root - March 26, 2024

The Cape South-Easter blows extreme racing at Killarney

Killarney’s National Championship Extreme Festival delivered a thrilling day of motorsport despite the blustery autumn weather. The event featured intense competition across various racing categories, showcasing the talent and skill of South Africa’s top drivers.

Stuart White dominates in Lamborghini

Bloemfontein-born international GT3 racer Stuart White put on a dominant performance in his Lamborghini Huracán, securing pole position and leading the Extreme Supercars Driven By Dunlop field in the first race. Despite fierce competition from Jonathan du Toit and local hero Dayne Angel, White emerged victorious, setting the stage for an exciting day of racing.

Exciting battles in SA touring cars

Robert Wolk and his BMW made a strong start in the new SA Touring Cars era, securing a comfortable win in the opening race. However, the competition heated up in Race 2, with Saood Variawa and Michael van Rooyen battling for the lead after a collision in Sarel’s Sweep. Variawa ultimately claimed victory, showcasing the competitive nature of SA Touring Cars.

New winners and intense action in Polo Cup Races

The Astron Energy Polo Cup saw new winners emerge, with Nathan Victor taking the win in Race 1 after a close battle with Jason Loosemore. The competition remained fierce in Race 2, with Loosemore narrowly edging out Victor in a photo finish. Charl Visser also made a strong start in the Volkswagen Motorsport SupaCup, securing a debut victory and setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

Dominance in superbike racing

Former SA Superbike champion Clinton Seller dominated the SunBet ZX10 Masters superbike race, showcasing his skill and experience. Seller’s performance in Race 2 was equally impressive, as he overcame a slow start to secure another commanding victory. Allan-Jon Venter and Trevor Westman also delivered strong performances, highlighting the competitive nature of superbike racing.

Victories in formula racing

Shrien Naidoo claimed his maiden Investchem Formula 1600 victory, showcasing his talent and determination. In the Formula Ford Kent category, Ian Schofield took the win in the second race, further adding to the day’s excitement. The Volkswagen Rookie Cup also saw intense competition, with Dhivyen Naidoo securing victory in Race 2 after a close battle with his rivals.

Excitement continues in Toyota GR86 Cup

Dawie van der Merwe impressed in the Gazoo Racing Toyota GR86 Cup, storming to victory in his debut race. Van der Merwe’s dominance continued in Race 2, highlighting his potential in the competitive racing series. Sean Nurse also delivered a strong performance in the GR Corolla Media Cup, showcasing his racing skills against his journalist counterparts.

Overall, Killarney’s Extreme Festival delivered a day of thrilling racing action, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

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