Supercar racing action at Killarney
RACING ACTION AT KILARNEY: Head down to Cape Town's Killarney race track on September 7 for great racing action and to see veterans like Andre Johnson compete. Image: Reynard Gelderblom
Author: ADRIAN PHEIFFER
Clubman and Supercar racing will return to Killarney race track in Cape Town on September 07 2013.
Although not competing specifically against one another, there are a pair of class-hoppers in the Clubman category worthy of attention. Andre Johnson hauled his Audi A4 to its present position at the top of the class ladder and is now a very real threat to Class A front-runners to the BMW drivers Danie van Niekerk, Gavin Cerff and Ebrahim Levy.
Johnson will also taken on Volkswagen drivers Jesse Huggett and Brennan Green.
RACING VARIETY AT KILLARNEY
Ernie Leite’s turbocharged VW Caddie bakkie will make its Class B debut on September 07. Whether his revived bakkie can cope with the likes of BMW pros Gary Manwaring and Gerhard Cloete, remains to be seen.
Critics have doubted reigning champion Richard Schreuder’s 2013 Supercar chances as he contends with rivals Nick Adcock, Brad Wadeley and Dayne Angel.
Unfortunately for performance Golf fan, no entry into the 2013 GTI challenge has been sent from Kosie Weyers.
In the past, the GTi classes have often provided some of the closest racing action. Fans should look out for Class B contenders Zaki Hendricks, Peet van der Walt, Marco Busi and Shane and Craig du Toit, with championship leader Christopher Swart, Morne Pienaar and Paul Simon taking on Class C.
The somewhat surprising absence of Classic Car leaders is likely to provoke an interesting battle for supremacy between Sandro Biccari (VW Scirocco) and Anton Rollino (Chev CanAm V8).
Class disputes are likely to involve former champion Ian Richards (Datsun 1200 GX) and Nicci Hanekom (Toyota Celica) in Class B, while Keith Andrews (Alfetta GTV), Herman de Kock (Ford Escort) and Billy Matthee (Fiat 124 Sport) will be the drivers to watch in classes C, D and E.
The Fine Car entry will provide its usual variety and while Geoff Bihl’s Porsche 944 will probably be the car to chase for rivals, others worth watching include Chris Champion’s 1959 MG Twin Cam, Richard Hallick’s Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC and a brace of Leyland Minis driven by Bruce and Dion Valentine.
The 16-race programme includes events for single-seaters and a grid walk featuring the Fine Cars, will start after the final practice sessions at 10:15am.
Admission is R50 for adults and R10 for teens under 16-years-old. Children under 12-years-old can enter for free.