Varied pleasures await at Zwartkops Raceway - Extreme Festival - 24 September 2015
Extreme Festival

Much more than just motorsport awaits spectators at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Extreme Festival Braai Day (Thursday September 24). Apart from a full programme of spectacular circuit competition, the event will boast a wide variety of entertainment, shopping experiences and a food court.

On track, the day’s highlights should be three heats for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars, with some of the country’s quickest circuit racing vehicles on the entry list. Topping the list will be Toby Venter in his works Porsche GT2, said to be South Africa’s most rapid club racing vehicle.

He should start as the logical winning favourite, with his closest adversaries Dawie Olivier (G&H Transport BMW M3), Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Galardo), Nicky Dicks (Stradale Ferrari 430) and Deon du Plessis (BPT KTM X-Bow). Others to watch should include Christo Lotter (Exceed Gear Lamborghini) , Willem van der Westhuizen (Stradale Ferrari 430), Anton Cronje (AF Hydraulics Subaru WRX), Jonathan du Toit (Ferrari 430) and Gianni Giannoccaro (Tire Cugini BMW M3).

The Speed & Sound 111 Sports and Saloon car races will boast the day’s biggest entry, with more than 35 cars facing the starter. Front runners should include Harry Arangies (Stradale Ford Mustang), Adrian Dalton (Xtra Shoes VW Golf), Joel da Silva (Speed & Sound BMW), Vaughn Obhlidal (Rislone BMW M3), Ryan Quan-Chai (Rex Diff BMW Z4) and Greg Moloney (Ltre Cugini Mini Cooper S).

G&H Transport Extreme Supercars
G&H Transport Extreme Supercars

Speed & Sound 111 Sports and Saloons
Speed & Sound 111 Sports and Saloons


The Red Square Kawasaki Masters Cup races should see riders like Tony Klem (Frontier Diamonds ZX10R), Graeme van Breda (Van Breda Cycles Kawasaki), Pieter de Vos (Jongingozi ZX10R), Kyle Robinson (Fantech ZX10R) at the front end.

The Bridgestone BMW Car Club events will provide great entertainment, with winning favourites people like Darren Winterboer (Barons Spares BMW F30), Mish-al-Sing (Tune Tech BMW E30), Manny Ribeiro (MBS Carriers BMW E36) and Riaan Woest (Viking BMW E46).

Stephen Steenkamp (Pta North Toyota Honda SP) should be a man to beat in the Thunderbike category, with likely adversaries Matthew Hart (Silverton Midas Kawasaki), Ivan van Niekerk (Kawasaki ZX10R), Daryn Upton (Turn Skill Kawasaki) and Ryan van Aswegen (Gem Auto Kawasaki).

The National Sports Car race will see Doug MacDonald (Fantastic Shelby), taking on people like Donovan Roscoe (Fantastic Shelby) Ian Smith (Revolution Shelby), Mario Nardini (ACD Nardini), Mark Lauth (Fantastic Shelby) and Jon Wilson (Fine Metals Shelby).

The Comsol VW Challenge should see more than 30 cars on the circuit, led by people like Rory Atkinson (Comsol Polo), Waldie Meintjies (LTR Polo), James Hurley (Starter Pack Polo), Wouter Roos (Nathans Polo) and Tasmin Pepper (PG Glass Polo).

Brett Garland (Jonnesway/Oasis Honda Civic) Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Citroen C2), Mark du Toit (Honda Civic) and Werner Pieterse (VW Golf) should be the people to beat in the day’s two Leisure Grass SuperHatch events.

Zwartkops Thunderbikes
Zwartkops Thunderbikes

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series
Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series

There will also be races for Sub10 Superbikes and Silverton Bolt and Nut Brunch Run Motorcyclists.

The Zwartkops gates will be open from 7am, with racing to commence at 10am.
Admission will cost R90 per adult and R60 per student, while kids under the age of 12 and girls in bikinis will go in for free.

Story courtesy of Andre De Kock – The Citizen.

Pictures courtesy of RacePics.co.za.

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