WBMK Gymkhana 91 - 7th Lions Vredendal Gymkhana

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Northern Airfield, Vredendal

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Rumour has it that a very interesting Toyota may just be finding it's way to Vredendal? The early morning vapour trails is said to be the E30 Beemer on Haakskeenpan?

Time will tell whether the challenge between Stiaan Kriel and Ettiene du Toit will materialise or whether Paul-Hendrik Franken will bring the rally Skyline GTX to play or whether Anton Slabbert will actually make the trip in his Nissan 200 SX Turbo? Then there is still Jan van Zyl, Günter Wurth and Nico Burger that will also join in the fun on Saturday.

Study the Final Route for the 7th Lions Vredendal Gymkhana in association with Vredendal Toyota carefully as there are a number of elements that need to be taken into consideration. The weather will be cool and it could be wet during the day and by early indications the entry will be smaller than before.

Thus those present will enjoy a longer route, but thanks to the weather it should not be much more demanding on cars. You will however have to be even more alert inside the car as Wolseley quickly proved that simple may well be more difficult to master!

The weather show's signs of improving with rain down to a minimum and temperatures up to 15ºC. Entries coming in slowly with Brent Lauriangs and Duncan Andrews the latest confirmed entries in the class A and H Opel Kadett GTE 2.0.

Entries are open for the annual trip to Vredendal scheduled for Saturday 21 September 2013. This will be the 7th Vrdendal event and as have become the norm Nico van Zyl and his Lions team have been pulling out all the stops to make this another very special event.

VW Vredendal and Radio Namakaland 93.4Fm set the wheels in motion and Toyota Vredendal are continuing the tradition with superb support. Jacques Jansen van Vuuren not only committing Toyota Vredendal as the title sponsor of the event but in 2012 we saw him drive both the brand new Toyota 86 and the impressive little Etios in the event.

The Etios have since progressed to be the S1600 of choice in national rallying and he will be returning to the Gymkhana with a similar steeds as well as the ex-Duncan English S3 Toyota Run X 1.6 in which he and Jano Botes made their competitive WP Rally debut recently. Though they failed to reach the finish of the 7Flims / LLJ Racing Klipdale Rally they did impress good times and a well presented car. MACE Engineering is said to have breathed more life into the Run X and though rally cars are not set-up for Gymkhana events the local combination will enjoy good support.

Gunter Wurth made his Gymkhana debut at Vredendal in 2012 and then moved into the Midas Clubmans Series at Killarney where he succeeded in taking his first class victory during the 7th Regional Championship Races on Saturday 7 September 2013. Expect to see the BMW in action at Vredendal. Nico Burger also made his debut with an M3 BMW but have since converted to 335 power and are still struggling with engine management. However, he could well return behind the wheel of something else? Vredendal also sports the neatest remaining Nissan Skyline one could hope to see or hear!

Stiaan Kriel and Ettiene du Toit have been quietly challenging each other to enter the 7th Lions Vredendal Gymkhana and both have the ability to impress overall. Stiaan was quite entertaining to watch in his Nissan 200SX Turbo whilst Ettiene currently leads the Senior category of the Engen Polo Cup Series.

Another exciting driver showing interest is Anton Slabbert with what can only be described as the meanest Nissan 200SX Turbo around.

Could be quite an event!

Round 6 of the 2013 Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana Series will take competitors to the friendly Matzikama district for the 7th annual visit to Vredendal airport. Amazingly this will be the 91st  WBMK Gymkhana since the Tygerberg Subaru Club Mykonos Langebaan Gymkhana of 24 July 1999.

The popular Coca-Cola Sound Truck will form Race HQ and as always the venue will be prepared to...

Near perfect weather, a strong 38 car entry and fantastic support from the Matzikama community made the 7th Lions Vredendal Gymkhana, in association with Vredendal Toyota, an event to remember. The cold and wet which most had experienced traveling to the venue made way for comfortable temperatures and pleasant overcast conditions perfect for motorsport.

Nico van Zyl and the Vredendal...

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