A run of bad luck has continued for the Young Guns, and they were forced to retire their Speedglas Welding Helmets Fiesta whilst leading the Electrothread Rally.
The event, Round Five of the National Rally Championship, played out in the Bapsfontein and Cullinan area on August 17 and 18, with four stages on Friday and seven on Saturday, with a total ‘race’ distance of about 150 km.
Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne – aka the Young Guns – got off to a good start on Friday and despite being first on the road (and therefore taking on the unloved role of “street sweeper”) they recorded the second-fastest time in the premier R2N class in two of the three opening stages.
“We were flat out virtually all the time,” commented Leeke. “We really didn’t leave anything in reserve!”
The disadvantage of being first became an advantage on the fourth stage and with night having descended and the [...]
Die tradisie van met skaap trek vanuit die hoë koue bergdele van die Roggeveld na die warmer laer Tankwa karoo is n amperse vergete tradisie maar ‘n tradisie wat hier nog sterk voortleef. Ons leer ken behoorlik die kontrei en sy mense en wat die wêreld so uniek en besonders maak. Daar wag bergpasse en baie skaapvleis op jou en is hierdie die perfekte program vir die wat smag na n bietjie plaaslewe. Ons wys jou dat Sutherland veel meer om die lyf het as bloot sterrekyk.
What if you fly is a documentary film following the journey of Wingsuit B.A.S.E. jumpers JeanJacques Wallis & Waldo Prinsloo attempting to become the first people to successfully jump off Mponjwane, a remote and dangerous peak in the Drakensberg Mountain range. Pull in for a glimpse into the fast paced world of extreme wingsuite B.A.S.E. jumping. A special thanks to the following sponsors: WeFix Action Ford Krugersdorp Thrive Interactive Security SA Climbing Academy
Ford NWM Takes Gold at Cross Country Season Finale • Henk Lategan and Barry White claim their first win in debut season, ending fourth overall in Class T championship – selected as Best Newcomers for 2017 • Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable finish third to secure silver medal for 2017 season • Non-finish for Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer but they wrap up third place in championship • Ford earns prized Manufacturer’s Award at Atlas Copco Gold 400 • Qualifying: 46km, Loop 1: 153km, Loop 2: 153km, Total: 352km
GLENHARVIE, South Africa, 28 October 2017 – The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team wrapped up a highly competitive and exciting 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) today at the season-ending Atlas Copco Gold 400, earning a bag of trophies for the race victory and podium positions for the overall Class T championship. Henk Lategan and Barry White [...]
The 2017 South African National Rally Championship comes to a climactic end this weekend, with the Carnival City Rally. Attached to this email are various documents from the organisers which will assist you in keeping abreast of proceedings if you are spectating. You can also follow the live results feed on the National Rally Championship website: http://www.sarallying.co.za/livetiming/ and on the @sarallying Twitter feed.
Today, we are proud to announce a three year vehicle partnership with Premier Soccer League Club, Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates is one of the most successful and recognisable Soccer clubs in South Africa and has a loyal fan base of over 10 million people. This, coupled with the fact that Soccer remains the country’s most popular and most-viewed sport, led us to our three year partnership which begins today. We announce this partnership at interesting time with both brands currently in a phase of transformation, resolved to do better for customers and fans alike. For us at Ford, we have a resolute commitment to going further and creating enjoyable experiences at every customer touch point. We want our customers to feel proud of the brand, to be loyal supporters of our efforts, cheering us on like their favourite team. In order to achieve this we need to be the best at our game. [...]
Sun city, South Africa, 16 September 2017 – The Sun City 400 cross country race lived up to its name today, with clear skies, a scorching sun and an unforgiving landscape setting the scene for the fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).
Featuring a relatively short route of 359km and an ultra-competitive battle in Class T for Production Vehicles, the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team ended the two-day event with a useful haul of points for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable in [...]
If you’re going to gamble, Sun City is the place to do it.
And Team ATS Motorsport, aka the Young Guns, will be gambling on a strong finish in the Sun City 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), which takes place at the popular North-West Province resort on September 15 and 16.
They’ve made the most of the six-week break since the last round to improve the performance of their rip-snorting Ford Ranger.
“We’ve done further development work on the shock absorbers and continue to move in the right direction,” confirmed Richard Leeke, at just 21 already a hardened veteran of national championship motorsport. “The goalposts are moving all the time and our Ranger is a much faster truck than it was at the beginning of the year and while we’re still the rookies of the Cross Country scene, we’re quick learners!”
Pretoria, South Africa, 7 September 2017 – Ford Motor Company today announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger bakkie will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time. The purpose-built, desert-racing inspired bakkie joins the Ford Performance family, as the new ‘Ford Ranger Raptor’. The Ranger Raptor will be coming to South Africa, with further information to be revealed in due course.
Designed and engineered to deliver an adrenaline pumping experience, Ford Ranger Raptor sports a head-turning exterior look that exudes toughness as well as a level of capability and off-road performance never before seen in the mid-size bakkie segment.
Sharing the same nomenclature as the F-150 Raptor, the world’s most extreme production bakkie, Ranger Raptor is in a class of its own among mid-size off-road performance vehicles.
Building on the success of the class-leading Ford Ranger, one of the best-selling bakkies in a number of markets, Ranger Raptor brings the thrilling off-road [...]