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Terrific turbo-charged drag racing at Dezzi Raceway – photo gallery

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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.

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