The country’s top spinners battled it out for the Red Bull Shay’ iMoto title in Jozi on Saturday 11 September. When all the tyre smoke settled only Boksie and Samkeliso ‘Sam Sam’ Thubane remained. The last drivers then went into two a no-holds-barred final battle that had the judges on the edge of their seats. The young Nelspruit local Sam Sam walked away as the 2021 champion.
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Last year I went out in the semi-finals and this year we came back stronger, pushing the whole way until the finals. It means a lot to the team, but also to everyone who supports us. Today I’ve made a lot of people proud
Celebrating its third year - the competition was held at closed venue, where Mzansi’s top spinners showed off their best stunts and skills around the track which featured obstacles like the Puma ‘Kitchen’, BMW M-Town and the Make-out Corner.
The final was closely contested; Boksie threw every ounce of showmanship at it but it was Sam Sam landing his signature move – essentially the most difficult iteration of jumping out and then back into the car counter-clockwise (traditionally one would execute this clockwise), that sealed the win for him.