Street Heroes lure hundreds

2014-09-17 00:00

HUNDREDS of car-crazed fans flocked to the second edition of SMD Ballito Street Heroes, hosted by the KwaDukuza Municipality over the weekend.

Dazzling displays from 37 well-tuned automobiles did not disappoint as crowds at the Laguna Seca Circuit were kept entertained throughout the two-day festival.

South Coast-based driver Jade Gutzeit was crowned Ultimate Street Hero with his blistering record-breaking Mitsubishi Evo. Gutziet beat Willie de Beer in a Porsche GT2 by almost three seconds. In doing so he wrestled the mantle away from his father, Dezzi, who finished in seventh place this year.

“It was very cool battling my dad, it is a good rivalry,” Gutzeit said.

“The competition was pretty good, once I learnt the track I was able to go faster and faster. The car worked for me, it is designed for this kind of thing,” Gutzeit added.

In addition the crowds were also thrilled on the track by the lightning fast Formula Renault car driven by Craig Shorter as well as the drifting stunt team from XS Promotions. Another highlight was Corne Theron who thundered down the track in a full works BMW 1 000 superbike. Theron beat Brian Kappa’s record from last year.

Full Results:

KZN Motor Club:

Deon Guruvadu (Subaru WRX)

Sunil Rambarun (Subaru WR2 2LT Turbo)

Zahid Hassim (Subaru GT)

Production Supercar Class Overall:

Anton Cronje (Lamborghini Gallardo)

Stuart Kidgell (Ferrari 599)

Afzal Moosa (Porsche GT3 RS)

Porsche Class Overall:

Rajen Naidoo (Porsche 911 GT3)

Jeeva Moodley (Porsche GT3)

Afzal Moosa (Porsche GT3 RS)

Advanced Drivers Modified Production:

Jade Gutzeit (Mitsubishi Evo)

Mike McLoughlin (Backdraft Roadster)

Duane Galloway (Nissan Skyline GTR R32)

Overall (All Classes):

Jade Gutzeit (Mitsubishi Evo)

Mike McLoughlin (Backdraft Roadster)

Duane Galloway (Nissan Skyline GTR R32)

Bowl Final:

Stuart Kidgell (Ferrari 599)

Mason Moodley (Porsche GT3 RS)

Jason Evans (Ford Focus RS)

Ultimate Street Hero Final:

Jade Gutzeit (Mitsubishi Evo)

Willie De Beer (Porsche GT2)

Mike McLoughlin (Backdraft Roadster).

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