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LOCAL ACTION TOPS THE BILL

There was healthy motor racing across the board this weekend as local race action topped the bill, while South African racers in general had a difficult time abroad. The 2019 Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race delivered a surprise result as Chris Visser and Phillip Herselman powered their privateer Atlas Copco Hilux to victory over Shameer […]

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Going for the sweep on Sunday at the Road America June Sprints

Winning at the WeatherTech Chicago Region June Sprints, now in its 64th consecutive year, is a pretty big deal. But winning twice in a race class to sweep the weekend is something to cherish. That achievement is exactly what 17 drivers accomplished Sunday on Road America’s 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit during the annual event which was […]

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Racing CEO

Dinah Weisberg runs a business during the week, races Mazdas on the weekends One week after driving a Mazda Miata to victory at the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Mid-Ohio, Dinah Weisberg was back on track in a different Miata to compete with Touring Car America at Sonoma Raceway. Weisberg is racing an ND1 Global […]

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TEMPLE TROTS ON

Port Elizabeth perfect for Scott The Investchem Formula 1600 racing gang delivered spirited and entertaining racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Race Day in Port Elizabeth, but nobody was going to stop championship leader Scott Temple from romping to a maximum points haul on Saturday. Temple (Road To Race/1st Race Mygale) did his ever improving title […]

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SA RACERS IMPRESS

Locals shine in races home and away South African racers impressed as usual in a broad variety of motorsports across the globe from Port Elizabeth to Utah, Cape town to Brands Hatch, Barcelona to iDube, but it was local racing that topped this weekend’s bill with PE’s Aldo Scribante hosting the Volkswagen National Race Day. […]

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HISTORICS SET TO STAR

Sports & GTs, Saloons & Pursuit off to Delmas Historic Racing heads to red Star Raceway near Delmas for its fourth round races Saturday 22 June, with the classic Sports & GTs, Universal Health Pre-80 Saloon Cars and Charlie’s SuperSpar Historic Pursuit cars out to chase championship points at what ought to be a chilly […]

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EAST LONDON EXTREME

Supercars to join Border regional races The East London Grand Prix Circuit is building up to the first of several bumper race weekends when the G&H Extreme Supercars join the regular Border Regional Championships at the idyllic racetrack Saturday 22 June. The spectacular Extreme Supercars visit East London to bring an incredible bonus to local […]

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GIO’S IRON GRIP

Lupini trots to two more wins Giordano Lupini continued in his victory march in the 2019 Burly Pro WP GTi Challenge as he drove his CiR Construction/La Vie de Luc/Accelerate Special Gasoline Golf 1 GTi to another two wins in Class C on Saturday to increase his overall title advantage and take an iron grip […]

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TEMPLE THE MAN TO BEAT

Scott holds all the Formula 1600 aces Most drivers will be looking for an upturn of fortunes when the 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 championship heads to Port Elizabeth for its fourth round races at the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 15 June. But one man will be keen for it to all keep […]

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Double-duty ahead for MotorMart Racing at Phakisa

It will be a busy weekend ahead for the MotorMart Racing Team at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom June 7-8 will see them competing in Round 3 of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge as well as the Phakisa 200 Endurance Race. MotorMart VW Challenge A host of strong results sees Mohamed Dangor heading into the weekend with 15 […]

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Can Kriel conquer Phakisa again?

  Stiaan Kriel is determined to repeat his dominance at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom on June 7-8. During his 2018 visit he won both the Class A MotorMart VW Challenge races prior to winning Class 111/B in the Phakisa 200 Endurance race alongside Robyn Kriel. Despite finding himself in a completely new environment for 2019, he will be aiming […]

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Up and down day in Detroit for Mazda

Mazda Team Joest leaves Detroit with a ninth-place result A challenging weekend ended with a challenging result for Mazda Team Joest at the Sports Car Classic held on the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, qualified in third position by Jonathan Bomarito, jumped into second position at the start […]

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PEPPER TOPS STAR SA RACE WEEKEND

South African racers on form around the world South Africa’s Jordan Pepper played a key role in securing Bentley’s dominant victory in Saturday’s Blancpain GT Endurance Cup Paul Ricard 1000 in France, where SA drivers delivered impressive performances. Pepper, driving with Briton Steven Kane and Frenchman Jules Gounon, started on pole position but the team […]

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ALGOA HEROES TO WOW ALDO

PE’s finest set to thrill home crowd on 15 June Port Elizabeth fans are set for a midwinter race feast when the South African national championship Extreme Circus comes to town for its annual visit to Aldo Scribante Saturday 15 June. In what’s set to be a celebration of EP racing success, the Extreme weekend […]

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V8 MASTERS CAT & MOUSE

It’s Tafani versus Angel at Killarney Saturday 8 March promises to be a red letter day for the V8 Masters at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway as old rivals, championship leader Fabio Tafani and Marcel Angel (Autohaus Angel), who showed a great turn of speed last time out, return to face off at the fourth […]

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ENDURANCE TOPS ALDO BILL

Sarel back to thrill PE race fans Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to the Aldo Scribante Race Track stepping up to host a few national championship races over the coming month or so, starting with the second round of the 2019 Mopar South African Endurance Series joining the regular spectacular Eastern Province championship […]

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Passionate Killarney fans treated to spectacular Falken Polo Cup battle

The country’s most hotly-contested racing series, the Falken Polo Cup most certainly lived up to and exceeded expectations during an action-packed Round Three of the Extreme Festival at Cape Town’s famed Killarney Raceway where passionate racefans were once again treated to some spectacular battles throughout the field of 25 identical Volkswagen Polos. “This is exactly […]

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KILLARNEY TEARS & TRIUMPH

Formula 1600 thrills Cape TownSaturday’s Killarney races were possibly decisive in the outcome of the 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 title, when championship leader Scott Temple stormed to double pole positions and race wins to extend his championship advantage to beyond the points scored by two race wins. But as much as it was a triumph […]

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Volkswagen aiming to extend advantage at the top of the GTC series points table

After two action-packed events that saw the country’s premier circuit racing formula pay visits to both the South Coast of KZN as well as the Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria, the Volkswagen Motorsport team is now raring to take another huge step in its quest for GTC championship glory as they head to […]

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Signature Motorsport confident and focussed ahead of Cape Town

The third round of the 2019 Falken Polo Cup will see the Signature Motorsport team returning to the coast at the Killarney International Racewayon May 10-11. Round 2 at Zwartkops Raceway saw the team losing ground in the championship but showcasing a competitive yet level-headed attitude through difficult situations. Heading into Round 3, Chris Shorter is occupying third place […]

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Premier South African motorsport show visits Western Cape

The 2019 Extreme Festival will visit the Western Cape Killarney circuit this Saturday, with the venue to host round three of the country’s premier motorsport road show. Heading up proceedings will be two races for Global Touring Cars, where Simon Moss (All Power Audi) and Keagan Masters (VW Motorsport Jetta) will resume their duel at […]

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS AS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING’S VAN ROOYEN HEADS TO KILLARNEY FOR ROUND 3 OF 2019 GTC CHAMPIONSHIP

Despite scoring valuable points in Round 2 of the 2019 GTC Championships, held at the Zwartkops Raceway during April this year, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen is aiming for a better result as the championship moves to Killarney, in Cape Town, for Round 3. But bettering his third place overall from Round 2 […]

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JASON, KEEGAN WANT EVEN BETTER

Campos brothers chasing Cape Polo Cup gloryJohannesburg’s Campos brothers Jason and Keegan head to Cape Town for Killarney’s fifth and sixth Falken Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup South African championship races in a strong position following a positive start to their seasons. The Campos Racing duo sit fourth and sixth in the most competitive national race […]

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STEMMING TEMPLE’S TIDE

Stopping Scott a F1600 priority The Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship is headed for Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway for rounds 5 and 6 on Saturday 11 May with championship leader Scott Temple in a strong championship lead. His closest rival Nicholas van Weely and most impressive local lad Andrew Rackstraw are however hell […]

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WHITE’S CRUCIAL POINTS

Stuart takes best out of a tough weekend. Bloemfontein youngster Stuart started his French Formula 4 championship campaign with points paying finishes in all three races in the first round of the series at Nogaro over the Easter weekend. White, who took a season away from the French series to win the Investchem SA Formula […]

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Action Express lights the fireworks in Long Beach

IMSA’s traditional fireworks show on the streets of Long Beach delivered Saturday evening as crashes and atypical errors shuffled the outcome in both classes during the Bubba Burger Grand Prix. Acura Team Penske led from pole with Helio Castroneves in the No. 7 ARX-05 as the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by […]

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SA RACERS STAR WORLDWIDE

In action from Morocco to Monza, Killarney to AldoSouth African motorsportsmen starred in international and regional racing over the past weekend with action as far afield as Italy, Texas, Morroco, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. In international competition, South African crew, Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger powered their SA-built TreasuryOne Motorsport Amarok to their […]

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Minis and V8s Take Saturday Race Wins at Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Three races rounded out Saturday’s track action at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, with two heats for the Betty Richmond Trophy that saw Mini racing at its finest on the anniversary of the British icon. Long time Mini racer Ian Curley won the opening heat, while the second saw Nick Swift and Nick Padmore running […]

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Tin-top superstars set to electrify race fans at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Jaguar has called on three icons of South African motorsport to compete at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in a trio of identical, high performance SUVs. The kicker, is that the three drivers – Mike Briggs, Deon Joubert and Shaun Watson-Smith – who were well-known in the heyday of screaming, petrol-powered touring cars throughout the […]

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Three races provide superb Falken Polo Cup action

The Falken Polo Cup totally lived up to its reputation as the most competitive and exciting series when it delivered a superb show to the fans who attended Round 2 of the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria. After three action-packed races, defending champion Jeffrey Kruger walked away as the big […]

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HAPPY CAMPOS

Pretoria positive for Jason Keegan, Johannesburg’s Campos brothers Jason and Keegan both enjoyed a positive weekend out at Zwartkops on Saturday, ending up third and fifth overall for the day respectively as each moved their Campos Racing Polos up a position in the Falken Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup championship. Elder brother Jason qualified his Turn […]

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DESERT HEROES & CAPITAL ACTION

All the South African Weekend Motorsport NewsThe past weekend was another busy one for South African motorsportsmen home and away with the action starting on two fronts in Northern Africa as desert racing set the ball rolling earlier in the week, where South African outfit Red-Lined continued its great start to the 2019 international cross country racing […]

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V8 THUNDER RETURNS TO KILLARNEY

But can anyone beat the flying Fabi Tafani? The 2019 V8 Masters championship thunders back to Killarney International Raceway Saturday 13 April following a long break since the series’ last race in February. The rest of the field will be squarely focussed on stopping Fabio Tafani’s unbeaten charge so far this season when the third […]

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Falken Polo Cup promises plenty of action for Round 2 at Zwartkops Raceway

The Falken Polo Cup is set to deliver another weekend of thrilling door-to-door racing when the series descends on Zwartkops Raceway for Round 2 on 5 and 6 April 2019. If the season-opener in Kwa Zulu-Natal was anything to go by, fans are guaranteed plenty of action from South Africa’s most exciting racing formula at […]

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Tight at the top

Four-driver F1600 spat heads for Zwartkops The closest Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship yet moves into its second round as the series heads for another weekend of great racing at another tight circuit at Zwartkops Saturday. The title race could not be closer after an incredible first round at Dezzi Raceway, which saw two […]