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02 July 2014 | By: XS Promotions | Photos: Dave Nisbet Photography

Spotlights were on for the first nocturnal Auto Trader SupaDrift Series event at the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone, Saturday, 28th of June. Cameras circled on choppers above the track as world-class drifting action below spurred on a Mexican wave. “The atmosphere was electric. It was by far the most responsive crowd we’ve had at our events this year” said George Mienie, AutoTrader.co.za CEO and title sponsor. [more]

Event date: 16-18 May 2014 | Words: RaceMasteR J | Photos: RaceMasteR J & Nishaam Ebrahim | Location: Simola Golf Estate.

The beautiful town of Knysna, whom for the fifth time, were the hosts of the resident Knysna Speed Festival also known as the Knysna/Simola Hill Climb… 1.9km’s of high speed uphill racing against the clock, a test of pure nerve and superb driving skill. After their title sponsor pulled out in 2013, the town was left in its restful manner but come 2014, the organizers managed to secure a big fish of a sponsor, or rather, a big cat… Jaguar! With a glorious history and heritage of racing, this brand was the perfect fit to this event. With a massive banner hanging over the start line that states “Racing is in our blood”, Jaguar came to impress. [more]

Posted: 21 June 2014 | By: RaceMasteR J

Here's a quick highlights video of some of the insanely hot action that went down at Grand West's Supa Drift round 3. It also features the full epic final run between Jason and Wade. Enjoy! [more]


Posted: 11 June 2014 | Story: Nicholas Abrahams | Photos: RaceMasteR J & Chevan Davids

Since the conception of the Toyota 86 it has grown in just over the last two years to become an almost overnight cult classic. Development is happening in almost every major motoring nation across the globe and it was very apparent at SEMA 2013. We saw more than 50 examples of the 86 last year in literally all shapes, colours and race code readiness. The aftermarket gods are truly smiling on this car but reality kicked in and I realised that the conservative South African market would take years to get to this level if at all. [more]

Posted: 11 June 2014 | By: RaceMasteR J

The first episode of our new local motoring show, Be Driven - Powered by Raceweb.co.za, presented by Ernest Page and Dexter Bruce, has finally aired on OpenView HD and StarSat (Top TV) and it went pretty well considering its out first attempt at television but we aim to improve with every episode that follows. In this episode we check out SupaDrift 03 at Grand West, we interview Top Gear Magazine SA's associate editor Calvin Fisher and put him on our track for the lap time challenge, we feature one of the hottest Toyota 86's in the country, the turbo charged wide body 86 of Jacques Blom as well as catching up on what's currently trending locally and internationally. [more]

PRESS RELEASE | Posted: 09 June 2014

The fourth round of the Power Series at Killarney on Saturday includes an unusual entry from Bellville’s national champion Kosie Weyers in a bottom of the range class C Golf 1 in the Jive VW GTi Challenge, that is certain to increase the attraction of this exciting category, regardless of the weather conditions. But while Weyers will bring the best out of class C drivers like Paul Simon and Craig du Toit at the lower end of the field, the headline class A battle between Nian du Toit, Christopher Swart and Durbanville star Stiaan Kriel, could be even closer. With the Midas magicians having had time to recover from the chaos that characterized the first Clubman race during the third round of the title chase, it’s going to be a case of “Deutschland Uber Alles,” at the head of the field. [more]

PRESS RELEASE | Posted: 06 June 2014 | Images: Dave Nisbet

The Dezzi Raceway played its part this Saturday, 31st May, by providing the perfect track conditions for what was one of the smoothest running, but most technically thrilling events in the AutoTrader SupaDrift Championship series. Over 35 drivers set out around the affectionately nicknamed ‘corkscrew track’ in Port Shepstone, each driver trying to out do the next. “The judges had their work cut out for them this weekend. The technical showmanship was impressive,” said presenting sponsor, AutoTrader CEO, George Mienie. The track demanded a substantial power outlay from the vehicles as they made their way from the bowl of the track up towards the finish. [more]

Posted: 21 May 2014 | Written by: Sebastian Clay | Pictures: Eric Palmer

The 3rd stop of the new Monster Energy SuperGP finally hit Cape Town. It’s the track that most of the riders call their favourite and this definitely brought out the neck to neck racing. With warm ups starting a bit later on Sunday all the riders were able to get into their pits early and work on their respective bikes with their mechanics to make the last few changes before the battle began. The SuperM class was smaller than the other rounds but what an action packed class it is showcasing that every generation (18 years - 57 years) can battle it out to contend for the number one spot. [more]

Event date: 12 April 2014 | Words: RaceMasteR J | Photos: RaceMasteR J, Nishaam Ebrahim & Chevan Davids | Location: Grand West Casino

Being a Capetonian, we find ourselves being very spoilt with a lot of things compared to our upcountry brothers. We have one of the wonders of the world, Table Mountain, right on our doorstep. We have beautiful oceans, our airport is around the corner, and everything is 10 minutes away, unlike Joberg’s “15”. But there’s one thing that I absolutely envy the Gauteng boys for having, and that’s SupaDrift. Now for those that don’t know, SupaDrift is South Africa’s premier national drifting championship. Yeah there are a few other drift competitions out there but this is the real deal. It’s been going strongly on an uphill road to success over the last few years, but Cape Town has never ever seen one. Until now! [more]

Event date: 19 April 2014 | Words: RaceMasteR J | Photos: RaceMasteR J & Chevan Davids | Location: Saldanha Airfield

There’s no denying that there has been a lot of talk about the previous two Saldanha drag events and in all honesty I wasn’t sure what this one was going to be like. But in retrospect I am glad I went. From pulling into the main gates, to parking, everything went smooth and was so relaxed. Not to say that there wasn’t an atmosphere, yes there was, but it was fueled by nitrous oxide and avgas rather than the kind you need to be 18 years or older to purchase. [more]

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