Desmond Gutzeit (63) left school at age 15 and landed a job as an apprentice mechanic. After enlisting in the army, he bought his first tipper truck for R300 with money he borrowed from his supportive parents. That formed the building blocks of what today is Dezzi Equipment, a manufacturer of earthmoving gear that has a market throughout Southern Africa. Apart from this family business, the family also owns Dezzi Raceway, a track facility at their residence and factory outside Port Shepstone where regular motorsport events are held throughout the year. It was also the track of choice for Performance Shootouts 2014 and 2018.