If you live your life a quarter mile at a time and are in the KwaZulu-Natal region this weekend then you should head down to the South Coast. Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone will be hosting its very first drag racing event, held in conjunction with local organising body KZN Drag Racing.
100 competitors will take to the recently sanctioned 400 metre strip, which forms part of the larger race facility that includes a full race circuit as well as two sections built specifically for drifting.
Local stalwart Mano Khan will christen the newly widened drag strip by performing the very first run. Dezzi Raceway boasts the only permanent drag racing facility in KZN. This is very welcome news in a city with thousands of petrolheads and car fanatics, which also happens to have an issue with illegal street racing.
The one-day event will run under the MSA Street Drag Racing rules, in the ‘Heads up Racing’ format. The event will also showcase a collection of sub-10-second vehicles including rail cars and other record-holders in the sport. Spectators can expect to see dozens of extremely quick machinery, including a barrage of Nissan GT-Rs.
“Many of these exhibition cars have never been seen in KZN. It will be a real spectacle for the crowd and we are expecting the biggest turnout the raceway has ever held,” said Des Gutzeit, Dezzi Raceway owner.
“Illegal drag racing in the province has been a challenge for the community for years. We welcome regular events like this, that help grow the sport by giving drivers professional facilities and well run events to enjoy and to use to improve their racing,” said Motorsport SA chairman of drifting, drags and spinning, Wally Pappas.
Date: 27 June 2015
Time: 07:30 – 17:00
Venue: Dezzi Raceway, Port Shepstone
Tickets: R80 for adults | Under 12s free | Grand stands R150
Tickets can be purchased at the gate.