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A Royal Rumble

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Team NC keeps their promise and takes first place in the round-robin

One of the contestants in the Ride2Slide Battle of the Provinces Royal Rumble. Pictures: Danie van der Lith

Motorsport enthusiasts from across central South Africa were not disappointed as Kimberley hosted its first installment of Ride2Slide’s Battle of the Provinces Royal Rumble. 

This inter-provincial, team competition saw the top 10 drivers from the Northern Cape, Free State and North West go head-to-head in a series of showdowns that kept the hundreds in attendance glued to their seats.

This weekend’s event, at the Galeshewe Open Air Arena, also set the tone for a feast of spinning over the Easter Weekend next year, when Kimberley will host the national spinning championships with the top provinces and drivers already making every effort to rack up points in the early rounds as they aspire for top honours next year.

Team NC’s captain, Chan Obaray, delivered on his promise that his team will be bringing their A-game and that they will be putting their hearts on the line. After a gruelling battle, burning tyres and thick smoke hanging over the arena, Team NC took first place in the round-robin competition.

DFA Photographer, Danie van der Lith, attended the event.

Team NC: Back left: Romano Arends, Delano Fredericks, Bradley Starkey, Johannes Pomeri, Wannie SixTnine (vice captain), Faizan Walter and Clayton Ramages. Front, from left: Moegmad Ameen Petersen, Chan Spartan Obaray (captain), Kaylin “Kayla” Oliphant and Brent Buksie Prins.

CONGRATULATIONS: Chan Spartan Obaray (right), the captain of Team NC is being congratulated after taking first place in one of the competitions.

IN THE CAR: 7de Laan actress, Melanie du Bois, is seen here in the car of 16-year-old Team NC driver, Kaylin “Kayla” Oliphant.