Speeding success at Saldanha Drags

Saldanha drags brought together a crowd of 15 000 spectators. The event was hosted at he abandoned Saldanha air strip. The event crowns its winner every year as ‘King of Saldanha’ and a R15 000 cash prize was handed over to the winner of this year’s event. The Capetonian winner was a driver of a  Chevrolet Lumia with its twin turbo engine. The beast known as ‘Suspect’ put on an impressive speed of 292kph over an 800 m strip. The event’s proceeds is ploughed back into the poverty stricken areas of Saldanha Bay and contributed to various charities.

PARADE LAP: All cars that were up to race, showed off their driving skills to the largest crowd Saldanha Drags have ever pulled. Photographer: Chevone Booysen

PARADE LAP: All cars that were up to race, showed off their driving skills to the largest crowd Saldanha Drags have ever pulled.
Photographer: Chevone Booysen

READY-STEADY-GO: At the starting end for all races, dubbed popularly as the ‘Christmas tree’, racers wait in anticipation for the green light. Photographer: Chevone Booysen

READY-STEADY-GO: At the starting end for all races, dubbed popularly as the ‘Christmas tree’, racers wait in anticipation for the green light.
Photographer: Chevone Booysen

BURN-OUT:  Spectators look on as racers show off.  Photographer: Chevone Booysen

BURN-OUT: Spectators look on as racers show off.
Photographer: Chevone Booysen

THE NIGHT BEFORE: Spectators pull up in their droves the night before to secure a good spot where they can watch the races from. Many car clubs pull up and ‘stance’ their way, which ensures for some eye candy for all event-goers.   Photographer: Chevone Booysen

THE NIGHT BEFORE: Spectators pull up in their droves the night before to secure a good spot where they can watch the races from. Many car clubs pull up and ‘stance’ their way, which ensures for some eye candy for all event-goers.
Photographer: Chevone Booysen 

Chevone Booysen

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