01 Sep RACE REPORT: POWER SERIES 7 Onse Huisie 100 – 28 AUGUST 2021
BROOME SWEEPS ALL BEFORE HIM IN ONS HUISIE 100
Josh Broome’s Spitfire Radical SR8 came into its own in the third running of the Ons Huisie 100 over 31 laps at Round 7 of the Power Series presented by Wingfield Motors at Killarney on Saturday 28 August, posting the fastest lap, a 1min13.764 flyer, on lap 23 and leading every lap to win by 26 seconds after a faultless run.
The car’s 2.6-litre V8 engine, created by combining two Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle engines on a common crankshaft, delivers a claimed 267kW at 10 500rpm and could be heard screaming above everything else in the race down the back straight.
Second was Francis Carruthers in the Pilbeam MP84, after a slow start that saw him initially running fourth behind Harp Motorsport team-mate Steve Humble in the Opel-powered Mallock Mk14B and the Advanced Packaging Technology Porsche GT3 Cup of Gary Kieswetter. After four laps, however, Carruthers powered past both and held second for the remainder of the race, while Humble relegated Kieswetter to fourth on lap nine to claim the final podium spot.
Andre Brink (Porsche 992 GT3 Cup) was the only finisher in Class B in fifth overall, with Divan Luzmore taking Class D honours in his Nissan 350Z, just 1.623sec ahead of sole Class C finisher Eric Salomon’s Elf 5 06 after 28 hard-fought laps.
Sadly, neither of the Team Africa Le Mans Ginettas went the distance; Western Province Motor Club President Dr Greg Mills went out on lap three, while Johno Kirsten in the second Ginetta ran as high as ninth before going out on lap 11.