WhatExtreme Festival Round 2 Preview
WhereKillarney International Raceway, Cape Town
WhenSaturday 21 April 2018
CommunityPretoria, Gauteng National + Western Cape.

5 cars racing 3 classes at Killarney

Lee Thompson Racing is off to Cape Town for a flat out weekend of five cars racing in three classes at the Killarney International Raceway’s Extreme Festival races, Saturday 21 April. Charl Smalberger is ready to put his Sabertek Indy Oil LTR Golf GTI back on the podium; Delon Thompson wants to move well up the top ten, while his Polo Cup teammate Simon Need is looking for a better weekend overall and MotoMart VW Challenge brothers Wayne and Shaun Crous can’t wait for their annual away race. 

“We have worked on the mapping issues we had at Kyalami and we have been testing, which was positive so we are really looking forward to Cape Town,” Charl explained. “Unfortunately I will not be able to practice on Friday, which is a pity, but it’s for very good reason as I graduate as a mechanical engineer on the day. “Fortunately I really like Killarney and we qualify Saturday morning so let’s hope I can get into it quickly, but we’d still like to improve on my third overall at Kyalami.”

Lee Thompson Racing’s Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup duo enjoyed diverse results at Kyalami but both rookie Delon Thompson and veteran Simon Need are keen to move forward at Killarney. Thompson impressed on debut in his A&L LTR Polo with top ten runs at Kyalami and he is determined to deliver even better results in Cape Town. “I am super amped for the next round,” Delon admitted. “After a relatively satisfying result at Kyalami I'm confident on improving or matching this result and even though this will be my first Race at Killarney, I hope to surprise — I will try my best for another good result.”

Simon Need’s Kyalami weekend ended with his Photonics LTR Polo deep in the Kyalami tyre barriers after an on track contretemps. “We never had the best start,” Mauritius-based businessman Simon rued. “Fortunately I am with the best team and we will be ready for the glorious Cape — I look forward to making it up to the guys after they had to fish my brand new Polo out of the tyres at Kyalami, so I can’t wait for Cape Town!”

Lee Thompson Racing’s Motor Mart Volkswagen Challenge Class A brothers, Wayne and Shaun Crous are looking forward to their annual out of town sojourn at Killarney. “It’s almost time to head to The Mother City!” Delway Toshiba Tech LTR Polo driver Wayne Crous confirmed. “I can’t wait to see what Killarney has in store for us — the team and the car is prepped and I trust that this will be a good one after the tough races we have had so far this season.” 

“Killarney is going to be a great weekend and I can't wait to race there,” Ancro Building Projects LTR Polo pilot Shane Crous, who stepped up from Class C this season admitted. “It's so much fun to be in a A class car — these cars are really fast but who doesn’t love speed? “It's by God’s love and grace we can race again — also a special word of thanks to Lee Thompson Racing for getting my car ready for the race and to my sponsor Ancro Building Projects for all the support. “See you at Killarney!”

“Killarney is a big weekend for us with five cars racing in three classes,” Lee Thompson concluded. “But we are ready — can’t wait!” 


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