Hot racing expected Saturday

2017-06-27 06:00

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The Independence Day Power Series meeting at Killarney on Saturday promises to be even better than the previous round.

Among the highlights of the previous round were the Crossley and Webb Sport and GT events. Recent winner Johan Engelbrecht in his Porsche GT2-R was up against Dawie Joubert’s Lotus Exige turbo and a new Ferrari 458 in the hands of former SA Superkart champion and multiple Masters V8 titleholder, Marcel Angel.

This time, while concentrating on each other, they will also have to remember there will be two jokers in the pack in the form of Craig Jarvis, who has entered a second Ferrari 458, and Francis Carruthers in his new 7F Aquila V8.

Then there’s a new element in the Midas Clubman Saloon category that has been dominated by Danie van Niekerk (BMW 325) in recent times.

Brett Roach is due to make his Clubman debut in a Beemer, similar to Van Niekerk’s.

Drivers like Mark Ridgway and Angel have shown that top-scoring Fabio Tafani can be beaten in the Masters V8 category.

The one-make Makita Formula Supercars are the masters’ little brothers. But although smaller and not quite as quick, these guys are evenly matched and trying so hard, they’ve become a five-star attraction in their own right.

Settling on a winner is nigh impossible, but if you hedge your bet and pick a selection from Ryan McCarthy, Jarryd Evans, Michael Nel, Andrew Moffitt and Glen Phillips, you can’t be too far out.

One of the advantages of the Bold Marine GTi Challenge is that you have three genuine races in one. However, the major attraction is always about the class A guys in front where Jano van der Westhuizen will be everyone’s target, with Jurie Swart or Shane du Toit probably among those most likely to bring him down.

Single seaters are going to make up the field in the Formula Libre events on the track. But they’ll also feature on the lawn outside the clubhouse, in the form of the new pedal go-karts that the club has bought for the children in attendance.

Other events will focus on classic and fine cars, with action from early morning until dusk.


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