Podium finishes for Engen Xtreme drivers at Killarney

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Engen Xtreme team drivers Michael Stephen and Kosie Weyers showed top form in their outing on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 at Killarney.

Engen Xtreme VW Polo driver, Kosie Weyer showed good form finishing in first place in the first round and second overall. In contrast, Weyer's team mate Miguel Pasqualli experienced some mechanical problems and was unable to return onto the track. In spite of this, Pasqualli still managed to maintain second place in the Masters Category.

In the Bridgestone Production category, Michael Stephen once again displayed his champion style by capturing one podium finish and setting the fastest lap in both of the sprint races. Stephen qualified fourth for the first race. This was followed by a run of unfortunate luck, with Stephen's car suffering from an electronic fuelling problem and the Engen Xtreme driver penalized for passing a competitor while a yellow flag was displayed. As a result, Stephen finished in fifth place. Following a welcome return to the Engen Xtreme Team earlier this year, Tschops Siphuka had three solid finishes and using the opportunity to further adapt his driving style to the Audi, he was able to keep Lee Thompson's BMW and the Subaru of Hennie Groenewald at bay during all three races.

Engen Xtreme Team Principal Terry Moss was satisfied with the team's overall performance:"I'm happy with the team and we will put so much more into the upcoming race at Phakisa".

After the second race of the season, the Engen Xtreme team accumulated a total of 141 points (and a total of R18 330) toward Engen's Racing for Red campaign. As supporters of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Engen will continue to use its motorsport sponsorship property as a vehicle to raise funds for this worthy cause in aid of the hospital's Burns Unit. The campaign forms part of Engen's overarching "R1 million by 2010" campaign which is supported by all Engen's sponsorship portfolios.