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High octane adrenaline at Big Hole Oval Dirt Track

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The event saw 57 drivers across nine different classes showcase their prowess on the gravel, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats as they witnessed racing of the highest calibre.

The Big Hole Oval Dirt Track Race roared to life recently, with an electrifying night of speed, skill, and spectacle captivating motorsport enthusiasts from all over the country. Picture: Danie van der Lith

THE BIG HOLE Oval Dirt Track roared to life recently, with an electrifying night of speed, skill, and spectacle captivating motorsport enthusiasts from all over the country.

The event saw 57 drivers across nine different classes showcase their prowess on the gravel, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats as they witnessed racing of the highest calibre.

Besides the local boys, competitors hailed from various regions, including Bloemfontein, Kathu, Newcastle, Rustenburg, and Kroonstad. The racers converged at the Kenilworth race track for a night where the smell of high-octane fuel filled the air and engines revved with fervour.

The competition featured a variety of classes with rookies, stockrods, 1660 modifieds, hotrods, 2.1s, midgets, kids, Lexus V8s, and AMS all in action.

The event unfolded with drivers taking to the track in a series of adrenaline-pumping races, each vying for the top spot in their respective categories.

After 10 intense laps around the oval, the winners emerged victorious, having fought relentlessly for the top steps of the podium.

Among the many highlights of the evening was Wilmien van Rooyen from Newcastle, who not only secured second place in the 2.1 class but also took home the coveted event cash prize, marking a significant achievement in her racing career.

The Big Hole Oval Dirt Track Race has once again proven to be a magnet for racing talent and a thrilling experience for the community, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next event.

Top finishers – first to third in each class

Rookies: Corne Smith Jr., Andre van Zyl, Kyle Slater

Stockrods: Christopher Maritz, Gert Potgieter, Leon Engelbrecht

1660 Modifieds: Carlo van Zyl, Jamie Zwiegelaar, Etienne Burger

2.1s: Christo Swanepoel, Wilmien van Rooyen, Riaan de Lange

Hotrods: Dawie Lombaard, Johan Pitout, Pieter Lombaard

Lexus V8s: Susan Breytenbach, Jaco Maas, Adriaan van der Merwe

V8 AMS: Pieter van der Merwe, Flip van der Merwe, Yolande de Beer

Midgets: Jarred Knoetze

Kiddies: All participants received a trophy for their enthusiastic participation.

The load and in your face, V8’s could be hear a mile away as they roared around the track. Picture: Danie van der Lith
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