Spectacular action typified round ten of this year’s Extreme Festival Series at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday.
Heading up the day’s attractions were two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars. Charl Arangies (Pirelli Lamborghini Galardo) won the opening race, setting the day’s quickest lap time at 61,1 seconds in the process. He led home Johan Engelbrecht (JogaJoga Porsche GT2R) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Ferrari 430). Nicky Dicks (Curvent Porsche 997) was fourth, ahead of Darren Winterboer (Barons BMW 355i Turbo) and Dawie Olivier (G&H Transport BMW M3).
The second race podium looked exactly the same, with Arangies, Engelbrecht and Du Toit taking the first three places. They were followed by Dicks, Willem van der Westhuizen (Beyerskloof Ferrari 430) and Deon du Plessis (KTM X-Bow).
Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) won the opening race for AutObarn Northern Bolt & Tool Superhatch cars. He led home Morne Human (ANCRO Mini Cooper S) and Brett Garland (Jonnesway Honda Civic). Du Toit won the second race as well, ahead of Garland and Jeffrey Kruger (VW Polo).
Front runners George Bezuidenhout (Accord Nissan Primera) and Louis Robertse (IFM VW Polo) clashed in the first race for 111 Sports and Saloon Cars. With both cars retiring, it left the way open for Ryan Quan-Chai (RDG BMW Z4) to win ahead of Harry Arangies (Stradale Porsche 944) and Rory Eland (Dialogic VW Polo). Eland won the next time, leading home Quan-Chai and Lucas Bezuidenhout (Pta Noord Toyota Lexus).
Clinton Bezuidenhout won the first INEX Legends race from Seef Fourie and Stompie Stadler. Fourie won the second time, ahead of Divan Myburgh and Shaun Nel. The third race saw Fourie winning from Bezuidenhout and lady racer Lonika Maartens.
Andre’ van Vollenstee (Stunt SA Kawasaki ZX10R) won the opening race for Sub-10 Superbikes, followed by Samuel James-Smith (Kawasaki ZX6) and Cliffor Ogle (WHC Ducati). Brandon Quaye (Kawasaki ZX10R) won the next time, followed by Van Vollenstee and Harry Timmermann (Yamaha R1).
Joe Herbig (MV Agusta) won the first race for Silverton Bolt & Nut motorcycle, leading home Werner Strohm (Parrot Interactive Kawasaki X10R) and Riaan Fourie (Fourways Kawasaki ZX10R). Strohm won the second race from Fourie and Johan Nortje (Fourways Kawasaki ZX10R).
The Mopar Three Hour Endurance race at the end of the day saw various leaders, frantic pit work, a number of Safety Car periods and many retirements. In the end, Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje won in their AidCal 247 Ligier Honda Turbo, benefitting from a clean, unflustered run and flawless pitwork.
They were followed by the Harp Juno Sports of Francis Carruthers and Johan Engelbrecht, the Shelby CanAm of Mike Verrier/Wayne Jardine, and the Equirie Zoo Juno of Duncan and Graham Vos.
The saloon car category went to the Mad Golf GTi of Dewald Brummer and Bevan Williams, ahead of the Peugeot 207 of Stuart and Jonathan Konig.
Earlier in the day, the Fantastic Racing Shelby CanAms of Mark Lauth, Michael Jensen and Doug MacDonald took the first three places in a 10-lap National Sports Car Challenge race.
The next round of the 2016 Extreme Festival will take place at the Western Cape Killarney circuit on Saturday, September 24.