On Saturday, 24 November 2018 dust was kicked up and adrenaline was pumping at Lake Umuzi’s 4×4 course.
This was the second of a two-event series called Hankook 4×4 Extreme Dirt Day, with Hankook being the main sponsor of the event hosted by 4×4 @ Lake Umuzi. On the contrary, to previous events hosted by 4×4 @ Lake Umuzi, the weather was a perfect hot summer day with no rain in sight.
Some spectacular rolls were seen from the Spaceframe class, luckily no injuries were sustained. One of the rolls were from Tim van der End in T-bone. T-bone is described as loud, fast and tough and this weekend he put his foot on the pedal and expanded his wings into the Secunda sky. Unfortunately for him, the landing was not always as planned.
The Hankook 4×4 Extreme Dirt Day Series winners in the Long Wheel Base class was Dominique Britz with 950 points. This was an astonishing win for Dominique seeing as she is relatively new to the sport and this was her second competition, the first Hankook 4×4 Extreme Dirt day was her first time competing in such an event. She drives a standard 4 litre V6 Hilux and is certainly not scared to gas this double cab on the limiter.
Dominique had everyone on their toes on Saturday and amazed the crowd with some astonishing techniques. Short Wheel Bass class winner was Rudie van der Merwe with 1413 point on the board, both these series winners walked away with Hankook tyre vouchers to the value of R10 000 each.
The winners for the day in the Locker Class was Rudie van der Merwe in the first place, Ivan Venter second and Cillier de Kock came in third. In the Pro-Locker class, the first three was Shaun Nienaber, Andries van Zyl, and Rassie Ras. In the Modified class the winners were Peet Scutte, Shaun Kruger and Leon Gouws. Lastly, in the Top Trucks class, the winners were Jacques Swarts, Johan Strauss, and Rikus Radly.
4×4 @ Lake Umuzi would like to thank the following sponsors for making this series possible; Hankook, Rema Tip Top, Talisman, Overland and More, Spartan 4×4, Adendorf, Tyger Wheel, and Tyre, Jeep Freaks SA, RC Antics, and Lake Umuzi Waterfront.
Last but not least “thank you to everyone that competed from all over especially from Rustenburg and Brits. Thank you to all the marshalls, Morné Wilken, and all the spectators without you we could not have done it” says Rikus Radley.