The Regional Extreme Festival prepares for the weekend with Zwartkops



The 2022 Regional Extreme Festival kicks off at Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday March 26, with eight separate competition disciplines and 16 racing rounds for a total of 191 drivers.

Leading the day’s events will be two races for Car Care Clinic 111Sport and Saloon Cars.

Favorites for victory must include Phillip Meyer (Porsche 924 GTR), Wouter Roos (Car Care Clinic Volkswagen Golf), Adrian Dalton (Xtra Volkswagen Golf), George Economides (Wealth Avenue Volkswagen Golf), Mark du Toit (TAR BMW Z4) , Johan van der Vyver (Devlaw Subaru Impreza WRX STI), Bob Neill (Delmon Honda Civic Type R) and Gerhard Henning (Volkswagen Golf).

Marius Jacobs (AAA Recovery Spaceframe Opel Tigra) could win the Silvercup races. Photo: Paul Blackburn.

The biggest entry of the day of 42 cars will be from the PABAR VW Challenge brigade.

Current champion Rory Atkinson (BHIT Polo) should be the man to beat, chased by the likes of Stiaan Kriel (Design Hut Polo), Waldie Meintjes (AllWagen Polo), Bevin Masters (CPS Polo), Wayne Masters (Performance Masters Polo ), Chris Dale (Polo BlueBelt) and Gavin Ross (Polo Norbrake).

The closest race to the event may well come from the DOE Formula Vee brigade, with contenders for victory including champion Gert van den Berg (DOE Rhema), Lendl Jansen (Bull Security Rhema), Lushen Ramchander (Liqui Moly Forza), Greg Wilson (Rhema), Peter Hills (Mangaza Rhema), Blane de Meilon (FireBreak Rhema) and Vaughn Hills (Mangaza Rhema).

Opening of the Extreme Regional Festival 2022
Champion Jeffrey Kruger (Design Hut Birkin) is expected to be the favorite to win the Lotus Challenge. Photo: Dave Ledbitter.

The Car Care Clinic SuperHatch races should see some tough dice between drivers like Jonathan du Toit (TAR Honda Civic), Andre Dannhauser (Pro Auto Rubber Opel Corsa), Lenard Archer (ACD Hyundai Getz), Melanie Spurr (Car Care Clinic Volkswagen Polo ) and Wessel Smit (Angel Feeds Volkswagen Polo).

Champion Jeffrey Kruger (Design Hut Birkin) is expected to be the favorite for victory in the Lotus Challenge, pursued by the likes of Thomas Falkiner (Adaptive Resource Taylon), Rudi Barnard (Barneys Birkin), Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Birkin) and Sean Hewitt (Birkins).

The Silvercup 2.0 races should see great challenges from the likes of Marius Jacobs (AAA Recovery Spaceframe Opel Tigra), Riaan Draper (Peugeot 206 spaceframe), Theo Brussow (BRE Opel Tigra spaceframe), Juan Otto (Highveld Mitsubishi Lance Evo) and Stiaan Kriel (Volkswagen Jetta Design Cabin).

Opening of the Extreme Regional Festival 2022
Volkswagen Golf GTI drivers Gerhard Henning and Wouter Roos are set to be the first riders in Saturday’s Car Care Clinic 111 races, Photo: Paul Blackburn.

the Magazine on the track The Clubmans races will see champion Wayne Lebotschy’s Shield Volkswagen Golf take on Dirk Lawrence (JDM Honda Ballade), Rodney Kruis (Real Pro Honda Ballade), Louis Cloete (Performance Parts Volkswagen Beetle), Mark Harvey (Adapt Porsche 924), Fred Kruger ( JDM Honda CRX) and Tim Crossland (ZTrom Alfa Romeo GTV6).

The day will be completed with races for National Sports Cars, with Deon du Plessis (BPT KTM X-Bow) taking on Paul Sullivan (Nash), Dean Wolson (Wright Honda S2000), Aaron Harmse (Honda S2000) and Lotus 7 derivatives in between the hands of people like Norman Witt, Klippies Krige and Glenton Rebello.

Racing will start at 10 a.m., with qualifying sessions taking place earlier in the morning. Admission will cost R130 per adult and R90 per student, with children under 12 admitted free.

Food and drinks will be on sale or you can take your own. Spectators can visit the stands at any time.

For more information, visit www.zwartkops.co.za or call the circuit office on 012 384 2299.

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