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.