Spring Attractions at Killarney in September 2018

Spring Attractions at Killarney in September 2018

 

The excitement at Killarney is growing.

 With Killarney hosting their Spring Market and a host of other activity on Sunday, followed by the exciting national Extreme Festival the following Saturday (Sept. 22), local petrolheads and their families, can prepare themselves for a high octane feast.

The Spring Market is being held indoors in the large new pit building, is a motor orientated boot sale with chutzpah. And while most of the items offered for sale may have a motoring background, there is also likely to be variety with everything from boats to boots available at takeaway prices.

Outside, more than 150 trucks will be there in a giant charity convoy for the benefit of kids fighting cancer. There will be collection points in various places for toys to be donated.

 At the same time, the first MTB all terrain pedal bike race on an innovative new eight km layout, promises to be an attraction of its own. The cycle course includes a variety of testing terrain around the complex, with a shorter, easier layout available for youngsters under 15. Entries for this event will be accepted at the track on Sunday. 

And with a feast of food and refreshment available, and no charge for admission, it’s going to provide an ideal family outing.       

The following week’s Cape round of the Extreme Festival that is sponsored by Wingfield Motors, with many of the fastest drivers and riders in South Africa in action, is going to be something else.

Here the main attraction is the Sasol Global Touring Cars, where current championship leader Michael Stephen in his Engen Audi A3 is likely to be involved in a battle with his teammate Simon Moss and a Sasol BMW 2 Series driven by Gennaro Bonafede.

However Killarney sentiment will undoubtedly side with local lad and multiple former champion Johan Fourie, in his EPS Courier Services BMW 2 Series. With home track advantage, it could be Johan’s chance to shine.

The Cape’s Dayne Angel will be at the wheel of his Honda Civic in the GTC2 category, where the visiting Keagan Masters (VW Golf GTi), could be his greatest threat.

But the  most interesting aspect of the “home support” angle could be the in the single seater Investchem Formula 1600 events. Because while the Free State’s Stuart White has been dominant so far in this one, our own teenage Joshua Dolinschek was in great form during the most recent Power Series meeting.

While nailing White may be a bridge too far, the youngsters progress in a similar Mygale SJ 1600, is going to be closely monitored.

Other Extreme Festival events are going to include races for the Kawaski Red Square Masters Cup and Bridgestone Thunderbikes, as well as the Engen Polo Cup, regional Mikes Place Clubman Saloons and Pirelli Sports and GT cars.



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