Puma Lubricants powers to podium finish at Lichtenburg 400

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Puma Lubricants powers to podium finish at Lichtenburg 400

Johannesburg – 05 April 2017

The first race (Lichtenburg 400) of the 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) season took place over the weekend in the North West province of South Africa.

The Ford Performance Puma Lubricants kicked off the event by completing the Prologue seeding race on Friday 31st March. Competing in Class T (production cars), the teams 3 custom built Ford Rangers took first, second and fourth positions respectively in the 50km sprint.

Lining up for the main race event on Saturday 1st April, two 180km loops on rugged off-road terrain, the Ford Performance Puma Lubricants team ended the day with some great results as driver Gareth Woolridge and co-driver (navigator) Boyd Dreyer finished second in Class T. Team-mates and former Rally stars Henk Lategan and Barry White impressed with a third-place finish, while Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable ended sixth after a frustrating outing with several punctures, but with crucial championship points in the bag.

Top 10 Class T Results:

Position

Team

Driver

Navigator

Vehicle

Qualifying

Race

Total

1

Malalane Toyota

Johan Horn

Werner Horn

Toyota Hilux

00:31:38

05:16:00

05:47:38

2

Ford Performance Puma Lubricant

Gareth Woolridge

Boyd Dreyer

Ford Ranger

00:30:43

05:22:03

05:52:46

3

Ford Performance Puma Lubricant

Henk Lategan

Barry White

Ford Ranger

00:30:46

05:24:04

05:54:50

4

Atlas Copco SA

Chris Vesser

Japie Badenhorst

Toyota Hilux

00:30:57

05:27:26

05:58:23

5

Atlas Copco SA

Hennie de Klerk

Rodney Colin Burke

Volkswagen Amarok

00:30:46

05:30:17

06:01:03

6

Ford Performance Puma Lubricant

Lance Woolridge

Ward Huxtable

Ford Ranger

00:30:39

05:34:46

06:05:25

7

Atlas Copco SA

Gary Bertholdt

Philip Herselman

Volkswagen Amarok

00:31:03

05:42:03

06:13:06

8

4x4 Mega World

Jason venter

Vince van Alleman

Toyota Hilux

00:45:00

05:38:08

06:23:08

9

4x4 Mega World

Deon Venter

Jaco van Aardt

Toyota Hilux

00:31:11

05:54:35

06:25:46

10

Jacques van Toner

Jacques van Toner

Joks Le Roux

Ford Ranger

00:36:06

05:51:34

06:27:40