Formula Vee and Pro Tour Set For A Thrilling Day's Racing at Killarney
National Championship Formula Vee racing, returns to Cape Town on the 10th May, when Pro Tour visits Killarney for the first time. Pro Tour is a dynamic mix of National, Regional and Club categories and is becoming increasingly popular, with race fans around the country. The Cape Town event, on the 10th May, includes National Championship races for Execuline Shelby Can Am sports cars, Investchem Formula Ford Zetec and Formula Vee single seater racing cars, a Regional Championship race for Altech Porsche Challenge Unlimited, a handicap race for Altech Porsche 924 Challenge and for motorcycle fans, the Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup. With each of the Pro Tour Regional categories only doing one away race a year, the local VW GTi Challenge series, will be substituted for the Goldwagen VW Challenge, while the V8 Masters Series, have also been invited, to compete on the day.
With reigning champion Alan Holm (No1 Laser Sprint Rhema 2) having surrendered valuable championship points, when he missed the last round at Kyalami to compete in the South African Iron Man Competition, he is going to be on a mission at Killarney, in an effort to make up lost ground, as quickly as possible. Keen to make sure he does not succeed, will be current log leader Peter Hills (No3 Prolantic Cape Rhema 2) and last year's runner up Dennis Johns (No2 Geyser Attorneys Rhema 2). These three should be the main contenders, for victory at Killarney but the likes of Jaco Schriks (No4 Lasersprint Rhema 2) and Trevor Bland (No6 Office Direct Rhema 2) can be counted on, to give them a run for their money.
Other prominent entries for the Cape Town event, include local schoolboy Courtney Steenveld, driving as part of the MSA Development Program, in the No8 Indy Oils Rhema 2, Steenveld was one of the revelations of the 2007 season, along with the other MSA Development driver, Zaahir Essa (No71 NLDTF Rhema 1) who will be traveling down from Durban, for his first experience of Killarney. Other Cape Town based drivers in the field, will include Doug MacDonald (No18 Fantastic Racing Rhema 1) and Romaine Smithdorf (No111 Prolantic Cape Lantis). Also running under the Prolantic Cape banner, will be Pretoria's James Leach (No11 Prolantic Cape Rhema 1). This car belongs to Holm, who lent it to Leach,after Leach unexpectedly sold his own car, after he had already committed to the trip.
Others making the long trip, from Gauteng, for the event, include Gareth Jackson (No15 Laser Sprint Rhema 2), Ben Pienaar (BJ Pro Welding Rhema 2), Nicholas Tennant (No34 Tennant Benefit Consultants Tasman and Alan Eustice (No77 Execuline Motor Underwriting Rhema 2)