Bulawayo Motoring Club (BMC) will hold another edition of the Total Peter Parnell Trophy at the Bulawayo Motorsport Park, formerly known as the Victoria Falls Road Circuit, on Saturday.
At least 20 drivers and riders are expected to compete in the event, according to BMC secretary Frances Norman.
She said South African riders and drivers that had originally been pencilled to travel to the City of Kings were unlikely to make it with indications that the recent xenophobic attacks in that country had forced the travelling party to stay put across the Limpopo.
“This is the last race in Bulawayo before the national championship racing calendar for the year 2019 comes to an end in October.
The last race for the year will be held in Harare at the Donnybrook Racing Circuit on 21 October,” said Norman.
So far in the drivers category Hamish Perry is leading the Saloon Class A championship followed in second position by Jim Perry with Cole
Bond coming in third place while Richard Robinson completes the top four.
Both Perry – driving a BMW – and Richard Robinson, who competes in a Toyota Supra, have registered for this weekend’s event together with top drivers Byron Norman and Mulukisi ‘Ndex’ Ndebele.
In the Saloon Class B category Calvin Rademeyer is in the lead followed by Darren Pragji, Mano Zevgolis and Ian Goode. All have registered for the Saturday race.
Norman said there were two ladies for the weekend race – Kimberley Martyn and Tiffany Fisher.
He applauded Total Zimbabwe for their continued support of the event.
Gates will be open from 10am, Saturday morning, with entry pegged at $10 for individuals. Children under the age of 12 go in for free.