Toyota Race Day returns to Donnybrook

HARARE - Main circuit motor racing returns to Donnybrook with the Toyota Zimbabwe race day on Sunday that will feature top drivers and motorcycle riders, battling for top honours.

Motorsport in Zimbabwe has been gaining momentum over the past few years, with interest and turnout on the increase at drag racing, motocross, karting, flat track and the main circuit.

Spectators have been treated to some spectacular racing by homegrown Zimbabwean racers, who are now showing their mettle, and leading the way, on the international arena.

Riders such as young Emmanuel Bako, who currently leads the SA 50cc Motocross Championship, Axle Jeffries, currently competing with single seaters in the USA and Europe, SA Superbike champion Shaun Whyte and countless other local competitors, have all honed their skills on the race tracks of Zimbabwe.

Sunday’s race meeting will certainly be a great opportunity to see some of our future stars in action as well as once again watch the old timers mixing it up with the up and coming youngsters.

The day will commence with the ever-popular Megelli Motorcycle scratch race.

This is certainly one for the ladies to watch with the current championship leader being Tiffany Fisher, who is proving that motorcycle racing is not just for the boys.

She will once again be up against some tough opposition in the form of Phil Archenoul and Shaun Whyte along with the Bulawayo trio of Dave Mouat, Ian Gutherless and the young Matthew Schultz.

The Sports Car classes will once again provide many thrills and spills for the spectators, with the Class A battle resuming between Barney Rogers in his screaming Mazda Rotary powered Super 7 and a pack of very quick rivals such as Fanie van der Linde in a similar car, along with Eric Heard and Gavin Randall in Yamaha-powered Super 7’s.

The sound and speed of these Class A cars is something to behold and will certainly keep the crowd on their feet lap after lap.

In Class B the championship leader, Gary Bluett in the Toyota-powered Shield Super 7, will have his hands full in keeping the chasing pack at bay. Gary Kirk has returned from his holiday refreshed and ready to take the challenge to Bluett along with the father and son pair of John and Brett Cameron and Sean Kirwin. Newcomer Des Morris will make his debut in the ex Ryan Kirk Super 7.

In the Superbike races there will certainly be a battle of the generations when 59-year-old current national Superbike champion, Phil Archenoul on the Snap-on Kawasaki ZX6R, will be doing battle with 15-year-old South African sensation Cameron Aitken on the Monroe Honda CBR600.

Comments (1)

Hi, I would like to follow the drag racing of Theo Da Fonseca on the yellow turbo Hayabusa...some pics of him and bike on dragstrip would be nice

Eddie - 3 February 2017

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