Quintin van Jaarsveld
Seventy drag racers tore it up in a thrilling event at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on Saturday.
The weather held up and racers on four and two wheels brought the heat on the quarter-mile strip.
Super Auto Midas has come on board as title sponsor of the 2018 drag season, fuelled by KZN Drag Racing and Gas Magazine, and added a fresh flavour to the day.
Like he did last time out, Karthy Naidoo once again clocked the fastest time of the day – 9.892 seconds at 223km/h – in his Pinto Turbo Escort.
Also registering a sub 10-second run was Mark van der West, who crossed in 9.940 seconds at 213km/h in a Jack Daniels Champ.
The fastest biker of the day was Bertum Paliam, who posted a 10.010-second pass at 230km/h.
The next drag event at the Oslo Beach track will take place on 23 August.
Before then, though, KwaZulu-Natal’s fastest will head to Johannesburg looking to do the double over their northern rivals on 8 July.