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Racing Teams Show A Good Start to 2019 Racing Season Race - Report 8 March

14.03.2019 - 01:27
Racing Teams Show A Good Start to 2019 Racing Season Race - Report 8 March

FUCHS Lubricants-sponsored racing teams have shown a good start to the 2019 racing season producing good results in their various Motorsport categories.

Wilford Racing - V8 Supercars Deliver Expectations
Fourteen V8’s provided a nail biting racing throughout the weekend of 8-9 March during the Extreme Festival held at Zwartkops Raceway, and when the dust finally settled on Saturday afternoon, after two race heats, FUCHS Lubricants-sponsored Terry Wilford emerged as the leader of the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars with 43 points. 

Wilford in his Ford Falcon put on a spectacular performance by finishing in 3rd and 1st positions respectively during Round 1 of the 2019 Mobil 1 V8 Supercars Championships. In three weeks, the V8 supercars will face off again, this time for round 2 of the championship at Zwartkops Raceway.

Monroe Racing - Nothing can break Ramsay’s fighting spirit
Following a number of mechanical challenges faced by the Monroe Racing team in Round 1, the car was fixed and ready to race again in Round 2 of the Motormart VW challenge held at Zwartkops.
During the qualifying race, the FUCHS Lubricants-sponsored Monroe Racing team driver Lyle Ramsay showed his determination finishing 2nd.

Race 1: Unfortunately, Ramsay’s fighting spirit was dampened as he had to retire from the race due a mechanical problem.

Race 2:  Ramsay started in 6th position and again mid-way through the race the mechanical problems persisted which saw him finishing 5th.  The third round of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge will take place at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, April 13.

Vision Racing - Round 2 of Mayfair Gearbox Series a Thriller
Sheldon Watkins participated in both the MX1 and MX3 Class of Round 2 of the Mayfair Gearbox series held on 10 March.

Heat 1 MX1: Watkins got a decent jump out of the gates and managed to make a few passes with a few laps to go and he finished in 4th. In Heat 1 of the MX3 he finished 6th.

Heat 2 MX1: Watkins finished in 5th place and for the MX3 Class he finished 6th. Overall, he was awarded 4th in the MX1 class and 6th in the MX3 Class. The next race, the Cape Town Nationals take place on 30th of March. 

P Trimborn Racing Team - Fantastic start of the National Off-road season 
The 2019 National Off-road Motocross season officially got underway for P Trimborn Racing Team at Jolivet under the KZN Racing banner. 

The team’s racers did well as Travis Teasdale got 2nd overall, Darren Gray finished in top position of the National Silver Class, Brett Peckham got 9th overall, Mike Spencer Richard Johnson got 4th and 5th respectively in the Regional Senior Class. Michael Struik finished 4th in the 85cc Class while Hennie, Craig Maud and Michael Forson did well in the Clubman Class. 

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