Saturday, November 12, will feature Round 9 of the Power Series at Killarney, and for the Crossley & Webb Sports & GT Series it will be the final race for 2016. The drivers have had a two month break away from Killarney as they did their “Away Race” in Port Elizabeth in October and they are all fired up to make the final bid for Championship points.
The second race of the day will earn double Points, so there will be a possible maximum 50 Points which can be earned on the day. Dawie Joubert is leading the Championship with 182 Points, but he will have to drop points from one race this year.
Ryan Buda on 147 Points is hoping to improve his position as he has already had a “Pointless Race” this year and will not have to drop any points.
Besides Dawie Joubert (Lotus Exige Honda), Class A Entries include Francis Carruthers (Nissan Juno SS3) and Craig Jarvis (Ferrari F430 GT3), who will be going all-out to catch Joubert, who did a Lap Time of 1:10.715 at the last Race in September.
Clinton Thorne recently graduated his Giant-killing Toyota Lotus 7 to Class A, and it will be interesting to see if he can catch up to the much more powerful Cars in his Class.
Gary Kieswetter (Porsche GT3 RS) will be hoping for Class B honours as he battles it out with Colin Plit (Honda Juno SS3), Nicky Dicks (Porsche RSR) and Andre Brink (Porsche 997 GT3 Cup).
Ryan Buda and Maarten Prins (both in Porsche GT3 Cup Cars) will be close contenders for a win in Class C followed by Gavin Gorman (NardiniVW 2L), Martin Pugh (Lola T212 Audi), Louis de Jager (Lola T212 Toyota), Nicholas Cunningham-Moorat (Nissan R35 GTR), Paul Beachy-Head (Audi R8 4.2L), Cyril Ginsburg (Porsche GT3 RS 3.6L) and Eric Salomon (Elf Toyota), who is making a comeback after a very long absence.
Class D is a bit thin with Arno Church (FvH 7) and Hennie Trollip (Birkin 7) joining the field for the first time this year. Andre van Vuuren (Porsche 944) is the only Entry in Class E.
As well as the Crossley & Webb Sports & GT Series there is a full Program with V8 Masters, Supercars, Clubmans, GTi Challenge, Formula Libre, Classics and Fine Cars, and all the Motor Cycle categories.
There will also be entertainment for the whole family, including displays, stalls, a Fan Walk, live music, a Kiddies Corner and more.
Gates open at 6.30am and after the Qualifying Sessions, the first Race is at 10.15 am, so get there early to make sure you get your favourite spot to see all the action.