Worthy Champion Oelz Must Wait
A bright and sunny day greeted the Western Cape Karting community on 29 October for the 8th and final round of the WPMC Maxterino Regional Championship. Cape Town fast kid Joseph Oelz went in with his nose ahead of closest rivals Charl Visser and Troy Dolinschek knowing a sound set of results would ensure his title.
As has come to be expected Joseph placed his 63 Zanardi machine on pole position for race 1 and after a fraught spat with the usual contenders, he crossed the line in 4th with less than a second covering the top 6 and claimed fastest lap to slot another pole for race 2. Joseph all but obliterated the field in second race of the day, claiming a well deserved win. His nearest competition crossing the line 3.5 seconds later. Race 3 was all about keeping it tidy and claiming the top spot for the day and the championship which Oelz did in fine style with a 2nd place. This ensured 1st overall for the day and the regional championship so we thought. It has been decided that the primary school Maxterino 60cc championship is still to be decided in a courtroom due to a technical infringement by a fellow competitor being appealed.
In the new Rotax Mini Max category Oelz looked unbeatable until a 3rd race incident tainted his hopes of overall victory. He claimed a fine pole position in qualifying before a race 1 and 2 victory followed. The issues in race 3 left him 3rd overall for the day.
The young star looks forward to what he can deliver in 2017. See you all then.