Matu­batuba makes rac­ing history

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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.kzn­mo­tor­rac­

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