A GOOD DAY FOR D-FORCE IN
by d-force Racing Team.
Published with Permission.
Round 3 saw the National Motocross Series move to the lovely
Bloemfontein circuit. Well known for its red mud and famous
jump, 7th Heaven. A sunny day and well prepared track gave
the spectators a great show from all the riders.
The d-force Race Team girls were ready and excited
for the race, but focused on staying safe and having fun.
Nanda Clowes #244 had a solid day and still retains the
points lead with the red plate. She had a good start in
the 1st heat and kept a close distance behind Leah Heygate
in first. She made the pass and pulled a gap to the checkered
flag. The 2nd heat emotions were high and Nanda was hesitant
with the winter sun disturbing her vision. She settled early
on for 2nd and focused on staying safe for the day. 1st
- 2nd for the day gave her a 2nd Overall behind Leah Heygate
Nanda Clowes (# 244) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography
Youngster Kayla had a difficult first heat, with a crash
that saw her having to work her way up from last to 4th
behind Natasha Rugani. Second heat saw her recuperate and
push hard with a great start and in the front fight. She
rode well and went 4th - 3rd for a 3rd overall for the day
rounding off the podium step.
Kayla Raaff (# 22) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography
Tiegan Reed pushed and rode like a superstar in her first
heat, finishing in 8th with Yanke Pieterse close behind.
The second heat was difficult for her as a wrong selection
of goggle lense made it difficult to see in the afternoon.
Her and team mate Nanda both struggled and decided to ride
safe in the 2nd heat to be able to ride another day. She
finished with 10th in heat two which gave her a 9th overall
for the day.
Tiegan Reed (# 24) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography
The next round will be home track advantage for the d-force
team and all Northern Region riders, which will definitely
make the racing intense and competitive.
The team was awarded a small prize from MXSA to say thank
you for promoting the sport so well. Thank you MXSA for
We would like to thank the sponsors that make it possible
for the team to do what they love: d-force, Just1
Helmets, Maxima Oils, Cycra, Leatt, Dunlop, Greastec, EVS,
Eksbrand Goggles, USWE and Ellies.