Joseph Oelz was out to maintain his prime position at the top of the WP Junior Max Standings this past weekend as a cold and wet Saturday greeted the drivers and their teams. After a slippery start in qualifying, only managing P3 on the timing sheets, Oelz put a solid effort in Race 1 to cross the whitewash in second.
In race 2, with the track slowly drying, Oelz managed another second place and grabbed fastest lap in that race to see him start the final race of the day from pole. Into turn 1 he took the whole shot to lead out during the opening exchanges before a coming together with the second placed driver relegated him way down the order. Oelz fought back to seventh which was only enough to give him 4th overall on a day, a tough pill to swallow when he was in with shot at the win. He still however holds a healthy advantage at the top of the standings with only 2 rounds left.
Joseph will be back in action in 2 weeks time for the penultimate round the the WP Championship before he heads off to Zwartkops for the final round of the SA Junior Max Championships at the end of September.