Big weekend of family fun
Dezzi’s to host some 150 drag racers at expo
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.