Scream, howl and snarl to feed your passion

2019-02-07 06:00
Spectators will see (and more importantly, hear) howling Lamborghinis and screaming Ferraris at Passion for Speed.PHOTO: Paul Bedford

Spectators will see (and more importantly, hear) howling Lamborghinis and screaming Ferraris at Passion for Speed.PHOTO: Paul Bedford

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The 2019 motorsport season at Killarney International Raceway starts with a high-octane big-bore rumble at Passion for Speed sponsored by G-Energy on Saturday 9 February.

“Rumble” being the operative word, with races featuring classes for monster V8-engined cars both classic and modern in the Pre-68 Legends and V8 Masters categories. You’ll also see (and more importantly, hear) screaming Ferraris, howling Lamborghinis and snarling Porsches battling it out for line honours in the G & H Extreme Supercar races.

This exotic national racing series is open to GT supercars and high-performance sedans, led by a mix of GT3 sports racing cars and locally built GT racers.

Not all the entries are in yet but the pace setter in these races is expected to be Stradale Motorsport team principal Charl Arangies from Vereeniging in Gauteng, who will be bringing either his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 or his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3.

Either way, he will start as favourite, with entries expected from Simola Hillclimb hero Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo, along with Jonathan du Toit (Ferrari F430), Jonathan Shenkman (Lamborghini Gallardo), the Porsche 997 Turbos of Nicky Dicks and Dino Scribante, Simon Murray’s very fast Lamborghini GT3, Greg Parton (Lamborghini Huracan), Gianni Giannoccaro (Lamborghini Gallardo) and Dawie Olivier in his giant-killing BMW M3 Turbo.

The Pre-66 Production Cars and Little Giants races will feature monster V8s such as Ford Fairlanes and Mustangs, big Chevrolet sedans, hot Corvettes and more from the golden age before fuel restrictions, mixing it with smaller and more nimble sports cars from the same period. Entries are expected from all over South Africa, as well as from Britain, Holland and Scandinavia for these international classic races.

A big field is expected for the Pre-1980 Classic and Invitation cars, practically guaranteeing close racing.

Topping the entry list are Robin Forbes’ thundering 5.7-litre Corvette Stingray and the Ford Sapphire V6 of Steve Hallet, who have already confirmed their participation.

They’ll have to put foot, however, to stay with Franco Donadio’s indecently quick Cosworth-engined Ford Escort Mk1, which is expected to set the pace.

A surprise new entry in this category is the Ford Escort Mk1 of Willie Ras, also with 16-valve Cosworth power and nicknamed “Witblitz”, which is expected to be driven at this event by motorsport legend Sarel van der Merwe.

If anybody can give Donadio and Forbes a hard time, it’s Supervan. Expect fireworks.

The V8 Masters are a one-make class based at Killarney International Raceway; the cars are all identical, powered by 300kW, 5.7-litre Ford Racing V8s.

It’s all down to driver skill and nerve; the racing is always close and often robust – and the sound of more than a dozen big V8s powering down the straights has to be heard (and felt) to be believed.

They will be joined by another local one-make class, the two-litre Opel-powered Makita Supercars, which will make life very interesting for the Masters drivers when they start lapping the smaller cars in the closing stages.

The 45-minute South African Tourist Trophy race will be the second and final leg of this series for classic sports and GT cars, which has also attracted a number of international entries.

The 2019 motorsport season at Killarney International Raceway starts with a high-octane big-bore rumble at Passion for Speed sponsored by G-Energy on Saturday 9 February.

“Rumble” being the operative word, with races featuring classes for monster V8-engined cars both classic and modern in the Pre-68 Legends and V8 Masters categories. You’ll also see (and more importantly, hear) screaming Ferraris, howling Lamborghinis and snarling Porsches battling it out for line honours in the G & H Extreme Supercar races.

This exotic national racing series is open to GT supercars and high-performance sedans, led by a mix of GT3 sports racing cars and locally built GT racers.

Not all the entries are in yet but the pace setter in these races is expected to be Stradale Motorsport team principal Charl Arangies from Vereeniging in Gauteng, who will be bringing either his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 or his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. Either way, he will start as favourite, with entries expected from Simola Hillclimb hero Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo, along with Jonathan du Toit (Ferrari F430), Jonathan Shenkman (Lamborghini Gallardo), the Porsche 997 Turbos of Nicky Dicks and Dino Scribante, Simon Murray’s very fast Lamborghini GT3, Greg Parton (Lamborghini Huracan), Gianni Giannoccaro (Lamborghini Gallardo) and Dawie Olivier in his giant-killing BMW M3 Turbo.

The Pre-66 Production Cars and Little Giants races will feature monster V8s such as Ford Fairlanes and Mustangs, big Chevrolet sedans, hot Corvettes and more from the golden age before fuel restrictions, mixing it with smaller and more nimble sports cars from the same period. Entries are expected from all over South Africa, as well as from Britain, Holland and Scandinavia for these international classic races.

A big field is expected for the Pre-1980 Classic and Invitation cars, practically guaranteeing close racing. Topping the entry list are Robin Forbes’ thundering 5.7-litre Corvette Stingray and the Ford Sapphire V6 of Steve Hallet, who have already confirmed their participation. They’ll have to put foot, however, to stay with Franco Donadio’s indecently quick Cosworth-engined Ford Escort Mk1, which is expected to set the pace.

A surprise new entry in this category is the Ford Escort Mk1 of Willie Ras, also with 16-valve Cosworth power and nicknamed “Witblitz”, which is expected to be driven at this event by motorsport legend Sarel van der Merwe. If anybody can give Donadio and Forbes a hard time, it’s Supervan. Expect fireworks.

The V8 Masters are a one-make class based at Killarney International Raceway; the cars are all identical, powered by 300kW, 5.7-litre Ford Racing V8s. It’s all down to driver skill and nerve; the racing is always close and often robust – and the sound of more than a dozen big V8s powering down the straights has to be heard (and felt) to be believed.

They will be joined by another local one-make class, the two-litre Opel-powered Makita Supercars, which will make life very interesting for the Masters drivers when they start lapping the smaller cars in the closing stages.

The 45-minute South African Tourist Trophy race will be the second and final leg of this series for classic sports and GT cars, which has also attracted a number of international entries. In addition, there will be races for Historic single-seaters (including Formula One cars from the 1960s) as well as the Mikes Place Clubmans series – regional racing at its very best.

The 2019 motorsport season at Killarney International Raceway starts with a high-octane big-bore rumble at Passion for Speed sponsored by G-Energy on Saturday 9 February.

“Rumble” being the operative word, with races featuring classes for monster V8-engined cars both classic and modern in the Pre-68 Legends and V8 Masters categories. You’ll also see (and more importantly, hear) screaming Ferraris, howling Lamborghinis and snarling Porsches battling it out for line honours in the G & H Extreme Supercar races.

This exotic national racing series is open to GT supercars and high-performance sedans, led by a mix of GT3 sports racing cars and locally built GT racers.

Not all the entries are in yet but the pace setter in these races is expected to be Stradale Motorsport team principal Charl Arangies from Vereeniging in Gauteng, who will be bringing either his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 or his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. Either way, he will start as favourite, with entries expected from Simola Hillclimb hero Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo, along with Jonathan du Toit (Ferrari F430), Jonathan Shenkman (Lamborghini Gallardo), the Porsche 997 Turbos of Nicky Dicks and Dino Scribante, Simon Murray’s very fast Lamborghini GT3, Greg Parton (Lamborghini Huracan), Gianni Giannoccaro (Lamborghini Gallardo) and Dawie Olivier in his giant-killing BMW M3 Turbo.

The Pre-66 Production Cars and Little Giants races will feature monster V8s such as Ford Fairlanes and Mustangs, big Chevrolet sedans, hot Corvettes and more from the golden age before fuel restrictions, mixing it with smaller and more nimble sports cars from the same period. Entries are expected from all over South Africa, as well as from Britain, Holland and Scandinavia for these international classic races.

A big field is expected for the Pre-1980 Classic and Invitation cars, practically guaranteeing close racing. Topping the entry list are Robin Forbes’ thundering 5.7-litre Corvette Stingray and the Ford Sapphire V6 of Steve Hallet, who have already confirmed their participation. They’ll have to put foot, however, to stay with Franco Donadio’s indecently quick Cosworth-engined Ford Escort Mk1, which is expected to set the pace.

A surprise new entry in this category is the Ford Escort Mk1 of Willie Ras, also with 16-valve Cosworth power and nicknamed “Witblitz”, which is expected to be driven at this event by motorsport legend Sarel van der Merwe. If anybody can give Donadio and Forbes a hard time, it’s Supervan. Expect fireworks.

The V8 Masters are a one-make class based at Killarney International Raceway; the cars are all identical, powered by 300kW, 5.7-litre Ford Racing V8s. It’s all down to driver skill and nerve; the racing is always close and often robust – and the sound of more than a dozen big V8s powering down the straights has to be heard (and felt) to be believed.

They will be joined by another local one-make class, the two-litre Opel-powered Makita Supercars, which will make life very interesting for the Masters drivers when they start lapping the smaller cars in the closing stages.

The 45-minute South African Tourist Trophy race will be the second and final leg of this series for classic sports and GT cars, which has also attracted a number of international entries. In addition, there will be races for Historic single-seaters (including Formula One cars from the 1960s) as well as the Mikes Place Clubmans series – regional racing at its very best.

The 2019 motorsport season at Killarney International Raceway starts with a high-octane big-bore rumble at Passion for Speed sponsored by G-Energy on Saturday 9 February.

“Rumble” being the operative word, with races featuring classes for monster V8-engined cars both classic and modern in the Pre-68 Legends and V8 Masters categories. You’ll also see (and more importantly, hear) screaming Ferraris, howling Lamborghinis and snarling Porsches battling it out for line honours in the G & H Extreme Supercar races.This exotic national racing series is open to GT supercars and high-performance sedans, led by a mix of GT3 sports racing cars and locally built GT racers.

Not all the entries are in yet but the pace setter in these races is expected to be Stradale Motorsport team principal Charl Arangies from Vereeniging in Gauteng, who will be bringing either his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 or his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. Either way, he will start as favourite, with entries expected from Simola Hillclimb hero Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo to mention a few.

The Pre-66 Production Cars and Little Giants races will feature monster V8s such as Ford Fairlanes and Mustangs, big Chevrolet sedans, hot Corvettes and more from the golden age before fuel restrictions, mixing it with smaller and more nimble sports cars from the same period. Entries are expected from all over South Africa, as well as from Britain, Holland and Scandinavia for these international classic races.

A big field is expected for the Pre-1980 Classic and Invitation cars, practically guaranteeing close racing. Topping the entry list are Robin Forbes’ thundering 5.7-litre Corvette Stingray and the Ford Sapphire V6 of Steve Hallet, who have already confirmed their participation. They’ll have to put foot, however, to stay with Franco Donadio’s indecently quick Cosworth-engined Ford Escort Mk1, which is expected to set the pace.

A surprise new entry in this category is the Ford Escort Mk1 of Willie Ras, also with 16-valve Cosworth power and nicknamed “Witblitz”, which is expected to be driven at this event by motorsport legend Sarel van der Merwe. If anybody can give Donadio and Forbes a hard time, it’s Supervan. Expect fireworks.

The 45-minute South African Tourist Trophy race will be the second and final leg of this series for classic sports and GT cars, which has also attracted a number of international entries. In addition, there will be races for Historic single-seaters (including Formula One cars from the 1960s) as well as the Mikes Place Clubmans series – regional racing at its very best.

The 2019 motorsport season at Killarney International Raceway starts with a high-octane big-bore rumble at Passion for Speed sponsored by G-Energy on Saturday 9 February.

“Rumble” being the operative word, with races featuring classes for monster V8-engined cars both classic and modern in the Pre-68 Legends and V8 Masters categories. You’ll also see (and more importantly, hear) screaming Ferraris, howling Lamborghinis and snarling Porsches battling it out for line honours in the G & H Extreme Supercar races.

This exotic national racing series is open to GT supercars and high-performance sedans, led by a mix of GT3 sports racing cars and locally built GT racers.

Not all the entries are in yet but the pace setter in these races is expected to be Stradale Motorsport team principal Charl Arangies from Vereeniging in Gauteng, who will be bringing either his Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 or his Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. Either way, he will start as favourite, with entries expected from Simola Hillclimb hero Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo, along with Jonathan du Toit (Ferrari F430), Jonathan Shenkman (Lamborghini Gallardo), the Porsche 997 Turbos of Nicky Dicks and Dino Scribante, Simon Murray’s very fast Lamborghini GT3, Greg Parton (Lamborghini Huracan), Gianni Giannoccaro (Lamborghini Gallardo) and Dawie Olivier in his giant-killing BMW M3 Turbo.

The Pre-66 Production Cars and Little Giants races will feature monster V8s such as Ford Fairlanes and Mustangs, big Chevrolet sedans, hot Corvettes and more from the golden age before fuel restrictions, mixing it with smaller and more nimble sports cars from the same period. Entries are expected from all over South Africa, as well as from Britain, Holland and Scandinavia for these international classic races.A big field is expected for the Pre-1980 Classic and Invitation cars, practically guaranteeing close racing. Topping the entry list are Robin Forbes’ thundering 5.7-litre Corvette Stingray and the Ford Sapphire V6 of Steve Hallet, who have already confirmed their participation. They’ll have to put foot, however, to stay with Franco Donadio’s indecently quick Cosworth-engined Ford Escort Mk1, which is expected to set the pace.

A surprise new entry in this category is the Ford Escort Mk1 of Willie Ras, also with 16-valve Cosworth power and nicknamed “Witblitz”, which is expected to be driven at this event by motorsport legend Sarel van der Merwe. If anybody can give Donadio and Forbes a hard time, it’s Supervan. Expect fireworks.The V8 Masters are a one-make class based at Killarney International Raceway; the cars are all identical, powered by 300kW, 5.7-litre Ford Racing V8s. It’s all down to driver skill and nerve; the racing is always close and often robust – and the sound of more than a dozen big V8s powering down the straights has to be heard (and felt) to be believed.They will be joined by another local one-make class, the two-litre Opel-powered Makita Supercars, which will make life very interesting for the Masters drivers when they start lapping the smaller cars in the closing stages.

The 45-minute South African Tourist Trophy race will be the second and final leg of this series for classic sports and GT cars, which has also attracted a number of international entries. In addition, there will be races for Historic single-seaters (including Formula One cars from the 1960s) as well as the Mikes Place Clubmans series – regional racing at its very best.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.