STAR SAM DEJONGHE AT KILLARNEY ON SATURDAY
03 September 2014 | Press release
top former European F3 driver Sam Dejonghe on a fleeting visit
to the Cape for just one race meeting, Saturday’s Mutlu
Batteries Classic Car events at Killarney could be one of the
highlights of the Power Series sponsored by Wingfield Motors.
The young Belgium driver already had one F3 championship victory
to his name in the current season, when he decided on a switch
to sports car racing. He will be at the wheel of Jan-Willem
de la Porte’s specially prepared, powerful Chev CanAm
V8 this weekend and it is going to be interesting to see how
he performs against the likes of the superquick Chris Carolin
in his Mazda Capella rotary, as well as Trevor Momberg’s
Ford Capri and the Datsuns of Martin Richards (140Z) and Richard
with a selected number of Fine Cars also included in the large
field, traffic congestion could present the front runners with
an additional problem.
Germanic dominance of the Midas Clubman category sees a trio
of Beemers in the hands of the spectacular Danie van Niekerk,
Ebrahim Levy and Truspe Schoeman up against reigning champion
Andre Johnson (Audi A4). However the surprises in these events
could be supplied by Golfer, Clint Rennard who is currently
hot property, or possibly Brennan Green in a class X Audi A4.
Behind them, the class B, BMW’s of Gary Mainwaring and
Mansoor Parker will be doing well if they can stay ahead of
Gavin Cerff’s flying Golfburger.
anyone looking for something spectacular will be well advised
to keep an eye on Brett Roach in the Jive GTi Challenge events.
Because while he has always been quick, this firebrand also
acquired a “human wrecking ball” image early in
his career. However that seems to have been shelved of late
and his battle with Andrew Goslett and Bessie Bester, as well
as Nian du Toit, who starts as the overall favourite, could
be a close one.
V8 Masters and the Makita Supercars are going to be back in
action after their Namibian desert adventure last month. The
head of the Supercar field is likely to be disputed between
golden boys Nick Adcock and Brad Wadeley, while Gareth Easom
and Stuart Spooner are going to be the drivers to catch in the
silver and bronze classes.
excellent performance by veteran Paolo Cavalieri in Windhoek,
where he finished second to Marcel Angel, has seen him emerge
as the dark horse in the Masters category. It is now going to
be interesting to see whether he can match up to guys like Craig
Jarvis and Charles Arton on their home circuit.
Juno kingpin Francis Carruthers’ opposition in the Bigfoot
Express Sports and GT category is likely to come from Dawie
Joubert in a Lotus Exige Honda and Steve Humble (Mazda MX 5T).
Which means it is going to be left to Keith Fourie and Matt
Kreeve to keep Mike Verrier’s Nardini behind them in class
B, in order to salvage something for the Porsche force.
Gates open at 07.00. The first of the 16 events is then due
off at 10.00, with a motorcycle Fan Walk at 14.00. Admission
is R60 for adults and R20 for scholars under 12. There is no
charge for kiddies under 12.