Spectacular varied racing programme wows Zwartkops Crowd

Despite chilly morning weather, a large crowd turned up at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, to be entertained by a wide variety of historic and contemporary car racing. Topping the programme were two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars. Their opening race was spectacularly close, with Jonathan du Toit (TAR Chevy Nova) eventually finishing three hundreths of a second ahead of Hennie Groenewald (TAR Mercury Comet), with Jeffrey Kruger (TAR Chevelle) third, another four tenths of a…

Varied, spectacular racing action awaits at Zwartkops

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will offer patrons a wide, varied and spectacular motorsport mix this Saturday, with the best Historic and Inland four-wheel racing categories joining forces. No fewer than 23 races will accommodate 12 separate competition disciplines on the day. Heading up the historical side of the programme will be two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloons and Sports Cars. The Legend V8 class will be led by Lee Thompson (Chev Chevelle), Hennie Groenewald (SP Mercury Comet), Jonathan…

Drivetrain disasters for Monitor Net at Zwartkops Raceway

It was a second consecutive weekend of frustration for Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr at Zwartkops Raceway on August 16-17. The reigning MotorMart VW Challenge Class B title holder’s strong efforts amounted to nothing due to drivetrain failures in Round 6 of the season. Friday’s practice sessions saw Holliday Jnr setting competitive times in his Volkswagen Polo. He had every reason to be confident ahead of Saturday, however this turned into a day that he would rather want to forget.…

Thrilling women’s month racing spectacle at Zwartkops

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria celebrated Women’s Month in style on Saturday, with a full programme of Extreme Festival racing producing great spectacle and some very apt feminine results. Officially, the day’s premier events were two races for MotorMart VW Challenge cars. Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Polo) took both of the day’s victories, leading home Rory Atkinson (BHIT Polo) and Waldie Meintjies (Allwagen Polo) on both occasions. Bevin Masters (CPS Warehouse Polo) and Gavin Ross (VW Polo) took turns in the…

Extreme Festival entertains large Zwartkops crowd

Great spectacle, good weather and a sizeable crowd typified Saturday’s Extreme Festival racing at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria. Officially, the day’s premier events were two races for Global Touring Cars. Simon Moss (All Power Audi A3) led the first heat from lights to flag, chased to the finish by Keagan Masters (VW Motorsport Jetta), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Daniel Rowe (VW Motorsport Jetta) and Michael van Rooyen (Gazoo Toyota Corolla). Race two, started from an inverted grid, saw…