Racing feast returns

Saturday's G&H Transport Supercar races at Zwartkops should provide brilliant spectacle. Picture: RacePics.

Saturday's G&H Transport Supercar races at Zwartkops should provide brilliant spectacle. Picture: RacePics.

Local motorsport’s Extreme Festival will return to its original home this Saturday, with the fifth round of the 2014 series taking place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria.

Top billing on a full programme will belong to the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar category, with an impressive variety of exotic machinery to tackle two races.

Fighting for podium places should be racers like Deon du Plessis (BPT KTM X-Bow), Nicky Dicks (Curvent Porsche GT3), Thomas Reid (C3 Engineering Porsche RSR), Lee Thompson (G&H Transport BMW 135), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Ferrari 430), Willem van der Westhuizen (C3 Engineers Ferrari 360) and Christo Lotter (Exceed Gears Porsche 996 Cup).

The Goldwagen Superhatch races should see Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Peugeot 207) grappling for victories with Brett Garland (Jonnesway Honda Civic), Geoff Tugwell (Tugwell Tooling Golf), Morne Human (Opel Kadett) and Mark du Toit (TAR Honda Civic).

Stewart MacLeod (Red Star ZX10R) will be the man to beat in the Red Square Kawasaki Masters Cap events. His closest adversaries should be Graeme van Breda (VBD Motorcycles ZX10R), Gavin Lightfoot (KMSA ZX10R) and Brian Bontekoning (Jaguar Power ZX10R).

Greg Wilson (Reflex Solutions Forza) will head up the Hankook Formula Vee grid, challenged by drivers like Jaco Shriks (Office Direct Rhema), Gert van den Berg (BP Nantes Rhema), Symm Grobler (Rhema), Peter Hills (Renexcon Rhema) and Alan Holm (Laserprint Rhema).

The Speed & Sound 111 Sports and Saloon Car races will see more than 40 cars taking to the tarmac. Possible overall winners should include Lucas Bezuidenhout (Toyota Alzetta), George Economides (Wealth Avenue Golf), Ralph Kerns (Mitsubishi Evo), Ryan Quan-Chai (TAR BMW M Coupe), Etienne van Vuuren (Curvent Porsche 924), Adrian Dalton (Xtra Shoes VW Golf) and Warren Dodd (BMW E36).

Greg Gildenhuys should win the day’s Thunderbike races on his BMW HP4. Chasing him should be contenders like Heinrich Rheeder (CABAC BMW), Jesse Boshoff (Triumph Daytona), Brandon Goode (CJ Auto Kawasaki), Etienne Nelson (Cabac BMW), Darian Kaizer (Uncle Andy Kawasaki), and Anthony Shelley (Fergor Kawasaki).

Racing apart, Zwartkops will offer a wide range of activities for patrons, starting with a beer garden and live on-stage entertainment throughout the day.

The kart circuit will host head-to-head gymkhana driving in the morning, for which you can enter your road car, plus kart rides in the afternoon.

Kiddies entertainment will include stilt walkers, face painting and balloon sculpting, while a number of stalls will sell motoring and non-motoring related paraphernalia.

Admission will cost R80 per adult and R50 per student, with kids under 12 entering for free.

For more information, call the Zwartkops office at 012-384-2299 or visit

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