Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre Charity Karting Day
On Sunday Zwartkops Karting Track hosted this yearâ€™s annual charity kart race hosted by Clare Valeâ€™s Gatorback RAM racing team. There was action aplenty as 12 teams took part in the event. The race was run over 2 hours and there was even a red flag period after an incident on track.
There were teams entered from Renault SA, Renault RO, Renault Benoni, Locost, Barloworld City Johannesburg, Gatorback RAM, WesBank, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (sponsored by Top Class Automotive and Max Challenge karting), NetApp, Newport Juices, a Celebrity team (sponsored by The Truckman) and Aucor. The racing was close and competitive and in the end the top three teams were covered by a lap!
We had wonderful support from, celebrity team with Christina Storm, David Rees, Renelle Naidoo and Brian Baloyi joining the dayâ€™s events and racing in the karting race. We even had Jim McFarlane from SupaDrift taking his 350Z on track and giving the crowd a spectacular drifting demonstration! Playstation were on hand to entertain the crowd with consoles in the pit area.
There was a lot of fun in aid of a wonderful cause, and Byron, the Centreâ€™s ambassador Cheetah was on hand later to greet the children and competitors. We were lucky enough to have Roger McCleery as our MC for the prize giving where prizes sponsored
by Gatorback RAM and Speed and Sound Magazine were awarded. The drivers were fueled by Red Bull and Newport Juices on the day and in the end the top three teams were:
1st- Renault SA, headed by their MD Xavier Gobille.
2nd â€“ Renault Benoni.
3rd â€“ Barloworld City Johannesburg.
The event managed to raise over R22,000.00 for the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and definitely raised awareness of the wonderful work that the people at the Centre do.
For more information on the the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre please visit www.dewildt.co.za.
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