Press release HRSA CSSPRC Phakisa

Press release.

Pursuit Racing Challenge heads to Phakisa Freeway.

Round 2 of the Historic Racing South Africa (HRSA) Charlies Superspar Pursuit Racing Challenge is heading to Phakisa Freeway on Saturday 27 April 2019 for the Freedom Day races.

Handicap format racing ensures all cars complete all the laps, with the result in doubt right up to the last lap. Looking to capitalise on a great start to the season is Richard Tudor-Owen (1993 Mercedes Benz 190E), who leads the Fine Car class championship after round 1. Rob Clark (1979 Citroen GS Club) and Rob van Aarle (1969 Ford Escort 1300 Super) will be challenging for the Fine Car honours. Others that will be hoping to make an impression on the fast-flowing Phakisa Freeway circuit are Bert van Aarle (Lotus Elite M75) and Clive Winterstein (Porsche 356A)

In the Trophy class, Wernher Hartzenberg (1982 Porsche 928S); leads out the class championship after round 1 will be looking forward to unleashing the power at Phakisa Freeway to consolidate his lead. Challengers will come from William Kelly/Rikus Botha (MG Midget) and Kola de Klerk, in his rapid 1983 Nissan 300ZX. Our lady drivers Nadine von Moltke-Todd (1983 Mercedes Benz 280CE), Althea Pretorius (1983 Porsche 924) will be going all out to show the men a thing or two.

Some exciting new cars will be making their debut at Phakisa including the 1962 Lotus 23 of Robbie Franks, Carlo de Castro (1957 MGA). Expect close racing from this wide variety of classic cars driven to their limit.

Issued by Rob Clark         Date: 16 April 2019.         On behalf of: Historic Racing South Africa.