Locals will compete in Secunda Rally


With the radical changes in South Africa’s National Rally Championship this year, organisers attempt to make the sport more accessible.
Spectators of the coming Secunda Rally should thus know that the top S2000 class is no longer in action.
Super 1600 will be the only national championship class and all other cars (subject to conditions) will compete in an “open class”.
However, this will not dampen the excitement of the upcoming rally in Secunda on 19 and 20 May.
Petrol heads can once again drool over the variety of race cars at the scrutineering which also serves a pre-show of all the vehicles contesting in the event.
This year the scruniteering is set to take place at Eastvaal Motors on Thursday 18 May.
The organisers this year plan a bigger event around Graceland for the last stage on Friday afternoon.
Spectators will once again be able to enjoy the super special stage of one on one racing during one of the stages on the Saturday.
The well-known navigator Simon Vacy Lyle is now riding with Guy Botterill who recently won the York Rally in Sabie.
This team is on top of the favourites list to win the Secunda Rally although local speedster AC Potgieter and his new co-driver Nico Swartz in their Lake Umuzi Volkswagen Polo R2 are also hugely favoured.
Other locals in the spotlight include the first female driver on the local scene, Luné Strydom Snyman and her co-driver dad, Edward Strydom.