Epic racing returns to Aldo Scribante race track

RACING faithful can look forward to the sound of powerful engines, the scent of race fuel and the squeal of rubber as epic racing returns to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Race Track when the Mopar South African Endurance Series comes to town Saturday 11 August.

The fourth round of the series will play out alongside a full program of regular Algoa Motor Sport Club Eastern Province Regional and Club race action in what promises to be yet another great day of racing.

The four-hour Nelson Mandela Bay SAEC 500 will see some of the fastest cars racing in South Africa chasing glory.

Will aany of them come anywhere near Tony Martin’s fastest-ever 55-second all-time Aldo Scribante lap record aboard his Formula Atlantic Maurer-Mazda back in the day?

Tony is one of the star 500 entries aboard his self-hewn Backdraft-Lexus Cobra and while that GT5 machine will be quick, it will be the frontrunners that will come closest to his mark.

There is of course far more four-wheeled race action leading up to the 500 and another Aldo attraction is bound to be the ISP and EP Sports & GT Car races, where upcountry visitors like Harry Arangies’ Ferrari 360 and Sun Moodley’s Porsche 911 are set to join the local regulars including Gary Marais’ Nardini, Kean Barnard, Alwyn Kretzmann and Anton Ehlers’ Lotus 7s, Tanya Watts’ wild Subaru and Jeandre Marais’ quick Golf.

Another highlight will be the EP Regional Saloon races, where Nick Davidson and Celso Scribante will be at it again up front aboard their ex-factory Audi S4s with Class B quartet, Kevin Kelly’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Ian Riddle’s BMW 335i and two indecently quick Volkswagens; Greg Oosthuizen’s Polo and Deon Slabbert’s Golf snapping at their heels.

So there are more than 500 very good reasons to cross Saturday 11 August off your calendar and head to Aldo Scribante for another great day’s racing.

There is much more happening around the racetrack too, with loads of food trucks, a bar in the tower, clean loos and plenty space for the entire family. So bring your braai, cooler boxes, deck chairs, the family and as many friends as possible to access Aldo Scribante off Kyalami Road, Coega that’s just off the N2 on the R335. Tickets are on sale at the gate at R50 per person.