The theme is Germany versus Japan for the first round of the popular 2007 Ferodo Illegal 2 Legal programme for heads up drag racing takes place at WesBank Raceway on Friday 26 January under floodlight from 7pm till 11pm.
Adrenaline junkies are invited to bring along their street legal car or bike and duel down the world-class quarter mile drag strip under floodlight and learn how to race with pukker drag lights. With the focus for the first event being Germany vs Japan, and there will certainly be war on the drag strip with BMW’s, Audis, Porsches, VW’s, Opels and Mercs challenging Subarus, Mitsubishi’s, Nissans, Mazdas, Toyotas and Hondas! Plus a gymkhana contest, which will also focus on Germany vs Japan, an IASCA sound-off and spinning training and spinning display by the King of Spin Magesh and his club members!!
The drag racing format is â€˜Heads Upâ€™ street racing, with times and speeds shown on the electronic scoreboard for all to see, and printed out for the competitors. There will be R6,000 prize money spread between the 4, 6 and 8 cylinder cars and the S (below 1,000cc) and SBÂ (Superbike) bike classes.
Dirk Gloy, who races a normally aspirated 2 litre, 8 valve VW Golf is hoping to improve his quarter mile elapsed time from 14.2 seconds into the 13 seconds after lightening his car.
Racing his 1400 twin-cam 16 valve Nissan Turbo-charged bakkie, Pieter Coetzee plans to get from the high 11 seconds into 10 seconds.
One can only wish god speed to Pastor Fanie Coetzee, who started drag racing three years ago in the PST category on his Suzuki Hayabusa at the age of 50, and he finished 6th overall in SA last year. â€œI clocked my personal best time of 8,9 seconds and 275 k/ph at the last race, and I hope to go quicker as I prepare for the first round of the nationals on 4 February at WesBank Racewayâ€, he said. WesBank Raceway look forward to welcoming back Tony de Matos, a top bike contender who has been out of racing for a year following a massive bike accident on the highway. Although he still uses a crutch, de Matos is confident he will make it back to the top.
Race entry is R50,Â plus an annual MSA club license (R100 and available on the night). Contestants must bring along a crash helmet and wear long pants and long sleeves for protection.
R40/adult or R20/child for spectators. Gates open at 6pm, and racing starts at 7pm. Refreshments available, and a great night vibe.