The first event of the Cooper Dust Series in the Western Cape for 2018 has come and finally the dust has settled. Honingklip farm outside Botrivier was the scene for an iconic event that saw 22 teams take part to try and walk away the victors.
But it was once again a big man in a small Suzuki, Willie Mostert, that showed all comers how it should be done. Oom Willie’s precision and knowledge of his vehicle was the deciding factor in this tough event. Second place on the podium went to the family from Trawal with Johan Van Zyl showing his brother, Herman, and father, Altus, how it’s done. It is exciting to have a family compete as hard as this, and we look forward to some more action from the Van Zyls for the year to come.
The last spot on the podium, and the all-important final qualifier for the Cooper Dust Series Grand Final, was the defending national Champion, Elrico Koen. He sqeaked into third place, only just besting Deon Vizagie by three points. But as the saying goes: “Checks the scoreboard.”
Elrico can now sleep easy in the knowledge that he will be there to defend his title come end of the year.
The rest of the results follows below. We look forward to the next event – in the Tankwa – at night – it is going to be epic and unlike ANYTHING you have done before. Keep your eyes open for the entries for that one – we will limit the number of cars, so don’t sleep on it.
A big thank you to our sponsors and those that help make these events a reality:
|2||Johan van Zyl||681|
|5||Herman van Zyl||638|
|10||Denille de Kock||532|
|16||Altus van Zyl||436|
|19||Angie de Kock||332|