What Investchem Formula 1600 Round 6 Preview
Where Killarney International Raceway
When Saturday 9 September 2023
Community South Africa National
Dominant Troy keen to clinch F1600 title at Killarney
One second and one third place will be enough for local hero Troy Dolinschek to wrap up the 2023 MSA South African National Investchem Formula 1600 championship at home at Killarney on Saturday 9 September. Having won seven of the ten races so far this season, Dolinschek has a 25-point championship advantage over fellow young Capetonian Jason Coetzee, so a steady weekend should wrap it up with two races to go for Troy.
So, Troy is clearly the lad to beat in his Sujean Property Investments Mygale, but that will be so much more difficult on home ground ahead of his home crowd, even if his closest rival Coetzee is another Capetonian. Jason will however be just as eager to win at home aboard his Mint Wrapworks version of Investchem Formula 1600’s 1600cc Ford-powered wings and slicks Mygale chassis.
Never rule out the upcountry drivers, however. Fresh off his first win in several seasons, F1600 veteran Nicholas van Weely is hooked on the taste of it in his Magnificent Paints & Hardware machine. Gerard Geldenhuys will be out to make up for a little lost ground in his Abacus Divisions car, with the two of them both within just ten championship points of second man Coetzee.
Behind them, Investchem lad Siyabonga Mankonkwana is desperate for an error-free weekend, while newly crowned double SA Junior and Senior Max karting champion KC Ensor-Smith is now ready for a breakthrough Investchem Formula 1600 victory aboard his Vitro Frameless Glass machine. Antwan Geldenhuys in his second Abacus Divisions car, and Alex Vos’ Investchem DV Building Supplies Mygale both know how to win, and want to, too.
If Andrew Schofield has had any luck aboard his Fly Safair Mygale, it’s no luck at all, and he’s out to break that streak, Shrien Naidoo’s Production X entry, Karabo Malemela’s KMFT Morita car and local AMD lad Storm Lanfear are fighting a private championship battle for tenth.
All Cape Town eyes will however be on champion designate home hero Troy Dolinschek at Killarney. Where better for the young an to wrap up his first national main circuit racing championship in Investchem Formula 1600 on Saturday. Don’t miss the action at the Cape Town racetrack’s 9 September Extreme Festival!
Issued on behalf of Investchem Formula 1600
Photography by: Andre Laubscher
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