Capetonian petrol-heads have been rolling into the Killarney Race Track since it was opened for all forms of motor racing in 1947. Thanks to a few exciting racing initiatives this home to vehicle enthusiasts, situated about 30 km out of the city centre in Table View, has become a fantastic weekend hangout.
Rev your engines
If you’ve never experienced the excitement of a full throttle racing event, this month is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. On the 29th of March Killarney Race Track will be hosting the second leg of the 2014 MSA Super Series. The race is sure to be a ton of fun, and the whole family is welcome.
Just to keep you updated, the first half of this annual event took place at the beginning of March at Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion. The competition was nail-biting, but in the end Hennie Groenewald took the podium with his Audi S4. The S4 essentially dominated the Class A race with four entries and all four top spots.
The Class T division was taken by Graeme Nathan in his Volkswagen GTI followed by Michael van Rooyen in his Chevrolet Cruze and Lee Thompson in a sporty Mini Cooper JCW. Motor manufacturers and enthusiasts alike are waiting with bated breath for the Cape Town results to determine this year’s production car champions.
Monthly motor mania
The thrill of the race might be urging you to get your own engines running. Luckily Killarney provides ample opportunities for amateur racers to take part.
Feel like putting your own Audi, Mini or Chevrolet Cruze up to a challenge? Look into Street 2 Strip held monthly at Killarney. Competitors are free to use their own road-legal cars in street races and drag races as a fun-filled introduction to motorsport. The next Street 2 Strip event at Killarney will be taking place on the 4th of April. Besides a R50 entrance fee for adults, R20 will get you and your wheels on the track.
For the slightly more advanced, WPMC Drag Racing events are held every few weeks where R300 lets you compete against some mean machines (WPMC club members only pay R200).
Whether you go there to cheer, steer or jeer, any motor enthusiast is bound to have a rip-roaring time at Killarney race track. Pack your crash helmet, and enjoy a thrilling day of engine-revving fun.