Ocean Basket & House of Steak Rally Featured
The Ocean Basket & House of Steak rally will take place on the 2 May 2015 starting at the premises in Cannon Street Uitenhage. This is the second round of the Algoa Rally Club 50k championship. Rally cars will be displayed in the parking area while officials and competitors will be abuzz with activities of pre-rally preparation.
The first rally gravel stage is at Jacht Vlakte next to the industrial park in Uitenhage starting at 10h00, then on to Motherwell adjacent to Daniel Pienaar Road, and return to Daniel Pienaar School at12h00, where the rally cars will take part in a stage consisting of tar and gravel. The school grounds will be transformed into a rally stage using approach roads and around class room buildings in a display of car control and navigation in the quest to beat the clock and produce the fastest stage times.
These stages will be repeated during the day, finishing at the Ocean Basket in the late afternoon. Competitors competing for the 50k challenge have honed their skills and fine tuned rally cars to compete within seconds of each other witnessed in the last few rallies
Neels Vosloo and Kevin Futcher driver and navigator Toyota Yaris are expected to lead the pack after winning the last Algoa Steel Rally, Bryan Heine Datsun SSS, Johan Viljoen Volkswagen Golf, and Ross Bartle, Nico Smith, Rufus Neethling, driving Volkswagen Polos, are all within a chance of producing an overall win.
Class contenders who score equal points for class wins and championship contenders are the Volkswagen Citi Golfs of Rikus Schmidt, Ashley Bezuidenhout, Stephno Pieterse, Melissa Hayman, Gavin Murphy and Ruan Gerber. The Toyotas of Jan Vosloo and Chris Johnson may just spoil the Volkswagen party.
Spectators are welcome to follow the rally where spectator areas have been created, free of charge, including at Daniel Pienaar School.
Article by Neville Bartle
Entries for Round 2 of the 2015 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Ocean Basket Rally) are now OPEN!
The event will comprise of special stages held on tar and dirt linked by road sections on private and public roads. The total distance will be ± 140kms of which ± 80 kms will consist of special stages.This will take place at Welbedachtsfontein, Daniel Pienaar & Khayamnandi
Round 1 results: Algoa Steel Rally Featured
The Algoa Steel Rally Club 50k Challenge was held on Saturday 14 March 2015, the first round of seven events staged around the Eastern Cape. Winners of the first round were Neels Vosloo and Kevin Futcher driver navigator driving a newly acquired Toyota Yaris 1500, this is the first time that a Toyota has won overall since inception of the 50k Challenge.
Algoa Rally Club has an exciting year ahead for 2015 competitors who will be competing for the end of the year prizes valued at R 100 000.00, called the R50k Challenge, over seven events spread out through the year.
Algoa Rally Club and associated sponsors, have created a motorsport environment that is unique in concept; competitors can recover costs on merit as a reward for money spent on participation. The club has enjoyed growth of competitors and members since inception of the 50k challenge in 2013.
Entries for Round 1 of the 2015 Algoa Rally Club R50kChallenge (The Algoa Steel Rally) are now OPEN!
Stages will include gravel and tar around Port Elizabeth, which has not been confirmed yet.
Rally Date: 14 March 2015
Place: Start - Hunters Retreat Hotel