Charity Cheetah Karting Day

This Sunday, the 21st of October, the Zwartkops Karting Circuit will play host to our annual Charity Karting Day in aid of the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. The event sees corporate teams competing for bragging rights and trophies, including the renowned Bronze Cheetah floating trophy that has been resident at the Renault SA head office for the past few years.

This year, Renault SA is back to defend their title against two teams from Bridgestone SA and teams from Renault Retail Organisation, RAM belts & hoses, Veyance Technologies, LiquiMoly, Locost, Top Class Automotive, also The Truck Man will be sponsoring a Media Team and a team from the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre itself (kindly sponsored by the Zwartkops Karting circuit). Each team’s entry fees go directly to the Centre which results in a sizable amount being raised for the Cheetah Centre.

This will be the fifth year the Clare Vale racing team has hosted the event, which has become hotly contested between the regular team entrants. Clare and the RAM racing team have always felt it is important to give back and also to support conservation, and the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre works tirelessly towards the welfare and preservation of our wildlife. Byron, the ambassador cheetah, makes a personal appearance at prize giving after the event to thank all the participants for their contribution towards the Centre.

Clare Vale on the event: ”Our RAM racing team has supported the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre since 2008, and the dedication and passion of Ann and the staff never ceases to amaze us. Our annual karting day is the perfect way in which to use motorsport to raise funds and awareness, as all the teams have great fun while contributing to a very worthy cause. We’re very grateful to the teams that turn out year after year to support this event.”

Spectators and families are welcome to attend on the day. Racing takes place from 10h00 to 12h00, with prize giving, attended by Byron the cheetah, at 12h30. Refreshments are available at the canteen and entrance is free.

For more information on the Centre and details regarding cheetah adoptions, please visit or email Clare at