At the close of racing on Saturday 1 March at in the Bridgestone Production Car Racing Championships, held at Zwartkops Raceway just outside Pretoria, two local Port Elizabeth drivers sandwiched their team mates in the points standings. New to the cut and thrust of the championships is Simon Moss, son of local legend, Terry who ended up in fourth place. Three times champion, Michael Stephen, racing for the Terry Moss stable, ended the day in first place.
The four Audi S4 quattro entries in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship produced a dominant start to the 2014 season, clearly stamping their authority on the Super Series right from the outset.
Race one on Saturday at Zwartkops Raceway saw the Audi Sasolracing entries of Hennie Groenewald (A8) and Gennaro Bonafede (A32) filling the top two spots on the starting grid. In third place it was defending champion Michael Stephen (A1) and in fifth Stephen’s Engen Xtreme teammate, Simon Moss (A38).
This event was Groenewald’s first outing in the Audi S4 quattro and for Moss it was his first race meeting in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship – as well as his first national race meeting in the Audi S4 quattro. Both showed good pace in qualifying with Groenewald proving the fastest car in the field.
The Audi Sasolracing entries made good use of their qualifying pace to claim first and second place in the first race of the season, with the