The championships of all classes are still very close. The Endurance class sees Mac Minarelli S.A taking a further lead in the points charge, but not enough to close of the championship for good just yet. Put simply, Round 10’s entry and attendance will surely seal the deal for them. However, 2nd to 4th is still up in the air with only 11 points between them.
Brothers Wynand and Christiaan Liebenberg are also fighting each other for top honors in the Sprint 200 class. The Midgets championship should be taken by Simone Jacobs with a solid outing at Round 10, with 2nd and 3rd still undecided between Cyril Jacobs and Calvin Laubscher with Luka Gouws still having an opportunity to take that 3rd spot if he has a good showing in the final round. Reagile Mailula is leading the Minions championship by only 20 points over D’Niell Gouws and Santiago Frade will secure 3rd place for 2019.
It’s very rare to see such a tight championship still undecided going into the final round of the season. This is testament to the level of competition that our Prokarters have brought for 2019. The final round is to be held at Formula K Circuit in Benoni on 16 November 2019. Entries will open soon.
Don’t forget our Prokart SSS practise day on Saturday 26 October at Vereeniging Kart Circuit. Bring your friends and family with, we will have a couple of demo karts available to give them a chance to take it for a spin. We are also going to have a demo kart available for the Ladies class to try out, so bring your girlfriends/wives/aunts/sisters/moms with, we’re sure they will enjoy it.
The racing at Round 9 was close in all classes, especially in the Minions and Midgets. The incredibly close and very clean racing among these young talented drivers was enjoyed by all and certainly makes us proud as a series to see this level of class being displayed in our series at such a young age. One of the Midget class parents shared this with us and we would like to share with you too. Our young drivers have a bright future ahead of them if we can continue to encourage these qualities in our series.
One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kid to race go karts”? Well I have a confession to make;
If I am not paying for kart racing, what am I paying for?
– I pay for those moments when my son becomes so tired he wants to quit but doesn’t.
– I pay for those days when my son comes home from school and is “too tired” to go to the track but goes anyway.
– I pay for my son to learn to be disciplined, focused, and dedicated.
– I pay for my son to learn to take care of his body and equipment.
– I pay for my son to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat, and humble in success.
– I pay for my son to learn to deal with disappointment, when he doesn’t get that win he’d hoped for, but he goes back week after week giving it his best shot.
– I pay for my son to learn to make and accomplish goals.
– I pay for my son to respect, not only themselves, but other drivers, officials and coaches.
– I pay for my son to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years, of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
– I pay for my son to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
– I pay for the opportunity my son has and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories together, and to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
– I pay so that my son can be out on the track instead of in front of a screen…
…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for kart racing; I pay for the opportunities that it provides my son with to develop attributes that will serve him well throughout his life and give him the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!
“Amazing words that have been passed through several motorsports, sums up all the parents in the paddocks thoughts on Motorsport”
I could not be prouder of how my son has, and is developing both in and off track.
Prokart SSS Committee