Kala­hari Speed­week

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING - — Wheels Re­porter.

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the an­nual Kala­hari Desert Speed­week con­firmed to Wheels the iconic desert is back on track this year, thanks to 25 mm of stand­ing wa­ter on Hakskeen­pan near Mier in the North­ern Cape.

“We have started plan­ning the 2016 event and the year started with some fan­tas­tic news — the pan has flooded. This is great news as we have not re­ceived this much rain for the past two years,” they re­vealed.

When the wa­ter dries out, the salt flat, where the Blood­hound jet car from the UK will at­tempt a Land Speed Record run, will be as smooth as na­ture can make it. The or­gan­is­ers now await pro­vin­cial go-ahead to stage the event in the last week of Septem­ber, to see ol’ rusted jalop­ies race with the Blood­hound for its Land Speed Record at­tempt. In­quiries: 076 387 2314.

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