Sarel van der Merwe (Ford Galaxie). Picture: RacePics.co.za

Brilliant spectacle, huge crowd at Passion for Speed 2019

Fantastic spectacle, close racing, a large crowd and great weather. Those are the things for which Saturday‚Äôs 18th annual Passion for Speed extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will be remembered. Topping the day in terms of spectacle were the two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend V8 Saloon Cars. Race one saw Lee Thompson (Ford Galaxie) and Jeffrey Kruger (Chevelle) retire with mechanical gremlins while involved in a close dice. Meanwhile Sarel van der Merwe spun out of the…

Passion for Speed highlights 2019 circuit racing season

Passion for Speed highlights 2019 circuit racing season

As has become tradition, the annual international Passion for Speed extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will officially kick off this year’s South African circuit racing season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event, to be held for the 18th consecutive year, will boast more than 300 entries, representing 14 separate racing categories on four and two wheels. The biggest crowd drawcard should be Saturday’s two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars, where some of South Africa’s top…