The wait is finally over! The much anticipated Sabat Power Wheelchair Race, hosted by Sabat Batteries, will return to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on 31 July 2022. Entries for the event close on 30 June and are open to all QASA members based in Gauteng. If you would like to attend or participate, contact QASA for more information at email@example.com or 031 767 0352.
Since it has been a while since the event, here are the highlights from the last SABAT Power Wheelchair Race held in 2019.
Fastest quad crowned at Sabat Wheelchair Race
The annual Sabat Wheelchair Race, hosted by Sabat Batteries and Auto X in partnership with the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), returned to the Zwartkops Raceway on Sunday, August 4, to crown the fastest quad on the block. The race formed part of a host of activities at the annual Cars in the Park event.
At the 2019 Sabat Wheelchair Race, 22 quadriplegics took to the go-kart track at Zwartkops in their power wheelchairs. After a tightly contested one-lap race, Shaun Arde proved himself to be the fastest man, while Soneke de Wit was the first woman over the finish line.
In addition to hosting the annual race, Sabat Batteries also supports quadriplegic members of QASA by offering them a set of batteries every two years so that they can remain mobile. The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race celebrates this relationship between QASA and Auto X.
QASA CEO Ari Seirlis says: “QASA is very grateful for this long-standing partnership whereby every quadriplegic who is a member of QASA and uses a power wheelchair can get a set of batteries every two years.”