Z-Factor Newsletter | Issue 16
On Saturday 11 October Team Kwagga (Arno Drenth and Koos Zietsman) won the SA Northern Regions Maxxis 4XTR Championship in the Street Legal Lockers Class, yeah baby!
On top of that, Team Ultimate 4x4 (Barrie Drenth and Brendon Gird) snatched their maiden victory in the ultra-competitive Modified Class ahead of a jam-packed field to follow hot on the heels of their first podium at the previous event at Brits, extremely well done guys!
Notwithstanding the above, Team Kwagga had a horrible day at the Rayton event on Saturday for the 2nd year running! We made one unforced error (my door sprang open in an obstacle) and in the next obstacle the transfer case jumped in rear wheel drive only and we rolled Kwagga. We did a good job of making up ground after that, but at the 7th obstacle we fell forward over the nose and I head-butted the ground because the impact bent the roll cage quite badly. The damage was so severe that we were not allowed to carry on with the event due to safety concerns.
But this grey cloud has a silver lining: we are only 4 points behind Shaun and Lynette in the National Championship, so the final event at Molteno will be like the big poker game, “Winner Takes All!”
We will post pictures and a video of both Kwagga and Team Ultimate 4x4 on our website at www.zfactor.co.za ASAP, watch this space for further details!