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RACING HEADS TO PARADISE

If you happen to be in the Eastern Cape, or if you’re looking for a good reason to get away over the Youth Day weekend, then it may very well be worth your while to consider diarising that day for the fourth round of the 2018 South African Extreme Festival National Circuit Racing Championship roadshow […]

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KILLARNEY’S EPIC SATURDAY

Killarney’s fourth round Wingfield motors Power Series kept Cape Town race fans on the edges of their seats throughout the day and into the night as excellent local racing followed by a home victory in the South African Endurance Championship Campos 600 delivered racing of the highest order throughout. The Cape’s Burly Pro GTi Challenge […]

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EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT

Clear weather, that clouded a little through a crisp Pretoria autumn’s afternoon, set the backdrop for a most entertaining afternoon of national championship Extreme Festival racing at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. In a meeting set apart by record lap times, Michael Stephen and Daniel Rowe shared GTC wins and Bradley Liebenberg and Keagan Masters […]

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NEW ENGEN POLO CUP PACE-SETTER EMERGES AT ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY

  Drama, a new winner, a new lap record and spectacular racing typified rounds five and six of this year’s Engen Polo Cup Championship at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, May 12. Since the series participants had spent two days testing at Zwartkops prior to the start of the season, everybody was wise […]

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KILLARNEY ENDURANCE CLASSIC

The Mopar South African Endurance Championship returns to action at the Killarney Campos 600 at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 19 May to provide local race fans with an epic weekend’s racing alongside a full program of local classes at the home of Western Cape racing. If last year’s race was anything to go by, […]

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ABERDEIN STEPS UP

South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein cannot wait for the long break to be over before he takes to the track for his FIA European Formula 3 debut at the series’ opening round at the Pau street circuit in France over the 11-13 May weekend. 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein last raced in the ADAC German […]

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ZWARTKOPS F1600 WIDE OPEN

Stuart White will be foremost on all of his rivals minds when the Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship heads to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West for its third round races Saturday 12 May, even though the Bloemfontein teenager will be absent from this round. White has made no mistakes in his quest to […]

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ENDURANCE EPIC FOR KILLARNEY

The  Mopar South African Endurance Series is preparing on all fronts for a return to action at the Killarney Campos 600 at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 19 May and if last year’s Cape race and the last round of this year’s championship at Killarney are anything to go by, you would be well advised […]

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ZWARTKOPS SET TO IMPRESS

Zwartkops Raceway is gearing up for its first national championship race weekend of the season when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit for its third round national championship races and judging by the form book, it would be a very good idea to cross Saturday 12 May out of your diary right away. While […]

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ROAD TO INDY VISITS KILLARNEY

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship takes the next step on the Road to Indy as it heads to Cape Town for the second round of the Extreme Festival at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 21 April with an eager field of drivers with one aim in mind — to beat Stuart White. Bloemfontein […]

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2018 ENGEN POLO CUP TITLE CHASE TO VISIT CAPE TOWN

After a brilliant start to the season at Kyalami last month, the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship contenders will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit next Saturday (April 21). The occasion will be round two of this year’s national Extreme Festival series, with the Engen Polo Cup races to play a major role in […]

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Navarra hosts the next round of the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook

Action in the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook continues with the inaugural Hankook 12H NAVARRA (20-22 April, 2018). Opened in 2010, the ‘Circuito de Navarra’ in Los Arcos in the Spanish Navarra region is a new venue for the CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook. For the Hankook 12H NAVARRA, running from noon till midnight […]

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EXTREME RACING IN THE CAPE

The Killarney International Raceway hosts the second round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship circuit racing roadshow presented by Get Worth, Saturday 21 April. Featuring four national championship classes and a couple of regional and club races apiece, the highlight of the day is however likely to be the national challenge G&H Transport Extreme […]

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Hyundai enter two i30 N TCR for Nürburgring 24 Hours

Following a successful outing at the season opening VLN race last month the Hyundai N team will return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a pair of i30 N TCR cars for the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race (April 14-15) and ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours (May 10-13). The Nürburgring 24 Hours attracts vast grids and huge […]

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Porsche breaks Spa lap record with evo-spec 919 Hybrid

Porsche has broken the outright lap record of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, with a heavily modified evo-spec 919 Hybrid LMP1. Neel Jani eclipsed Lewis Hamilton’s record time set in qualifying ahead of last year’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix by over seven tenths of a second. Jani, a WEC champion and Le Mans winner […]

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EXTREME ACTION COMING TO CAPE

The Killarney International Raceway is preparing to host the second round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship circuit racing roadshow Saturday 21 April — an event that Cape racer fans would be advised to diarise well in advance. Featuring four national championship classes and a couple of regional and club races apiece, the highlight […]

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STUART STUNS THEM

Stuart White started his Road to Indy dream in perfect fashion as he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring on Saturday. White qualified third on Friday evening but raced into the lead off the start never to be headed again as he left his rivals to fight over the scraps. […]

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BRILLIANT START FOR ALL-NEW ENGEN POLO CUP FORMULA

The all-new 2018 Engen Polo Cup season started on a high note at Kyalami on Saturday, with the turbocharged two-litre Polo race cars delivering exceptional reliability, close racing, a new lap record and great spectacle. Qualifying Saturday morning’s official qualifying session saw the times of the top six cars covered by one second, led by […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ RAIN DANCE

 Pouring rain greeted race fans and the regional Extreme Festival circus at the Zwartkops International Raceway’s opening St. Patricks’s Day race meeting on Saturday, with most classes qualifying in the wet, before the weather cleared through the slip and slide opening race heats to deliver an ideal track for the second races that in fact […]

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SEE YOU AT KYALAMI!

Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival hosts the opening round of the 2018 Extreme Festival South African National Circuit Racing Championship at the Grand Prix circuit Saturday 24 March. Hosting the opening rounds of the Sasol GTC, Engen Volkswagen Cup and Investchem Formula 1600 championships, there will also be spectacular G&H Extreme Supercar races, a SAMCAR V8 Supercar […]

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ROAD TO INDY STARTS AT KYALAMI

The South African National Investchem Formula 1600 Championship kicks off at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring Saturday 24 March with a field of most exciting South African young guns chasing a brilliant new championship prize of the chance to drive in the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in December. “We are delighted […]

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RED STAR LINDENBERG

 Saturday’s season opening Historic Tour races proved a happy hunting ground for Lindenberg Racing at Red Star Raceway, where team patron Peter raced to overall victory in his Shelby GT350 Mustang, daughter Paige hustled her monster Fairlane to fourth in class and seventh overall, and Djurk Venter brought his Escort home 14th overall and 3rd […]

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CHAOS, CONTRASTS AT KILLARNEY

Saturday’s Killarney International Raceway’s second-round Wingfield Power Series races proved a day of contrasts as changeable and occasionally damp, cool conditions at the Killarney International Raceway saw to some spectacular racing on the one hand and some dominant performances on the other. The pick of the day was the BurlyPro GTi Challenge, where Jano van […]

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KYALAMI EXCITEMENT!

Excitement is mounting in anticipation of the start of the 2018 Extreme Festival South African National Championship at Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival in two weeks time. The Saturday 24 March races come among much excitement as teams and drivers prepare for that all-important opening meeting, while the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is pulling out all the […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ EXTREME START

Zwartkops Raceway’s Extreme Festival racing season kicks off with a packed nine-class race program Saturday 17 March including no less than six saloon car classes. A wide variety of tin tops will see the Motor Mart Volkswagen Challenge, AutObarn SuperHatch, Big Boss Auto Super Saloons, Car Care Clinic 111 Sports and Saloons and Motul Modified […]

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KILLARNEY SET TO IMPRESS

Western Cape race fans have a full and hugely entertaining day’s racing to look forward to at Killarney’s second round Wingfield Motors Power Series meeting Saturday 10 March, if the fraught track action last time out was anything to go by. With all of Cape Town’s regular main circuit classes racing on the day, there’s […]

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KYALAMI PREPARING TO STUN

It may yet be a month away, but the 2018 Extreme Festival South African National Championships will come to life on Saturday 24 March and where better to start a race season than at the home of South African motorsport? The Kyalami Motorsport Festival will host the opening rounds of the SA National Championships for […]

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BRAT PACK BOSS BUSI

Saturday’s Wingfield Motors Killarney Power Series action was great throughout the day, but if any class produced consistently extreme action, it was the Brat Pack of Class C in the BurlyPro GTi Challenge. Among the most competitive of any classes racing in South Africa in 2018, this baby class of the popular Western Cape series […]

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ACTION GALORE AT KILLARNEY

Killarney’s 2018 racing championships exploded into action as a dazzling display of crunching racing kept a sizeable crowd entertained throughout a perfect Cape summer’s day at the opening Wingfield Motors Power Series meeting on Saturday. The action was fraught on track as cars and bikes produced spectacular dicing, while red flags flew to stop the […]

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First round of Inland Championship sets the bar high

“The first round of the EV Dynamics Inland Championship draws competitors and spectators alike, and sets the bar pretty high for the season ahead.  Midvaal Raceway hosted the first round of this year’s EV Dynamics Inland Championship on Saturday 17 February and 19 races spread over 9 different categories kept a large crowd entertained throughout […]

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PLAYTIME IS OVER – LET’S RACE!

GTi Challenge set for scorching season opener Be prepared to get up our of your comfy spectator’s seat when the WP Burly Pro GTi Challenge 2018 explodes into action at the Killarney International Raceway’s season opening Wingfield Motors Power Series this Saturday 17 February because the series is bound to have you on your feet […]

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KILLARNEY’S SUMMER SENSATION

Cape Town race fans will be happy to learn that the 2018 Wingfield Motors Power Series kicks off at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 17 February. The opening round of the Western Province regional circuit series promises a brilliant program of top notch races set to deliver a spectacular day of end-to-end motor racing, with […]

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Tesla-based Electric GT Championship gets FIA backing

The all-new Electric GT Championship has been sanctioned by the governing body of world motorsport, the FIA, ahead of the start of its inaugural season this year.  The series, in which a field of 20 drivers will battle it out driving a race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D, currently has eight races scheduled for the 2018 […]

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Khalid and Al Qubaisi gunning for glory in Saudi Arabia

 The 29th edition of the Race of Champions (ROC), which will take place from February 2-3 at the King Fahd International Stadium Abu Dhabi Racing (ADR) drivers Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Khaled Al Qubaisi will be seen in action at this weekend’s 29th edition of the Race of Champions (ROC), which will […]