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Engen Penford Rally 2016 Results

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The Engen Penford rally, held in Uitenhage on Saturday 3 September, became a challenge in the rain causing some stages to be cancelled. The organisors of the event, Algoa Rally Club, had to make the decision to cancel the event or reorganise the sequence of stages. With the freshly graded stages of Spider Web and Jagtvlakte impassable

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It was decided to continue using repeated stages at Daniel Pienaar School, predominantly tar, and Motherwell with a gravel finish surface.

The rally started on time and competitors adapted to the conditions and did not disappoint the spectators who braved the weather. The front runners and championship leaders Johan and Juane Viljoen driving a Volkswagen Polo, were continuously challenged by Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse, all fathers and daughters driving similar vehicles, sharing stage wins and finishing 49 seconds apart after 65 Kilometres of special stages.

The next 50k Challenge will be the Fountains Mall Rally in Jeffery Bay on 29 October 2016 which is a popular rally amongst the competitors who compete for prizes that includes watches supplied by Gabriel Jewellers. The rally will return to Uitenhage on the 25 and 26 of November 2016 for the Heinsport 50k final round day and night rally where a Volkswagen Polo Rally car will be won by the one of the competitors.

Algoa Rally Club is looking for Marshalls who are interested in motors port to become officials who will be trained to assist with rallies. Interested parties may send contact details to the secretary

 

Article provided by Neville Bartle

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