Lily to race for her namesake and others at cheetah centre

If you love 24-hour endurance races, then this is for you.

The well-known female racer, Clare Vale, will be competing in a 24-hour endurance race at Red Star Raceway in a Golf on October 30.

What makes this particular race unique is that the value of the cars participants will be racing should not exceed R50 000.

The 24 Hours of I’Lamuna race, an endurance race with a twist.

Clare Vale Racing will be competing in Lily the Golf, named after Lily the Cheetah, a resident at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre near Hartebeespoort Dam. Vale’s team has had a long relationship with the cheetah centre, and have held an annual karting day each year since 2009 to help raise funds for it.

“Our Annual Cheetah Karting days have been very successful,” said Vale. “Since 2009, we have raised over R500 000 for the cheetah centre. However, since Covid, we have been unable to host a karting day due to the limitations on gatherings. Like most NGOs, the centre has been struggling to make ends meet, and we had to think of something new in order to assist them.”

Lily the Golf is the prize in a competition aimed at raising funds for the centre. After the 24 Hours of I’Lamuna race, Lily will be refurbished in either race trim or road trim before being handed to the lucky winner.
Tickets are available on the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre website, and cost R100 each. There is no limit as to how many tickets entrants may buy, and all the proceeds of the competition go directly to the centre.

“We are hoping to raise a substantial amount for the centre,” said Vale. “Thanks to Phoenix Events, the promoter of the 24 Hours of I’Lamuna race, Lily will go to her new owner with a free entry to the 2022 event, or alternatively will happily spend the rest of her life as a reliable road car with a very unique history!”

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