Local racers shine at international race

2018-02-08 06:01
PHOTO: Ralph Pike The original Team Opel Kadett Boss car was driven by legend Mike Briggs.

PHOTO: Ralph Pike The original Team Opel Kadett Boss car was driven by legend Mike Briggs.

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FIVE local race car drivers represented the South Coast in the International Passion for Speed event held at the ZwartKops raceway in Pretoria last weekend.

The five racers, Mike Briggs, Oliver Broome, Mike O’Sullivan, George Economides, and Gary Lennon, entered various races during the event.

They competed against some historic South African racers as well as 37 international racers.

According Paul Blackburn from Zwartkops, the event featured racers from the golden age of the fifties and sixties, with the legends of the fastest sports racing Le mans and production cars.

“Local legend Briggs won the Volkswagen Celebrity Challenge race by a wide margin in his VW Polo,” said Blackburn.

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