Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
5 minute read
13 Nov 2014
10:00 am

2014 Extreme Festival: The grand finale

Andre De Kock

The 2014 Extreme Festival will end in style at the Zwartkops Raceway this Saturday, with eight racing categories on four and two wheels taking to the tarmac.

MANY. Saturday's Speed and Sound 111 Sports and Saloon Car races have attracted an entry of 45 drivers. Picture: RacePics

> The programme will be headed by two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars, with more than 20 of the country’s very quickest clubbie cars entered.

Front runners will include Charl Arrangies (Motul Dodge Viper V10), Vernon Bricknell (Aeroparts Porsche 997 GT3), Lee Thompson (G&H BMW CSL GT), Nicky Dicks (Curvent Porsche GT3), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Ferrari 430), Krus Budnik (Cedar Isle BMW M3), Deon du Plessis (BPT KTM X-Bow) and Oliver Dalais (Ford GT).

FAST STUFF. The G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races will see some of the country's very quickest club racing vehicles locking horns. Pictures: RacePics

FAST STUFF. The G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races will see some of the country’s very quickest club racing vehicles locking horns. Pictures: RacePics

Fighting for midfield positions should be people like George Avvakomides (Ocean Basket Porsche RSR), Shaun Duminy (Ford Focus ST), Graeme Nathan (Golf GTI), Craig Jarvis (Panacea Porsche GT3), Willem van der Westhuizen (C3 Engineers Ferrari 360), Loris Chiappa (Morris Ferrari F430), Mark du Toit (TAR Audi A4), Marius Wait (TAR Porsche Boxter) and Ricky Giannoccaro (G&H Transport BMW M3).

> The Speed and Sound 111 Sport and Saloon car races have attracted 45 entries, with probable overall winners Marius Wait (TAR Porsche Boxter), Adrian Dalton (Xtra Shoes Golf GTI), George Bezuidenhout (Forkman Nissan Primera), Dougie Truter (Imperial VW Polo 6R), Nic Smythe (BMW 330i), Ryan Quan-Chai (TAR BMW Coupe), Andre de Lange (ADL Roofing Ford Fiesta), Rory Beattie (Castrol Jaguar XJ), Ralph Kernes (SA Mechanicl Seal Mitsubishi EVO) and Andy Gossman (Chamdor Veridot Golf GTI).

> A total of 29 drivers will tackle the Goldwagen Northern Bolt and Tool SuperHatch races.

VETERANS: Stewart MacLeod should be the man to beat in the day's two Red Square Kawasaki Masters races. Picture: RacePics

VETERANS: Stewart MacLeod should be the man to beat in the day’s two Red Square Kawasaki Masters races. Picture: RacePics

Likely overall winners should include Hilton van Nieuwenhuizen (ASAP Peugeot 207), Brett Garland (Jonnesway Honda Civic), Geoff Tugwell (Tugwell Tooling Golf), Morne Human (Opel Kadett), Robyn Kruger (Steamsure Polo), Chris Davison (Commercial Opel Superboss) and Nic Martin (REX Diff & Gearbox Opel Kadett).

> Greg Wilson (Reflex Solutions VW FOrza) should be the man to beat in the Hankook Formula Vee races, with his closest adversaries Jaco Schriks (VW Rhema), Gert van den Berg (BP Nantes Rhema), Symm Grobler (VW Rhema), Peter Hills (Renxcon Rhema), Alan Holm (Office Direct Rhema) and Tryston Alford (CG Print Rhema).

> The Comsol VW Challenge will have 24 entries, with front runners set to include James Hurley (Starter Pack Polo), Waldie Meintjies (Performance Masters Polo), Gavin Ross (Norbrake Polo), Rory Atkinson (Comsol Polo), Louis Robertse (Solupro Energy Polo), Wouter Roos (Nathans Polo) and Lyle Ramsay (Polo).

> The Thunderbike races will boast famous names, such as Greg Gildenhuys (BMW HP4), Adolf Boshoff (Toy Store Kawasaki), David MacFadden (Kawasaki), Anthony Shelley (Fwergor Construction Kawasaki), Etienne Nelson (Cabac BMW) and Daryn Upton (Turn-Skill Kawasaki).

> Stewart MacLeod (Red Star ZX10R) should take his customary victories in the Red Square Kawasaki Masters Cup events, with his closest challengers Graeme van Breda (Reef Supplies ZX10R), Kyle Robinson (Tech Group ZX10R), Pieter de Vos (Jongingozi ZX10R), Brian Bontekoning (Jaguar Power ZX10R), Appanna Ganapathy (Shakti ZX10R) and Peter Clark (iSolve ZX10R).

VARIED STUFF. The Goldwagen SuperHatch races will cater for some 30 hot hatches of varied speed and description. Picture: RacePics

VARIED STUFF. The Goldwagen SuperHatch races will cater for some 30 hot hatches of varied speed and description. Picture: RacePics

> Rounding out the day’s on-track business will be two Brunch Run races, with a total of 24 riders attending on a wide range of two-wheelers

Front runners should include Arrie van der Merwe (Kawasaki), Tristan Nelson (Triumph Daytona), Paul Webber (Corflex Kawasaki), Andre’van Staden (Kawasaki), Wayne Hiscock (Trinity Medical Kawasaki) and lady racer Mary Ellen Carmody (Genrock Triumph Daytona).

Other attractions on the day will include Drifting passenger rides on the kart circuit, doing a gymkhana in your own car on the skidpan, a beer garden, Dozi, Johan Vermeulen, Corrie Booysen and William Blackrose live on stage, a wheelie machine, a flea market, and an Extreme Supercar grid walkabout.

Kiddies entertainment will comprise Omo the clown, a stiltwalker, a bunny Mascot, Sandart, face painting and tattoos.

Programme

07h00 – Hankook Formula Vee

07h15 – Speed & Sound 111 classses A,B,C

07h30 Speed & Sound 111 classses D,E

07h45 G&H Transport Extreme Super Cars

08h00 – Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R Masters

08h15 – Brunch Run Challenge

08h30 – Thunderbikes

08h45 – Comsol VW Challenge

09h00 – Goldwagen SuperHatch

09h15 – Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R Masters SUPERPOLE

09h30 – RIDERS & DRIVERS BRIEFING

09h45 – Hankook Formula Vee – 12 Laps

10h10 – Speed & Sound 111 classses A,B,C – 8 Laps

10h35 – Speed & Sound 111 classses D,E – 8 Laps

11am G & H Transport Extreme Super Cars GRID WALK

11h10 – G & H Transport Extreme Super Cars – 10 Laps

11h30 – Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R Masters – 10 Laps

11h50 – Brunch Run Challenge – 8 Laps

12h10 – Thunderbikes – 10 Laps

12h35 – Comsol VW Challenge – 10 Laps

13h00 – Goldwagen SuperHatch – 8 Laps

13h40 – Hankook Formula Vee – 12 Laps

14h05 – Speed & Sound 111 classses A,B,C – 8 Laps

14h30 – Speed & Sound 111 classses D,E – 8 Laps

14h55- G & H Transport Extreme Super Cars – 12 Laps

15h15 – Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R Masters – 12 Laps

15h35 – Brunch Run Challenge – 8 Laps

15h55 – Thunderbikes – 10 Laps

16h25 – Comsol VW Challenge – 12 Laps

16h50 – Goldwagen SuperHatch – 10 Laps