One Ton of Racing

What’s this – a new professional racing series for South Africa featuring utility trucks exclusively? This should work. We’re a bakkie nation after all?

In fairness, 1-Ton Racing uses a principle long established at NASCAR, trading only oval tracks for our local winding circuits and giving the racing mini-trucks a very local identity – that’s a Toyota Hilux under that lurid yellow paint job. It’s cheap too – at R188 500 for a complete rolling race truck chassis and in lieu of prize money anywhere from R20 000 to R70 000 depending on which step of the podium you end up on – 1-Ton Racing is set to be a low cost, high reward form of motor sport. And that is fantastic news for bakkie loving, race mad South Africans.

To found out more about this high octane initiative, 1-Ton Racing has just launched its web site – have a look.


Welcome to my corner of the automotive world! I'm Mandy Lawson, better known as mandla85, and I'm absolutely obsessed with everything related to cars and motorsports. You bet I'm interested if it has four wheels (or sometimes two!) and an engine. For me, cars aren't just a means of transportation; they're a passion, a lifestyle, and an endless source of fascination. I love diving into the world of automotive engineering and design, exploring the latest trends, and uncovering the stories behind the machines. Email / Facebook