The 2019 Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons Championship reaches its conclusion at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 9 November. While Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda) should secure the overall title, the race for the runners-up spot is by no means over. Marius Lotz (VW Golf) and Mark Gregory (Creative Patterns VW Golf) are tied on points in second place with Wouter Roos (Nathan’s Motorsport VW Golf) 10 points further back in fourth. Waldo Swiegers, who should be out in his newly acquire Hinda for the first time, and Kalyn Miller (Midas Kia) round out the top six in the overall standings.
At the last round in Port Elizabeth, Roos battled with overheating problems, but he still has an unassailable lead at the top of the Class A standings. Miller currently occupies second place just four points ahead of with Phillip Meyer (LSC Group/Imperial Logistics Porsche 924). While not in the hunt for the class championship, there are a host of drivers who are more than capable of taking points away from the contenders. Among them are George Economides (Wealth Avenue BMW 328i), Lucas Bezuidenhout (Pretoria Noord Toyota Lexus), Gerhard Henning (Allmotorspares.co.za VW Golf), Andre de Lange (ADL Audi A3) and Port Elizabeth winner Harry Arangies (Stradale Motorsport Nissan 350Z). Johan van der Vyver (Devlaw Subaru WRX) and Floris Stopforth (VW Polo) should also be on the grid.
Scholtz is on a five-race winning streak which has seen him secure the Class B title from Swiegers. They will face competition from Mark Harvey (Adapt Design and Sign Porsche 924), who returns to the series after a long break, Ismail Peck (National Hotrods Mzanzi Honda Civic), Duanne Brown (Brown’s Auto Ford Fiesta), and the Porsche 924s of Mark Ellis and Clive Smith.
Class C should be a straight fight between Kishoor Pitamber (Mini Cooper) and Gerhard Potgieter (GCP Auto Group VW Golf) while Michael Frade (TG Trucking/We Sell Part Ford Icon), Almero van Eck (VW Polo) and Chris Smit (Captive Toptrans Porsche 924) will battle for the top spot in Class D.
Lotz and Gregory are tied at the top of the Class E standings and, with their Golfs being evenly matched, the title fight should go down to the wire. They will be joined by Mark Kingsmill (VW Golf) and Pieter Kirkhoff (Roofsure VW Golf) as well as Dean Gregory (VW Golf).
Qualifying gets underway at 10h15 on Saturday morning with the first race getting underway at 13h45. Race 2, also an 8-lap affair like the opening heat, should start at 16h55.