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16 August 2011 No Comment

Sat August 20, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
The Saloon Car Track Day 2011 at Killarney this Saturday promises to be an action packed meeting with cars of all makes – road and racecars alike – taking to the circuit for fun sessions and demonstration runs. Admission to the facility is absolutely free, provided you come with a positive attitude and maybe even obey the urge to put your own road car on the circuit.

The show kicks off at 9 am with a saloon car practice session scheduled for an hour, giving the racecars a chance to make sure the wheels are pointing in the right direction and the bolts are all tight enough for the latter sessions.
Streetcars are welcome to arrive a little later. However, with drivers’ briefing at 10 am, it is vital for any “newcomers” to be present because track rules and flag signals are clearly detailed.
The all-important briefing is followed by an hour solely for streetcars, followed by further sessions for racecars then road cars again.

If you are in the market for new wheels, be sure to check out the “Cars for Sale” area at the covered pits, alternately if you have a car for sale be sure to find a convenient spot early on.

The Trackside Bar and Grill at the Clubhouse will be open from 10 am, grab a coffee from our new facility in the upstairs area.

During the lunch break, which commence at 1 pm winners of the “Lucky Draw” passenger rides will get a chance to ride shotgun around the circuit in a real racecar. If you don’t win there will be tickets for sale at R50 per person to experience a Clubman’s car. Helmets will be provided however please note long pants, long sleeves and closed shoes will be mandatory for all drivers and passengers.

There will also be other lunch time action taking place on the main straight and maybe even some drifting.

After lunch there will be demonstration saloon car races for the various classes supporting the event including Clubman’s, GTi Challenge, Classic Cars and Sportscar categories of the Western Province Motor Club. While not a points-scoring event you are sure to see some heavyweights posting super quick lap times at the front of their respective fields. This is practice session is a precursor for the racing scheduled at Killarney during the North vs South meeting on Super Saturday, September 3.

More Streetcar Track sessions will follow from 3 pm followed by an open track until 5pm.

To cap off the day you can buy a braai pack and make use of our complimentary braai facilities at the Clubhouse or have a sit down meal at the Trackside Bar and grill.
If you interested in driving your own car on the circuit there is more info below about the various Streetcar groups and requirements.

Fees: All drivers – R250 per driver, R200 for WPMC members.
Clubmans Passenger rides – R50 (out lap, flying lap, in lap)
Streetcar Track Day passengers – R50 per passenger
Saturday 20th August – 9am till 5pm – No racing/excessively noisy vehicles allowed at Killarney.
Points to note for drivers: First timers must be present for the safety brief at the start of the event, 10 am sharp.
Your entry can be rejected if you are not present at the briefing at the start of the event.

R250 per driver
R200 for WPMC members (membership book must be produced at documentation)
R50 for passengers in Streetcars

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 – for the very experienced driver and race vehicles at race pace.
Each group will be afforded a 15 minute session at a time

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 discs, 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. Helmets are available for hire on the day, R80 each excl deposit.
TIMETABLE: (these times are guides for the running of the day and could change as required)
09:00 – 10:00 Saloon Cars practice sessions
10:00 – 10:15 Streetcar Track Day drivers briefing
10:15 – 11:00 Streetcars (Groups 1, 2 and 3 – 15 min sessions)
11:00 – 12:00 Saloon Cars practice sessions
12:00 – 13:00 Streetcars (Groups 1, 2 and 3 – 15 min sessions)
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH / OTHER
14:00 – 15:00 Saloon Car Demo Race
15:00 – 16:00 Streetcars (Groups 1, 2 & 3 – 15 min sessions)
16:00 – 17:00+/- Open track session for all

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