THE ‘Swakop Spin City’ arena turned into a pit of burning rubber, belching smoke, and a heart-thumping show of spectacular spinning antics last Saturday, when the guys turned up for a notable fund-raising charity event.
Known as the “adrenalin junkies of motorsport”, the ‘Save- A-Kidney Spin Show ‘ was a full on team effort between the Windhoek Spin City, Drift, Spinning & Drag (DSD) Clubs, as well as Team Spider, in order to raise funds for a good cause.
The event which was earmarked on the NMSF (Namibian Motorsport Federation) calendar drew a great crowd to the event, with some 16 spinners representing spin clubs from coastal towns, Windhoek and other corners of Namibia taking part.
Chris Van Rooyen (Vice Chairperson Coastal Drift, Spin & Drag Motorclub Namibia) said that the guys were “smoking hot” and entertained the spectators from start to finish with some nail biting spinning manoeuvres, burnouts and stunts.
“This was the second charity hosted at Swakop Spin City this year, and gave the people an excellent show with DJ’s, food tent and good vibes,” said Van Rooyen. “The spinners were in top form, and it is also no secret that the standard of the sport has become very competitive.”
The reigning 2017 spinning champ, ‘Wamboseun’ representing Windhoek Spin City, who is only 17-years-old, was one of the major acts for the day, and together with his fearless 11-year-old brother Joel, stole the show with a double stunt act.
Roger Laubscher was on top form, as well as “Ou Toppie” Chris and his son Clinton Van Rooyen, Dupps Trading, Young Boyster with his slick moves, as well as Windhoek Spin City, Team Spider and Team Kyle from Okahandja who were all out in full force, to mention some.
The event was organised by Dino Hammerslaght from ‘Team Spider’, who is putting all his efforts this year into using the sport as a means of fund raising for charity, and commends the guys and the sponsors for their generous spirit.
“The packed 2018 spinning calendar, has marked the next big show hosted by the Okahandja Spinning & Drift (OSD) Club together with Team Spider on 30 June, and held at Okahandja airfield,” said Hammerslaght.
“This exciting spinning and drag racing event is part of the annual E City Cup, which makes reference to the popular BMW E30 spinning cars, with spinners from around the country getting all fired up to bring their cars out to play.
“I’m impressed with all the spinners working together for the community, and we had guys travelling from all over the country coming to support this charity event, “he added.
“Spinning has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, with dare-devil driving skills and showmanship providing the crowds with great entertainment for the whole family. It was said that there is also the possibility of a Winter Drive being planned at Swakop Spin City in the upcoming month. A total of N$50 000 was handed over to the 12-year-old Rehoboth boy Julian Rittman for his much needed kidney transplant.
Team Spider Justin Dien with Dino Hammerslaght organiser of the charity spin event held at Swakop Spin City.
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