Clean sweep for Engen Xtreme Team at Zwartkops

Monday, 14 November 2011

An exhilarating Round 8 of the WesBank Series at Zwartkops last weekend ended with a clean sweep for the Engen Xtreme Team, with VW Polo driver Kosie Weyers taking honours in both rounds, while Engen Xtreme Audi driver Michael Stephen dominated in the Bridgestone Production Car category, and maximized his points in the two-hour endurance event by crossing the finish line in first place.

The highlight of the day saw Port Elizabeth pair Stephen and former South African champion Shaun Watson-Smith race their way to a spectacular victory in the two-hour Bridgestone Production Car endurance race. Watson Smith started the race in third position and held his ground for the first 23 laps. He then relayed to Stephen who scorched his way around the circuit to take the chequered flag 15 seconds ahead of the Afrox BMW pair of Anthony Taylor and Etienne van der Linde. The win secured double points for Stephen who, following impressive results in the day’s earlier races, now sits a mere one point behind Fourie in the race for the Bridgestone Production Car championship.

On the VW Polo Cup front, Engen Xtreme driver Kosie Weyers dominated his class, winning both Engen VW Cup races on the day. The results secured the Cape Town-based driver second place in the championship. Devin Robertson sits in an unassailable lead at the head of the standings and has already been crowned champion.

The Engen Xtreme Team drivers were not the only ones to receive accolades at Zwartkops. The team’s technical crew was awarded the Top Technicians prize in recognition of the incredible work they performed on Engen Xtreme Team driver Tschops Sipuka’s car between races and the professional manner in which all their pit stops were conducted.
As always, Engen remains committed to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital; specifically its world renowned Burns Unit. As part of their ongoing dedication to raising funds, The Engen Xtreme Team donates R140 for every point accumulated by the drivers at the race. After the last race meeting at Zwartkops, the Engen Xtreme team had accrued 635 points, equating to R88.900, all of which will aid the plight of young burn victims.

The final round to be held at Zwartkops on 26 November. Don’t miss out on this breathtaking final, come witness Xtreme Racing at its best!

Engen Xtreme Team Standings/ Points  
Bridgestone Production Engen VW Cup
Michael Stephen: 2nd/ 207 points Kosie Weyers: 2nd/ 170 points
Tschops Sipuka: 6th /124 points Miguel Pasqualli: 4th(Masters)/ 134 points