The second event in the Cooper Dust Series Western Cape took place in the pitch black darkness of the Tankwa Karoo. All the teams that made the trek to Halfway House in the Tankwa, had great fun, and despite the cold and dark, the spirits remained high.
On a 15 km lap there were four obstacles one of which each team had to attempt on each lap. Danie Lötter made his intentions clear right from the get go and, even though it was not a race, he set off on the course at some speed, with other contestants struggling to keep up.
All teams were required to do at least 8 laps on the evening, with any extra laps adding extra points (worked out on an average for the extra number of laps they did) to their total.
Despite Danie’s charge from the front, it was the Van Zyl-brothers from Klawer who domitated proceedings with first and second place on the evening. And just to show that it is not all about modifications and how much torque an engine has, Maartin van Rensburg in his stock standard Mitsubishi Triton took the last podium spot. All Danie’s hard work was not for nothing, though, as he claimed fourth spot on the evening, but with Johan van Zyl already having sewn up his spot at the final at the first event in 2018, Danie got the next best qualifier spot to book his place in the final for 2018.
The next event will be held in October as there was a clash of dates with our original date at the end of August. More details will follow shortly.
This one will be a humdinger in the dunes, as five of last year’s finalists are still chomping at the bit for a chance to make it to the final again. Perhaps a wildcard entry for them is still up for grabs, but it will come down to the wire.
The full results table for the second event is below.
|1||Johan van Zyl||952|
|2||Herman van Zyl||748|
|3||Maartin van Rensburg||746|