In something of the calm before the storm, Zwartkops’ Inland Championship half of its double header delivered a fine day of entertaining racing. The Lotus Challenge, INEX Legends and Formula Monopostos, as well as Silver Cup 2.0, On Track Magazine Clubmans and Sportscars, and International Race Supplies Roofsure Midvaal Historics kept an enthusiastic Pretoria crowd satisfied.


Pole man Mackie Adlem took another step towards the 2023 Lotus Challenge title as he sped to a six-second opening race win over Thomas Falkiner and Bladen van Rensburg. Title contender Rudi Barnard and Brett van Rensburg hit trouble, but it was much closer among the Locost front runners. Half a second split Sean Hepburn, Nick Hodgson, and Miles Downard, with Andrew Fulton and Davide Favo in chase. Adlem took another comfy second race win from Barnard, Falkiner and Bladen van Rensburg, while Hodgson held Downard, Fulton, Favo and Barry Dunford off for the Locost victory after Hepburn took an early shower.

Devin Robertson took his customary win in the opening heat of the well-supported INEX Legends grid from Sebastian Lanzetti, Tyler Robinson, Richard van Heerde, Jayden Goosen and Cyril Jacobs Jr. The top three came home in the same order in race 2, as Goosen put one over van Heerde with Jacobs sixth. Lanzetti then made it someone other than a Robertson to win an INEX Legends race for the first time in a while as he beat Devin to second. On form lass Tyler Robinson made it a triple of thirds, from Goosen, van Heerde and Jacobs.


Jannie Gerber’s Formula M overcame a feisty Allen Meyer’s Formula VW early in the opening Formula Monoposto race to make off and win. Lushen Ramchander, Pieter Hills and Grant Will’s Formula Super Vees followed from Steve Venter’s Formula Ford Van Diemen and Super Vee quartet, Tjaden Tromp, Blane de Meilon, Nick van der Westerhuizen and Bruce van Niekerk. It was much the same in heat 2 as Gerber fought off an early challenge to win from Meyer, with Hills third this time. Will, Tromp, van der Westerhuizen and Venter were next home ahead of de Meilon, Chris Mfume’s Super Vee and van Niekerk.