In less than 3 weeks we have seen two teams of South African motorsport competitors descend on Las Vegas. Meet the SA Team that will be competing at this year’s annual Legends World finals in Las Vegas on the 7th & 8th of December.
The team comprises of no less than six drivers that compete in the local Legends series that will be flying out on Saturday 30th of November. A week ahead of the event to prepare for the finals and acclimatise to the time zone change, where competitors from Legends series around the world are invited to compete.
Local Legends series leader Devin Robertson from the Big Boss Auto team has driven the Liqui Moly Legend in the South African inaugural series achieving 24 heat wins out of 25 starts so far in the championship. He will be heading to the USA with a good feel for the series and be keen to test his skills against the top Legend drivers from across the world.
He will be joined by V8 supercar ace Franco di Matteo who will be flying the flag in the pro division. Current runner up in the local points – Shaun Nel who has been mentored by Kevin Hepburn of the Inex Legend series and young gun Willie Erasmus will take to the Vegas tar-mac in the semi-pro division, with Erasmus being only 15 years old and having only joined the series halfway through the season he will be out to gain the experience to boost his confidence for the local series for 2014 for the Big Boss Auto team.
The ever flamboyant multiple SA champion Roelf du Plessis alongside Steve Nel will take to the grid in the Master’s division. Legends Racing SA believes our drivers have the talent to compete at this level and we wish them the best of luck. The drivers will hire cars from a team in the USA and will get to experience the international series for the first time. It will be a learning experience for the whole team who are all confident that they should be able to put on a good show of how the local Legend series is growing and the type of competitive racing they are used to.
Legend cars are all built to a standard specification and run to the same set of rules in every country that they are raced in worldwide which makes an event like this possible and should be a true driver talent event. South African drivers are respected worldwide as being very competitive and stand a very good chance of coming back to South Africa with some silverware.
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