Michael Stephen clinched the 2017 Sasol Global Touring Car championship overall in his Engen Xtreme Audi at a sopping wet Zwartkops circuit. Picture: RacePics.co.za

Wet weather, hot racing at Zwartkops – Extreme Festival 25 November 2017

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria hosted the final round of the 2017 Extreme Festival in wet conditions on Saturday, with constant rain adding to competitors’ usual challenges

Charl Arangies won both of the day’s G&H Transport Extreme Supercar race victories in his Stradale Aston Martin Vantage, setting a new overall Kyalami track record in the process - Picture by David Ledbitter

High speed Extreme Festival spectacle at Kyalami

The 2017 Extreme Festival visited Kyalami on Saturday, with a widely varied race programme providing a large crowd with excellent spectacle, plus a new overall circuit lap record. The top-billed Sasol Global Touring Car races provided close excitement. The opening race went to Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), narrowly ahead of Mathew Hodges (VW Motorsport Jetta), Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Smon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi). Race two produced a rash of retirements, leaving Stephen…

Toby Venter could set the day’s quickest lap time in his factory entered Porsche 911GT2R - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Massive motorsport feast at Kyalami

The Kyalami Grand Prix circuit will host the penultimate round of this year’s Extreme Festival next Saturday (November 4), with 14 separate racing disciplines set to produce a massive motorsport extravaganza. The official top billing on the day’s programme will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, with the category’s two national title chases still very much up for grabs. Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi A3) and Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) will lock horns for the overall title lead,…

Devin Robertson (Payen Polo) clinched the 2017 South African Engen Volkswagen Cup title at Killarney - Picture by David Ledbitter

Spectacular Extreme Festival show at Killarney

The 2017 Extreme Festival visited the Western Cape Killarney circuit on Saturday, with a large crowd treated to a wide variety of national championship racing spectacle. In the process, two South African titles were finalized. Official top billing belonged to the Sasol Global Touring Car brigade, where a titanic battle for this year’s title continued between Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) and Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW). Bonafede took the opening heat victory, one tenth of a second ahead of Stephen…