KILLARNEY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY CELEBRATES ITS 70TH YEAR OF EXCELLENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Classic cars come towards the straight at Killarney International Raceway. Photo: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Killarney International Raceway celebrates 70 years of racing excellence this month.

The Cape Town based racing track started up in 1947.

Official celebrations to mark this occasion will be rolled out at the facility on Heritage Day.

Sprint style races were the first to be rolled out at the raceway during the early days.

Its main racing circuit has extended from being 1km long in 1951 to over 3,3km.

Seven decades later, the raceway is now seen as the only true, multipurpose facility in the country.

Killarney’s executive manager Des Easom also celebrates the circuit’s inclusive appeal.

“We have many different forms of racing, including carting, drifting and drags.”

Key racing events to be rolled out at the facility include next week’s Extreme Festival and the FIA World Rallycross Championship in November.

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: © Bertram Malgas/EWN Classic cars come towards the straight at Killarney International Raceway. Photo: Bertram Malgas/EWN

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