Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day and Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Round 6 – Phakisa Freeway – 2019-08-16 & 17

This coming weekend, the 16th and 17th of August, will see the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series make their second appearance at the Phakisa Freeway as part of the third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day. Race Series aside, the day will also host the Bridgestone Time Trial Series championship while members of the public will have an opportunity to go for a fast lap in the Bridgestone Hot Lap vehicles driven by a professional driver for just R150.…

Motul Clubmans returns to Phakisa

Round 6 of the MOTUL Clubmans Championship is set to return to the iconic Phakisa Freeway, Free State Province, on 17 August, with the championship still very much up for grabs. Fielding a smaller grid than usual, the Clubmans will join the BMW Car Club Gauteng at their third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day, for what promises to be an entertaining day of motorsport. Heading into Round 6, the Class A battle will see Keagan Pottas (AIPM Honda CRX),…

Coldish Phakisa thrills the crowd

Phakisa Freeway in the chilly Free State hosted the second round of the Hankook Formula Vee National Championship on Saturday 8 June 2019. During qualifying, it was championship leader Jaco Schriks who took pole position with a laptime equalling an average speed of 139km/h around the 4,14km track. Lendl Jansen grabbed second while third and fourth went to Lushen Ramchander and Gert van den Berg. Behind them, Symm Grobler and Peter Hills slotted into fifth and sixth. There were various…

Problems at Phakisa sees double DNF for Marx

It was a disastrous third round of the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars championship for Antonie Marx at the Phakisa Freeway. Despite a spirited effort, the June 7-8 weekend saw the Xado Jaguar driver only completing 11 from a possible 20 laps in the two races due to mechanical difficulties. The TiNCo Motorsport team arrived at the circuit with the knowledge that they would still be hampered by their lack of power while awaiting the arrival of a new engine. Prior…

Dream weekend for dominant Kriel at the Phakisa Freeway

Stiaan Kriel was unbeaten for a second-consecutive year at the Phakisa Freeway while competing in two categories on the June 7-8 weekend. In Class B of the MotorMart VW Challenge he extended his lead while closing in on overall championship leader Rory Atkinson with a full house of 23 points secured. The MotorMart Klerksdorp driver then teamed up with Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr to conquer Class 111/X in the annual Phakisa 200. Kriel only participated in two of Friday’s…