Who are they and what do they do…
The Western Cape based series; Burly Pro Gti Challenge is by far the most intense and fiercest main circuit formula
and can even produce action packed racing up there with the likes of national formulas. Although the series is
considered one of the most cost effective formulas to compete in, motorsport in any form can turn out to be quite a
money pit when running at the front of the pack.
So it goes without saying that all competitors along with their individual sponsors invest hugely to produce the finest
calibre of racing in the Mother City, and even in the country. However the competitors cannot produce their racing
without the help of the committee and most importantly, the series sponsors.
The main series sponsor is BURLY PRO SUSPENSION SPECIALISTS. An industry leader in the auto parts industry is a
wholesale supplier to many of the auto spares industry giants supplying big chains such as Midas and Masterparts to
name a few. The brand manufactures and supply suspension accessories from shock absorbers to steering to bushes,
etc for most makes of motor vehicles. Not only is the quality of superior grade, but they also offer affordable pricing
to assist the average consumer when conducting maintenance on their vehicle.
Under the same umbrella as the main sponsor, Krisp Vehicle Cooling is also another brand in the aftermarket auto
spares industry. As their name states, Krisp is the supplier of replacement vehicle cooling systems with their main
focus in radiators. As with Burly Pro, they also supply the industry giants in the auto spares market and offer superior
replacement parts at massively reduced cost.
Another hugely important sponsor is Upstream Connect, also known as Upstream Voice Solutions, an industry icon in
Telecommunications, Internet & VoIP systems. With the company just a tad over a decade old, and having significant
growth in its history, this market leader strives to not only supply solutions, but also after sales management &
installation services, whether it be on a small, medium or large scale. Upstream Connect is the first name in voice,
data, internet and even mobile solutions and rendering world class performance.
Ever wondered who is responsible for the stunning vehicle decals when flying around the Killarney International
Raceway? This is courtesy of one of the longest standing series sponsors Kontra Signs. Kontra is synonymous in the
graphics and signage industry and produces all the sticker packs which are applied to the competitor’s vehicles.
Kontra is one of the most loyal sponsors and has been in partnership with the series almost since the very beginning,
a relationship almost 2 decades!
A slightly smaller sponsor, but also an icon within its industry is Wheelworx Mag Repair Centre. Specializing in rim
repair and customizing, this repair centre has also grown throughout its existence and now also offers body panel
refurbishments along with excellent customer care. Looking for a set of aftermarket mag wheels, Wheelworx is the
place to shop at, offering the latest range in aftermarket rims at competitive pricing.
Although Burly Pro Gti Challenge is a small club series, the racing produced is cut throat and thrilling to say the least.
The drivers literally have the crowd on their feet & commentators screaming over the PA system as the racing
remains close from flag to flag. This series is a controlled series with all 3 classes running the same tyre. The Dunlop
Direzza semi slick tyre provides superior grip in conjunction with advanced longevity giving the competitors a bang-
for-buck solution. Made possible by Dunlop who needs no introduction and also a leader in the tyre industry.
A special grade of the semi-slick Dunlop tyre is supplied in small to medium quantities to the series via ATS
Motorsport Supplies which allows the competitors to purchase tyres through the committee at affordable pricing.
Thus making the series about driver skill and not about the tycoon with the biggest bank balance.
The committee would like to take this opportunity to express a huge word of thanks for all the series sponsors of the
2019 season. Without the generosity and support of the sponsors, the finest racing formula in the Western Cape