WBMK Gymkhana 94

Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: 
8th Weskus Mall, Vredenburg, West Coast

Terrific start to the 2014 Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana Championship with a 40 team entry, fun and games on route and the result of Gymkhana 94 going down to the final run of the day.

A significant victory for Kobus Wilson Jnr and jean-Pierre Robberts in what can only be described as an unlikely weapon of choice in the high-tech modern world, but never-the-less, a most deserving first overall in their 1976 class F 1400cc Datsun GX DeLuxe Sedan. Driving absolutely impeccably they chipped away at the lead of Izak van! Zyl Jnr and Dewald van der Merwe to claim top honours with the fastest time of the day.

Nothing in it as the Dynotech class G VW Golf MkII GTi Turbo combo finshed a fine second overall with Fanie du Toit and Kobus Wilson Jnr third overall in their FM Civils class A Mazda Rustler LDV 2.0 16v.

In sheer spectator appeal Izak van Zyl Jnr proved to be brilliant in his Toyota Lexus V8 powered Toyota Corolla RWD - completely sideways from start to finish and still completing each run error free something to behold.

Full report and pics to follow soon.

 

There are now three Mini Cooper S cars heading for Vredenburg. Rafique Firfirey and Leon Engelbrecht and Natheer Firfirey have each entered various guises of the same model Mini and this should really be interesting to watch.

"Vinnige" Fanie du Toit also make his return after a season sabbattical and much is expected from the mere presence of the class A Mazda LDV 2.0 16v. Brent Laurings can claim the honour for having started a new approach to the sport as most cars now sport hydraulic handbrakes (except the yellow Opel) and there is much to be gained by learning the fine art of a properly executed 360º turn.

Blame it on Jan! Should weather become a factor on Saturday speak to Jan - Jan van der Vyver to be more specific. It has taken him more than a complete season to adapt to being a parent - in fact it has taken so long he may have to arrive with the class D VW Golf 1.4i set-up for Junior to drive! Never the less - it is indeed encouraging to see a number of familiar faces return to the sport. 

Now that the actual forms have been received Quintin Swartz have finally been confirmed as being Quinton Swarts and with Paul van Wyk the acciDent Guru combination will in fact be sharing a silver 3 cylinder 800cc Chev Spark Lite (not 1.2 as initially reported). They will also be cerating some rallying interest with the presence of the acciDent Guru project car, the surprisingly effective (yet affordable) VW Golf MkI 2.0. For more information on this car please feel free to speak to Paul at the venue on Saturday.  

Believe Günther Appelgryn is having difficulty fitting into the Spiderman class B VW Golf MkI. Having spent some time behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430, Nissan GTR and Lamborghini Gallardo things just do not seem the way they were before?

We welcome AHI Construction as valuable supporters of the 2014 Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana  Championship. Watch this space!

This series have always been about involving entire families and it is indeed a pleasure to welcome Rafique, Aatera, Natheer and Dickie Firfirey as competitors. The beautiful black Opel Kadett GSi Superboss is missed on the entry list but they have two Mini Cooper S entries and the blue Golf entered. At least with Aatera navigating the Mini will stay out of the expensive "biesies"?

Please note that Izak van Zyl Jnr have requested the early completion of his runs in order to attend a wedding later in the day. Being the West Coast this really means early make a Cape Town function. This of course the other total family involvement with Izak Jnr, Izak Snr, Dewald van der Merwe and hopefully the long awaited return of the ladies.

Sadly Gavin Parsons will not be navigating for Anton Smit this year due to business commitments. Hopefully this will only be a brief sabbattical and the Innovatve Woodwork remains stuck on the hot little Nissan LDV.

Please note that the route for Saturday will be a repeat of the previous event at this venue. Thus the 7th Weskus Mall Vredenburg route will be repeated on Saturday.

Nic Oosthuizen will not be contesting the opening event, but as always Morné Roux and Liezl Oosthuizen will be present in the hard working class C Mazda 323 160i. Liezl and Tania Vermaak will also be contesting class I in the same car.

Robert Marle is the MSA Steward

The opening round of the 15th season of the Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana Championship is scheduled for Saturday 22 March 2014 and Entries is about to open. Attached please find the approved Supplementary Regulations and Entry Form. Somehow this went missing in cyberspace as it was approved on 3 March 2014?

The 8th Weskus Mall Vredenburg Gymkhana set to once again drive teams "bossies" as those Biesie Polle just get bigger and bigger.

Though the Championship was offered Regional status the decision was taken not to accept on the basis of cost vs benefits.

Good news is the return of "Vinnige" Fanie du Toit and his very popular No 30 Mazda Rustler LDV 2.0 16v. Believe it has been coaxed back into life by veteran rallyist, Dirk Boonstra, and that a hydraulic handbrake will now have this LDV complete a 360º corner even quicker.

Then there is the persistent rumour of two purpose built and developed Mini Cooper entries that have the potential to ruffle a few feathers - one in super and the other in turbocharged mode.

Ryno Hough have got even more power in his spectacular Pipe-Car V* and will hopefully be making his Vredenburg debut whilst it is said that the Lexus V8 powered Toyota of Izak van Zyl Jnr is now both spectacular and quick!

There is a green Golf out there with red hot brakes and an orange Golf with ......... - we will have to wait and see.

More to follow ..........

The opening round of the 2014 Witzenberg Motorklub Gymkhana Championship, the 8th Weskus Mall Gymkhana Vredenburg, set the scene for what promises to be the best season in the fifteen year (1999 – 2014) history of the series.
 

Kobus Wilson Jnr and Jean-Pierre Robberts have always been considered one of the most talented combinations in the sport, but few thought is...

8th Biesiepol Vastrap by Dieter Pey

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8th Weskus Vredenburg Mall Gymkhana - Entry Form58 KB
8th Weskus Mall Vredenburg Gymkhana - Supplementary Regulations535.28 KB
Provisional Entry List - 8th Weskus Mall Gymkhana Vredenburg42.5 KB
8th Weskus Mall Vredenburg Gymkhana - Route485.19 KB
20140322 8th Weskus Mall Gymkhana Vredenburg - Final Results109.5 KB
20140322 8th Weskus Mall Gymkhana Vredenburg - Final Entry List44 KB
2014 WBMK Open Gymkhana Championship R1 Class Drivers61.53 KB
2014 WBMK Open Gymkhana Championship R1 Class Navigators57.95 KB
2014 WBMK Gymkhana Championship R1 Drivers56.53 KB
2014 WBMK Gymkhana Championship R1 Navigators56.33 KB