A new social drag racing class introduced by Motorsport South Africa and its Drag Racing commission aims to encourage street racers to compete at safer, controlled environments instead of endangering people’s lives on public roads.
The Street Legal Drag series is for road-registered cars that the average person drives during the week, and MSA will create a national SLD log that will be published via social media.
The major innovation with the new class is that the car, rather than the individual drivers, will need to be licensed with MSA, at a cost of R200 for the whole year. That allows a licensed car to be used by any number of drivers, who will simply need to pay a small participation fee to the organisers of each event and complete an MSA indemnity form.
SLD vehicle licences can be obtained at any of the MSA-registered clubs around the country and the drivers of any MSA-licensed vehicle that have completed the required MSA indemnity form will automatically be entered onto the national log to be administered by MSA. Clubs will be able to run their own club logs and will also be able to join forces with other clubs to run inter-club series.
An MSA spokesman said: “We trust that this new initiative will not only create a more structured approach to so-called ‘street racing’ but also lead to safer public roads, which is in all of our interests.”
Original source: New series takes racers off the street