Matubatuba makes racing history
KZN Motor Racing made history over the weekend when a legal street car clocked the first quarter-mile run under then seconds.
A estimated crowd of 1 300 fans watched as the Nissan GT-R of Jugen Koopasamy from Durban reached 243,7 km/h and flashed past the Race America timer after just 9,8 seconds. Race organiser Kas Moodley said: “This is the first time for a road legal car to clock a sub-ten in KZN over a quarter mile.” The races at Mtubatuba is open to all street modified cars and is hosted on the old 121 Battalion Airstrip near St Lucia on the KZN north coast.
The straight is 1,3 km long and 36 metres wide, and races are run under the auspices of World Motorsport of SA (Womsa). Shown here is a screengrab of a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs A Nissan GT-R, which raced each other at the Matubatuba strip in 2014. More on www.kznmotorracing.co.za