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’s 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…

Jason Loosemore took the overall honours on the day following a win and two further podium finishes. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Loosemore takes early championship lead in Zwarkops Liqui Moly INEX Legends thriller

Jason Loosemore took an early lead in the 2019 Liqui Moly INEX Legends championship season opener held at Zwartkops Raceway on Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2. This round formed part of the annual Passion for Speed festival and saw Loosemore showing good pace throughout the weekend while he celebrated a race win and two further podium finishes. The bumper-edition roster for the event necessitated an earlier start to the weekend with three of the practice sessions taking place…

The 2019 Liqui Moly INEX Legends season opener will form part of the Passion for Speed festival. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Passion for Speed will see the 2019 Liqui Moly INEX Legends battle lines drawn

The 2019 Liqui Moly INEX Legends championship is set to start at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of January 31 to February 2. This will also mark the category’s maiden appearance at the Passion for Speed festival. The inclusion of the Liqui Moly INEX Legends in the eighteenth edition of this popular event is a great honour for the category. Statistically, the Passion for Speed festival is the South African circuit racing event that draws the largest number of spectators.…

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…