Giel Nel Carnival City Casino 400 preview

Nel Aims To End Off-Road Season On A Winning Note Veteran Germiston off-road race Giel Nel will be aiming to end the season on a winning note when he competes in the Carnival City Casino 400 on November 16 and 17. Nel, in the singleseater Luk...

Nel Aims To End Off-Road Season On A Winning Note

Veteran Germiston off-road race Giel Nel will be aiming to end the season on a winning note when he competes in the Carnival City Casino 400 on November 16 and 17.

Nel, in the singleseater Luk Afrika Truggy, has already won Class B of the national Special Vehicle championship for the second year in a row, and is looking for another win to end a successful season. Now in his early 50s Nel, who started off-road racing in 1993, is aiming to once again show younger competitors the way home.

"Competition is tough out there, but age and cunning are a pretty good weapon against youth and enthusiasm," said the jovial Nel. "Having to drive and navigate at the same time can make life a little difficult in a singleseater, but I am enjoying myself and winning another SA championship at my age was a big thrill."

The Carnival City Casino 400 will settle a number of championship issues, and will provide Gauteng motorsport enthusiasts with a bumper weekend of family entertainment. A spectator friendly route offers a number of spectator vantage points at Carnival City Casino, with a three kilometer section featuring artificial jumps and other features, and along the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban.

An Off-Road Expo will run from November 15 to 17 in the Big Top Arena and will include displays from motor manufacturers and importers with a number of highly interesting vehicles on display. A wide range of motor accessories and camping equipment will also be exhibited, and vehicles taking part in the Carnival City Casino 400 will be on view on November 15.

There will be secure parking and toilet and refreshment facilities within the Carnival City complex and the area assigned to the off-road race. There will also be added fun for children - with children's activities under adult supervision - who will be able to enjoy themselves at a kart circuit, skateboard park and climbing wall.

-SAORC/msa-

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