THE Bulawayo Motoring Club (BMC) will host their first leg of the national series motor racing, The John Love Trophy at the Victoria Falls Circuit this Saturday.
The John Love Trophy is run annually as a tribute to the legendary Zimbabwean racer John Love who had an exciting racing career for many years as he became a six time South African F1 champion in 1960 and achieved his first podium finish in 10 formula one world Grand Prix in 1962.
BMC vice-chairperson Zane Shah said the event will see Bulawayo and Harare racers do battle for glory.
“This Saturday we have many Bulawayo and Harare competitors taking part in this race and hoping to achieve just a small amount of the glory that John Love reached,” Shah said.
BMC will be represented by Darren Pragji in a Datsun, Julian Van Vuuren racing in a Honda, Shah a Toyota Conquest, Jimmy Zevgolis in a Red Golf and Dean Norman.
Harare racers expected to take part are Ian Howden in (Corolla) with Kevin Allmark (Ford).
Lorraine Randall and Christy Laing will also be taking part in the sport largely viewed as a men’s sport. Father and son John and Brestt Cameron in their Super 7s will be competing. Shah said they will run the second Superbike national series as the first round was held in Harare on March 8.
“We are looking at exciting races in this series as top runners try to broaden their lead in points. Themba Khumalo will feature and others from Munroe South Africa with Tiffany Fisher improving race after race,” Shah said.
Riders like Phil Archenoul, Dave Marsberg on his Suzuki GSX, Tim Schultz on his Yamaha R6, his wife Bianca Schultz on her Yamaha R6, as well as their son Mathew Schultz are expected to take part in the races.