Vaal Triangle resident, Jacques Roos, will represent South Africa at the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in America this Saturday.
Roos, who is well-known among racing enthusiasts in the Vaal, will make his debut at the Midvale Speedway in Ohio. Roos was offered the opportunity by the McCune family, who have in recent years travelled to South Africa to compete in sprint car events. According to local media, the connection between the Roos family and the McCune family goes back some eight years when two-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune first travelled to South Africa and raced for Roos’ father, Johan.
Now, Roos will have the opportunity to race alongside his long-time friend at the Midvale Oval. Roos is a former winner of the United States vs. South Africa sprint car Invitational as well as the current championship leader in the winged sprint car division at Ultimate Raceway this season. Roos said that Saturday’s race at Midvale may be his toughest challenge yet.