It will be a three-way battle at the top of the G&H Transport Extreme SuperCars Championship in this coming weekend’s (17-18 November) season finale at Zwartkops Raceway,
Charl Arangies (Stradale Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO) heads up the series and the GT3 class. He will compete against the Class A+ pair of Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO) and Franco Scribante (Scribante Racing Porsche 997) for the overall honours. However, on the circuit and in the GT3 class, he will want to finish the day ahead of Gianni Giannoccaro (Stradale Racing / BISC Transport Nissan GTR Nismo GT3). Arangies has thus far taken 11 wins in 2023 and heads into the weekend on the back of six consecutive race wins, including three last time out at Zwartkops Raceway.
The GT3 field will also be bolstered by Arnold Neveling, who will have his second attempt at action in this class after his Stradale Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup could not make the grid in the penultimate round. Silvio Scribante (Scuderia Scribante / Cemza Lamborghini Huracan GT3) will also join the grid, while Stuart White (Scuderia Scribante / Into Africa Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3) is back for more after setting the new Zwartkops Raceway lap record last time out.
Du Toit and Scribante are tied on 151 points at the top of Class A+. While Scribante leads the win count 10-to-4, Du Toits is on top in terms of reliability, with a 100% record and points scored in every race. Xolile Letlaka, a driver who keeps improving with every outing, will also look to provide fierce competition today. This time, he will pilot the Into Africa Racing / Wurth SA / Sparco SA Aston Martin Vantage, with which White set the new lap record.
Also in the Class A+ battle will be Ricky Giannoccaro (G&H Transport / ITRE Cugini Logistics Lamborghini Huracan) and Charl Joubert (A One Bakkie Spares Lotus Elise).
Marius Jackson (MJR Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3) has already secured the Class A honours but, nevertheless, will look to finish the season by returning to his winning ways after missing out in the penultimate round. Nicky Dicks (Curvent Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen 2) will look to finish the year on a high, while Ben Morgenrood’s (Ben Morgenrood Ford Mustang) experience will come in handy in his quest for victory.
Joseph Ellerine, who had a taste of Class A behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the penultimate round, will be back in Class B with the MJR Motorsport GT4 equivalent. Only two points separates him and Ant Blunden at the top of the class. He will be joined by Peter Zeelie (Zeelie Auditors Lotus Exige).
Uli Sanne (BMW Z4) will look to take the Class C honours, with Andre van Vuuren (Curvent International Porsche 911 RSR) starting the weekend as the sole Class D competitor.
Arangies, with 157 points, leads Du Toit and Scribante by six. Ellerine, a further ten behind, also has a mathematical chance of taking the title.
Saturday’s season finale will form part of the Extreme Festival Grand Finale roster. Race 1, contested over 12 laps, will start at 11:05, with the 15-lap second race starting at 15:10.
Spectator tickets can be purchased at the Zwartkops Raceway entrance gate on the day. The full race day will also be broadcast live on the Extreme SuperCars Facebook page and 2WheelsTV YouTube channel.
Issued by Brandsponential on behalf of Extreme SuperCars
Photography by: Paul Bedford, James Thomson, Willie Pretorius
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