Going out in style!

Going out in style!

Going out in style!

The Killarney International Raceway is going to be ringing the 2017 motorsport curtain down in style on Saturday (Dec. 2).

With more events than at any other meeting this season, the first race is due off at an early 9am. This signals the start of the final round of the hugely successful Power Series sponsored by Wingfield Motors, with media support from Radio KFM. The programme includes a bikers Breakfast Run Grand Prix as well as a variety of Mike Hopkins motorcycle  events. There will also be races for Fine and Classic cars, Supercars, the big V8 Masters and Formula Libre single seaters.

Later in the afternoon the action switches across to the Stock Car circuit, where it is due to continue until early evening. Oval track spectators will be able to select a seat of their choice on the new rallycross grandstands, to help them enjoy the fourth round of the Cape Hell Drivers smash-‘n -grab, summer championship.    

But back to the main circuit. Here the powerful V8 Masters category leads the hit parade with a record 18 car entry. As far as the results are concerned, that number of powerful V8’s are going to need space to manoeuvre and the situation could easily end in a crunch of fibreglass

So, while Gauteng’s Fabio Tafani has literally been the master of all he’s surveyed (on the track), the lease for this round’s chequered flag still has to be signed. Multiple former champion Marcel Angel is anxious to finish the season in style, as is long distance British visitor Stephan Young. Enzo Kuun is a former national rally titleholder, while Carl Nel has been in sparkling form this year. It’s really all wide open.

Then, if the Bold Marine GTi Challenge lives up to its promise, it could be another of the day’s quality shootouts. Expect Jano van der Westhuizen (Polo Vivo) and Shane du Toit (VW Golf 2), to provide the highlights in class A, with Jacques Geldenhuys (VW Golf 2) and Mario Roux  (VW Jetta 2), doing the same in class B.

However, class C is where the really spectacular fireworks can be expected. Because while Marco and Dario Busi are certain to provide the family menace and a young Giordano Lupini hails from a distinguished motorsport family, they are all going to have to contend with Guy Fawkes imitator Brett Roach.

Now Roach is an explosive character who takes no prisoners. For some reason he hasn’t been seen behind the wheel in a crash helmet for some time. However those who enjoy hard, rallycross style racing. are going to appreciate his reappearance.

With a fan walk and a variety of kiddies and other entertainment in the clubhouse area, there should be something for everyone throughout the day. Admission is R70 for adults and R20 for scholars U16. There is no charge for children U12.