Friday, August 24, 2012

Nissan Rally Racer in Africa

Running what looks to be one of the only non-"modern" vehicle in the African Rally Championship, South Africa's Pieter Pilusa piloted (say that three times fast) his Nissan GX140 to a seventh place finish at the 2012 Toyota Zimbabwe Challenge.  This was out of only 15 entries so you can see that locally run offroad racing in Africa has a way to go...but at least its there!

Mr. Pilusa is especially proud of his results as he is one of the few black, African drivers competing on a regular basis and wants to encourage blacks across the continent to get into motorsports.  His GX140, from what I can tell is similar to, if not identical in most ways to what we know here as a Sentra.

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