Indecently quick Corvette sets new lap record at endurance 500
A chilly Aldo Scribante Racetrack last Saturday played host to the South African Endurance Championship Nelson Mandela Bay 500 where an all-time lap record was set.
Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje rewrote the record books en route to main race victory aboard their indecently quick Corvette-powered Ginetta.
Cronje set an all-time 56.3 second Aldo Scribante lap record en route to that 500 win, while local race fans were treated to an entertaining day of racing with mixed classes dicing on track.
In local support race action, the EP Sports & GTs were honoured by the presence of a few national runners. Murray in this race guided the Ginetta-Corvette to another victory.
The Eastern Province Saloons were joined by a handful of GT race cars to spice up the action in those three races as Craig Jarvis drove his Ferrari F430 to race 1 victory over regular EP duo Nick Davidson and Celso Scribante’s Audis, which held Sun Moodley’s Porsche 911 at bay with Aldo Scribante’s third Audi S4 all over his behind. Davison and Scribante topped EP saloons Class A; Ian Riddle’s BMWe took Class B; James Mattison in his BMW won Class C, Rufus Neethling took Class X in his VW Polo, George van Baalen (VW Polo) Class D and BMW men Stephan Aucamp and Derik Gouws took Classes E and F. Arangies meanwhile took the IPC GT4 class win.
The AMSC Coastal Challenge likewise delivered three great, close races as consistent duo Deon Gouws (Kadett GTE) took the overall win.
The Street & Fine Cars brought their regular variety and entertainment as Gordon Nicholsen (Nissan GT-R) made best of the three races on the day to take the overall win.