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,…

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…

The Red Square Kawasaki Masters races should provide plenty of close action - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Extreme Festival to visit the Free State

The Regional contingent of the 2018 Extreme Festival will perform at the Free State Phakisa Raceway near Welkom next Saturday (April 14), with seven separate competition disciplines on the menu. Topping the menu will be two races for SAMCAR V8 Supercars, with the massively tyred and winged, 450 kW vehicles fully expected to set up the event’s quickest lap times. Front runners should include Benjamin Morgenrood (Morgenrood Ford Mustang), Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar), Terry Wilford (Fuchs Falcon), Franco di…

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 2 - Phakisa Freeway - 2018-03-10

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 2 – Phakisa Freeway – 2018-03-10

The second round of the 2018 Bridgestone Club Racing Series saw the championship round forming part of the Bridgestone BMW CCG Phakisa Track Weekend in Welkom. Over 35 cars made the trip to the Free State for the race day on Saturday, March 10 at the iconic Phakisa Freeway. Qualifying Saturday morning saw a new man topping the timesheets during the qualifying session in reigning Engen Polo Cup champion Devin Robertson (Big Boss Auto BMW E46 GTR). Julian Fameliaris (Afrivalve/Lube-Net…