Tight battles and easy wins in season finale

A blustery morning greeted a field of about 35 eager karters as they fought tooth and nail for 2022 Border Championships honours on Saturday, November 5.

In the Bambino’s division nine-year-old Arabella Krause reigned supreme claiming pole position and three wins on race day.

Her winning streak throughout the year saw her claim the overall winner title in her class for the championships.

Carter van der Westhuizen came home in second spot, ahead of Odin Thompson. In the Mini Max/Mini Rok class, Lincoln Randall once again took pole position and three easy wins in his Mini Max Rotax.

In a depleted field, Redd Scholts and Myles Krause fought over the win in the Mini Rok Class, with Redd taking two wins and Myles winning the final heat.

For the junior and senior clubman’s class, Reeno Swanepoel and Tyler Stephen qualified in the front row, with the pole going to Swanepoel.

A rejuvenated Greg Thompson took third place on the grid, ahead of Ashton Nel, with Luke Swanepoel sharing the third row with dad, Morne Swanepoel.

Reeno Swanepoel took an early lead, and though chased down by a hard-charging Tyler Stephen, he held on to take victory in all three heats.

Four Strokes is an affordable entry into motorsport and in this class there was plenty of action.

Wright pulled off three wins in the senior category in a tight three-way battle up front, where Phillips eased out Calvin Reabow to take second, with Derek Pratt finishing fourth and earning sufficient points to clinch the championship for the year.

REIGNING SUPREME: Arabella Krause the winner of the 2022 Border Championships’ Bambino’s class Picture: SUPPLIED

In the Masters category, Melvin Trollip capitalised on his pole qualifying position and took the win for the day, with Dillon Bursey and Andre Shrier finishing in third.


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