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2015-07-27 13:32

DAVID AND GOLIATH: Craig Jarvis will make his first appearance on the Killarney, Cape Town, track in his new 8.4-litre V10 Dodge Viper, one of the most powerful sports racing cars in the world. Image: Colin Brown

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Cape Town plans to get rid of illegal drag racing. The answer? More track days at Killarney race circuit.

ADRIAN PHEIFFER

Next Saturday’s (August 1  2015) round of the exciting Power Series at Killarney will combine a day of red-hot racing with a number of carnival items in celebration of the coming Woman’s Day.

For a start, every lady attending will receive a gift voucher with her admission ticket that can be redeemed at the clubhouse. Once there, the women will be pampered: free tea, coffee or hot chocolate for those arriving before 9am, with other giveaways during the day.

There will also be a variety of vendors stalls catering for ladies.

THE SERIOUS BUSINESS

In addition two lucky women are going to win a (very) high speed lap around the circuit in a V8 Masters sports racing car.  

As far as the more serious business is concerned, with Craig Jarvis making his first appearance in his new V10, 8.4-litre Dodge Viper, one of the largest and most powerful sports cars in the world, his battle with reigning champion Francis Carruthers in his slick Juno SS3 and the extremely quick Lotus Exige of Dawie Joubert in the Crossley and Webb Sports and GT events, is expected to be among the highlights of the day.

The versatile Jarvis is going to be in action again in the one-make V8 Masters events where he has ground to make up after missing the most recent meeting. His target in this one is going to be the three current leaders, Franco Donadio, Fabio Tafani and Richard Schreuder. Incredibly, this trio is only separated by a single point at the head of the championship scoreboard.

Another threat is likely to be posed by multiple former titleholder Marcel Angel, the overall winner of the fourth round last month, who is back to his mercurial best.     

With the Supercars due to start on the same grid but behind the V8’s, this effective double race will provide a bonus for spectators. And with no entries from leading hotshots Nick Adcock and Dayne Angel, the baton is going to be handed to drivers such as Brad Wadeley, Gareth Easom, Andrew Moffitt and Ryan McCarthy. It should be a close one.

The closely related Classic Cars and Fine Cars are also going to share the track. Classic action seems likely to be concentrated on Chris Carolin in his Mazda rotary that is back in action after a long layoff. He will be up against Dave Kopke (Mazda R100), Richard Quixley (Datsun 240Z) and Trevor Momberg (Ford Capri 3.4).

Then while the Fine Car line-up is dominated by older Porsches, unusual entries like Dave Rowley’s VW Beetle and Anton Rollino’s Rover MG B always add interest.

The Clubman clash could develop into a Beemer battle, with the spectacular Danie van Niekerk’s 325 up against the M3’s of Achmat Achmat and Ebrahim Levy. On the other hand, Andre and Alex Johnson in their Audi turbos and hot Golfer Clint Rennard may dispute that statement.

The single-seater Formula Libre events will see the return of the promising 15-year-old Joshua Dolinschek in a Formula Ford Z-Tech while a determined Paul Simon is hoping to increase his lead in the GTi Challenge.

There are 16 races on the programme, the first at 10.20am. Admission R60 for adults, R20 for under 16, no charge for under-12’s.   


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