Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) will fight for Sasol Global Touring Car championship supremacy at Zwartkops. Picture: Dave Ledbitter

Sasol Raceday brings Extreme Festival back to Zwartkops Raceway on 18 August 2018

The 2018 Extreme Festival will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Saturday (August 18), with seven racing disciplines on both four and two wheels scheduled to perform. Top billing on the Sasol Raceday will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, where three drivers will continue to fight for this year’s overall title. The championship contenders will be Michael Stephen (Engen Audi), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Simon Moss (Engen Audi), with little to choose between them…

Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo)

Wet Weather, Hot Racing at Aldo Scribante – 14 July 2018

Cold and wet weather did not deter a large crowd from visiting the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth on Saturday, when the venue hosted round five of this year’s Extreme Festival. Officially, the premier attractions were two races for Sasol Global Touring cars. Defending SA champion Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) led the opening race from start to finish, followed by Simon Moss (Engen Audi), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Mathew Hodges (VW Motorsport Jetta), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and…

Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) should be the weekend’s Sasol Global Touring Car victory favourite - Picture by David Ledbitter

Extreme Festival to perform on revamped Aldo Scribante circuit

Lap records and unexpected winners could typify round seven of the 2018 Extreme Festival Series at the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth next Saturday (July 14). The reason for the event’s unpredictability is the fact that the 2,48 kilometre Eastern Cape circuit has been fully resurfaced. Formerly known for its tyre shredding capabilities, the track now boasts a world-class surface – which means that all competitors will need to find brand new suspension settings to be competitive at the…

Gennaro Bonafede took his Sasol BMW to the opening Sasol Global Touring Car race victory - Picture by Dave Ledbitter.

Thrilling Extreme series spectacle at windy East London Grand Prix Circuit

Spectacular racing, unexpected winners and brilliant spectacle typified Saturday’s Extreme Festival events at the East London Grand Prix circuit, to fully entertain a massive crowd that braved extremely windy conditions. The bill-topping races for Sasol Global Touring Cars saw drivers using their turbocharged cars’ new Push to Pass systems in strategic manner, working  better for some than others on the country’s fastest  circuit. Pole sitter Simon Moss (Engen Audi) experienced electronic  engine bothers while leading the opening race. That left…

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…