Drag racing series set to start

2019-02-26 06:00
Gearing up for the race.

Gearing up for the race.

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Saturday sees the first round of the 2019 drag racing series at Killarney International Raceway, as well as round 1 of the short circuit championship for lightweight motorcycles and racing cars – and one ticket gets you in for both.

This is professional-level drag racing, with an American-style Christmas tree at the start and a full timing system that records your elapsed time, your speed at the end of the strip and even how long it takes you to get off the line after the lights go green – which can be a little embarrassing if you’re not ready for just how fast everything happens!

There are classes for street cars, modified cars – including the spectacular supercharged and nitrous-boosted V8 monsters – superbikes and screaming Pro Street motorcycles, capable of shredding the quarter mile (402m) in less than nine seconds from a standing start.

The gates open at 07:00 and the action starts at 09:00; entry to both events is on the same ticket at R80 for adults, R20 for scholars under 16 and free for under 12s.


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