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WATCH: If you've never been to Killarney, here's what MSA racing is all about

2017-07-28 08:25

Niyaaz Isaacs

Image: YouTube / Niyaaz Isaacs

Cape Town - The Cape Town car scene is often criticised, especially when it comes to racing. And, with so many illegal racing activities still happening, who can blame them?

Then again, those criticizing the Mother City might never have been to a Killarney MSA (Motorsport South Africa) Drag Racing event or the Robot Racing event Killarney hosts, in partnership with the Western Cape government to keep the youth from street racing.

Wheels24 reported in December 2015 that the City of Cape Town and Killarney Raceway, launched an initiative called Robot Racing. According to the City, the events are a bid to curb illegal street racing.

WATCH: Are Killarney's Robot Races curbing street outlaws? 

Since then, the track has hosted several editions of the event. Spectators pack the circuit and there are many racers who take part in the safe, organised event.

Niyaaz Isaacs, better known as Liberebil on his uber cool video channel on YouTube, says: "I think the beauty of filming the last Killarney event was witnessing the sound of individual throttle bodies pulling air through them and wastegates relieving them of unwanted pressure from 800+ horsepower Toyota 2JZ and Nissan RB25 engines.

"The majesty of seeing Shaun Zurich power his Honda Civic towards the 400-meter mark in 9.8 seconds for the second time this year, will be etched in my mind for years to come as I’ve never seen a sub 10-second run from a front wheel drive car with the naked eye."

The Cape Town motoring culture is growing at an incredible rate, showcasing home-grown engineering, drive and potential for more races in the Western Cape.

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