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Scintillating racing this weekend as CRONJE propelled his driving to new heights for the second round of the ROK CUP NATIONALS held at Vereeniging Kart Circuit.

No stranger to racing at VKC, Cronje started off the weekend with some solid laps around the track for official practice on Friday and didn’t look like he was going to change his pace as the sun rose on Saturday morning – for what was sure to be a fantastic day of racing.

Striking gold with Pole Position, Cronje paved the way to Heat One with a phenomenal energy and a bounce in his step.
Heat One drew some ‘oohs and ahs’ from the crowd as the competitiveness between the KID ROK drivers was utterly palpable.
With Van Staden and Billau giving chase, Cronje led the race with solid swagger until an unfortunate bumper bashing with a back marker saw CRONJE and his kart in the sticks. Albeit frustrated at the outcome but not about to give up, Noah continued to hustle his way to the finish – finishing fourth.

Heat Two saw more fight in the dog with Cronje booming round the track with driver precision and gusto. Never one to hold back, this little guy showed all his prowess with a phenomenal come back – finishing first with an elated fist in the air.

Heat Three was certainly the most charged of all the heats as Cronje, Van Staden and Billau played a brilliant game of track chess, ducking and diving between one another. Sadly, an unfortunate bump from one of the competitors saw Cronje sidelined on the last lap, having led most of the way and now having to dig deep to stay in the mix.

Stay he did though, finishing second just behind Riley Van Staden and ahead of Logan Billau.

With protests rearing their ugly head, the wait was long as the final decision on the standings was only made known in the late hours of Saturday night. Contentious or not, Cronje came out with a grand second place finish for the day.
Speaking to him after the race, Cronje had only this to say, “I told you I was going to be on that Podium.”
Yes, you were son, yes you were.

Published by: Deborah Jovanovic – Zeppelin Media

Photography by: Motorsport Fanatix

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