2 STRIP DRAGS
date: 6 March 2015 | Words & photos: RaceMasteR J | Killarney
It’s been a while
since I last covered a Street 2 Strip event yet it never ceases
to amaze me. It’s undoubtedly one of Killarney’s busiest
events that they host. It just goes to show the demand for drag
racing events in Cape Town.
The best thing about it is that its ordinary guys off the street
with their everyday vehicles. I think that’s one of the
reasons why Street 2 Strip is actually so successful.
It’s affordable racing with a great atmosphere and even
better competition. Just last week I was at MSA drags and even
though the quality of car there is on a completely different level,
Street 2 Strip events always pull the numbers whether it be competitor
It’s nonstop racing from about 6:30PM till 10PM at the cost
of a mere R50. What more could you ask for? Racing every night…?
Unfortunately that will never happen in my opinion. It’s
way too much of a logistical nightmare.
Even though there are plenty that say they want it, after a while
it will die like the songs do on KFM after they play it a million
times a day.
Show car turned race car. Sergio in his Ford Escort ran a very
impressive time of 13.5 seconds. Well done! See you at MSA drags
Nissan Sentra and Sabre STi’s were the flavor of the night
without a doubt. I actually got tired of watching them after a
while. Surprisingly very few Civic or Ballade VTEC’s.
Though there were a good few Honda S2000’s racing. But I
think that was in aid of rallying support for their dyno day which
was being held the day after, coverage coming soon.
You always find first time racers at Street 2 Strip events who
dont always know how the system works. But marshals and in this
case, Gaenor, the ever friendly COC, was willing to lend a hand,
or was that just her Iron Man impersonation?
This event was also meant to coincide with the first round of
the regional Supa Drift series to be held on the oval side of
the track. Unfortunately the series had to be put on hold at the
last minute due to some MSA logistics. So it was turned into a
drift practice session instead. Jason Webb was on hand to do some
demo's on the main straight to get the crowd's going.
Loud mouth himself Zaid "Uncle Figo" Kriel doing what
he does best from the top of the control tower having a birds
eye view of the entire strip.
After a night out watching some great racing in a great atmosphere
surrounded by likeminded petrol heads, it was time to head home,
but I left the track wanting more.
Stay tuned, this won’t be the last Street 2 Strip coverage
coming to Raceweb, and I guarantee that! Have a look at the gallery
below to see if you got snapped. Till next time…