SA Endurance Series

The SA Endurance Series
Our History

After the huge success of the first African Six Hour, at the Phakisa circuit in Welkom on the 23rd of February 2013, endurance racing in South Africa was revived.

The second African Six Hour was also run at Phakisa on the 21st of February 2014, to much acclaim, and the Arican Endurance Series was established. Since then, South African endurance racing has grown tremendously in popularity and the organizers have rebranded the name to the SA Endurance Series as a National Series for 2017. This is now recognized officially by Motorsport SA and the rest of the world.

The SA Endurance Series runs six races throughout the year. For more information check out our Facebook page.

Prospective SA Endurance Series entrants can contact for more information on the series and opportunities to compete.


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Stradale Welkom Ferrari-Lamborghini 1-2

Son and father, Charl and Harry Arangies brought their Stradale Ferrari 360 Challenge home to an unlikely Mopar Six Hours of the Goldfields South African Endurance Championship race victory in Welkom on Saturday.

The Vanderbijlpark duo endured a brilliant race of attrition to lead Stradale Racing teammates, Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje's Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 home by two laps, with Durban crew Mike McLoughlin and Mark Owens putting their Backdraft Cobra onto the podium ahead of teammates Tony Martin, Duncan Day and Piet Bredenhann in a similar car..... Read More


Phakisa for Live Broadcast as Racers Donate

Saturday's Six Hours of the Free State South African Endurance Championship season opener, as well as the inaugural South African GT Challenge races will be live streamed from Welkom. Race fans anywhere in South Africa or around the world can tune in and follow the race action live from the Phakisa Freeway..... Read More


Mopar Endurance Series Ready to Rumble

The 2017 Mopar South African Endurance Series gets under way with the Mopar Goldfields 6 hour, when a thrilling field of new and existing machinery will descend on Welkom Phakisa Freeway to commence the series' new national championship era Saturday 25 February.

Boasting new machinery and fresh driver combinations throughout the field in a bumper program that includes the 6-hour starting 13h00 Saturday alongside the inaugural races in the new South African GT Challenge earlier in the day, the focus will clearly be..... Read More


SA GT Challenge set for Welkom liftoff

South Africa's most exciting new race series, the South African GT Challenge kicks off at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom Saturday 25 February, when a full field of GT racers hits the track for the first time to start the new seven-round series.

Running in tandem with the SA Endurance Championship, The South African GT Challenge comprises of three classes with GT3 at the top end catering for latest or recent model GT3 racing supercars running to international regulations and Balance of Performance similar to leading international GT3 series. That's backed up by a Challenge class catering for the significant number of eligible lesser-spec GT race cars in the country, as a well as a new GT4 class..... Read More


National championship steps up a gear

The 2017 Mopar South African Endurance Championship is ready for a significant step up amid great new plans for the series as entries stream in for the season-opening Mopar Goldfields 6 Hour at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom Saturday 25 February.

2017 is expected to be a watershed year for the SA Endurance championship, which will not only run alongside the new South African GT Challenge in a bumper weekend, but the Mopar series will step up a significant gear as it runs as a South African National Championship for the first time this year..... Read More


Ferraris, McLarens, Lambos, more on way

The all-new South African GT Challenge is limbering up towards a brilliant attraction when the new series kicks off at Phakisa on 25 February, with several sensational new cars set to join the action at the Free State opener and even more arriving as the season progresses..... Read More


SA Endurance, GT Series Set to Star

The recent announcements of national championship status for the Mopar South African Endurance Series along with the establishment of the South African GT Challenge have been met with great interest both at home and abroad as organisers of both series seek to attract international and local participation for the 2017 year and beyond...... Read More


Supercar Racing Coming to a Track Near You

GT3 racing finally comes to South Africa following the announcement that the South African GT Challenge will race over seven rounds around the country in 2017. The new series will run in tandem with the South African Endurance Championship, all of which comes on top of news of several new cars set to come to South Africa to join a growing racing supercar grid....... Read More


Secrets, Excitement Around MOPAR Series

The 2017 Mopar South African Endurance Championship will get a new look, a new name, new cars and far greater excitement in the New Year and while most leading competitors are bringing new cars for the season ahead, not even some of the drivers know what they will be behind the wheel of, come the Phakisa 6-hour in February..... Read More