We listened, hot car owners, we’ve heard you, and now Killarney International Raceway will be hosting a variety of special events for street cars over the next few months.
The first of these will be on Saturday 14 September when the regular Streetcar Track Day will be hosted in the Old Pits from early morning while a Performance Car Track Day is being planned at New Pits facility from midday until late afternoon.
These will be followed by a Street2Strip day event on Heritage Day, Tuesday 24 September, themed as ‘National Braai Day Street2Strip’ and supported by the local drag racers as an additional practice opportunity. Another two Street2Strip Friday night events – on 1 November and 6 December – have also been added to the calendar.
The Performance Car Track Day caters to the owners of sophisticated, high-performance cars wanting to enjoy their vehicles and improve their driving skills in a controlled environment, and enjoys the support of, among others, the BMW Car Club of Cape Town. Numbers will be limited, however, and entry is by application.
Experienced racing drivers and MasterDrive instructors will be on hand for personalised one-on-one coaching, and participants will have an exclusive chill-out area on the balcony above the New Pits, where they can relax and debrief between track sessions, as well as a lecture room for briefings.
There will also be special food offerings from the New Pits Lounge, which will be open to the general public, as well as a kiddies play area and jumping castle.
If you think you and your car qualify, contact Terri Philander at (021) 557-1639 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s a special Early Bird entry fee of R550, which includes a free passenger armband (limited to one person), provided you submit your entry and proof of payment by close of business on Wednesday 11 September.
After that you’ll pay R650 per driver and R200 per passenger; entry on the day will cost R750 per driver and R200 per passenger.
Documentation will be open on the day at the New Pits from 11:00am to 12:30pm, followed by a detailed drivers briefing and classroom session at 12:45pm. Drivers will be seeded into two groups depending their experience, and will take part in an on-track orientation session at about 1:30pm.
Thereafter each driver will get three 15 minute sessions on the track. All participants are also invited to attend a debrief session on the balcony at the end of the event.