Top drivers invade Donnybrook

HARARE - Main Circuit racing returns to Donnybrook this weekend with the final round of the Main Circuit Car and Bike National Championships taking place.

All the top riders and drivers will be present to consolidate or compete for National points and even those classes that are already decided still have drivers who have something to prove to those that have won championships.

The Toyota Driver of the Year Champion is still to be crowned and there are no fewer than five drivers in contention. Rowan Whyte is at the head of the standings in his super fast Subaru whilst Bulawayo’s Byron Norman in his Turbo Golf is close behind followed by the trio of Super 7 Sports cars of Gary Kirk, John Cameron and Barney Rogers.

In the Saloon Car class Whyte has sown up the class A championship but last year’s winner Ian Howden has a point to prove after reliability issues put an end to his challenge this year.

This strong class of at least 10 cars includes two female drivers in Christie Laing in her Turbo Starlet and Lorraine Randall in the supercharged mini. These drivers are expected to be joined by Christies father Mike for the first time.

In the saloon car class B Bulawayo’s Darren Winterboer has sown up the title but a strong field of at least nine cars is expected with new comers George Chitepo and Sherwin Evans in similar Toyota Corolla 1600’s out to show they have more than just Rallying skills when it comes to racing.

Although he could be beaten if Rogers beats him in both races in the class A Sports Car class, Richard Robinson has won the Championship by virtue of Rogers not travelling to any races in Bulawayo this year.

Eric Heard and Cole Bond are both race winners on their day and this class could see the records tumbling as they were being pushed at the last meeting,

In Class B father and son John and Brett Cameron are vying for honours in the class.

Veteran Gary Kirk will be keeping these two honest whilst youngster Farnie vd Linde will want to impress before moving to the faster Class A next year in Cole Bond’s Rotary Super 7

Phil Archenoul should have little difficulty in wrapping up the season on this Open Class Suzuki against Bulawayo’s Ian Gutherless and Harare’s Gavin Randall.

Veteran Uli Meiners has made a return to main circuit racing after a few years rest and is slowly finding his pace in this super quick class.

In the Megelli class there have been no fewer than five winners but again Archenoul has managed to be the most consistent point scorer and has clinched this title too which augers well for his hopes of securing the much coveted Champion of Champions Trophy this year.

Racing starts at 11.30 and entrance is $5 per car. There is entertainment for the kids and although there is full bar and catering facilities cooler boxes are welcome.

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