KART BATTLE 2016
28 September 2016 | Press release by: RACEWEB
After last year’s successful event the demand has made
us bring you yet another chance to prove your skills on track.
It’s time for the annual Raceweb.co.za 2 Hour Interclub
Go Kart Battle! Come the 9th of October 2016 Cape Town’s
top car clubs will battle it out at Kenilworth Karting in an
epic endurance race against the clock over 2 hours.
This year however see’s a mix up of things to make it
a bit more exciting. Racing will take place in the anti-clockwise
format (wrong way/backwards track). Teams would need to send
forward their fastest drivers out for a qualifying session first.
Going out one at a time each team will use the same kart to
set their qualifying laps. One out lap followed by 3 hot laps
will set the time for the team’s position on the grid
and their kart. Once qualifying is complete the race will start
in a rolling start fashion so drivers need to be extra vigilant
not to be caught sleeping when the flag drops. There will be
7 teams as usual but this year see’s the likes of the
Raceweb All Star team which includes local celebs and international
The All Star team includes drivers like David Perel, international
Blancpain GT series racer who races his Kessel Racing Ferrari
458 GT3 on some of the best race tracks all over the world.
After the race David will be doing an autograph session with
posters of his Ferrari race car so make sure you get in line
early as there are a limited amount of posters available.
also have ex WRC rally driver Jon Williams who rallied
for the Pirelli Mitsubishi team. Jon has also been featured
in the popular Xbox Rally
Antony Ashley who was a driving instructor at the famous Nurburgring
in Germany and also competed in various VLN races at the Ring.
Two times SA National drift champion and Monster Athlete, Jason
Webb, who also competed at the insane Gatebil drifting event
Ernest Page who is known for his stunt and drift driving as
well as being the host of the recent Test My Ride TV series.
Rounding up the team is Raceweb’s own editor, Junaid Hamid,
who has a vast experience in advanced driver coaching and who
has also trained many teams in the art of indoor karting.
The aim of having this Raceweb All Star team is for the average
petrol head to be afforded the opportunity to take on some world
class professionals. You would never normally have a chance
to race against guys like this. Don’t feel intimidated
though, the All Star Team will be burdened with a time penalty
in the early stages of the race to make things more interesting.
So don’t worry, your team has a chance!
There will be no limit on the number of drivers per team. So
the whole club can have a go if they want to but there will
be a minimum 12 driver stamp rule. That means every team will
have to do a minimum of 12 driver changes to keep it fair for
everyone. There will also be 1 refuel stop so make sure your
strategy and timing are sorted to maximize the most out of the
This years teams are:
- RACEWEB All Star Team
- Cape ST Owners Club
- Toyota 86 Owners Club
- Subaru Fun Crew
- BMW Owners Club Cape
- D-Evo RC Drift Club
- Fix-A-Smash Rally Team
Once again the event is on Sunday the 9th of October and documentation
opens at 12:30PM and qualifying starts at 1PM sharp! Kenilworth
Karting can be located at 10 Myhof Road, Claremont or just behind
Access Park next to the M5 highway. Bring your friends, fans
and family to come support your team. This promises to be yet
another epic karting battle!
Thanks to our sponsors – Kenilworth Karting, Century Karting,
Wash My Ride Car Wash & Mobile Auto Detailing, Project D
Automotive Lifestyle Apparel, Speed Star High Performance Driver
Coaching and Alfa Bodyworks.
Please join the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/642278052605477/