Johannesburg - This Saturday’s airing of Speed Stars will be a grand finale episode featuring the show’s fastest six drivers over the past 12 screenings, and if you can predict the overall winner you’ll stand a chance to jet off on an overseas Michelin Pilot Sport Driving Experience.
Over the past three months the Speed Stars show has pitted some of South Africa’s most well known celebrities and sport stars (along with a handful of public participants) against each other in Opel Adam Ss at Zwartkops Raceway, and as of last weekend’s final head-to-head battle the lap time leaderboard is as follows:
Speed Stars finalists
Sandro Godinho (public participant): - 1 minute 23.7 secs
Maps Maponyane (TV presentor/actor): - 1 minute 24.1 secs
Chad Luckhoff (public participant): - 1 minute 24.9 secs
Richard Stirton (The Voice winner) - 1 minute 25.15 secs
Wayde van Niekerk (Olympic gold medallist) - 1 minute 25.19 secs
Akani Simbine (Olympic sprinter) - 1 minute 25.2 secs
These six driving hotshots will now face each other in a gymkhana showdown, where this list will be whittled down to four. The four semi-finalists will then compete in head-to-head hotlaps as per regular episode competitions, and the overall winner will be gifted a Fortis watch and a trip overseas on the very same Michelin Sport Experience available as a prize offered by this publication.
To enter SMS the word MOTOR [space] your prediction (SANDRO, MAPS, CHAD, RICHARD, WAYDE or AKANI) followed by your name, email address and province you live in to 45607. SMSs cost R1.50 and terms and conditions apply. The Speed Stars grand finale will be broadcast this Saturday at 7.30pm on DStv channel 189, and SMS entries will close at the start of the show.
Last year’s winner traveled to the Sepang F1 circuit and got a taste of what it’s like to be a real racing driver as part of Michelin’s global Pilot Sport Experience. This year’s location is still to be confirmed, but the prize promises a fly away journey and driving experience of a lifetime.
Pick up a copy of next Thursday's Motoring supplement (in The Star, Mercury or Cape Times) to see if you've won.