Extreme Festival of racing
Border Motorsport hosted the Extreme Festival on Saturday in very windy conditions, however, this did not deter fans from turning up in high numbers.
The track looked as it did back in 80’s, filled to capacity with motor cars parked three deep, which has not been seen in three decades.
The strong wind made things very tricky through Potters Pass corner and through the Esses.
This was proved during qualifying stages when a superbike went down in the Esses due to the wind.
Nonetheless, the race track was in pristine condition and the racing lived up to expectation.
Five classes raced on the day namely the BMSC Regional Saloon, the Investchem Formula 1600, the Falken Polo Cup, SA Superbikes and the Global Touring Cars.
In the BMSC Regional Saloon cars, Bevan Swartz in his Corvette had no competition and easily won the event.
The Investchem Formula 1600 was won by Julian van der Walt after he won both heats.
The Falken Polo Cup started off with a bang when, due to a strong tail wind down the main straight into Potters Pass, a huge accident happened causing a red flag on lap one.
The race was restarted once the two cars were removed.
After close hard racing, the day was won by Jeffery Kruger, winning both heats in the class.
The 600cc class was won by Kewyn Snyman and Steven Odendaal won the 1000cc class. The Global Touring Cars was won by number 95 driven by Michael van Rooyen who took the overall win for the day.
Report & Photos by Peter Taylor