Team AC ends 3rd in SA champs

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AC Potgieter (22) from Secunda is third in the S1600 class of the National Rally Championships.
Potgieter and his navigator, Tommy du Toit, secured their third place on the national log when they slid into an overall fifth place at the Hallspeed Rally at Bronkhorstspruit this past weekend.
The Hallspeed Rally was the seventh and final round of the national championships.
Potgieter and Du Toit in their Lake Umuzi Volkswagen Polo R2 made great progress overall in the National Rally Championship series, moving up from 6th position last year to third place.
This was AC’s third year as serious racing contender.
The team entered the concurrently run Northern Regions Rally Championship, and came out the overall winner of the series, much to their delight.
This team thanked their sponsors, especially De Stroom, Lake Umuzi and Proline Aluminium, for the support and sponsorship, as well as their loyal supporters.
The race will soon be broadcasted on channel 208.
The new rally season will start in February with KwaZulu-Natal rally.
Potgieter and Du Toit are already gearing up for 2017 when the S1600 class will move up into the Top Class position and the S2000 class falls away.
This means that Team Potgieter will be competing against champion racers Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter.
Potgieter and Du Toit are developing a new VW Polo that will be more competitive with a more efficient engine and durable body.
In the Northern Region Championship’s final race on 5 November the newcomers from Bethal, Luné Strydom and her navigator father, Edward, finished third in the S3 class and 9th overall.
The Hallspeed was team Lunetic’s second official rally.
They competed in a Toyota Tazz.

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