Engen Xtreme Team prepares for Engen National Race Day

Thursday, 15 April 2010

After a month since the last race weekend at Killarney, the Engen Xtreme Team shifts their focus to the third instalment of the season, with the upcoming Engen National Race Day taking place at Aldo Scribante circuit in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 01 May 2010.

The Engen Xtreme team has been performing extremely well in the Bridgestone Production Category and Engen Volkswagen Cup with Audi driver, Michael Stephen setting the pace at Killarney, achieving one podium finish and setting the fastest lap record for both of the races. His team mate, Tschops Sipuka, also held his ground keeping two of his opponents at bay, while using the opportunity to further adjust his driving style to the Audi. The team plans to produce excellent results at the upcoming race in Port Elizabeth. Engen Xtreme Team Manager, Michael Stephen feels very confident about the team, various improvements and developments that have taken place over the past month. A positive Stephen's commented: "Continuous development is key to staying in the winning position."

In the Volkswagen Cup, Engen Xtreme driver Miguel Pasqualli experienced a disappointing weekend at Killarney with his car giving him mechanical problems. Pasqualli will be able to race more boldly when he takes on Aldo Scribante, having been assured by the mechanics that the problem has been rectified. He commented: "We have built up four new engines and we are extremely excited to put them to the test at the Engen National Race Day." Kosie Weyers, 2009 Rookie of the Year, is proving himself more with each race. He dominated in his first race at Killarney and walked away with an overall second place. Both drivers are feeling confident about the next race and expect brilliant results. With Aldo Scribante being the home circuit to the Engen Xtreme Team, loads of preparation has gone into the National Race Day, having installed new exhaust systems and air induction systems.

Engen continues to contribute towards the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital through its 'Racing for Red' campaign. A generous amount of R130 is donated for every point the drivers score during the race. After the event at Killarney, the team scored 141 points increasing this season's 'Racing for Red' fundraising campaign to R18 330. This worthy cause forms part of the overarching Engen Red Cross Children's Hospital campaign which aims to raise 'R1 million by 2010' and is supported by all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios. More than seven hundred thousand rand has already been raised with the fundraising campaign aiming to raise R1 million by 31 December 2010, through the activations across all of Engen's sport sponsorships.

Bridgestone Productions Volkswagen Cup

1. Michael Stephen -3rd place/ 51 points
2. Tschops Sipuka -8th place/ 12 points
3. Kosie Weyers -2nd place/30 points
4. Miguel Pasqualli -2nd place/ 48 points