- Tough outing for Team Ford Racing on this weekend’s Sun City 400
- Woolridge and Huxtable finish sixth in Class SP
PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 Aug., 2011 – Following a tremendous victory by Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst on the previous round of the Absa Off Road Championship, team Ford Racing were eager to challenge for victory on this weekend’s Sun City 400.
The team got off to a strong start with Visser and Badenhorst leading in the early stages. Unfortunately an altercation with a tree stump put an end to the pair’s challenge, resulting in terminal damage to the right front of their Ford Ranger.
“It’s really frustrating,” explained Visser. “We were running very well, the car had been faultless but unfortunately I made an error. These things happen and all we can do now is look ahead to the next event.”
While the result was a disappointing one for the team, the sister Ford Ranger of Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable proved to be bullet proof throughout the weekend ensuring a strong finish for the up and coming crew. The duo overcame the tough route to take a well deserved sixth place.
“We’re really happy with the result,” said Woolridge. “We had a trouble free run despite a tough event – overall this is a fantastic result for us.”
With three rounds remaining in the championship, there is still everything to play for. The next round of the championship takes place on 9 and 10 September at Carnival City. The 4×4 Mega World 400 could be an important turning point in the championship, as teams fight for supremacy in the closing stages of the season.