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EVAPCO SA / MR GOODTOWER Historic Racing South Africa (Redstar 23 March 2024 – Photo Credit : Andre Laubscher)

(Article by Stuart Konig)   In class B we had Nicky Dicks in his Porsche 911 RSR taking on Andre van der Merwe in his Evapco SA (Pty) Ltd Porsche RSR. Qualifying saw van der Merwe post an impressive lap to take a secure and convincing pole position for Race 1. The race started and van der Merwe maintained his 1st position until the latter part of the race when he started to feel something was not right with the…

23RD PASSION FOR SPEED – PURSUIT CHALLENGE

Official start of the 2024 season at Zwartkops Raceway with our competitors sporting the decals of the new sponsor.   Due to the full program, all practice and qualifying sessions took place on Friday, 26th Jan. Race 1 kicked off at 07:30am for our Pursuit competitors.   Historic Tour Round 1 – Raceway 27 Jan 2024 Passion for Speed Race 1 Start Grid 1. 124.1 Paul Manegold (HM) 1978 Alfa Giulia 2. 225.1 Tegan Leyshon (HM) 1977 VW Scirocco 3.…

Passion for Speed Festival 2024

Evapco SA (Pty) Ltd Historic Racing South Africa impresses with action packed racing with a diverse field of cars at the annual Passion for Speed Festival.   Qualifying resulted in Rudolf de Vos in his Gecko Lounge Chev Can-Am taking Pole Position over Andre van der Merwe in his Evapco SA (Pty) Ltd Porsche RSR. De Vos was able to keep ahead of van der Merwe until the raced reached lap 7 where a collision with competitors in a lower…

Redstar Raceway Delmas South Africa.

After a wildly exciting Passion for Speed Festival Evapco SA (Pty) Ltd Historic Racing South Africa are set to descend on Redstar Raceway on 23 March for round 2 of the 2024 Championship.   In Class B Andre van der Merwe in his Evapco SA (Pty) Ltd Porsche RSR will hope take a double victory on the day while avoiding some of the mechanical issues he had in Round 1 at Zwartkops. Van der Merwe has shown the Porsche has…

Rudolph de Vos

Historics start on a high

Record grids and spectacular racing at Passion for Speed The 2023 Ben Morgenrood Group Historic Racing season burst into action with the biggest field in years delivering thrilling racing action throughout, at a packed Zwartkops Passion for Speed Festival on Saturday. PE visitor Rudolf de Vos celebrated 50 years on the Little Chevy Can Am with a double Sprint race win on the day, while Wernher Hartzenberg’s Porsche and Johan Smit’s Skyline shared out the Pursuit wins.   Sprint: Record…

Jannie van Rooyen leads Stuart Koenig

Historic Racing at a Passion for Speed high

New cars, drivers, classes & rules drive record HRSA entry There’s palpable excitement in the air as Ben Morgenrood Group HRSA Historic Racing limbers up for the start of what many see as the most exciting new season in many a year at Saturday 28 January’s Zwartkops Passion for Speed. With new rules, revised classes, and a relaxed competitor entry point for 2023, something must be right, with a record 45 Sprint Race entries already in and 20 in Pursuit,…