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The Festival Of Speed Promises Unforgettable Action


It’s around midnight on Angwa Street. There is little action around the corner where a Chicken Slice is located as people get a late night bite. Slowly, modified sports cars mostly ex-Japanese imports start to trickle into the street, parking in Angwa Street opposite a car park that used to be Harare hustler Central, Ximex Mall.

This is the build to the illegal drag racing scene in Harare ladies and gentleman. The real Need for Speed. However, the big players with the really superb engines are found at Donnybrook Raceway. Racers who include amateurs and professionals who own cars specifically made for the sport, head to the asphalt in a battle of engine power.

With the fast paced growing fan base of the sport growing in the younger generation Toyota Zimbabwe, FastJet Zimbabwe and a number of companies have partnered with Sables DragPro to bring you the Festival of Speed 2017 which the organisers have described as,

“The premier motor sporting event of the year!”

The automotive showcase will take place on the 6th of August at Donnybrook Raceway at it features five top drifters from South Africa. Expect Eighth Mile Drag Racing, Circuit Racing incorporating bikes cars and bikes. Vintage cars will also be on display including the fan favorite burning of tires otherwise known as spinning!

Players in the motor sporting world will be also present, exhibiting their work, full bar, and catering. This is a family friendly event with a kids play area with jumping castles. This will be an action packed day, a day worthy of petrol heads and car enthusiasts.

Get your ticket early online on webtickets.co.zw for just US$8. On race day, tickets will be going for US$10 and entrance will be free for kids under the age of 12. So please make sure that you bring the whole family for this adrenaline pumped event!



Free Thinker. Loud. Another inhabitant of Terra Firma. I am not your favourite person. Neither do I plan to be. But you will know my opinion. In fact, you will love it.

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