Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo)

Wet Weather, Hot Racing at Aldo Scribante – 14 July 2018

Cold and wet weather did not deter a large crowd from visiting the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth on Saturday, when the venue hosted round five of this year’s Extreme Festival. Officially, the premier attractions were two races for Sasol Global Touring cars. Defending SA champion Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) led the opening race from start to finish, followed by Simon Moss (Engen Audi), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Mathew Hodges (VW Motorsport Jetta), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and…

Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) should be the weekend’s Sasol Global Touring Car victory favourite - Picture by David Ledbitter

Extreme Festival to perform on revamped Aldo Scribante circuit

Lap records and unexpected winners could typify round seven of the 2018 Extreme Festival Series at the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth next Saturday (July 14). The reason for the event’s unpredictability is the fact that the 2,48 kilometre Eastern Cape circuit has been fully resurfaced. Formerly known for its tyre shredding capabilities, the track now boasts a world-class surface – which means that all competitors will need to find brand new suspension settings to be competitive at the…

Tiffany Napier - Picture by www.motorsportmarketing.co.za

Tiffany Napier finds her mojo

It was a fantastic weekend for Tiffany Napier whose confidence shone through at the Zwartkops Raceway double header. On paper, Saturday mornings start to the fourth round of the Northern Regions Junior Max Championship was a disaster. When you look a little closer, however, Tiffany’s 11th place qualifying performance was actually very fast. She was only 3 tenths of a second slower than the competitor who qualified 5th. The first race was very hard fought, but Tiffany stayed out of…

Luke Hill - Picture by www.motorsportmarketing.co.za

Luke Hill’s hard hitting weekend

Luke Hill is a tough competitor, but the racing at Zwartkops Raceway really put him to the test with some hard hitting, bumper bashing racing. Competing in 6 races in one weekend is challenging enough, but even more so for the young Micro Max drivers. In addition to the physically demanding amount of time spent behind the wheel, circumstances were made even more difficult by how hard fought the races were. Luke was unlucky to be caught up in more…

Leyton Fourie - Picture by www.motorsportmarketing.co.za

Leyton Fourie makes progress in an action packed weekend

It was a full weekend of racing for Leyton Fourie as he tackled both the fourth round of the Junior Max Northern Regions Championship as well as the Africa Open at Zwartkops Raceway. Saturday’s regional started well, with Leyton feeling confident with his pace. He qualified his Bidvest Compendium Insurance Brokers kart in 5th place, which was just 3 hundredths of a second behind fourth and 1 tenth of a second slower than the pole time. He drove a comfortable…