2019 1/12th Nationals Round 1 – Welkom RC Arena

Caroli and Greeff win 1/12th in South Africa

The first round of the 2019 South-African ORE 1/12th national championship series was held at the Welkom RC Arena on Saturday 16 February 2019. It was a small event with only one heat in each class. The drivers enjoyed the awesome facility and super smooth and high traction track that Antonio Caroli prepared for the day.

1/12th Scale Modified

Antonio Caroli continued his good pace from 2018 and raced to a well-deserved TQ and win in the mains. The battle for second between Xray team mates Shaun Schutte and Willie du Plooy continued with Willie securing 2nd place and Shaun a well-deserved 3rd place.

The final results for the 1/12th Scale Modified A-Main:

  1. Antonio Caroli (TQ) (Xray)
  2. Willie du Plooy (Xray)
  3. Shaun Schutte (Xray)
  4. André Greeff (Xray)
  5. John Fitzsimmons (Schumacher)

1/12th Stock (13.5 Blinky)

André Greeff joined the 1/12th Stock series for 2019 and had a great battle with Pat Lester for the TQ and Win. Pat had some bad luck which gave André the opportunity to secure the TQ and also winning all three mains. Pat managed his second place and Pieter Swemmer secured a well-deserved 3rd place for his first season in 1/12 after having a good battle with Ewert Snyman. A new lady driver, Cathy Lester also joined the 2019 season and had a good stable day at the races.

The final results for the 1/12th Scale Stock A-Main:

  1. André Greeff (TQ) (Xray)
  2. Patrick Lester (Xray)
  3. Pieter Swemmer (Roche)
  4. Ewert Snyman (Xray)
  5. Cathy Lester (Xray)