Power Series revs up for the final showdown

2019-11-26 06:01
The Burly Pro GTi Challenge racers will take on a one-hour endurance race.FOTO: Colin Brown

The Burly Pro GTi Challenge racers will take on a one-hour endurance race.FOTO: Colin Brown

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The season finale of this year’s Power Series sponsored by Wingfield Motors at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 30 November features an additional attraction in the form of a one-hour endurance race for the Burly Pro GTi Challenge racers.

This category, as its name suggests, is only open to Volkswagens of various models, nearly all using some version of the proven two-litre GTi engine.

The longer format gives race fans a rare opportunity to watch frantic pit-stops, tyre swops, driver changes and even emergency repairs after crashes or breakdowns.

It’s a fascinating aspect of motor racing that we don’t get to see in the exciting quick-fire eight and 10-lap sprint races that make up the regional championship Power Series at the home of motorsport in the Western Cape.

The bumper programme for the day also includes sprint races for the GTi Challenge, Shatterfix Fine & Millstock Cars Pre 1980 and 1990 Cars, V8 Masters and Makita Supercars, Pirelli Sports & GT cars and Formula Libre open-wheelers, as well as two motorcycle categories, the RST Trac Mac Clubmans, Classic & Breakfast Run Motorcycles and the RST Trac Mac Powersport Motorcycles.

Each round of the Power Series also includes a Fan Walk during the lunch break when spectators are invited down onto the circuit to meet the drivers and see the cars up close.

Fine food and ice-cold drinks are available at the revamped, upmarket Trackside Pub and Grill, upstairs at the Clubhouse. Light snacks and even colder drinks are at the New Pits Lounge and the Karting Clubhouse.

Watch all the action, captured by cameras all around the circuit, as well as live timing, on TV screens on the Clubhouse Balcony and in the New Pits Lounge.

Then hop on the free Hyundai Shuttle and watch it live from vantage points all round the circuit.

Bring the whole family – there are pedal karts, jungle gyms and more for petrolheads-in-training at the Clubhouse Kiddies Korner and below the New Pits Lounge.

Parents of toddlers are welcome to the Kiddies Korner nursery, where you’ll find fridges to keep juice boxes cold, nappy-changing and breastfeeding facilities, as well as toilets and wash-up facilities for running repairs.

Gates open at 07:30, with racing beginning at 10:00.

Book through Computicket at https://online.computicket.com/web/event/power_series_round_9/1350934436

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