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What HRSA Youngtimers Passion for Speed Preview
Where Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
When 26 – 27 January 2024
Community South Africa National

Evapco HRSA Classic Youngtimers at Passion for Speed

Six Evapco HRSA Classic Youngtimer Touring Cars will line up for the season opening 23rd International Passion for Speed races at Zwartkops Raceway, near Pretoria on Saturday 27 January. Expect close racing from the growing Youngtimers class as they recall the Group N and SATCAR battles of the 90s.

2023 Youngtimer champion, the not so young Mike O’Sullivan will be the man to beat in his All Things Motoring Honda Ballade, challenged by Rob Clark’s similar Containerforce car, and Andre de Lange in a third Mosport Roofsure Ballade. Edward Nel makes his debut in a fourth Remax Honda Ballade fresh from its exploits in the ILamuna 24 hour race. Stewart McLarty’s Mazda Etude, and Jonathan Visser Auto Express VW Jetta will add variety.

Easily identified by their bright dayglo green windscreen decals, the Youngtimers start behind the regular Evapco HRSA Racing field, but they are sure to catch the classes E , F and G within a lap or two, and mix it up with them.

The Youngtimer grid is expected to keep on growing into 2024. Werner Obermeyer’s BP Nissan Sentra, MiniMax man Graham Donker, and Ryno and Wimpie van Zyl’s similar cars, and sure to be a crowd favourite, Gerrit Murray’s Alfa Romeo 155 all rapidly nearing completion.

The Youngtimer category encourages sharing cars to spread the cost and maximise affordability. Contact Rob Clark at, or visit the ‘HRSA Classic Youngtimer Touring Cars 1990-1997’ Facebook page for more information on Youngtimers racing.

Issued on behalf of HRSA Youngtimers

Photography by: Willie Pretorius

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