It was always going to be a tough challenge for young Joseph Oelz to grab the National Maxterino Title at the last minute. Having suffered engine troubles early on in the weekend, a sub par replacement had to be used. Oelz still managed a good effort in Qualifying to put the number 63 machine on the second row to give himself every shot at winning the championship.
The ‘new’ engine did no favours as Oelz pushed with every thing he had to finish the 1st heat in 6th place. Heat 2 however saw the mark of a future hero as Oelz used all his experience to cross the line is a fantastic 3rd position, a mere tenth behind race winner Charl Visser.
In the 3rd heat Joseph drove hard to finish 5th and a world class drive in the final race of the day saw Oelz earn himself yet another podium and well deserved 3rd.
Considering the unfortunate engine troubles and some harsh decisions, Joseph Oelz showed a maturity beyond his years to fight to the death and come away with a 4th overall in the 2016 Maxterino National Championship. A terrific feat when one considers due to calendar changes earlier on in the season, Joseph could not attend one of the 4 National rounds a iDube in KZN.
This young man will definitely go on to achieve many a success in his motorsport career. Remember the name Joseph Oelz.