After a tough 2006 season, Team Serpent South Africa drivers bounced back in style to dominate the first round of the South African Championships for 2007. Â Racing at the tight East London track, the team took the TQ spot in all three classes and went on to win each of the A Main Finals to make it a clean sweep for Serpent and Mega.
Normally one of the smaller events on the National calendar, this years event at the coastal city saw a record 70 cars entered for first round of the 4 leg Championship.
Mike Wiseman continued his unbeaten run with the 720 in the Nationals when he took the A Main by a massive 4 lap margin. With five Serpents in the A Main, the rivalry with the Mugen drivers continued but the pace and stability of the 720 had the edge on the competition.
Mike White took his first TQ and A Mains win in the 235mm class to get his season off to the perfect start while the Premier Class was a tight tussle between Wayne Joelson and Mike Wiseman, with Mike controlling the heats to take the TQ by 2,5 seconds and then repeating the results with his 960 in the A Main to win by 5 seconds.
A great drive by Terry Elkington saw him secure his first podium spot at National level with his Mega powered 960.