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Not far from the refurbished F1 race track of Kyalami in Johannesburg, South Africa is a small, virtually dirt race track that attracts only the brave and rare “petrol heads” on some Sundays to race against each other in the hot sun for bragging rights and a trophy. The track is home to the Walkerville Speedway Racers Club that includes flat track racers, sidecar racers and a new breed; the Stof Kop (dust cup) racers.
— By European Pressphoto Agency


Speedway racer, Neil Pettit powerslides his motorbike into the corner during a race at the Walkerville Dirt Oval south of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 28. Speedway racing sees four to six racers riding against each other around a oval dirt race track on motorbikes that don’t have breaks or gears. They use the throttle and balance to powerslide around the two corners on the track.

(Kim Ludbrook/EPA)