The NASCAR-style SASCAR motor racing series is reinventing itself this season, boasting a dynamic new calendar which promises an awesome season beginning in July 2003 at its new home, the ground-breaking Gosforth Park Raceway in Gauteng which showcases the first SASCAR oval in Africa. -

- The directors of SASCAR have added to the excitement of the coming season by establishing what is to be the biggest prize pool ever in motorsport in this country, of R1 million. -

- "We have delayed the start of our 2003 series to run a 10 round summer series over 2003/4. Next year we will start in September, but we will kick off on the 27 July this season to co-incide with the opening of our 1 kilometre, parabolic banked tri oval at Gosforth Park Raceway with a gruelling 150-lap enduro. " said SASCAR MD Peter Lindenberg. -

- The 2003/4 calendar will include 7 races at Gosforth Park's oval, with circuit races at Killarney in Cape Town, Aldo Scribante in PE and the East London Grand Prix circuit. -

- The change was made as a result of the unpleasant weather that generally prevails throughout winter, and which make bad spectating months. -

- The directors of SASCAR are busy putting together a 1 million rand prize pot to be shared between the top drivers. Gosforth Park Raceway are putting up R500 000 to get the ball rolling, and ten partners are being sourced to benefit from the TV package, get branding on the cars and in the advertising at R50,000 each in cash or goods suited to the competitors. -

- Up and till now SASCAR has not raced on true NASCAR-type ovals ideally suited to the set-up of the cars. Gosforth Park Raceway is changing all that. Motor racing fans can now enjoy SASCAR racing on the platform on which it belongs. Lindenberg, is excited by the developments saying," This is a now track for a now motor racing series - stadium style." -

- The Gosforth Park Raceway stadium's seating for 7500, so spectators are not only spoilt for choice in selection of seats, but that everyone can watch all the action all the time no matter where they sit. -

- "There will be bumping & spinning going on, all hell breaking loose and anybody in any seat will see everything that is going on," said Lindenberg. -

- The SASCAR drivers are in the process of preparing themselves and their machines for hard, competitive racing on the type of track they had previously only seen on TV. With enough room on the track for three of the V8 monsters to run side by side, skill, guts & determination are sure to be put to the test. -

- SASCAR at Gosforth Park is sure to shake up motorsport in South Africa as we know it. -


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