28 April 2014 – Drag Racing and Jet cars
Jet cars Top Alcohol Funny cars and Dragsters Altereds Modifieds 4,6 & 8 cylinder street legal cars and Bikes
Race enthusiasts can prepare themselves for an explosive day of action packed racing as we kick of Round 2 of the 2014 SA National Drag Racing Championship on Monday, 28 April 2014 at Tarlton International Raceway.
Spectators will be guaranteed some awesome competition runs amongst some of the fastest Drag car competitors in South Africa as the Top Eliminator Category showcases drivers like the A-Class Dragster pilots, Dalmain Hattingh and Deon Swanepoel (Whiplash) along with the Top Alcohol Funny Car Pilots, Werner Conradie and Nico van Rensburg (Lethal Weapon) while they devour the asphalt with some spectacular racing on the Day. These Top Eliminator beasts are known for posting monstrous times of 6 – 7 seconds at over 300 km/h over the quarter mile.
Bringing everything to the fight will be Nico van rensburg (Adrenalize) to keep his championship points lead over the rest of the “SKF” Senior Eliminator arsenal. Chasing the point’s leader will be 2013 Champion, Gavin Wilkins ((SpeedNSound/SpeedPro/SKF Mustang), Kobus Kruger in the Turbocharged “SuperTest” Mazda RX8. Joining the force on the day will be Hannes Minnaar with the Twin Turbo 2JZ Corolla, Pieter Lombard with the (RacingBoys) Rotary powered Turbo Rustler and Sybie Coetzee with his Turbocharged Nitrous fed Datsun. Topping the Super Competition Leaderbords are, Russell Slater (C-Dragster), Mark Slooten (Camaro), Eziel Esterhuysen (Honda) and Dawie Venter (Nissan). Turning up the heat to gain some points lead will be Johan van Zyl in the 8.5 litre Fuel Injected Corvette “Forever Young” followed by Jannie Badenhorst in the Turbo charged “BranchWorx” Opel Corsa. Fighting to keep the points lead in Competition Eliminator will be drivers such as Riaan Esterhuysen (Honda), Dennis van Loggenberg (CanAm) and Kobus de Beer (Camaro). Hot on the leader’s tails will be drivers such as, Quentin Boylan (Honda), Satish Harrichand (Speed and Sound Army Superboss), Michelle Taylor (Celica), Andre de Beer (Datsun), and Kalen Arumugam (Opel) along with many more.
Street Eliminator will have two brackets racing on the day, Super Street with a race bracket of 11.00 to 14.00 seconds will see drivers such as Ugan Naidoo (VW Golf), Chris Foley (Corolla), Henk Bannink (Audi), Dino Singh (VW Golf) and Lady racer, Genevieve Geddes (Nissan) while in Modified street, which have a race bracket of 13.50 to 17.00 seconds, will see lady racers like, Elise Havenga (BMW), Ester Cloete (VW Golf) and Nasjki van den Berg (BMW) fight it out along the male drivers such as Hennie van Rensburg (VW Golf), Francois Weydeman (VW Golf), Jannie Weydeman (Nissan) and Bokkie Maartins (VW Golf) to name but a few.
Biker fans will also be spoilt with most of the country’s quickest and fastest street and drag bikes with riders like Wayne Heasman (Suzuki), Jerry Lombard (Suzuki), Zafar Hoosen (Suzuki), Shaun and Bertus Breedt (Suzuki’s) will offer stiff competition in the SS-Bikes Class while in the SB-Bikes class, Peter de la Rey (BMW S1000RR), Jesaja Lombard (Suzuki), Peet Viviers (Suzuki) and Leonard Roberts (Suzuki) will battle it out amongst the bikers field to gain maximum points for the day.
Joining in the Exhibition fun will be Marius Coetzee in the Leyland Matador, 12litre Twin Turbo V8 Drag Truck along with Shaun Watson in the Turbocharged Ford Cargo V8 Drag Truck. Topping off the day will be exhibition runs by Nico van Rensburg and Shaun Watson in the Famous, Tarlton J34 Westinghouse Jet Dragsters. These beasts of machines is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 400 km/h over a quarter mile which you cannot afford to miss.
Tickets are on sale at Tarlton’s main gate on the day at R100.00 for adults and R50.00 for kids (ages 6-12). Tarlton offers plenty of free parking and take-away food and refreshments available at the venue. The gates will open at 7am and racing is set to start at around 8am. Should the event rain out, it will be re-scheduled for Sunday 4 May 2014.
For more information, contact Nico van Heerden on (011) 762-5431 / 083 309 8461 (O/H) or follow the event on www.facebook.com/tarltonraceway
Gates will open at 5pm, and track will be ready shortly after.
R200 per car (Includes Racing Fee)
If you want to race, remember you need long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes and a helmet.
ONLY Streel Legal cars are allowed to race at this session.
NO Racing slicks are allowed. Tyres MUST be Dot Approved and Street Legal!!
NO PURPOSE BUILD DRAG CARS ALLOWED.
No Classes ....
No Competition ....
Bring your street car and race whoever lines up next to you.
Timing Equipment will be provided. Time slips will be available in the controll tower at request.