The collective roar of Investchem Formula 1600, Sasol GTC and Engen Polo Cup brought four-wheeled national class action to Killarney, supported by regional series including Clubmans and Sports & GT.
The Duratec-powered Formula Ford cars, which make up the Formula 1600 series, offer young drivers a shot at a career in single seater racing, as an official feeder series for Road to Indy.
Sasol GTC is the premier touring car championship in South Africa, putting some of the best names in local racing in GTC1 saloon cars and GTC2 hatchbacks.
Engen Polo Cup is the entry point for serious touring car racing in South Africa and is undoubtedly the breeding ground for local talent. The racing is ferocious, as drivers fight for a highly competitive championship title.
With many of the best drivers in the country on the grid, it was a day of close racing and serious speed. As always, a walk through the pit lane offers fans the opportunity to get the inside track on racing at the highest level in South Africa.
The reverse grid format in GTC dishes up some of the most exciting racing in the country, with the likes of Michael Stephen, multiple SA champion, needing to overtake several cars from the back en route to an overall victory for the day.
And finally, for those spectators who feel the grandstand is too far away from the action, there is always the “suicide seat” on offer: