Killarney racing returns in time for Spring

Killarney racing returns in time for Spring

The next round of motor racing in the Power Series at Killarney on Saturday, September 5, will be a Special ‘Spring Day’ Event.

After a less than stellar race in August the Sports & GT guys are all fired up, and racing is expected to be fast and furious. Competition in the various classes is fierce and this should make for some very close racing.

Gary Kieswetter and Dawie Joubert are currently topping the points table, with 9 points separating them after Dawie did not make Race 2 at the last meeting. Both will be going all out to get maximum points.

Class A will be a hard-fought battle between Francis Carruthers (Nissan Juno), Dawie Joubert  (Lotus Exige Honda) and Johan Engelbrecht (Porsche). The unknown quantities are Craig Jarvis, who has the Dodge Viper back in action, and an up-country entry from Toby Venter who has entered a very quick Porsche GT2R 3.8L.

Class B is an “all Porsche” affair with Gary Kieswetter, Keith Fourie, Matt Kreeve and Andre Brink battling it out for class honours.

In Class C once we again have Colin Plit (Porsche) doing battle with Clinton Thorne (Lotus Birkin) and Louis de Jager (Lola Toyota). Gavin Gorman (Nardini VW) is making a welcome return, as is Mike Beachy-Head in the impressive looking Porsche 917 Replica.

Class D has 10 entries – Sean McCarthy and Divan Wentzel (Porsche), Ray Farnham, Hennie Trollip and Marcus Henkel (Birkin 7’s), Godfrey Lancellas (Lola), Paul Schwartz (GT40) and Alan de Goede (Harper Toyota). Also, making a long-awaited comeback is Martin Pugh (Lola).

Class E has only one entry, with Steve Humble once again entering the Mazda MX5 Turbo.

William Carter has entered his Porsche in Class X and will be re-classified after the Qualifying Session.

There are also Races for Clubmans, Gti Challenge, Classics & Fine Cars, Formula Libre, V8 Masters, Supercars and all the Motor Cycle Categories with the first event starting at 10am.

Other attractions include a Fan Walk where spectators get a chance to get up close to the race cars and drivers; a historic motor cycle display and parade; live music; kiddies corner; as well as stalls, exhibits and more.

* Gates open at 7am. So get there early to make sure of securing a good spot.