The Vilaca Racing Time Attack Series has been going on for around four years now, and it’s proven to be a hugely popular event. The race series was created by Jono Vilaca of Vilaca Racing, a former Red Bull athlete and a talented race driver, who capitalised on his industry and race experience to bring a privateer race series that’s pretty much a by the people, for the people kind of affair. There are more modified streetcars around JHB than Metro can wave a fine book at, and these guys like to drive fast. Sure, in a straight line, you can get away with illegal racing on the streets, but a straight road has never made a good driver. Can you imagine the kak you’d make if you chose a set of roads to race around as fast as possible? Well, that’s why there are race tracks, and the Vilaca events give people the opportunity to race their daily drivers or weekend toys on various racetracks around the country in a safe environment. To make it even more appealing, the racing is in a time attack sort of format so there’s no actual wheel-to-wheel racing which means there’s pretty much zero chance of being bumped by another racer on track. The cars are released with enough of a gap between them that drivers won’t be able to catch the driver ahead. Even if a driver has issues and drops back, the guys know to pull over to let the other cars safely pass. Thanks to the way it works and the classing, the field of cars seen on the track is just brilliant. You’ll see stock streetcars with less than 100 kW on tap, modified streetcars with good power and well-sorted suspension, seriously modified cars that are still street legal but not too much fun on the streets anymore, and also race-spec cars in a class of their own.
Take a look at the YouTube video from Round 3 of the 2023 Vilaca Racing Time Atack Series that also took place at Formula K. Instead of a compilation of all the cars on track, this is a cockpit view of a hot lap on the circuit. This is the series creator's own Nissan 350Z showing off some amazing driving, and the right way to get around the track. Do you think you can do as well? Watch and let us know, and if you think you can, pull in on the 18th November: Vilaca Racing Nissan 350z Hot Lap Formula-K Round 3 2023 | Vilaca Racing
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