PEPPER RACING GOING FOR GOLD: Pepper Racing is intent on scoring big at Killarney’s Extreme Festival on 16 April. Image: Supplied
Cape Town - Veteran Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup team Pepper Racing heads to its happy hunting ground for Killarney’s Extreme Festival races Saturday 16 April with its trio of drivers looking to fully exploit that mojo.
“Killarney has traditionally been good for us,” team boss Iain Pepper admitted. “We hope that our good fortunes continue there this week, but we are also starting to get a grip on the new cars, so that should also be a positive.”
'Happy hunting ground'
Polo Cup veteran and Masters class pilot Shaun La Réserveé is Pepper Racing’s most experienced driver and he’s looking forward to better fortunes following a difficult start to the season at Zwartkops in March.
La Réserveé said: “I’m really looking forward to Cape Town. Killarney has been a happy hunting ground for me in the past and I’m hoping that she is kind to me again.”
15-year-old Pepper Racing SMD Polo pilot Daniel Duminy was the team’s top finisher at Zwartkops following a mature drive that netted a stunning sixth overall on his debut and the youngster continues his giant learning curve this weekend.
Duminy said: “I’m a bit more confident after my first race but still quite nervous. I’ll be just fine with the help from the team — to finish first you must first finish and that seemed to work last time and with God by my side, I’ll be just fine!”
Nashua Polo Cup rookie Brad Benningfield is keen to get his Polo Cup challenge properly up and running following a rough first race.
“Im very excited about the Killarney race,” the Rhodes University journalism student admitted. “It’s going to be a new challenge for me because I’ve never been to Killarney before, but I’m determined to prove my 100% committed to my team and Nashua.”
Team principal Iain Pepper concluded: ""he first race was not too kind to us. Now we look forward to Killarney - that’s a happy Pepper Racing hunting ground and we look forward to keeping that tradition up on 16 April.”