Oval Track News: Racing, regionals and roaring engines

Roaring engines, a need for speed and high-octane racing are the order of the day. Newcastle Raceway Club racers buckling up to push their mechanical beasts to the limits.

Spectators choose their favourite spots around the Oval Track, ready to cheer on their favourite racers.

Racers, Newcastillian

In the Go-Kart event, Shakeela Ameer speeds into first place, with Raeesa Cassim following in a close second position.

Hendrik van der Merwe clinched the win in the 1600 division, followed by Zaakira Khan and Imraan Ameer in second and third place respectively.

In the 1660 division, Shaukat Khan clinched first place. Tiaan Buys sped into second place, with Zaakira Khan taking third place.

Willie Bezuidenhout dominated the 2.1litre division by taking first place, with Gideon Hand taking second place. Shaukat Khan followed in a close third position.

Gideon Hand secured the win in the Hot Rods division, speeding into first place. Neels Koen came in second spot with Rivelle Rooplall coming into third place.

Taking the win in the Heavy Metal division was Henk van Rooyen, with Boet Buys in second place and Imraan Ameer in third position.

With the warm spring evening offering a pleasant change from the bitterly cold winter nights, the racing event was enjoyed by one and all. The next racing event will take place on October 13

Racing enthusiasts also have much to look forward to in the month of November. In August, Newcastle Raceway Club hosted the Northern Regional Championships. This is an annual event where racers from Loskop and Nelspruit make their way to Newcastle to compete against local racers.

However, due to poor weather conditions on the day of the race event, was postponed to November.

Also read: Newcastle Raceway Club to host the Regional Championships


Also read: Weather conditions pull the brakes on Regional championships

The Autobarn Parts People Regional Championships will now take place on November 3, at Newcastle Raceway Club. For more information on the upcoming regional event or on how to join the Newcastle Raceway Club, contact Boet Buys on 083 467 6660.


“It doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that. ”  –  Fred Lebow

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