Round-the-clock kart racing in December
For those readers not shy of travelling for kart racing, the Laserfiche Raceway at the Vereeniging showgrounds will host South Africa’s only 24hour karting endurance race meeting on 1 and 2 December.
Run by the Prokart SSS Club, the meeting is expected to have 45 participating teams of three or four drivers each, driving singlecylinder Honda GX390 four-stroke powered karts.
“The Prokart Africa 24-hour Endurance event is the first of its kind in Africa and will showcase what South Africa can do in the four-stroke karting category,” says Sheldon Halgreen, chairperson of the Prokart SSS Club. “Worldwide, 24-hour endurance karting is very popular. There is the Spa 24-hour in Belgium, the 24-hour Le Mans Karting in France, the 24 hours of America, the Dubai 24 hours and many more. South African karters have often saved up a lot of money to attend such events outside of our borders, but they can now participate in Vereeniging. The Laserfiche Raceway has hosted many successful 12-hour races over the last 20 years. The karts and Honda engines are all firmly regulated to ensure fair competition and close racing. The event will follow the Prokart SSS technical rules and regulations, which can be found on our website.”
The event is open to anyone with the required equipment and drivers to participate. There are also suitable engines and race spec karts for hire. Talented drivers can also be arranged for the times when you need someone really quick to qualify or someone fit to tackle the dreaded stint between 02:00 and 05:00.
The entire event will be streamed live, with professional commentary by local motorsport’s voice of choice, Greg Moloney and his team.
Other entertainment on the day will include racing simulators available to visitors at the track. The event will raise funds for the Catherine Robson Children’s Home in Vereeniging.
Sponsors who wish to be part of this historic race can e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more, visit the Prokart website at www.prokartsss.co.za.
- Citizen Motoring