BSCA’s annual 1660 Challenge a stunner with massive 22-car field
THE Border Stock Car Association’s (BSCA) annual 1660 Challenge took place on June 17 at the Summerpride Showground‘s circuit in East London.
The event, which attracted hordes of spectators, was set to be a stunner with a massive 22-car field with drivers countrywide entering the 1660 class.
The 2.1 class would see Port Elizabeth’s Daniel Renison take victory in a dominant performance ahead of Alwyn Jarman in second. Shawn du Preez completed the podium on his first outing in his new car.
The junior hot-rod class saw eight competitors battle it out for the podium, but it was the cousins from PE – Aiden and Kenzo Barnard – who lead the way and took home first and second overall respectively for the evening. Amy Naude put together a strong showing and finished as the first lady competitor for the evening in third overall.
William Hunter showed the nine-car super hot-rod field a clean pair of heels as he took victory for the evening. Dean Potgieter came home in a solid second overall ahead of Shawn Collins in third.
In the V8 flexi class, Shawn Victor was in dominant form as he took victory for the evening. Clinton Green put in a strong performance to take second overall and additionally was awarded the driver of the day trophy. Sarel Hattingh finished in third.
The highly anticipated main event was the 1660 final. The three-heat races determined the starting grid for the final. Michael Muller of Port Elizabeth and Zaine Knickelbein of East London shared the front row of the 19-car lineup to start the final ahead of Jethro Schwartz and Anthony Power of East London in the second row.
In the end it was none other than the last year’s 1660 Challenge winner Daniel Renison who managed to win the final for the second year in a row, taking home a cash prize of R5000.
Zaine Knickelbein fought valiantly to finish second and took home R3000 for his efforts. Knickelbein also finished first on points for the evening. Third over the line collecting R2000, was the 2017 BSCA 1660 championship leader, Jethro Schwartz who finished second on points for the evening.