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Alberton Racers Dominate at Zwartkops Racetrack



Zwartkops Racetrack

Motorsport enthusiasts from Alberton showcased their skills at the iconic Zwartkops Racetrack during the fifth round of the Gauteng Historic Tour. The event, which took place on September 23, saw the racers turn the racetrack into their playground.

Rob van Aarle from Meyersdal piloted his 1969 Ford Escort Mk1 to victory in the Ben Morgenrood HRSA Pursuit category. He faced stiff competition, with 18 cars in the mix. Van Aarle secured victory in the first heat and claimed third place in the second heat, earning him the overall winner title for the day.

Brackendowns’ Blane de Meilon showcased his versatility by participating in the Historic Single Seaters and the Formula Monoposto categories. Racing a 1980 S&J, he battled his way up from 24th place to 19th overall in a field of 32 cars.

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Jody Morrison, brother of Bruce van Niekerk, debuted in the Historic Single Seater category with a 1973 Cobra replica. Despite qualifying in 26th place, he impressed with his performance, finishing 22nd in the second race.


Blane de Meilon also shone in the Formula Monoposto category with his Sting Super Vee, securing 10th place in the first race. Bruce van Niekerk faced technical issues but finished 13th in the second race, earning him a second-place position in Class D.

Despite some mechanical challenges, the Alberton racers are looking forward to their next race on November 4 at Red Star, promising another thrilling performance.

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Picture: Supplied by Alberton Record

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