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.