Welcome to the new website for Season 2013 - 2014
The off season has been too long for most of us and the enthusiasm to get the season started is infectious. While we as competitors and spectators have rebuilt cars and followed alternative sports through the winter months the cogs have been turning in the confines of the Tygerberg Raceway premises with some great improvements coming to pass.
The enlargement of the club house has been on the cards for a long time and the project will be completed before the season opener. The hall is now literally double the size with a massive new bar for the thirsty people. The addition of spacious inside toilets connected to the hall is also a major improvement from the old single standing toilets in the darkness behind the hall. The acquisition of a large quantity of chairs and tables will now allow many more people to sit and enjoy the prize giving and after party, and this linked to a surround sound PA system with clear sound means we can now have respectful enjoyable prize giving’s. The ongoing efforts of Herman Kemp in the catering division are fully appreciated and the quality of the food is beyond reproach with the opening hours slowly but surely getting extended more and more.
The grass surrounds are being prepared around the whole premises for the summer season opener and the pits are now fully encircled with vibracrete. The improvement in the pit perimeter will help to ensure limited or no access to unwanted entities and will maintain the safety factor in the pits regarding tools and belonging’. This will also alleviate the problem with the unknowledgeable strollers who are going to get run over in the pits sooner or later as the entry lists grows and the pits become more congested. The new redesigned trailer park is also a safer area than with the previous layout.
Furthermore the lights on the two long light poles in the infield have been cleaned up and re-aligned with what I am led to believe to be significant improvements to the lighting on the circuit itself. Individual additional lights around the circuit have and will still be added for spectator and driver convenience. The retaining wall has received a nice fresh coat of paint and numerous of the ads upgraded and updated as well.
GUESTS & VISITORS STAND
With the advent of national and international motorsport coming to Tygerberg Raceway the necessity has arisen for a suitable seating position for the ministers and dignitaries that will be frequenting our meetings, and for this reason a cement double story boma in the middle of the pit corner has been erected. This raised glass clad viewing platform will enhance awareness of our sport as we systematically invite selected dignitaries throughout the season.
Extensive work on the track surface has once again been the order of the day after the extended period of time after the final event for people to undertake free practice sessions to make the necessary improvements on their cars and driving skills. The sound system will be pre season tested on the day of the practise session to insure clear equal sound around the circuit.
There are a dozen more bits and pieces of improvement you will see upon your arrival at the first event on the 14th of September but let it suffice to say no time has been wasted in the off season to prepare the premises for capacity crowds in the new season.
On behalf of Chris and Christelle Liebenberg in conjunction with Nicky Koegelenberg and the senior staff at Tygerberg Raceway we would like to thank everyone who graced the entrances of Tygerberg Raceway last season to make it the biggest season in the history of the circuit.
And as we stand on the brink of another massive season, may we wish all the drivers the best of luck for the season to come and to promise you the spectator wall to wall entertainment and variety at South Africa leading gravel oval arena. GARY FLEMING