BOITY THULO AND SPEED STARS – SEASON 2
We are excited to announce Boity Thulo has join the Speed Stars team as one of our presenters! Boity was part of our first season and it was on the show that she got to drive a manual transmission for the very first time, so it wasn’t surprising when she ended up with the ‘wooden wheel’ award for posting the slowest time.
She had so much fun during the filming process and wanted a chance to come back and redeem herself – of course we said yes, but thought it safer keeping her in front of the camera!
Boity is impossible not to love and we are really looking forward to the fresh energy she will bring to the show.
But Boity isn’t the only star on the show. As with our first season, Speed Stars will bring you the biggest names in South Africa – a diverse mix of entertainers, sports stars and comedians – taken out of their comfort zones and given the chance to show us their race faces!
Our first guest pairing is literally David versus Goliath with David Levinsohn taking on Jason Goliath in the battle of the comedians. This is guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor with laughter.
Taking to the circuit next are the king and queen of the waves, with Chris Bertish challenging Bianca Buitendag – will they take to the track like a duck to water?
You don’t get more cool than Maps Maponyane and Top Billing’s Jonathan Boynton-Lee but who will keep it cool when these close friends meet on the race track?
Leigh-Anne Williams starts your day and Bonnie Mbuli finishes it, but who will finish on top when these two television presenters meet on screen?
If our first four celebrity guest pairings are anything to go by, we are in for a fantastic second season featuring sports, fashion, TV and radio personalities.
The 13 part 24-minute weekly series will be broadcast at 19.30 on Ignition, (DSTV 189) from 3 September. Repeat broadcasts on Ignition and DSTV Catch Up.
SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN DRIVE? – PUBLIC CALL TO ENTRY
Well, it’s time to find out as we put your driving talent to the test in the second season of Speed Stars, but this time it’s not only about our famous faces!
Michelin and Speed Stars will embark on a nationwide public search for the four fastest drivers who will take on our 20 celebrities, and with it the chance to become SA’s speediest star. The entry mechanic is a simple one: karting.
Through our promotional campaign on television, print and social media, public will be encouraged to enter our Speed Stars Search on the 3rd September at one of four karting venues in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. Venue details below so book your slot today.
CAPE TOWN: CENTURY KARTING
021-5251720 / www.karting.co.za
DURBAN: EPIC KARTING
082 800 1431 / www.epickarting.co.za
011-6090076 / www.compu-kart.co.za
GAUTENG: XTREME INDOOR KARTING
011 465 0088 / www.xtremeindoorkarting.co.za
We take the four fastest times from each of the venues through to our elimination round on the 10th September, where the four fastest will then be a part of Speed Stars.
There are Entry Restrictions:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- No professional racing drivers / karters
WIN THE ULTIMATE INTERNATIONAL SPORT EXPERIENCE
The winner of Speed Stars will jet off overseas with Michelin as part of their global Pilot Sport Experience. Created to give guests a taste of what it’s like to be a racing driver, they will get to drive a Formula 4, Touring Car and Rally Car on an international F1 circuit. This year’s event is held at the Sepang F1 Circuit in Malaysia.
Our winner will be a part of the 2017 Michelin Pilot Sport Experience; the destination is still to be revealed.
Fortis is one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers, dating back to 1912 and our winner will receive one of their latest timepieces valued at R28 000-00 from Heavy Metal Watches.
Our Predict the Winner competition is also back! Each week you get a chance to correctly predict who will win when our stars go head to head on the racetrack – get it correct and you could win an Advanced Driving day with Opel and Michelin.
Weekly winners will be selected via entries on the Speed Stars website www.speedstars.co.za and on our various social media platforms.
But the massive news is our Predict the Winner Grand Finale prize is also an overseas trip with Michelin!
Our final show will see our fastest guests back on the track in a winner takes all season finale – correctly pick our winner and you could be joining our winner at the Michelin Pilot Sport Experience in 2017.
MICHELIN GIVES BACK!
Michelin is again donating R30 000 to charity and Speed Stars has chosen Ark Animal Centre and The Sunflower Fund to support this season through a new feature on the show – The Charity Challenge.
In each episode our stars will be teamed up and compete against each other in various car related challenges, with the winning team getting R2500-00 to donate to one of our charities. The winning team chooses one of the two sealed envelopes to reveal which charity is the beneficiary.
YouTube Channel – SpeedStarsSA
Website – www.speedstars.co.za
Social media – speedstarssa (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube)
Final Episode of Season 1 – https://youtu.be/heoHnCn1iSE