the day?
Douglas Dyer setup the BBK system to run 3 rounds of 5 heats for a duration of 6 minutes a heat. This would later split the drivers into the various finals which would be hosted after lunch. A single "special" heat would also be run for the first time at Avion this year for the 1/10th electric trucks.
Avion Raceway recently hosted round two of the "African Adventure" 1/8th scale off-road event over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of March 2014. With international driver, Joseph Quagraine aka "JQ" making an appearance, which obviously generated a lot of local interest not to mention drivers travelling from all parts of South Africa to attend the two day challenge and race against one of the top drives on the international scene.
Although the entries came in with dribs and drabs in the weeks preceding the race, came Sunday morning the 17th November, there were 42 entries that Mark Jooste had to deal with. There were three nitro buggy heats and two nitro truggy heats. With only minimal help from Henry, the squatting list was ready just after 8. Douglas Dyer, who usually takes care of race control, was engaged in cycling that morning and Mark agreed to take over until Douglas was available again a bit later. Dankie Mark, maar ongelukkig vir jou weet ons nou jy kan! Oh, by the way, we were ready for an electric buggy class, but with only four entries, it just didn’t seem practical to give them a class of their own. We did however give them some opportunities to play around on the track in order to discharge their batteries. This is a Race report sent to us from Meyerton. Complied by Anette.
The 4.5 hour trip on Friday the 6th of September from Johannesburg to Komatiport was worth every km travelled. For some late travelers, the roads became an absolute nightmare. Some vehicles spent over 6 hours trying to clear a 4.5km stretch between Nelspruit and Malelane, needless to say, they were not very happy when they finally arrived at their respective accommodation.
Round 3 of the RCX challenge was hosted at Avion Raceway on the 21st of July 2013. With an exceptional turnout of 38 buggies, 11 truggies and a first time class of 7 electric buggies, everyone was looking forward to a day filled with racing action.
The usual format would apply of 4 rounds of qualifying heats in the morning and then the main finals in the afternoon. With the outstanding turn out, it was later decided at lunch to scrap the final round of qualifying to allow the "A" main drivers the opportunity to complete the race before it was too dark.