Gennaro Bonafede won Saturday's opening Sasol Global Touring Car race at Kyalami in his Sasol BMW - Picture by David Ledbitter

Kyalami Races kicks off 2018 Extreme Festival series in crunching style

Spectacle, close competition and huge crashes typified the opening round of this year’s Extreme Festival Tour in front of a large crowd at Kyalami on Saturday. Officially, the event was headed up by two races for Sasol Global Touring Cars. The first race saw Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) leading from start to finish, chased home by Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Simon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi), and Mathew Hodges (VW Motorsport Jetta). Robert Wolk retired…

Toby Venter’s Bentley Continental GT3 will make its debut in Saturday’s races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars - Picture supplied by Andre de Kock

2018 Extreme Festival series kick off in style at Kyalami

This year’s South African championship Extreme Festival circuit racing series will commence at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit on Saturday, March 24, with seven separate racing disciplines to tackle a total of 14 races during the circuit’s Motorsport Festival. Officially, the day’s top billing will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car Championship category, where reigning South African champion Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi A3) will defend his title against tough competition. Taking him on will be Engen Xtreme Audi…

Jaco Schriks (Bean Child Rhema), Luschen Ramchander (Technical Rope Forza) and Lendl Jansen (VW Formula Vee) diced mightily in both the Hankook Formula Vee races - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Regional Extreme series starts with a bang at Zwartkops

The weather was not kind at Zwartkops on Saturday, during the opening round of this year’s regional Extreme Festival series. But, those who braved the cold and sometimes wet conditions were rewarded with a full day of spectacular circuit racing.  The opening race for autObarn Super Hatch cars saw a huge dice for the lead between Brett Garland (autObarn Honda Civic) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic). Coming into the pit straight on the penultimate lap they touched, sending…

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Extreme Festival to kick off at Zwartkops Raceway – 17 March 2018

The Regional part of this year’s Extreme Festival circuit racing Festival will get underway in varied style at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (March 17). The St Patrick’s Day Festival of Racing will cater for nine separate racing disciplines on four and two wheels, set to tackle a total of 18 races during the course of an action packed programme. Heading up proceedings will be two races for autObarn SuperHatch cars, with the combination to beat in the…

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