FESTIVAL APRIL 2015
date: 11 April 2015 | Words & photos: RaceMasteR J | Venue:
Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town
Extreme Festival, originally
born up at Zwartkops Raceway has expanded itself to become the
new national racing series in South Africa. Taking over from the
previously known Wesbank Super Series, this new formula adds much
needed flair in local racing. From all round entertainment for
the kids and moms alike, to what all the petrol heads came to
watch, hardcore racing action on track.
A multi-club car show was hosted on the karting circuit as well
as many other attractions like radio control drifting and airplanes
for the kids.
But it was the National Production Car Championship that was the
main attraction, as always. With new rules for the 2015 season
we see the likes of the “previously disadvantaged”
class T, or front wheel drive class, now battling for top spot
amongst the big boys.
It made for some hair raising action for all who watched. Never
before would I have thought this would ever happen. But it’s
great for competition so we hope to see it stay this way.
Polo Cup is always one of the best racing formulas to watch. With
so many young up and coming drivers battling door to door with
each other trying to make a name for themselves in such a massive
field. Ex Polo Cup racer Jordan Pepper is exactly where most of
these young lads want to be, racing abroad in a fully sponsored
team, in a fully prepped Audi R8 LMS car. Well done!
The V8 Masters Series is now combined with the Formula Supercar
series. A good move as it added more action in one race.
Two wheeled nut jobs entertained the crowds during the lunch break
on the main straight.
While a few drifters showed off their skills on the corners.
Three rounds of Production car racing which is 1 more than we’re
normally used to. Local racers entered in class X, for ex production
cars, were Niyaaz Modack, Achmat Achmat and Junaid Slamang to
name a few.
All seasoned clubman’s racers who tried their most to take
on the current best of SA motorsport. But it was a dream short
lived as the Production Cars were clearly in a class of their
Sports and GT is always a spectacle to watch. Exotic cars are
hard enough to see on the road, but here we have them going bumper
to bumper with each other at full throttle.
Plenty of Porsche’s, a few Lotus’s and even a GT40…
the only ones missing were a few Ferraris.
What’s a Killarney race meeting without the Midas Clubmans
Series… boring! So it was definitely another crowd favourite
amongst the locals. With such a diverse pack of more than 50 cars
sometimes, racing is hard, fast and extreme. Exactly what we came
The superbike class is always great to watch with riders getting
braver after every lap. As for me, they’re always a challenge
A great day of racing and a recipe well on its way to success.
We hope to see many more of these type of events come to our local
home of motorsport, Killarney International Raceway.
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