12-05-26 WPMC Drag Racing

There was a lot of standing around and waiting for the track to dry out on Saturday morning before the guys could hit the track but when they did they hit the track hard with Garion Slamet piloting his GSXR 750 to a world record 9.3s ¼mile, Ikraam Bulbulia running a new streetcar record of 12.0s and Michael Kayser and Willie Nel both in the 9s. A huge congratulations to Michael on you’re 9.8s passes, great stuff… now for that parachute




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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.
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True Petrolhead: Marlize Hoon

The previous MSA event on the 21st of April, I came to show my car at the track but didn’t race due to the new button clutch that I still had to drive in before racing. Then at Street2Strip on the 5th of May, I was super excited and couldn’t wait to do that first burnout again.

Sooo… The pipe that goes from the turbo to the actuator wasn’t fitted properly on the actuator’s side. This then came off on my 2nd run and without that pipe it over boosts. Bend two conrods and pistons damaged as well.


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12-04-21 WPMC Drag Racing

After a relatively slow start to the day as a result of the greasy conditions things started to get interesting as a few new cars started rolling in. Amongst others where a number of old school Skylines as well as a super fast R32 Skyline, an E46 M3 and 330i. Michael Kayser impressed once again in his champ bakkie running a 10.2s quarter mile by the time I left. Unfortunately there where a number of breakages during the day, notably Bad Brad in his Pro-Fit Golf and defending regional Champion, Brendan Moore. Brendan “Mr Consistency” Moore jumped from his stricken beach buggy into his daily drive, an Opel Corsa UTE, and proceeded to impress by taking the brackets competition. I believe Garion Slamet set a World Record quartermile time for a 750cc bike running a 9.40s (I think) quarter mile time, I’ll update this info as soon as I get confirmation. Be sure to catch the next impressive display of some of the fastest cars in Cape Town at round 3 of our Regional Drag Racing Series on the 1st of May… see you there…




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12-03-21 WPMC Drags & Drift Africa – Part 1

Last Wednesday saw 12000 spectators stream into Killarney to take in a day of spinning, drag racing and drifting. The day kicked with drag racing on the main straight and spinning at the oval, with drag racing being my passion I spent most of the morning covering the quarter mile kings of Killarney before being drawn to the Oval just after 3pm by the sound of squealing tyres and the roar of the crowds. With the drivers not having much practice prior to race day the drifting only got better as the familiarised themselves with the track and as they did they started coming out in pairs to take on the track in tandem… insane stuff…

But lets kick of the way the day kicked off… with the drag racing…




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12-02-11 Nationals @ Killarney… Part 1

With only a small contingent of cars making the trip from upcountry to participate in the Cape Town round of the national drag racing series the excitement and anticipation on the day was purely focused on what I believe is the most powerful car to turn a wheel at Killarney, a 6000HP European Nitro Funny Car. Although unable to do any kind of spectacular pass due to the nature of the Killarney track it did manage to get the excitement levels up. The “normal” car contingent was dominated by the Rover-Tec bakkie which managed a 9.85s pass.




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