Charl Arangies (Stradale Aston Martin Vantage) took both of Saturday’s G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races, setting a new overall lap record at Zwartkops in the process

Extreme Festival enthrals large crowd at Zwartkops – 12 May 2018

Brilliant racing, a new overall circuit lap record and a large crowd typified round three of this year’s national Extreme Festival series at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, May 12. The opening race for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars brought the spectators a huge bonus, when Charl Arangies blasted his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 around the 2,4 kilometre circuit in a time of 59,89 seconds. That left Arangies with both the new overall Zwartkops lap record, plus the first official sub-minute…

Gennaro Bonafede

Zwartkops to host third national round of 2018 Extreme Festival

The National segment of this year’s Extreme Festival will visit the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, May 12, with seven competition disciplines to entertain Gauteng enthusiasts. Officially, the event’s top billing will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car brigade, with the battle for podium places wide open. Reigning South African champion Michael Stephen (Engen Audi A3) will be the man to beat, but judging by recent events, he will be strongly challenged. People to do so will include…

Extreme Festival fully entertains Western Cape fans

The Western Cape Killarney circuit hosted the 2018 Extreme Festival Series on Saturday, with a large, enthusiastic crowd treated to a full day of high-speed spectacle. Officially, the day’s activities were topped by two races for Sasol Global Touring Cars. The opening race was dominated by the Engen Audi team’s Simon Moss and Michael Stephen, who finished in that order after leading from the start. They were chased to the flag by Michael van Rooyen (RSC BMW), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol…

Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) should be a favourite to win Saturday’s Sasol Global Touring Car races at Killarney - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Extreme Festival to perform in the Western Cape

The 2018 Extreme Festival series will visit the Western Cape Killarney circuit next Saturday (April 21), with four national and five regional championship racing disciplines scheduled to tackle two race heats each. Officially, top billing on the programme will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, returning to their championship fray after crashing most of thir cars at Kyalami three weeks ago. Judging by the Kyalami events, Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) should be the man to beat, with his…

Franco di Matteo (Varta Batteries Jaguar) won both of Saturday’s races for SAMCAR V8 Supercars at Phakisa - Picture by Eric Buijs

Spectacular Free State Extreme Festival racing

The Free State Phakisa Raceway hosted the regional categories of this year’s Extreme Festival series on Saturday, with competitors on both four and two wheels providing excellent spectacle. Top billing for the day belonged to the SAMCAR V8 Supercar brigade. Veteran Franco di Matteo (Varta Batteries Jaguar) won the first race from Mackie Adlem (Shell Jaguar), Benjamin Morgenrood (Morgenrood Ford Mustang), Thomas Reib (Chev Lumina), Auke Compaan (Jaguar) and Steve Herbst (Prei Instrumentation Corvette). Race two, started from a reverse…