Club pays tribute to speed kings

There is a good mixture of young and experienced motor sport racing fanatics at the coast.

11 March 2019 | Sports

Jan Everson; WBMC Chairman; . . .we do not know if our members will race oval track this year . . .

Otis Finck - Walvis Bay Motor Club (WBMC) held its AGM and prize-giving ceremony recently.

The management of the club was elected in 2018 and serves a two-year term.

Chairman Jan Everson emphasised that the Easter Drags event was the clubs biggest income generator. “We are in the process of finalising the arrangements for this year’s event hosted annually in April.”

He also reported that the members of the club participated in different codes including two rallies and seven oval track as well as long track events for 2018.

“At this stage we do not have an idea whether our members will be racing oval track this year due to the lack of access to a track.”

The roads are being graded with assistance from VPower Shell for the first rally event on 16 March at the coast. The possibility of hosting a rally or some stages at Henties Bay will also be looked at.

“It costs approximately N$85 000 to participate in a rally, and those who take part do not get anything out of it. They are doing so for the love of the sport and due to their passion.”

Everson also acknowledged the management of the club for setting the trend when it comes to abiding to Namibian Motor Federation (NMF) requirements.

“We (Allan Martin and Everson) are attending commission meetings and our presence counts in Windhoek. Required documentation, such as our financials and five-year plan which we update each year, has been submitted.”

In response to a question of the possibility that Namibia could host a couple of Dakar stages, Everson said this would require permission from the ministry of tourism and environment as well as a considerable amount of money. A decision on the issue would be forthcoming in April.

WBMC also has a strong social responsibility component.

“We sponsored petrol for the reservists in Walvis Bay and a set of tires for Nampol.”

Everson also presented the financials of the club on behalf of absent treasurer Frank Borusso and said the club was financially stable.

BLOKKIE

Prize-winners

Drags

Class 6BR - 1st Grant Knowles

Class 8BR - 1st Terrence Knowles

Class 4A2 - 1st Zachary Martin

Class 6WB - 1st Allan Martin and Jan Everson

Circuit Racing

Class X - 1st Dirk Kotze

Class D - 1st Jan Everson

Class B - 1st Zachary Martin

Class A - 1st Allan Martin and 2nd Zackary Martin.

MX

Class Men’s Quads - 1st Michael Behnke

Enduro

1st Hugo Arangies

Rally

Class S4

1st Driver - Oswaldo Mendes

Class S2

1st Driver Jannie Coetzee and Jan Everson

1st Navigator George Coetzee and Fanie Botes

2nd Driver Gert Coetzee

2nd Naviagtor Hugo Arangies

Class S1

1st Driver Peoter Greef

1st Navigator Uween Lourens

Dirt Ovals

Class Quads

1st Micheael Behnke

2nd Dirk Kotze

Class 8 Valves

1st Zachary Martin

2nd Terence Knowles

3rd Michael Behnke

Class 16 V Hot-rods

1st Allan Martin

2nd Terrence Knowles

3rd Michael Behnke

Class V8s

1st Vernon Knowles

2nd Michael Behnke

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