Goodyear South Africa, in partnership with the Volkswagen Driving Academy, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Speed Stars 3. The launch of the TV show took place at the Zwartkops Raceway on 12 August. The day marked the start of a nationwide search for public contestants that will battle for the title of Speed Stars winner along with some of South Africa's favorite celebrities.
"We are delighted to be associated with this innovative campaign. Road safety and driver education forms an important part of the Speed Stars experience, along with the fun and excitement of the show", said Goodyear South Africa's Marketing & Brand Manager, Tracy Maclear.
At the launch event, contestants were given three attempts at navigating a Volkswagen UP, shod with Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres, through the tricky and wet gymkhana course. With only the two fastest times making it through to the next round, the competition was fierce and the times were extremely close.
A massive crowd favorite was the Celebrity Shootout with 5fm's Rob Forbes, rapper Jack Parow and Expresso presenter, Katlego Maboe. The next Celebrity Shootout will see recording artist, Richard Stirton; SA's top chef, Reuben Riffel and talented Maps Maponyane battling it out for a Wild Card slot.
The next opportunity for public contestants to qualify for Speed Stars will be at the South African Motoring Experience (SAMEx) on 2 and 3 September at the Volkswagen Skid Pan area at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
Speed Stars 3 will be on TV screens from the 7th of October until the 15th of December on Ignition, DSTV 189.