Saturday 23 February will see the first Rok Cup Regional taking place at Vereeniging Raceway. In what is sure to be an exciting days racing.
The 1st class we will be looking at is Kid Rok which caters for racers aged between 6 to 10 year olds. The man to beat will be defending champion Luke Hill who will be aiming to take back to back regional titles. His most likely challengers will include the likes of Aadam Kajee , Tyler Repsold , Goran Gruben and Tshepang Shisinwana. New comers to the class who would also try and upset the front runners will include Angelo Barchini , Anesu Maphumulo , Georgia Lenaerts and Keagan Beaumont. With a few more competitors expected to join the field later in the year.
Next we look at what is without a shadow of a doubt the most competitive class in karting. Mini Rok which caters for racers aged 8 to 13. Mini Rok also has 2 age groups the main category open to all from 8 to 13 and then the under 10 category. There is a field of 20 competitors entered fot this weekend with probably more than half the field capable of taking race wins. Likely names to look out for will be Nik Roos , Mika Abrahams , Jayden Goosen , Troy Snyman , KC Ensor-Smith and Michele Patrizi but to name a few. The under 10 will most likely see Luke Hill and Anthon Lombard fighting it out for the win. This is only a small selection of names who are capable of running up front. If the past is any indication of what is to come then Mini Rok will be some of the best racing you will see all year. The fact that the lead pack changes positions on almost every corner is what makes it such a great form of racing to watch.
Now it is on to the super exciting and ultra competitive OKJ class or also known as MSA academy. Open to drivers aged 12 to 14. With the fact that the field is stacked with multiple Regional and National champions this is likely to be some of the closest racing anywhere in the country. In fact it is so close that making 1 mistake could see a competitor go from leading the race to being at the back of the field. Likely names to challenge are the likes of Daniele Patrizi , Aqil Alibhai , Jarrod Waberski , Leyton Fourie and Josh Coertze. But don’t count out the likes of newcomers to the class Jayden Els , Anthony Pretorius and Josh Le Roux to challenge the established names. This class will be again be a class that will entertain one and all.
Now we move on to the fastest non gearbox class in the country. DVS or also known as Super Rok. This is a class with the smallest entries but is sure to grow from strength to strength. With only 3 entries for this weekend it will not be as exciting as the rest of the classes but should still be spectacular to watch. The 3 competitors for this weekend will be Kwanda Mokoena , Joseph Ellerine and Zachary Dufty. But you can be sure these 3 drivers will be going flat out and that alone will be something to behold with the karts almost drifting through the sweep because of the immense speed they carry.
Lastly but in no way the least we look at !25GP. Open to all ages from 15 up this is the biggest class this weekend and is stacked with big names. 125GP is going to be something to behold and should under no circumstances be missed. With 29 entries the racing will be off the hook. We will be mentioning just a few names who will be likely front runners. They are as follows Connor Rogers , Keagan Masters , Scott Falconer , Miguel Dias , Trevor Bland , Bjorn Roos , Fabienne Lanz and Tato Carello. Just looking at these few names should give you an indication of just how absolutely awesome the racing is going to be.
So in closing if you can make your way to Vereeniging this Saturday you will not be disappointed. The racing will be something you have not seen in a long time. This is what racing is all about so don’t miss it. Entry is free and there is food and refreshments available in the clubhouse.