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Killarney Events for April

6 April 2011 One Comment


Street2Strip is open to all make of vehicles,JDM brand vehicles will be entitled to prizes from ECONOMIC MOTORSPORT & RACETEC. The first 30 JDM cars will also be welcome to park in the NEW PITS pit lane strip facing the main straight.

This coming Friday 8th April, Killarney Race Track will host another Street2Strip Streetcar event from 6.30pm-10.30pm. The event includes ¼ Mile Drags(on the main straight), Drifting practice on the oval (TBA) and a night Gymkhana(TBA), all for Streetcars.

Entry fee to get in is only R30 per person and is only another R20 to participate provided you complete the necessary paperwork and your vehicle passes the safety check in turn 5 – scrutineering bay. SA Drivers license required. Gates open at 4.30pm, entries from 5.30pm till 9pm at the main gate.

So if you or anyone you know has ever wanted to put their streetcar onto the Killarney main straight this is the perfect opportunity.

What to know to participate:

·         Entries (main gate caravan 5.30pm till 9pm) – show SA Drivers license and complete required paperwork / indemnity. R20 to participate / R30 admission

·         Vehicle check (go around Turn 5 and turn right into back of scrutineering building) – all wheel bolts required, battery must be fastened down properly and everything must be in general good working order. Required safety gear include long pants & top, closed shoes and SABS approved type crash helmet.

·         NOTE: Always drive slowly on the access roads and circuit while not participating.

·         Vehicles that have run quicker than a 13 second run are not permitted at Street2Strip events for safety reasons.


The idea of the Street 2 Strip events is to provide the facility at a nominal fee to streetracers who are racing in and around Cape Town. As there will be no formal competition and this is aimed purely at the Streetracers, no competition license will be required however indemnities will have to be completed. The timing lights will be in place however there will be no results posted nor prizes awarded at the end of the evening.

This event is aimed specifically at the streetcar streetracers with RSA drivers licence’s. So with that in mind there will be no motorcycles on the evening, no interruptions from the Club drag competitors, just a queue of streetcars wanting to take one another on down the strip. As we are planning to have many more of these types of events we are aware of noise pollution laws, we will not allow any vehicle even moderately too loud after 9pm. This includes some drifting practice at the oval side of the circuit when approved to run. So if you have an after market exhaust, don’t worry unless it is very noisy. Straight through exhaust will have a problem so please do be aware of the situation.

(Please note that rain could cause the Street2Strip event to be cancelled before the event or at any time during the event. No refunds, right of admission reserved. Times could also change as the organizers see fit to do so.)



Killarney will once again be hosting WPMC Club Drag racing on Saturday 16th April from 9am till about 5pm. This is an official competition and all competitors are eligible for awards at the end of the day, with this in mind all racers are required to hold current MSA competition licences. These will be available at entries on the morning of the event from R350 per competition licence and are valid until the end of each year.

Recent events have seen competitors times get better and quicker. The return of several motorcycle drag racers impressed the crowd at the last event with many sub 10 second runs.

MSA entries will be accepted on the morning of the event from 8am till 9.30am, this happens at the caravan located at the Killarney main gate entrance.

For more information on Drag racing events at Killarney please call 021 557-1639 or email paul@wpmc.co.za



April 17

th 9am till 5pm (BMW Exclusively on the track from 2pm till 5pm).

R20pp, U12 free, BMW driver FREE of charge


BMW only 2pm – 5pm (New pits facility side of the circuit)

R200 per driver, R50 passenger. Registration in the new pits facility from 11am till 1:30pm)

Track session 15min long, SABS approved crash helmet, long pants / shirt etc.

Convertible need closed face helmet.

Track events will be separated into the 3 usual groups – Easy, Medium, Pro


In and around the new pit facility / karting circuit

Track Sessions (2pm – 5pm) We will have a drivers briefing before allowing anyone out onto the circuit, this will cover general rules and driving conduct. Come and enjoy your vehicle in one of the various groups catering for first time to pro drivers. This is not a race day – no reckless driving will be tolerated.


We will have some drifting demo and stunts at the oval during the lunch break.

BMW Motorcycles

are also welcome to join the festivities. There will also be display space available for all makes of BMW bikes as well as track sessions.


BMW Park-off

We will be hosting a mass park-off for BMW vehicles on and around the karting circuit. Our intention is to park the karting circuit full of BMW’s on display with various spot prizes for the best vehicles in each class.

At 1pm we will do a BMW parade lap for all BMW’s on the facility.

Exhibitors will be on hand for advice on BMW parts and where to get them as well as BMW secrets and info. (In and around the new pits)

Win a lap around the track in a BMW with a master driver and he will put it sideways for one lucky spectator. This draw will take place on ticket numbers sold at the gates.

Great food will also be available including Halaal vendors and some kiddies entertainment. This will be a fun family day not to miss!!


Sunday 6th March 2011 – 9am till 1pm – No racing / excessively noisy vehicles allowed on Sundays at Killarney

Points to note for drivers:First timers must be present for the safety brief at the start of the event, 2pm. 
Your entry can be rejected if you are not present at the briefing at the start of the event.

R300 per driver
R200 for WPMC members (membership book must be produced at entries / documentation)
R50 for passengers

Drivers will be separated into three groups:
Group 1: Easy group – No passing under brakes / single file in the corners.
Group 2: Experienced group – Out braking is allowed / No overtaking in the corners.
Group 3:

Pro Group – This is for the very experienced driver and race vehicles at race pace.

No excessively loud vehicles allowed at all – road or race.


All vehicles will be subject to a safety check, everything must be in good working order. No cracks in the brake disks, battery to be securely fastened.

Drivers & passengers:

Long sleeve tops, long pants, closed shoes and an SABS approved helmet are required for passengers and drivers.

One Comment »

  • gio said:

    hi there 21st of May national drags ,where will pics be posted?and the name of the website of the guys in yellow t-shirts interviewing various people with video cameras.


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