By: Deon Schlechter
THE silence of the past few weeks on the racing scene will be replaced by the deafening roar of mighty engines when the Windhoek Motor Club (WMC) shifts all its attention to this weekend’s action-packed night/day event at the Tony Rust Race Track starting 29 – 30 June. Proceedings will kick off tomorrow at sunset when those magnificent men and their ‘flying’ machines will line-up for some of the hottest drag-racing seen in a long time in the capital.
On Saturday the focus will shift to sizzling dicing on the long circuit when cars and bikes will line up, giving it their all at the drop of the flag. Expect some furious racing when Namibians take on visitors from South Africa.
The petrol heads from Angola will not be competing, but the WMC has secured a highly entertaining menu for the weekend with emphasis on the Namibian young bunch; many of who will be competing for the first time. The races will be followed by the wiz-kids of karting.
Then spectators will, once again, be thrilled by Oval Track racing straight from the book in the afternoon/evening when the local lads will come up against the always dangerous crowd from the Walvis Bay Dirt Oval Track Racing scene, so watch out for these ‘boytjies’. The visitors from the coast have already promised to come and show the Windhoekers that they can also mix things up on tar, and will be a show to watch, as one of the hottest contested events is on the cards.
PRO for the WMC, Gee Prinsloo told Woema that the long wait will all be worth it. “This weekend’s event will put back the oomph in motorsport in Windhoek, and no spectator will leave the Tony Rust Race Track dissatisfied.
“ It is going to be big, and as always, and the WMC will ensure good food and plenty of cold refreshments throughout the event,” he said.
The newly-revamped clubhouse will later on Saturday serve as entertainment hall for the prize-giving after a fun-filled and exciting weekend of hot-blooded racing in all categories and age groups.
At the time of going to print, it was confirmed that at least three drivers from South Africa will be competing in the circuit racing, while six new local cars will make their first appearance on the track. New talent in the go-karting will also be in action for the first time.