After what seems like an eternity Killarney will host the first Round of the 2017 Power Series this coming Saturday 18 February.
For the Crossley & Webb Sports & GT Series there is much excitement as there are some new interesting cars. Francis Carruthers has acquired an Aquila 7 litre V8 which will no doubt go straight into Class A. The Nissan powered Juno which he raced so successfully for some years has been taken over by Peter van der Spuy, but it might take a few Race Meetings for Peter to get the full performance out of this car. Dawie Joubert will be defending his Championship Title in the amazing Lotus Exige Honda, and will be joined in Class A by Craig Jarvis who has decided to race the Viper and Andre Bezuidenhout in the Juno.
Gary Kieswetter (Porsche GT3 RS) will be hoping for Class B honours as he battles it out with Colin Plit (Honda Juno SS3) and Andre Brink in the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car. We are hoping that Matt Kreeve will be back after having much drama with his Porsche Cup Car last year, however Maarten Prins in the Porsche GT3 Cup Car should be the man to beat.
Nick Cunningham-Moorat (Nissan R35 GTR) starts the year with a little more experience and will no doubt give Gavin Gorman (Nardini VW 2L), Martin Pugh (Lola T212 Audi), Louis de Jager (Lola T212 Toyota), Mike Beachy-Head (Porsche 917 Replica) and Cyril Ginsburg (Porsche GT3 RS 3.6L) a hard time in Class C.
In Class D Craig Harper (Harper Type 5) should be up front as his lap times have been steadily improving. He will be up against Paul Schwartz in the GT40 and the three Lotus 7’s of Ray Farnham, Arno Church and Hennie Trollip.
Philip Booysen will be driving his new Lotus Exige, which is expected to be a lot quicker than his previous Exige. A newcomer to the Crossley & Webb Sports & GT Series is Sandro Biccari who will be driving a Nardini VW. Both these cars will be classified after the qualifying session.
The Crossley & Webb Sports & GT Series includes is a full programme 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, kiddies corner and more.
Gates open at 7.00 am and, after the qualifying sessions, the first race gets underway at 10.00 am, so get there early to make sure you get your favourite spot to see all the action.
power seriesThe new Aquila 7 litre V8 which will be driven by Francis Carruthers