The Red star Raceway near Delmas will host round ten of this year’s Extreme Festival series on Saturday (September 2), with six competition categories, on four and two wheels, scheduled to participate.
As always, the circuit’s combination of many tight, narrow and twisty corners plus a long straight will test drivers and machinery to the full.
Top billing in the car categories will belong to the Volkswagen Challenge brigade, with a total of 27 cars on the entry list.
Pre-event victory favourites should include Wayne Masters (Performance Masters VW Polo), Stiaan Kriel (Spanjaard Polo), Devon Piazza-Musso (Allegiane Polo), Wayne Crous (Delway Polo), Waldie Meintjies (VW Polo), Leon Odendaal (G&H Transport Polo), Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Polo) and Andy Gossman (Dimension Signs Polo).
The 111 Sports and Saloon Car category will field more than 20 cars, led by people like Gerhard Henning (Toyota Parts VW Polo), Tony Sharp (AIPM Alfa Romeo Giulietta), Lucas Bezuidenhout (Pta North Toyota Lexus), Louis Cloete (AMS Tuning VW Beetle), Johan Hattingh (Nissan 350Z) and Phillip Emmenis (BMW E36 M3).
Earlier this year, the autObarn SuperHatch races at Red Star produced no-holds-barred racing between Brett Garland (autObarn Honda Civic) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic).
Their season-long fight for superiority should proceed this Saturday, with possible intervention by drivers like Nic Martin (Daddy Cool Opel Kadett), Andre’Dannhauser (Pro Auto Rubber Opel Corsa), Mel Spurr (Wealth Avenue VW Polo), Karel Stols (Pta Noord Toyota Run-X), Ishmael Baloyi (TAR Honda Civic) and Craig Priestley (Tactical Fluid Ford Laser).
The Bridgestone Thunderbikes and Bridgestone Sub-10 Superbikes should race together.
Thunderbike winners could include riders like Chris du Plessis (Yamaha R1), Shaun Vermaak (Fourways Kawasaki ZX10), Rick Carmody (Honda CBR1000) and Marnus van der Merwe.
Sub-10 riders at the front end should be Byron Rothquel (Mag Magic BMW S1000), Conrad Clark iDube Projects Kawasaki ZX10R), Keith Agliotti (Edenvale Gearbox Honda CBR), Gareth Jackson (Morphine Kawasaki ZX10R) and Carlos Taveres (Frost Kawasaki ZX10R).
There will be two races for Bridgestone Challenge contenders, with front-runners expected to include Deon de Beer (No Rules BMW 1000RR), Kyle Tavares (Frost Honda CBR1000), Ian Thomas (SA Compressor Hire Kawasaki ZX6R) and Loutjie Vermeulen (Suzuki GXR).
There will be two races for National Championship Sports Cars, with entries like James Forbes (Ipcoweb ADR MCE3),
Matt Nash (NASH MVW3) and Gerald Wright Wright (Sports 2000) taking to the tarmac.
The Red Star gates will be open from 7am, with racing scheduled to commence at 10am.
Admission will cost R50 per adult with children under the age of 16 going in for free, while parking will be free and secure.
Food and drink will be on sale or you may take your own, and more information is available from the Sports Car Club’s Shelley-Anne on 082 468 9200.