It is time for the motorsport family and fans to come alive! Newcastle is about to be filled with a ton of serious engines, driven by passionate, competitive people.
When it comes to motorsport, Ayrton Senna da Silva, a legendary driver who won the Formula One championship for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, said it best when he said, “You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”
Come October 5, Newcastillians can witness motorsport at its best at the Newcastle Oval Track with the SA Dirt National Championship.
On the day an impressive amount of drivers will descend on the Oval Track. Between 120 and 150 racers will be taking part in this exciting competition.
“The event will see dirt clubs who fall under WOMZA (World of Motorsport ZA) coming down to Newcastle to compete,” explains Shaukat Khan of Newcastle Raceway Club.
Participants from Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State are set to take part in the event.
“This is the first time in years, Newcastle has hosted the event. We had to meet a strict criterion and meet the relevant deadlines set by WOMZA,” adds Zaakira Khan of Newcastle Raceway Club.
As this is a proud moment for the town of Newcastle and the local Oval Track, what racing categories can the community expect?
The divisions are as follows:
- Stock Rods
- 1660 Modified
- Two-litre Modified
- 16 Valve Midget
- Flexi V8s
- Heavy Metals
- Hot Rods
Mohamed’s Midas will be the event’s title sponsor, ensuring a memorable tournament is held.
“We as the title sponsors at Midas strongly believe in giving back to the community. Furthermore, events such as this are important as it creates awareness about the joys of motorsport and encourages youngsters to become involved,” says Yahya Docrat of Mohameds Midas.
Gates will open at 10am with racing set to begin at 4pm until the late hours of the evening. A grand parade will also take place and the community will be able to meet their favourite racers during an autograph session.
Be sure not to miss out and support the racers in the SA Dirt National Championships.
For more information, contact Newcastle Raceway Club on 073 587 3551.