Local racing personality Herbie Herbst has been appointed manager of the Gosforth Park Raceway’s drag racing facility.

Local racing personality Herbie Herbst has been appointed manager of the Gosforth Park Raceway’s drag racing facility.

Herbst, a 14-year drag racing veteran, has been a favourite with racing enthusiasts because of his often off-the-wall commentary at events ranging from drags to short oval racing. He had previously managed the drag strip at Bronkhorstspruit.

Gosforth Park Raceway opens officially on July 26. The complex will comprise a 2,6 km road circuit, small oval with parabolic 28 degree banking, Sascar 1-km tri-oval, skidpan, 1,1-km drag strip, motocross, 4x4 and driving school.

“With his track-record and passion both for drag racing and all motorsports, we believe that Herbie is the right choice to get the job done,” said the complex’s manager, Peter Lindenberg.

The competition format employed at Gosforth will be head to head racing with racers’ times being recorded and placings awarded by class. This format could see Ferrari going head to head with bakkies on Gosforth’s floodlit drag strip, organisers say.

The new Gosforth Park Drag club count amongst its members seven “Top Guns”. These are proper drag cars all capable of burning through a quarter mile in eight seconds.

Original article from Car