Petrol heads and Motorsport enthusiasts are in for an absolute treat as the racing fraternity descends down to the Kyalami race track for the Extreme Racing Festival this weekend. Knowing what a hot event this is on the Motorstort calender, Action Gear will be there to soak up all the fast and furious action and offer the best deals on our products.
This year’s event will offer a number racing categories and classes with the Extreme Super Car category being the main event that spectators will be looking forward to watching. This class will see exotic monsters like Team Pancea’s Porsche GT3, C3 Engineer’s Ferrari F360, B-Tech’s Porsche 944 and race favourite Motul/Martin Morgan’s Dodge Viper V10 driven by Charl Arrangies.
The Hankook Formula Vee categories feature single seater Rhema 1 race cars pushing out 1400cc's of power. National Championship leader Scott Temple will look to keep his title ambitions set as he takes on 20 other drivers, including local rivals Alan Nolm and Greg Wilson.
Another popular category is the Red Star Raceway Master Cup. Specifically geared at bike riders, the series allows entry by riders riding Kawasaki ZX 10 and Honda Fire Blade 1000cc bikes only. Two classes are included. A Class, for riders between the ages of 35 and 45 and B class, for riders 45 years old and over. Previous winner Stewart Macleod (SEW EUROdrive ZX10R) will be looking to add another victory to his trophy cabinet.
The Goldwagen SuperHatch offers spectators more modest car sport models but with just as much adrenalin pumping action as the higher racing categories. Fans can look forward to Class A drivers Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen in ASAP’s Peugeot 206, Brett Garlands in the Jonnesway Honda Civic, Mark du toit in TAR’s Ford Fiesta St and Geoff Tugwell’s VW Golf.
Other races to look for are the TK Imports Brunch Run Challenge and the 111 Sports & Saloon car race.
The Kyalami paddock with also host A Show and Shine competition and will also host a flea market and offer access to a range of goods from stall sellers and dealers.
The festival starts on Friday the 13th with the main races on September to the 14th. Gates open at 6am with the first race at 10am and tickets are set at R80 for adults, R50 for students and kids under 12s enter free.