Drag racing this weekend

Saturday 26th May 2012 – MSA Drag racing, Street2Strip, Short Circuit Racing and Karting

This coming weekend Killarney race track will be hosting four events on Saturday including MSA Drag racing on the main straight, Short Circuit Racing on the half main and karting on this one kilometre long infield circuit. This will be followed by Street2Strip for streetcars on the main straight from the late afternoon and will run through until late into the evening. Sunday will be a Mike Hopkins motorcycle track day from 9am and will run through till lunch time.

Gates open at 6am for spectators and tickets prices are R40 per adults, scholars under 16 pay R10 while kiddies under the age of 12 enter free of charge. Practice for the Karting and Short Circuit Racing is scheduled to get underway at 8am while the drag strip opens at 9am. Entries documentation and MSA licence applications can be completed at the main gate caravan from 8am until 10am. Streetracing competitors are reminded that MSA licences are available from R250 and stay valid until the end of each year. The official drag racing competitions kick off from late morning and run through until late into the afternoon. There are eight competitions, three are for streetcars while another three are for WPMC club competitors and two competitions for the motorcycle racers. These competitions are designed to give anyone a chance at winning awards, heads-up competitions for the faster runners while bracket racing is designed around consistency allowing anyone to go home with awards and prize money. The WPMC drag racing section is proud to have Motorlease onboard with additional prizes helping uplift the day for the supporting competitors. Prize giving takes place in the WPMC marshals facility roughly one hour after the last run, usually at about 6pm.

This weekend sees the return of some of the Capes top local competitors including Marlize Hoon making a return in her new look Turbo charged Mk2 VW Golf, Marlize will be aiming to improve on her previous personal best time of 13, 8 seconds over the quarter mile. Eugene Wicomb will also be making a return in his Mk3 Supra hoping to improve on 11,4 second run now running a slightly lighter vehicle as well as NOS. Willie Nel is also earmarked to attend having made recent changes to fuel and gas, Willie should be in the 10 second region or will he amaze the crowds with a sub 10 second run. Ruben Wright is apparently stuck in Angola on business however should everything work in his favour he should be back to improve on his previous 12,6 second run in his eXcite Extreme Racing naturally aspirated VW Golf. Other regular car competitors expected to appear will be Pro Fits Bad Brad, Bad Brad rushing to get his motor rebuilt after some bad luck at the last event as is Brendan Moore expected back in his VW Buggy. Streetcar competitors Azhar Akoodie (15 second Honda Ballade) and Michael Wither (15 second BMW E46 330) will also be returning to improve on their times. News on two wheels is that Slamet family has invited Steward (aka Rubberman) from Port Elizabeth as well as Ralton Syce on this black Suzuki GSX 750. There could also be a possible visitor from Namibia taking place on a Buza 1300, all these riders are Bikers Boys. Local two wheel experts will include Garion Slamet hoping to improve his 9,4 second run as well as Gary Slamet wanting to improve on his 9.3 second run. Will Heinrich Slamet take top honours and be able to improve on his previous 9,2 second run.

Street2Strip action will kick off after the officials have had a short break and should run through from 6pm until 10.30pm. Entries for Street2Strip will also take place at the main gate caravan, this time from 5pm until 7pm or the 200 vehicle limit has been reached. The ticket price for spectators will revert to normal S2S prices from late afternoon, these are R30 per person while kiddies under 12 years are free. Please contact admin@wpmc.co.za or call 021 5571639 for more info.

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