White upbeat ahead of Belgium race

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MORGAN PIEK

Bloemfontein’s Stuwie White has continued to dominate the Vortex Rok National Karting series with and solid performance in Vereeniging last weekend ahead of his next trip to Europe.

White claimed a cleansweep in the Vortex Junior Rok class by qualifying first and winning all three the races.

While the Grey College boy has been in a dominant mood, he seems to have some stiff competition on his hands, with another local Jordan North as well as Cape Town’s Jason Coetzee taking second and third, but in the process gave him a real run for his money.

White has a commanding and almost unassailable lead going into next month’s final national championship round at the Idube track between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Stuwie’s older sister Andrea, who is still a rookie when it comes to competing in the sport, also had a great outing on the track in the same race by claiming sixth overall and in the process recorded her best lap time to date.

The fairly unheard of Justin Alison who also hails from the City of Roses was the surprise package on the day and clinched first overall in the Rotax Max DD2 class which brought the crowds to their feet.

Stuwie and his father, David boarded a flight to Genk, Belgium last night where the youngster will compete in the second round of the FIA CIK Karting Academy Trophy.

The speedster is upbeat ahead of this next European challenge after the great racing over the past weekend and his great first round of the Academy in Spain where he finished in 7th overall against the top fifty racers from across the world.

The FIA CIK Karting Academy is an invite only challenge and White was nominated by Motorsport South Africa to compete.

The racer will look to consolidate his strong position in Belgium this weekend ahead of the final round in September which will take place at the iconic Le Mans raceway in France.