Engen Xtreme Team races to Zwartkops circuit

Wednesday, 01 September 2010

The Engen Xtreme Team are confident and look forward to persist with their challenge for top spot on the overall championship leader board when the sixth challenge in the WesBank Super Series at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria takes place on Saturday 11 September 2010.

During their last race outing in Phakisa, the Engen Xtreme Team showed admirable determination throughout the day despite the mechanical difficulties. Stephens finished in 10th position on the day but still managed to hold onto his third place position in the championship standings, with Sipuka one place better in 9th position. Stephens, who is looking forward to making up some lost ground on the leader board, commented: "Due to the unexpected damages suffered at Phakisa and the short time frame between races, we have no major changes for Zwartkops. However, the team has been working hard in-between races to ensure that the cars are performing at their maximum for Zwartkops." Stephens added: "We are confident that in both the production cars and in Engen Volkswagen Cup we will have competitive cars that will be challenging honours. The team is very optimistic for a good result after showing good speed at Phakisa."

In the VW Polo Cup, Engen Polo driver Kosie Weyers displayed a remarkable overall performance by when he claimed third place overall. Weyers showed his mettle in all the races and has worked his way steadily up into third place in the championships. After overcoming a challenging day, Miguel Pasqualli finished 17th overall but still holds first place in the Masters championship.

Furthermore, the Engen Xtreme teams will also receive additional heart-warming rewards as their positive results and points accumulated translate into donations towards Engen's dedicated beneficiary, the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Through the 'Racing for Red' initiative Engen donates a generous amount of R130 for every point the drivers score during the race to this worthy cause. So far for the 2010 fundraising campaign, after the Phakisa race meeting the team has garnered 344 points, which have contributed R44 720, with an aim to raise in excess of 'R1 million by the end of 2010' across all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios.

Bridgestone Productions Cars Engen Volkswagen Cup
1. Michael Stephen - 3rd place/112points 3. Kosie Weyers – 3rd place/ 93 points
2. Tschops Sipuka - 9th place/31points 4.Miguel Pasqualli (Masters) – 1st place/108 points