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The Final Showdown - Heinsport Rally


The final showdown of the Algoa Rally 50k championship for 2016 will be decided at the Heinesport Rally to be held in the Uitenhage area on the 25 and 26 of November 2016 starting on Friday evening at 20h00, at the Aldo Scribante race track and finishing at Jachtvlakte on Saturday afternoon, around 16h30 with prize giving at Rangers Outdoor Game Lodge.


The 2016 50k championship started in April with the first of 7 events which have been held in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Jeffry’s Bay, including the recent Volkswagen National rally on tar and gravel roads, and including Baywest and Fountains Mall shopping centres which have been well support by spectators and shoppers.

Algoa Rally club competitors compete for lucrative prizes at the end of the season which include a Volkswagen Polo Rally Car, racing suites and accessories, rally tyres supplied by ATS Automotive and Cape Fabric Engineering branded Gazebo for first place all valued at over R 100 000.00. Second and third prizes are R 15000.00 and R 7500.00 with cash amounts for points scored to last place sponsored by Heinesport.

The Heinesport Rally will consist of night and day stages at Aldo Scribante race circuit, Motherwell farms, Spiders Web and Jachtvlakte. These stages will be repeated over two days as the final challenge for the championship known as the 50k challenge. The championship will be closely contested by the leading championship contenders of Johan and Jaune Viljoen, Rikus Schmidt and Sherilee Pieterse fathers and daughters, currently in third place, Stephno and Lario Pieterse, all driving Volkswagen Polo 1600cc rally cars with 24 points separating the trio.

Spectators will have the opportunity to view the cars in action at Aldo Scribante Race Circuit on Friday evening all using spotlights circulating on and off the race track as the first stage.


Stage 1 Aldo Scribante – 20h00;  Stage 2 Jachtvlakte – 20h57;  Spiders Web – 21h37

Stage 4 Motherwell Farms – 23h00Stage 5 Aldo Scribante - 23h50;  SERVICE - ALDO SCRIBANTE


Stage 6 Aldo Scribante – 10h00;  Stage 7 Motherwell Farms10h39;  Stage 8 Jachtvlakte – 11h28;  SERVICE – SPIDERS WEB;  Stage 9 Spiders Web – 12h40;  Stage 10 Jachtvlakte Super stage1 – 12h58;  Stage 11 Jachtvlakte Super stage 2 – 15h41

Total distance covered 180 Kilometres 25 rally cars expected from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein , entrance to all stages and service parks are free for spectators that wish to follow the rally.


Article by Neville Bartle


Spectator info: (or download the PDF here)

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