Big week­end of fam­ily fun

Dezzi’s to host some 150 drag rac­ers at expo

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

SA’S MO­TOR­ING champs head to the South Coast this week­end for the #Al­lS­tarsWeek­end at Dezzi Race­way.

The week­end’s fam­ily fun events will top drift­ing, dyno, sound­off, parkoff and an expo on Satur­day. On Sun­day, 110 drag rac­ers are ex­pected to com­pete, in­clud­ing an 7,8-sec­ond rail drag­ster driven by SA’s fastest woman, Vanessa Fourie, who clocked 298 km/h at Tarl­ton; as well as the 1 000 kW Es­court “Door Slam­mer” driven by Stephan Fouche; and an eight-sec­ond Corvette “Funny Car” driven by Quintin Fourie.

“We’ve also got the coun­try’s old­est drag racer at­tend­ing,” said event or­gan­iser Michelle Lewis.

“Reg Mur­ray is 82 years old and holds three na­tional records in three dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.”

Mur­ray last com­peted in KZN 20 years ago.

The drag rac­ing an­tics will be joined by SA’s top drifters. A full day of stun­ning side­ways ac­tion by more than 15 pro­fes­sional driv­ers will cloud up the orig­i­nal Dezzi drift track.

The line-up in­cludes Shane Gutzeit and Paulo Gou­veia in their Nis­san S15 Sylvia and Nis­san S13 re­spec­tively.

The big­gest parkoff the South Coast has yet to see will be hosted by Gas Mag­a­zine and Amaz­ing Glaze. Fans can ex­pect to see over 150 of KZN’s most beau­ti­ful rides line the Dezzi Race­way.

A pro­fes­sional dyno run by one of SA’s top tuners, Steve Clark, will wel­come over 80 of the most pow­er­ful cars to test their work­man­ship on the Gutzeit Clark Rac­ing’s dyno.

Join­ing the ac­tion will be SoundLab’s Sound Off com­pe­ti­tion and in­ter­na­tional trial bike cham­pi­ons, the Le Riche Broth­ers, will be per­form­ing two daily shows.

“An ac­ces­sories ex­hi­bi­tion to ri­val the best in the coun­try will run across the week­end and fans at­tend­ing on Satur­day can ex­pect static starts from both the rail drag­ster and the door slam­mer on Satur­day — it’s go­ing to be thrilling!” said Lewis.

Tick­ets cost just R80 per day, with free park­ing and un­der 12s get in free. — WR.

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