NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Sunday, 30 October will see the Final SA National Drag Racing championship “SUMMER FEST” round unfold while competitors battle it out for those last crucial points gain. Race enthusiasts can prepare themselves for an explosive day of action packed racing as we end the 2016 racing season with Round 6 at Tarlton International Raceway.
Dragside spectators will be guaranteed some awesome racing action with competition runs amongst some of the fastest Drag car competitors in South Africa as the Top Eliminator Category showcases drivers like the A-Class Dragster pilot, Dalmain Hattingh along with the Top Alcohol Funny Car Pilot, Nico van Rensburg (Lethal Weapon) while they devour the asphalt with some spectacular racing on the Day. These Top Eliminator beasts are known for posting monstrous times of 6 – 7 seconds at over 300 km/h over the quarter mile.
Bringing everything to the fight will be Gavin Wilkins in his twin turbocharged (TurboDirect/SpeedPro/SKF) V8 Mustang to rack up some championship points to catch the lead over the rest of the “SKF” Senior Eliminator arsenal. Fighting to keep the championship points lead will be multiple SA National Champion, Nico van Rensburg in his Supercharged Ford Thunderbird. Joining the force on the day will be Hannes Minnaar with the Turbo 2JZ Corolla, Sybie Coetzee with his “Nitro Performance” Turbocharged Nitrous fed Datsun, Lionel Kruger with the Supercharged “Czank Racing” Montecarlo and Kobus Kruger in his Turbo Rotary Powered RX8.
Topping the Super Competition Leader boards are Louwtjie van den Berg, piloting the 8.5 litre Fuel Injected Corvette “Forever Young”. Hot on his tails will have Simon Slooten in the Super Clean Dodge Challenger and Reg Murray in his Chev Chevelle, Michael Ludick (BMW E30) and Wouter Havenga (Ford Escort) will be following in close pursuit. Turning up the heat to gain some points lead in the Competition Eliminator will be Bradley Slooten (Fox Mustang), Riaan Esterhuysen (Honda Civic) and MW Dercksen (Honda Civic). Hot on the leader’s tails will be drivers such as, Satish Harrichand (Opel), Elise Havenga (BMW) and Jeroen Slooten (Mustang) along with many more.
Street Eliminator will have two brackets racing on the day, Super Street with a race bracket of 11.00 to 14.00 seconds while in Modified street, which have a race bracket of 13.50 to 17.00 seconds, will see lady racers like, Ester Cloete (VW Golf) and Nasjki van den Berg (BMW) fight it out along the male drivers such as JP Van den Berg, Rayno Bannink and Hannes van der Walt to name but a few.
Biker fans will also be spoilt with most of the country’s quickest and fastest street and drag bikes with riders like Jerry Lombard (Suzuki), Zafar Hoosen (Suzuki), will offer stiff competition in the SS-Bikes Class while in the SB-Bikes class, Peter de la Rey (BMW S1000RR), Jesaja Lombard (Suzuki), and Jacques Roberts (Suzuki) will battle it out amongst the bikers field to gain maximum points for the day.
Topping off the day will be exhibition runs by Nico van Rensburg in the Famous, Tarlton J34 Westinghouse Jet Dragster. This beast of a machine is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 400 km/h over a quarter mile which you cannot afford to miss. Joining in the Exhibition fun will be Marius Coetzee in the Leyland Matador, 12litre Twin Turbo V8 Drag Truck along with Jeroen Slooten and Mark Slooten in the Turbocharged Ford Cargo V8 Drag Trucks.
Tickets are on sale at Tarlton’s main gate on the day at R150.00 for adults and R80.00 for kids (ages 6-12) Tarlton offers plenty of free parking and take-away food and refreshments available at the venue. The gates will open at 7am and racing is set to start at around 8am. Should the event rain out, it will be re-scheduled for Sunday, 6 November 2016.
For information, contact Nico van Heerden on (011) 762-5431 / 083 309 8461 (O/H) or follow the event on www.facebook.com/tarltonraceway. Save 083 309 8469 to your phone to receive Whatsapp broadcasts.