What Zwartkops Double Header
Where Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
When 7 & 14 October 2023
Community South Africa National
Pay for one, get two great Saturdays of Zwartkops racing
Zwartkops Raceway will be a busy place over the coming fortnight with not one, but two great Saturdays of racing on 7 and 14 October. Best of all, if you go to the Inland Championship Meeting this Saturday and pay the Extreme Festival entrance fee, you will get free tickets for that full and wild national championship finals meeting the following week.
This coming Saturday’s Inland Championship round is a classic Zwartkops regional meeting featuring the Lotus Challenge, Don Bravo INEX Legends, On Track magazine Clubmans and National Sportscars, Silver Cup 2.0 and Race Supplies & Roofsure Midvaal Historics.
Thomas Falkiner will be looking for a little luck out of his Taylon as he takes on a gang of Birkin Sevens driven by Mackie Adlem, Rudi Barnard, John Kruger JP, Nortje, Tinus Botes, Philip Vermeulen, Jeff Gable, and Brett van Rensburg in the top class of the Lotus Challenge. Behind them, the Locost grid will see Sean Hepburn, Miles Downard, Davide Favo and Andre du Plessis fighting it out with Nick Hodgson, Paul Vollmer, and others.
The young lions of the INEX Legends, have another bites of the Zwartkops apple on Saturday. Veterans Devin Robertson, Richard van Heerde, Sebastian Lanzetti and Johann van de Venter will be up against young rivals, Polo Cup lass Tyler Robinson and fellow karting kids Jayden Goosen and Berlin Robinson, as well as Christian Padayachee, Dawie Deetlefs and Cyril Jacobs Junior.
The International Race Supplies & Roofsure Midvaal Historics races can be expected to deliver a broad and entertaining grid of cars as always. Alfa Romeo men Lourens van Zyl’s Berlina and Gerrit Murray in a GTV will fight it out with Ford lads Deon Schwabsky’s Escort and Chris Williams Anglia. Add Sean Fandam’s Fiat 124 Sport Coupe for variety, Martin and JJ Venter Jr.’s Volkswagen Jettas, Datsun 1200 trio, Johan Coetzer, Carel Vos and Wesley Rautenbach among this most interesting melee of motorsport.
Its saloons versus sports cars as ever in the On Track Magazine Clubmans and National Sportscars. Paul Sullivan and Jaco Pienaar Nash MV3s will take on 7 duo Adriaan Le Roux’s Caterham, Ismail Peck in a Lotus, and A’ron Harmse in a S2000 among the Sportscars. Expect Anton Bitzer’s Mazda RX7, Dumisane Mazibuko’s Tigra Spaceframe and Johan Labuschagne in his Subaru Impreza GT to be up front in Clubmans, with Rodney Kruis and Dirk Lawrence’s Ballade and Volkswagen quartet, Wayne Lebotschy and Wayne Pereira’s Golf 1s, and Jono Visser and Kobus Brits’ Polos among them.
Silver Cup 2.0 always attracts a huge entry, where spaceframe quartet Karel Stols and Giulio Airaga’s Mazdas take on Marius Jacobs in an Opel and Riaan Draper’s Toyota. Add Class A+ BMW duo Shaun Lamprecht and Riaan Lubbe, Dewald Pretorius and Anton Bitzer’s Mazda RX7s, and Fred Kruger’s Honda. Spaceframe duo Chris Cronje and Terence Otto race in B+, Freek Blignaut’s Mazda takes on Nic Martin’s Peugeot and Wayne Pereira’s Golf in B, and Michael Kernick’s Nash has an army of VWs to fight in the smaller classes.
There’s always far more than just racing at Zwartkops, where race fans can pore over exotic car displays, there’s kids entertainment, and food and drink stalls. Entry to Saturday’s Inland Championship races is R100 per adult, R80 for students, and free for kids under 12. But add R30 to that single ticket price and you get a complementary ticket to the big one at the following weekend, 14 October’s National Extreme Festival Finals back at Zwartkops.
Not only will that weekend see all of the 2023 South African National Global Touring Car, GTC SupaCup and CompCare Polo Cup champions crowned among others, but the on-track action is guaranteed to be fraught at Big Z. That monster race program also includes the G+H Transport Extreme Supercars, Mobil1 V8 Supercars, Investchem Formula 1600 with Formula Ford Kent, the Gazoo Toyota Racing Leagues and SunBet ZX10 Masters Cup motorcycles racing in a true Pretoria Festival of Motorsport.
Contact 012 384 2299 or log on to www.zwartkops.co.za for more details on how to get the next two great racing Saturdays for the price of one at Zwartkops!
Issued on behalf of Zwartkops Raceway
Photography by: Andre Laubscher
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