Killarney – 16 March

The weekend started off nicely. The Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze ran well in the practice rounds on Friday, Michael dominated the third practice round showing his determination to prove the Chevrolet Cruze can compete. On Saturday morning the team proved they had the pace and were in with a winning chance qualifying 3rd, just three tenths of a second off pole. It was leading up to an exciting days racing with six cars qualifying within one second of each other. The format of the racing was slightly different in that there was two 7 lap races and a feature 14 lap race. Usually there are two 7 lap races back to back but in this case there was a break allowing teams more time to repair any issues between racing.

The Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze in action

The Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze in action

The Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze in action

 

Michael van RooyenAt the start of the first race Michael had two formidable competitors to get past, both previous national class champions. Through some excellent driving and determination the Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze crossed the finish line in front for the teams first win. The second race was a reverse order start with the Chevrolet Cruze starting from 5th. The race was pretty uneventful with Michael finishing 5th.

 

The Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze out of actionThe feature event of the day was disastrous. Michael was positioned 3rd on the grid and had an incredible start resulting in him flying straight into the back of the pole car which had stalled on the start line. Both cars were unable to continue.

Having proven the Chevrolet Cruze has the pace and can mix it up with the Fords, Golfs and Mini’s the team can not wait to get down to Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth.

We hope to see you at the next event: Aldo Scribante, Port Elizabeth on the 6th April.

If you missed the racing here is a short recap of the event: