Racing action aplenty at Extreme Festival

2015-06-11 06:01
=?The Sasol Audi S4 entries of Hennie Groenewald and Gennaro Bonafede (pictured here) should fight for Production Car victories at Aldo Scribante.

                                                                 Photo:David ledbitter

=?The Sasol Audi S4 entries of Hennie Groenewald and Gennaro Bonafede (pictured here) should fight for Production Car victories at Aldo Scribante. Photo:David ledbitter

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MOTOR racing enthusiasts are in for a treat when the 4th round of the Extreme Festival takes to the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit this Saturday.

The festival will feature racing in 6 categories, as well as plenty of displays and entertainment off the track.

Topping the programme will be the National Production Cars with 16 vehicles burning up the tarmac.

Hennie Groenewald (Sasol Audi S4) is currently in the lead with Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi S4), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol Audi S4) and Gary Formato (SMD Focus ST) close behind.

They will be faced with some competition from Michael van Rooyen (Williams Hunt Chevrolet Cruze), Graeme Nathan (Genuine Parts VW Golf GTI), Simon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi S4), Shaun Duminy (SMD Focus ST) and Charl Smalberger (Sabertek Golf GTI).

In Class X for privateers Freek Blignaut Senior and Junior with their Mazda MP5s will be heading up the entries.

Also competing in this class will be George Smalberger (VW Golf GTI), BMW 3 drivers Junaid Slamang, Niyaas Modack and Achmat Achmat and Greg Moloney in the Mini Cooper S.

In the Engen VW Cup races defending champion Sheldon van der Linde (Champion Polo) will be the man to beat with his closest rivals being Tasmin Pepper (PG Glass Polo), Matthew Hodges (Makopano Polo), Shaun la Reservee (Alpine Motors Polo), Juan Gerber (Haupt Polo), Trevor Bland (PG Glass Polo), Daniel Rowe (Champion Polo) and Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Polo).

Van der Linde has claimed four victories from the first five heats and leads the title chase by eleven points.

The Red Square Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup will produce some close racing at Scribante with Graeme van Breda (Reef Supplies ZX10R) rated as the one to take victory. He is sure to be challenged by Pieter de Vos (Jongingozi ZX10R), Kyle Robinson (Techgroup ZX10R), Johan le Roux (Avidan ZX10R), Rodney Machlachlan (Count Air ZX10R) and Raymond Keel (BTS Electrical ZX10R).

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