Jeffrey Kruger leading Rob Gearing during Round 4 of the Leet Lotus Challenge at Zwartkops Raceway

Kruger chasing another full house in the Free State

Fresh from his campaign in the Engen Polo Cup, Jeffrey Kruger is preparing to travel to the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom. His next engagement will be Round 5 of the 2018 Leet Lotus Challenge on Saturday, May 19 where he’ll be aiming to defend his championship lead. Apart from one occasion when his Overall championship and Class B rival Rob Gearing took the point-on-offer for the fastest lap, Kruger has added every point available to his name. His host of…

Colin Ellison (Ford Thunderbolt) - Pre-1980 Historic Saloons

Historic Tour to visit Phakisa Freeway this coming weekend 19 May 2018 for Round 3 of championship

The third round of the famous Historic Tour is heading to Phakisa Freeway outside Welkom this coming weekend the 19th of May 2018. Freestaters are in for a treat as some of the best looking historic cars in South Africa, take to the track to compete in a very strongly contested championship. Pre-1980 Historic Saloons The premier race on the day will come from the Pre-1980 Historic Saloons with Colin Ellison (Ford Thunderbolt) currently in the lead in class D,…

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…

Johan Fourie race day was hindered by gearshift related issues with him only securing sixth place in the opening race - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Gearshift problems results in dismal weekend for Fourie

It was another frustration filled day for Johan Fourie at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, May 12. Round 3 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship saw him try his utmost best, but mechanical issues with the EPS Racing BMW had the final say on the weekend. Friday morning started with Fourie competing a fair amount of laps during the first practice session. Some mechanical difficulties loomed during the second session, but the team felt confident that they would be able to…

Jeffrey Kruger bagged a podium in the day’s second Engen Polo Cup race - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Kruger takes podium amidst Polo Cup carnage

Some good decisions can prove costly. This is something that Engen Polo Cup Championship leader Jeffrey Kruger learned the hard way at Zwartkops Raceway. Round 3 of the 2018 championship saw him come home with one podium finish and a disqualification. Friday saw Kruger completing three solid practice sessions leaving the Universal Racing team confident about their chances for Saturday. It was evident from start that the tight nature of the relatively short circuit outside Centurion will make passing very…