Historic Motorsport Festival wows Zwartkops crowd at The 16th Passion for Speed
Ferdi van Niekerk Junior (Ford Galaxie) won Saturday’s opening race for SKF Legend Saloon Cars at Zwartkops
Brilliant on-track action, a large crowd and variable weather conditions typified the 2017 international Passion for Speed historic racing extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday.
The day’s two premier events for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Production Saloon Cars produced lots of action, some mechanical mayhem and varied results.
The opening race saw pre-event favourites Sarel van der Merwe (Ford Galaxie) and Hennie Groenewald (Plymouth Fury) side-lined when their cars broke. That left Ferdi van Niekerk Junior (Ford Galaxie) to take victory ahead of Jonathan du Toit (Chev Nova), Paolo Cavalieri (Ford Galaxie), Peter Lindenberg (Ford Mustang) and Leeroy Poulter (Chev Belair).