THE Spin City Burnouts will this year feature the youngest ever participant, Denzel Mayor, at Borrowdale Racecourse on Saturday.
The venue, normally used for horse racing, will be a hive of activity with blurring sounds and screeching tyres of the stunt vehicles.
Denzel, who is just 13-years-old and a Form 1 pupil at Phoenix College, will be performing for the first time alongside seasoned drivers that include his uncle Isaac Mayor aka Fat Cat.
Despite the dangers that are associated with the game, Fat Cat believes this is a development worth marvelling at.
“It is his first time and I think it is something different for the Zimbabwean crowd,” Fat Cat, who doubles as the organiser of the event, said.
“There should not be fears about him not having a driver’s licence since this is going to be a controlled racing area.
“We had a 14-year-old last year from South Africa, Sam Sam, and we thought we could start Denzel at a tender age.”
Spinning is an entertainment sport orchestrated by professional drivers and stuntmen in a safely barricaded area with the main vehicles used being BMW E30’s 325i and above models.
The car is classically manoeuvred until the rear wheel(s) burst.
All this is done while stuntmen perform high risk stunts with the vehicle in motion.
The event, now in its sixth edition, has often attracted huge crowds and will have Botswana’s The General as the star attraction.
The General will complement local spinners that include Fat Cat, Goofa, Shannon aka Spin Kid, Maurice aka Vevelicious, Anthony aka Black Mamba,, Russel Majid and Adil aka Bhai Crew, Dante-Rock, Taku aka Smokey, Kunnie and Demonz1 Stuntmen.
Musical entertainment would be provided by LED DJs and live performance by rap artiste Tazzy.
Chidren under 12 years will gain free entrance while adults will have to part with $5.