Regional racing will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria in style this Saturday, with close to 200 competitors taking to the tarmac during the venue’s September Regional Festival.
Heading up the programme will be two races for the Pozidrive VW Challenge brigade, with 37 drivers to face the starter.
Victory favourites should include Rory Atkinson (BHIT Polo), Wayne Masters (Performance Masters Polo), Dawie van der Merwe (Universal Polo), Waldie Meintjies (Bluebelt Polo), Leon Odendaal (Bluebelt Polo), Robyn Kriel (T-Rex Polo), Bevin Masters (CPS Warehouse Polo) and Mohamed Dangor (T-Rex Polo).
Leading contenders in the Car Care Clinic 111 races for Sports and Saloon Cars will be Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Golf), Wouter Roos (Car Care Clinic VW Supa Polo), Mark du Toit (TAR BMW Z4), Lenard Archer (ACD Hyundai i20), Andre’ de Lange (Roofsure Ford Focus), Ishmael Peck (Honda Ballade), Johan van der Vyver (Deflaw Subaru STi), Lucas Bezuidenhout (Pta Noord Lexus) and Adrian Dalton (Xtra Clothing VW Golf).
Some of the day’s closest racing should be provided by the Hankook Formula Vee contingent, with top contenders Jaco Schriks (Lube Station Vee), Gert van den Berg (Hankook Vee), Lushen Ramchander (Liqui Moly Vee), Lendl Jansen (Bull Security Vee) and Greg Wilson (Formula Vee).
Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic) must be the man to beat in the Car Care Clinic SuperHatch races, challenged by people like Lenard Archer (ACD Hyundai Getz), Andre’ de Lange (Roofsure Nissan Sabre), Melanie Spurr (AKA VW Polo), Louis Scholtz (Honda Civic) and Courtney Nicholl (VW Motorsport Polo).
A total of 29 contenders will tackle the races for Clubmans and Sportscars, with front runners to include Pieter Zeelie (Speads RS12), James Forbes (ADR MCE3), Riaan Draper (Auto Classic Peugeot 206), Gerald Wright (Opel Sport 2000), Dean Wolson (Opel Sport 2000), Dirk Lawrence (JDM Tuning Honda), Marius Jacobs (AAA Recovery Tigra) and Gerard Krige (Lotus 7).
Topping the Historic part of the programme will be races for SKF Pre-19666 Little Giants contenders, with front runners to include Vic Campher (Volvo 122S), Carel Pienaar (Lotus Cortina), Mark du Toit (TAR Alfa GT), Chad Ten Doeschate (Alfa Sprint Spider), Ishmael Baloyi (TAR GSM Dart), John Ten Doeschate (TAR GSM Dart) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR BMW TI).
The Midvaal Historic races will see top contenders like Eugene Gouws (Master Mowers Firenza CanAm), Rene van Rensburg (SV Tech Ford Escort), Ian Kilburn (Collectible Wheels Datsun Coupe), Travis Jensen (Sv Tech Datsun Datsun GX), Ken Price (KPR Toyota SR5), Deon van Vuuren (Supa Quick Mazda) and Gavin Lundin (Silver Guard Datsun GX).
The Monoposto races will see a variety of Formula M cars on track, driven by the likes of Koos Posthumus (Formula M), Damien Archer (Advanced Wound Care M), Charles Williamson (Formula M), Corrie le Roux (Pigments Formula M) and Hylton Morrow (Chaplins Eye Care M).
Rounding out events will be two Bridgestone Challenge Superbike races, with top contenders to include Hein McMahon (BDJ Freight BMW S1000RR), Ian Harwood (TRP Berik Kawasaki ZX190), Sifiso Themba (Wakahina Kawasaki Zx10), Byron Rothquel (BDJ Freight BMW S1000RR) and Wayne Spicer (Wellness Kawasaki ZX10).
Due to Covid-19 regulations, no spectators will be allowed.
For more information, call the Zwartkops Raceway at 012 384 2299.