The Saldanha Drags held outside Cape Town, South Africa, are some of the largest motorsport events in the country. We made a video about it!
Over 2 days, hundreds of cars compete in the quarter mile and 800m races, and this year, records were broken in both disciplines.
But we wanted to tell the story of one of the stars of our channel's Launch Control series, Pierre Pogenpoel, who has built a phenomenal 400hp Mazda-powered Mk2 Ford Escort. We ride shotgun with him for the weekend and find out what it takes to compete at the highest level in straight-line motorsport.
Give the video a watch!