Formula VW in action at Zwartkops

Formula VW in action at Zwartkops

The second round of the Super Series takes place in Cape Town on Saturday, 29 March. This is also the second round of the South African Single Seater (SASS) championship which will see both the Formula Volkswagen and Midas F1600 racers in action at Killarney.

A commanding performance in round one of the series at Zwartkops Raceway saw Robert Wolk (1 – Midas / Chemical Logistics / ATE) walk away with an early championship lead and a five point advantage going into round two. Wolk has started his season with a strong title defense and it is going to take work on the part of Nicholas van Weely (87 – Anglorand) to put him under pressure in the Cape.

Van Weely was strong in round one, always close on the heels of Wolk and the result is a good springboard to keep him within striking distance of the leader. The fight to dominate is sure to keep the action fast and the pace intense in the Mother City.

The Midas F1600 leader in class A after the first round is Scott Temple (3 – Investchem) who started off his season as the fastest man in qualifying and held onto his lead throughout the weekend. With Keegan Campos (2 – Hollard Insurance), Bevan Williams (36 – Bocal Africa / Rightway Auto Electrical) and Graham Hepburn (4 – Suburban Body Shop) all looking to take over his leading position, Temple will have to concentrate on making round two a strong performance again.

For Williams and Hepburn, both on identical points after round one, the Killarney event will add a further dimension as they do battle to decided which will emerge the stronger and hold onto third in the championship.

Class B of the Midas F1600 sees Rick Morris (8 – Investchem) at the sharp end of the points table, leading both Ian Schofield (9 – Investchem) and Andreas Petrou (17 – Investchem) in the fight for honours. Quite whether Morris will be able to fend off Schofield in the Cape is uncertain and round two could see a shuffle in the standings take place.

Racers will have to keep an eye on the weather, manage their tyre use throughout the weekend – due to the limited number allowed during a season – and keep a sharp eye out for any opportunities to gain an advantage over their competition.

It is still early in the season, but the battle lines have already been drawn and the racers are determined to make their mark on the 2014 season right from the outset. This is a recipe for fast, close racing and the South African Single Seater competitors will not disappoint.