The sound of roaring engines fills the air, as racers line up at the starting line. Their sights set on the win and determined to leave their opponents in a trail of dust.
The signal is given and the racers speed through the Oval Track. The day is finally here, the Newcastle Industrial Laundry Grand Challenge.
But this is no ordinary event hosted by Newcastle Raceway Club. This is an event which sees local racers competing against racers from Bloemfontein, Loskop and Rustenburg. It is the final race of the year and racers are ready to prove their prowess on the track. As well as clinch the cash prizes up for grabs.
With racing starting at 4pm the event promised to enthral racing enthusiasts with hours of racing pleasure. However, the event was cut short when a sudden storm swept into town.
Despite the sudden storm, the racers had really put on a performance of note and the winners are as follows.
In the Go-Kart division, the win goes to Liam Lindeque, with Raeesa Cassim following in second place.
The win for the stock rods division goes to Jean de Necker. Ali Jamalodeen clinches second place, with Zaakira Khan taking third place.
Craig Lindeque dominated the 1660 division, speeding into first place. Roux van der Colff followed in a close second place, while Willie Erasmus takes the third position.
Barend du Plessis rose victorious in the 2.1-litre division, followed by Dewald Botha and Gideon Hand in second and third place respectively.
The win for the Hot Rod division goes to Wikie Bezuidenhout, with Willie Erasmus in third place and Gideon Hand following in the third position.
Henk van Rooyen secured the win in the Heavy Metals division. JP Bruin and Flip Gericke take second and third place respectively.
Dupie du Plessis secures his win in the Midget Class.
Newcastle Raceway Club thanks the Newcastle community for supporting them throughout the year. The club now looks forward to 2019 and reaching new heights alongside the community.