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The Formula-X Grand Prix - A Fuel Story (SEASON FINALE)

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With the biggest event on the F-X calendar finally here, each racer looks to have the last laugh

31st of May - Season 1 Moodswing was smiling. This was it. This was what all his hard work was all about: the end result of all the blood, sweat and tears... The Formula-X Grand Prix. This was big. And it wasn't the case  just  because they'd held out on calling any of their previous pay-per-views "grands Prix". It wasn't  just  because this event would have a slew of special guests...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 32 - The Sports Entertainer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Witness the final episode of Season One of Monday Night Fuel as Solo contemplates his future...

25th of May - Season 1 "Welcome to Monday Night Fuel." Solo Magubane remembered those words as if they'd been spoken yesterday, But, in fact, they had been spoken nine months ago. Solo hadn't expected the series to be such a smash hit success. He really hadn't. Particularly since the series didn't consider itself motorsports at all. Instead, it called itself 'sports entertainment'...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 31 - Bound for Glory

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only two weeks left, Touch Mkhize looks to become the biggest talk of the town.

18th of May – Season 1 Ever since starting in Formula-X, Touch had garnered a reputation for not doing anything low key. Of course this wasn't the truth, but Touch liked that people  thought  it was. But the truth was that there were plenty of things that Touch enjoyed doing that he preferred no one know about. Like when he visited his childhood friends in Egypsia. Touch was currently...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 30 - The Duchess of Drag

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Penny Potgieter learns the true value of being a monarch while on the highway to the Grand Prix.

11th of May – Season 1 When Penny arrived at the Fuel Speedway, it was in the back of a black Mercedes C Class. This hadn't been her idea. Neither was the paparazzi waiting for her outside the car. As she hesitated to exit, she thought about how this happened. It started at the first fan convention 2 weeks ago when the number of fans attending the downtown Civic Center had been...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 29 - Highway to the Grand Prix

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only 4 weeks left to impress, the F-X racers look to pull out all the stops heading to the GP.

4th of May – Season One SOLO AND STYLES "We're in the endgame now, brother," said Styles Sithole as he and Solo Magubane got out of Styles car, having just arrived at the Fuel Speedway.  Solo didn't even bother rolling his eyes. "Why are you quoting superhero movies to me, Jose?" Solo had gotten used to Styles so much that they'd even gotten to calling each other either by their...Read On

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Sunday Night Easter - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

In the last stop to the biggest event on the F-X Calendar, the racers look for one last major win

26th of April  – Season 1 When Moodswing had explained that they would be reusing one of the previous pay-per-view tracks from earlier in the season, Glen wasn't sure. But at the end of the day, Glenwood Jacobs was the Vice President of the F-X Racing Club and Moodswing was the President. As much as he hated being called it, Moodswing was the boss. So Glen just had to trust that...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 28 - The Feature-Racer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

John Kloof accepts a challenge after declaring that he'll go undefeated until the Grand Prix.

20th of April - Season 1 "I hereby declare that I will go undefeated until The Formula-X Grand Prix." Those were the words that came out of John Kloof's mouth last week in the Winner's Circle after he defeated Juan van Zonder. He knew how he must have sounded: pompous and maybe even arrogant. But he had to say them. It was do or time. Now, it was about making a statement. With only...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 27 - NO HOLDS BARRED

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After Moodswing gives a speech to motivate his racers, Brenda deals with the ramifications...

13th of April - Season 1 "From here on out, as far I'm considered, it is NO. HOLDS. BARRED." Those were the words that boomed from Moodswing's mouth as he stood on the middle-stage with a microphone in his hand. However, unlike the speech he gave on the premiere of Monday Night Fuel where he was just addressing the crowd, this time he was addressing all the racers who were...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 26 - Bayede Inkosi

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

King Mandla looks to show his dominance over the series while dealing with his father's stern hand.

  TWO WEEKS AFTER FESTIVAL OF THE FALL 6th of April - Season 1 "You're a King, Mandla. Act like it." Formula-X King, Mandla Xulu had never been prouder hearing these words. And how could he not be when they came from the King of the Zulus. He'd been given the extraordinary honor just two days ago when the Zulu tribe leader had invited him to have Saturday tea with him. It was...Read On

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Festival of the Fall - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The road to the Biggest Finale in Sport Entertainment starts with the biggest festival of Autumn.

22nd of March - Season 1 Lord, I love my job . That was the thought that ran through Toney Kunene's mind as she switched off her car and marvelled at the sight in front of her. She had just arrived at Engels Korta and was blown away by what she was looking at: it was a full blown festival! While she shouldn't have been surprised considering that the name of the event was  Festival ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 25 - Deal with the Devil

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As everyone prepares for the upcoming Festival of the Fall, Stevie contemplates an offer from Thawn.

16th of March - Season 1 When Darcy Stevens took off her helmet and stepped off her motorcycle, her face immediately fell. Across the parking lot, standing next to his black 1970s Chevrolet Impala was Thawn Oberhauser. She knew what he as doing. He was waiting for her... and this wasn't the first time. He'd done the same thing last week. Stevie rolled her eyes and started for the...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 24 - Monday Night Reservist

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Frustrated from having no race for the night, Styles looks to make the most of his night off...

9th of March - Season 1 "What do you mean I don't have a race tonight?" Even as Styles Sithole spoke the words, he was shocked. "Exactly what I said, Styles," said Moodswing. The Club President then handed him the card with the list of races on it. Styles read the racecard.   The Xulu/Kieck Press Conference King Mandla  ( The  Shosholoza )  vs. Low Rez  ( innominate )  & R-Kid ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 23 - The Impaler

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Still reeling from being humiliated on Valentines Day, Thawn attempts to bounce back...

2nd of March - Season 1 Two weeks, that's how long it had been since Heart-Attack where Thawn Oberhauser had been thoroughly embarassed. It had been two weeks, which should have been long enough for people to forget what happened. But people remembered. He could feel it as he walked the concourse: people looking at him. People looking  down  at him. To them, he was the guy that...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 22 - Headliners

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

JVZ attempts to balance popularity with his spot on the food chain in Formula-X

24th of February - Season 1 TALKING WITH TOUCH "And let me introduce to you at this time, my first of two guests for the night: Juan van Zonder!" JVZ rolled his eyes at the huge introduction as he made his way onto the stage. Touch always had a way of building hype every time he introduced his guests on his talk show. It was his gift: making things seem bigger than they were....Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 21 - Popularity Contest

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Valentine's Day now behind them, Touch looks for the next big news story for his talk show

17th of February – Season 1 Touch slammed his fist on the table, rubbing his temple with his other hand in frustration. He’d been at this for an hour already but felt like he was getting nowhere. “And then?” When Touch looked up and saw Brenda Koek, he didn’t say a word so Brenda continued. “What you banging the tables for?” No answer. “Never seen someone so upset after winning...Read On

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Heart-Attack - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The stars of Monday Night Fuel look to celebrate Valentine's Day while also maintaining dominance...

16th of February – Season 1 Rosemary Lekota was not a big racing fan. But she knew that she hadn’t been invited to this pay-per-view to watch the motorsport. She hadn’t been invited to be entertained by these sports entertainers. No… she had been hired to be the entertainment. She was a singer. As one of the newest exports from Lesotho, she was eager to make her mark all over...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 20 - The Rosebud Racer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After a wild night of fun, Jim Kieck must put his money where his mouth is when he faces Fuel's best

10th of   February  – Season   1 Jim woke up with a start and immediately knew he must have had a hell of a night because his head was buzzing. He was familiar with this feeling. He was also familiar with the feeling that came with it: loss of memory of what happened last night. That’s usually what happened when he drank that much. While this didn’t usually bother Jim, when he...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 19 - Dime-A-Dozen

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Valentines Day around the corner, the Duchess of Drag looks to find love but stumbles on hatred

3rd of February  – Season   1 “Love is in the air in Formula-X and its flagship show, Monday Night Fuel as the F-X Racing Club President has just announced the name of the upcoming pay-per-view that will occur on Valetine’s Day weekend: Heart Attack.” Those were the words spoken by the F-X reporter, Toney Kunene as she stood in front of a camera with a microphone in her hand...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 18 - Going All-Out

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The King is dead... Long live the King. There is a new F-X King on the speedway and his name is Xulu

27th of January - Season 1 Mandla Xulu is the new Formula-X King. That was what all the headlines said. That was all Thawn had heard. And it had only been twenty-four hours. But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. That’s how long it had taken the fans to develop a song that literally sung the praises of the new King… something Thawn never got. That’s how long it had taken Thawn to...Read On

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The Scramble - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the first time ever, witness all the F-X racers battle it out all at once to be numero uno!

26th of January - Season 1 The moment that Tendai Mathemba stepped out of the uber, he had expected to be immediately recognised. After all, even if he wasn’t a celebrity by normal circumstances, he was a multiple-time continental open-wheel champion and he was in a crowd of motorsport enthusiasts. But when he realized that absolutely no one recognised him as he walked through the...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 17 - Going All-In

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

We're 2 weeks into the new year and the top 2 racers in the series are already set for all-out war!

20th of January – Season 1 Mandla was barely listening as Touch Mkhize spoke. It wasn’t on purpose. He was simply distracted. Lucky for him, he already knew most of what Touch was talking about. As one of his guests tonight on Talking with Touch , he was familiar with what Touch was saying, preparing him for the show. But currently, Mandla was more concerned with his other guest on...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 16 - Season's Greetings

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Five weeks have passed and the F-X racers of Fuel are back, but are they better than ever...?

13th of January – Season 1 “Season’s greetings, Stevie.” When Darcy Stevens looked up to see who had greeted her, she’d nodded and smiled at the fan while secretly judging them. She hated when people used that expression after more than a week into the new year. But what was she going to do? It had become customary. Stevie was currently standing at a concession stand in the...Read On

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Year End Bash - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Christmas around the corner, F-X looks to break in the festive season the only way it knows how

15th of December – Season 1 Teresa Koek held a hand in front of her face as she yawned, trying to keep her sisters from seeing her. She always yawned during hymns while in church. She didn’t know why. Actually, that was a lie. She knew why. It was because she personally found them boring. Of course, she didn’t dare tell Doris, or worse, Brenda this. Going to church every Sunday was...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 15: Reality Check

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

It's the mid-season finale as one racer looks to the Greek "gods" of old to bring him good fortune.

9th of December - Season 1 Juan van Zonder fell into the water and immediately felt the desperate need to get some air. Even with the waves throwing him in every direction, he battled to the surface before taking a huge gulp of air. Not a moment later, another huge wave was sweeping him through the water. But that’s not what worried the man. What worried him was that he’d lost track...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 14: The Next Claimant

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With the next PPV just around the corner, 2 top contenders bid their claim on the F-X Throne

2nd of December - Season 1 Solo Magubane sighed as he looked at his watch, the minutes ticking away as he waited outside the clothing shop. Thinking now, in hindsight, he realized that it might have been a bad idea to agree to give this guy a ride to the Fuel Speedway. After all, weren’t all the other F-X racers supposed to be the enemy? But he couldn’t help it. He’d been raised to...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 13: Long Live the King

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

King Thawn takes note of the serious threat to his Crown and takes steps to stop it

25th of November - Season 1 Nine weeks. That’s how long it had been since Thawn Oberhauser had become Formula-X King. And ever since that day, he had been living life to the fullest. Gone were the days where he drove himself to the Fuel Speedway; went to Catering himself to get something to eat or spoke to anyone on the Formula-X Racing Club Committee besides Moodswing himself....Read On

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Show-Down - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the 1st time ever, the F-X racers take to the down town streets of Ngelosi in this exciting PPV

24th of November – Season 1 Mandla Xulu had always been a fan of motorsport. Like many South Africans just like him, for years growing up, he would have done anything to have South Africa represented in the top racing series. So, when Mandla heard about this weekly formula-one-like racing series that played on Monday nights, Mandla was intrigued. While Mandla had been too busy to...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 12: The Amazing Grace Strikes Back

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Penny Potgieter learns that revenge is a dish best served cold...

18th of November – Season 1 “What do you mean I have to face her tonight!? You said that I had already qualified for the drag race at the pay-per-view.” These were the words coming out of Penny Potgieter’s mouth as she angrily spoke them to Glen in his office. “Penny, calm down,” said Glen as he explained the events that transpired just a week ago that led to her and Brenda having a...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 11: Stakes of the Derby

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After hitting the boiling point last week, Kloof and Kieck lay their stakes for the upcoming Derby

13th of November – Season 1 The One Kilometer Derby: that was what Glen had called it last week, Jim remembered. While he’d kept it to himself at the time, Jim had to go and look up what a derby was because he’d only ever heard it used to describe soccer matches and horse races. When he found out what it was, he was surprised to find that the term worked well for their upcoming...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 10: In Love and War

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Things finally get to a boiling point between Kloof and Kieck as the two engage in a chaotic chase!

4th of November – Season 1 “How did it feel to lose in front of your kid and your hot wife?” Those were the words running through John Kloof’s mind as his legs moved at a serious pace with his heart beating even faster. He wasn’t just running, he was chasing. No, he wasn’t chasing… he was hunting . And the man he was chasing was his enemy, his sworn enemy! Jim Kieck. It was him who...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 9: Claim to the Throne

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The only thing better than being King? Getting a shot at being King. Will Brenda capitalize on hers?

28th of October – Season 1 Brenda Koek: Number One Claimant. It has a good ring to it , thought Brenda as she waited patiently in Catering for her meal to be prepared. It had been a long two months for Brenda but after Moodswing and Glen had approached her last night at the Trick or Treat following Hallow’s Eve to tell her that she would be headlining tonight’s episode of Fuel,...Read On

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Hallow's Eve - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The 2nd ever Formula-X PPV starring the racers of Monday Night Fuel

27th of October – Season 1 Glen laughed. He was currently looking at a sheet of paper that was riddled with columns of numbers, but he was currently looking at the one right at the bottom. It was the sum total of money they had made on pay-per-view buys on the Formula-X streaming service. It was higher than the ones for the previous pay-per-view: Arbour Games. Glen found this...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 8: The Cursed Conundrum

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Can one man alone, shunned by society find victory behind the wheel? Find out tonight!

21st of October – Season 1 As Sylvester Sithole drove through the main entrance of the Fuel Speedway in his green Toyota 86, he couldn’t help but wonder how lucky he was. He was on a weekly show that aired all across the country and not only that but he was also one of the most popular racers on the show. But Monday Night Fuel wasn’t an ordinary motorsports show. Sports Opera,...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 7: Burning Bridges

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

On Monday Night Fuel, friendships die hard and betrayals are a way of life...

14th of October – Season 1 Penny Potgieter had never really had many friends. She never needed them. Growing up, people had come to call these ‘trust issues’ as she never seemed to find ones that she could get along with, at least after a while. One way or another something would part them, bring them to differences of opinion, have them not see eye to eye. Instead, Penny had...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 6: Touched by Ingelosi

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Last week saw a love affair get sensationalized. This week, a racer tells misfortune to take a hike

7th of October - Season 1 Touch Mkhize had never been one for believing in luck. He didn’t believe in divine interventions or any other such. What you see is what you get. That’s why he didn’t end up hating God when his parents died when he was nineteen-years-old – that awkward age when you weren’t young enough to be considered a child but also not old enough to take on the world all...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 5: The Family Man

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The 1st PPV might be behind us but the aftermath continues only on Monday Night Fuel

30th of September - Season 1 Heroes didn’t lose when it counted most. That was how all the movies went, right? Back in the dark ages, the fairytales always had the bad guy bite the dust in the end. So, if that was the case, then how the hell did he lose to Jim Kieck at Arbour Games? Just as John Kloof contemplated his failure from last night, a voice boomed on the P.A. system. ...Read On

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Arbour Games - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Like adrenaline-filled racing action? Then don't miss out on this one.

30th of September - Season 1 Moodswing swore. They were behind schedule. The event was set to start at 6 pm and his first two racers were nowhere to be seen. A bead of sweat travelled down his brow as he looked. He looked at his watch again: 5:50. Dammit , he thought, where the hell are they ? He looked up and saw Penny Potgieter and Brenda Koek. Well, at least they're here . They...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 4: Playing with Fire

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

When you play with fire, you're gonna get burnt... or will you? Find out tonight

23rd of September - Season 1 Bang! The slap stung, sending searing pain through his face. But as Jim Kieck stood there on the receiving side of this “assault”, he couldn’t help but think, okay, I deserved that one . He wanted to smile at the turn of events but didn’t. He knew better. He’d been here before and things usually went smoother if he acted just as disappointed in the turn...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 3: Speak of the Devil

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

It's Week 3 in the Fuel Speedway as the 2 claimants to the F-X Throne butt heads

16th of September – Season 1 Thawn Oberhauser had never been accused of being the nicest person in the world. And there was a reason for that: he never tried to be nice. Nice people finished last. That wasn’t just a nifty catchphrase for Thawn, it was a way of life. Being nice was a weakness. It allowed people to take you lightly. Thawn was a businessman by day: born with a...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 2: Diamond in the Rough

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Its week 2 of Monday Night Fuel as Stevie learns the art of sports entertainment

9th of September – Season 1 Stevie’s pulse was racing as she moved at an incredible speed. Darcy Stevens was known for many things: having a dark, chocolate complexion unique for a colored woman; having a soft spot for coconut-covered snowballs and for being one of the fastest human beings in Southern Africa on open-wheels. As Stevie weaved and bobbed between vehicles, she could feel...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 1: The Abominable Seduction

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Witness the debut episode of Monday Night Fuel as we follow Solo Magubane

2nd of September - Season 1 “Welcome to Monday Night Fuel.” Those were the words that boomed from Moodswing’s mouth as he stood atop the stage that sat right in the middle of the racetrack. But while Moodswing gave the landmark speech that would change the face of the island province of Azania forever, all Solo could think of was his upcoming race... and just how many people were...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 13 – Reprisal

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Dime sets his sights on an old rival as he finally takes revenge from an incident in February...

30th of November – Season 2 The word success had always been a strange one to Dime. It was mostly because it was a subjective notion yet it was treated as an objective one. Everyone always measured success by some broad definition rather than by specific criteria. His career in Formula-X was a good example. Many would say that he hadn't had much success due to a lack of titles and...Read On

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Show-Down in Durban - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the first time ever, the F-X racers take the action to mainland, South Africa. Durban get ready!

29th of November - Season 2 Captain Khumalo never really understood why they insisted on calling the monthly racing events "pay-per-views". To him, events of this calibre were called grands prix and nothing else, but he'd gone along with it. Currently, Ken Khumalo was sitting on a plane that was making its final descent into King Shaka International Airport. Captain Khumalo had...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 12 – Order of the Gauntlet

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Show-Down in Durban draws closer, JVZ attempts to gain advantage in the upcoming gauntlet race...

23rd of November – Season 2 The calm before the storm. This was a concept that Juan van Zonder was very familiar with as a man accustomed to the movements of the ocean. The ever-changing tides had actually taught him a lot about the world including how one needed to adapt to one's problems which come and go like waves. JVZ's latest problem wasn't one that he had alone: the gauntlet...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 11 – Shadow of the Showdown

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Blackcat Mathunzi makes a challenge as the upcoming pay-per-view begins to loom...

16th of November – Season 2 Blackcat Mathunzi wasn't one to mince words. When he'd pressed "send" on the  Formulary  post, he'd meant every word of it. Already, the comments section was blowing up with the fandom expressing their thoughts: " Is this dude for real!?"  "Doesn't he already know that he has a race at Show-Down?"  "Is he messing with us?"  " So I guess occultist...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 10 – Running the Gauntlet

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Glen attempts to quell the tension amongst the racers, Solo learns of a challenging new race...

9th of November – Season 2 When Solo Magubane arrived at the Fuel Speedway it was chaos – albeit, an organized chaos. It started outside with the very loud and vocal protesters singing their praise songs and continued right into the paddock with multiple arguments going on between half of the racers. Solo wondered if there was something in the air.  When Solo had made his grand...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 9 – Mister Monday Night

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Playing reserve once again, Styles decides to make the most of it while weighing in on the rebellion

2nd of November – Season 2 "What do you mean you support us both equally?" "What do you want me to say? I consider both you and the King friends. Why should I pick between you?" "Because we're in the middle of a motorsports cold war." Mandla Xulu certainly had a thing for the dramatic. But when you were the son of the Deputy Mayor and had been embroiled in politics since puberty, it...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 8 – Celerity Rush

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After becoming first in the line of succession, Jim Kieck tries to win Brenda's affection again...

27th of October –Season 2 He didn't know what had come over him but he couldn't take his eyes off of her. Jim Kieck was currently standing in the middle of a crowd of people dancing at a party on the beach. Naturally, there were many a beautiful woman there but none that Jim was interested in right now save for one: Brenda Koek. It had been tough to get her to the party but it was...Read On

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Hallow's Eve [S2] – A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Amandla's Rebellion continues as the scariest time of the year approaches the Formula-X series

25th of October –  Season 2 Belinda Baartjies woke up with a start. She'd just had a nightmare. For a second she didn't recognise where she was until she looked next to her in the bed and realized where she was and instantly rolled her eyes, resisting the urge to slap herself on the forehead. Upon realising how big a mistake last night was, Belinda slipped out of the bed, eager to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 7 – Restoration

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Touch Mkhize takes a journey inwards in an effort to bounce back from his funk...

19th of October – Season 2 Touch Mkhize's grandmother could see that something was troubling him. He couldn't keep still. It was still hours before Monday Night Fuel and she knew if he remained in this agitated state that he'd explode by the time he got to the Fuel Speedway. "What's wrong, mzukulu?" "I'm trying to figure out what to do, Gogo." Touch explained to his grandmother...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 6 – The Dollar Sign Girl

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Touch Mkhize faces Moodswing's wrath, Penny Potgieter looks to take advantage...

12th of October – Season 2 She wanted more... and she knew she shouldn't. That was the thought going through Penny Potgieter's mind as she scrolled through the news feed on the  Formulary . All any fan could talk about was Touch Mkhize. Whether they were talking about him as Duke of Drag; his talk show last week; what he said about the Club Committee on the show or Moodswing's...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 5 – The Worthy and the Wicked

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Amandla's Rebellion continues to boom, Monday Night Fuel enters the realm of the occult...

5th of October – Season 2 When Darcy Stevens read the profile of the newest racer in the F-X series on the  Formulary , she was sure that it was a joke. It said that the man's profession was an "occultist". Stevie already knew this was wrong because rumor had it that the man was a rogue Taxify driver who'd only gotten his job because Moodswing liked the idea of introducing...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 4 – The Songs of Praise

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Influenced by his father, Mandla plays to the fandom to save face after being humiliated at the PPV

28th of September – Season 2 MONDAY MORNING AT NGELOSI CITY HALL Mandla didn't know why his father had asked to see him this morning but he knew it couldn't be anything good. Not after losing to John Kloof again.  King John Kloof , thought Mandla, correcting himself mentally. He remembered how King Kloof had corrected him three weeks ago after the Season Two premiere of Monday...Read On

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Arbour Games [S2] – A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As the fandom enjoy the return of PPV, we take a glimpse into the private life of the Club President

27th of September – Season 2 When Angela Moodley matriculated, she never dreamed in a million years that she would be involved in something like this. After all, back then she'd simply been Angela Mabaso: the typical "it" girl who was far more interested in dating the hottest boy than knowing anything about sports, let alone motorsport. Now here she was, not only married to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 3 – The Final Temptation of Brenda Koek

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Brenda must come face to face with her feelings about Jim as she faces 'The Playboy' one last time

21st of September – Season 2 EARLIER IN THE DAY "You want me to file what ?" "Sexual harassment charges." Brenda Koek looked at her younger sister like she was crazy. She'd just told her what she'd told Thawn on the roof last week and Doris was now basically telling her what Thawn had alluded to. "Doris, I'm not filing anything of the sort." "Why not?" "Because that's not...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 2 – The Thawn Oberhauser Homecoming

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Thawn makes a grand return to Monday Night Fuel but not everyone is happy to see The Impaler...

14th of September – Season 2 MONDAY MORNING As Thawn sat in his office, he contemplated the evening ahead. He'd made a decision  not  to appear on last week's episode anticipating that all eyes would be on the Crown. He'd been right except that it had been Amandla's Rebellion that was the talk of the episode rather than John Kloof's Coronation. Either way, Thawn wasn't going to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 1 – Amandla's Rebellion

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The stars of Monday Night Fuel are back but not all is sunshine and roses as a dark cloud looms...

7th of September – Season 2 FEATURE RACE – 21:17 Vooossh! John Kloof could barely hear himself breathing over the sound of his engine firing on all cylinders. He took a chance and let his eyes dart to his opponent’s vehicle which was keeping pace next to him. The intensity was real as they both sped around the bends of the racetrack at 200km/h. There was no mistaking it: this was...Read On

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Catch-2020

While waiting at a train station, a man contemplates the state of not just his nation but the world.

As Sam sat at the bench in the train station, reading his newspaper, waiting for the 6PM train, he thought about how ridiculous it felt to be sitting all alone yet wearing his face mask. He had a mind to slip it down his face which was hidden behind the pages. The fact that the mask was fogging up his spectacles only served his motivation further. But Sam fought the urge as he stared at...Read On

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The Apology

After a humiliating experience, a son has to face his father and the impending consequences.

I'd always found it odd seeing my brother as a father. I still remembered when we were kids, running around on the playground acting a fool. And now,  he  had a kid. When John had asked if I wanted to come with to pick him up, I'd said yes. Any chance to see my favourite nephew. Unfortunately, the storm brewing up above seemed to have found its figurtive counterpart as both John and J.J....Read On

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Happy That You're Gone

They say when someone you love dies, they go to a better place. Is it true...?

I’m happy that you’re gone Not because I wanted you dead Not because I never cared But because all hate, sadness and pain is gone   I’m happy that you’re gone Not because I don’t want you by my side Where you belong to love me, to catch me if I slip or slide But because your journey to peace is on   I’m happy that you’re gone Not because it’s better nowadays But knowing that...Read On

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Who I Am

You only have one life to live...

I am my Creator’s creation; my Designer’s design Like a piece of art drawn by an artist’s hand, I have a destiny. A predetermined fate set by the hand of my Maker. A set date of birth, and a set date of death. Who are you to tell me how to live?   I have a body with four limbs, two lungs and one beating heart, That beats like a bomb that ticks. I only have one life so I guard it...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 11: Introducing the Lullaby

Following their break in into the armoury, Sam and Doug are introduced to the mystic Lullaby

Before Sam and Doug was a beautiful silver-gloss-painted car. It was slick, with smooth curves and tinted windows. It had side skirts and a hood with a vent on it. The tires were thin and the rims, shiny with a metallic blue glow coming from them. The car looked like a combination or a 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang; a Chevrolet Camaro and a Dodge Charger. It looked like it was designed to be the...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 10: And Then Some

Doug finds himself in hot water after uncovering a secret of the Human Resistance

TWO HOURS LATER November 7th, 2040 - 12:18 Doug walked down the darkened corridor as stealthily as he could. He’d been exploring the compound all morning for all the secrets that they hadn’t told them.  If this was the future, then there had to be some cool gadgets lying around somewhere. On the south side of the compound, Doug came across a locked door. He used a hammer he had found...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 9: Meant for a Purpose

After the events of the previous episode, Ripley now faces the justice system of the Resistance

FOUR WEEKS LATER November 7th, 2040  – 08:57 “Don’t worry,” said Sam.  “I’m sure they’ll rule in your favour. “How can you be so sure?” said Ripley. “Because Eduardo’s in one piece,” said Selena.  “And according to Sommer, she saved his life.  That means you were right.  So you have nothing to be afraid of.” “It doesn’t change what she did,” Selena.  “She attacked you and...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 8A - Finder's Keeper's

Sam and Ripley decide to take matters into their own hands and rescue Eduardo

THREE DAYS LATER    October 13th, 2040 – 10:15 Sam stood in front of his best friend, Doug, and Selena. They looked at him with worried eyes. “You want us to do WHAT?” “Look, Sam,” said Selena, “Doug’s right. That sounds crazy. I know you feel bad and all with you being the one to awaken Sommer. But I just don’t think that risking your life is the best answer.” “Guys, I have...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 7B - Moment of Truth

Sommer comes face to face with her moment of truth

The cave lit up at first sight of the sun. Sommer had already been outside the cave and back So when Eduardo woke up to find Sommer now fully clothed, he was surprised. “ Where did the clothes come from? ” “ You forget. This is a war-ridden time. Dead bodies aren’t that hard to find. I got the clothes from the first one I found. ” Eduardo made the symbol of the Cross out of respect for...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 7A - Moment of Truth

Eduardo finally finds a person to talk to . . . his abductor

Without another word, Ripley ran down the corridor. Sarah followed in hot pursuit. Sarah’s lungs felt like they were going to give out on her. They stumbled into the lab to find the group scattered around the floor again. “What happened?” asked Sarah. “It’s gone!” said Selena. “That damn pscybotic is gone!” “How did that happen!?” asked Ripley, shocked. “I set the remote. She......Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 6B - Somewhere Else

Sarah learns more about the future

“What do you mean... I haven’t changed a bit? ” “Nothing,” she stood up from the other bed. “Wait... are you saying that... You know, I’ve meant to ask... where are the rest of us, like... from this time... from the future?” Ripley just blinked. “You knew me... from the future I mean. You just referred to me in the past tense.” “Sarah—” “Where am I? You told us the John Connor...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 6A - Somewhere Else

Ripley tries to guide Sarah in accepting that she's in the future

10 YEARS AGO  July 22nd , 2030  –  22:37 A young Ripley was playing in her room. She knew that she should have been asleep, but this wasn’t the first time she’d disobeyed her parents. She heard footsteps on the staircase and immediately ducked under her covers. When she realized that the footsteps were going the wrong direction, she peeked and looked at the door. Nothing....Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 5B - Sommer's Project

After a timejump, five teenagers discover more about their nemisis species

The pscybotic was lying on top of Sam, too heavy for him to lift off. Sam looked over at Ripley who proceeded to talk into the remote like it was a two-way radio. “Stand up.” The pscybotic immediately stood up. It stood up straight as if it were at attention. Her nudity didn’t phase her at all. “You will not harm anyone in this room, understood?” “ Understood.” The voice that came...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 5A - Sommer's Project

The Five teenagers learn more about their nemisis species

Sam was leaning on the tank again, trying to look into the window. The blue liquid was making it hard to tell what was inside, but looking at the dimensions of the tank and the location of the window it wasn’t hard to guess. When he concentrated on where the head should be, he wasn’t shocked to see two eyes staring back at him. “What’s in the tanks?” Sam’s question caught all of...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 4B - The Waves

Our heroes learn about how they ended up in the future

The group was ushered down the corridor of what looked like an old factory, with all the pipes and tanks scattered across the place. They entered into- what had to be a lab. There were computers; blueprint sketches and dismantled high-tech weapons all over the place. Dominating the sides of the room, were man-sized tanks with small windows that showed a blue liquid inside. Sam had a mind to...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 4A - The Waves

Our heroes find out the truth about where and when they are

Many hours had passed, not that Sam could tell how many, but the plane had eventually touched down. Sarah and Selena had been quiet the rest of the trip, and the Latino Loner had suspended himself to praying in Spanish. Doug, on the other hand, was doing his best to make conversation with Sam. Sam knew that it was mostly because he was nervous, though Doug would never admit it. When the...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 3 - No Place Like Home

After the impossible happens, five teenagers find themselves in the future where dangers lerk

36 HRS EARLIER   October 9 th, 2040 04:45 ‘What do you think, Rip? You think they’ll go for it?’ ‘I don’t know!?’ ‘But let’s be serious Rip. This is the military we’re talking about. They’re not going to commission a military plane to fly across the border. Not for the reason you’re telling them.’ ‘The frequency is important. You know that better than anyone.’ ‘Yeah, I know...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 2 - Pilot Part Two

Five teenagers'lives are changed forever when an accident causes the impossible

Sam stepped forward. 'Hey, who are you?' The stranger didn't answer. He just stared back at them. 'Can you talk?' asked Doug. The stranger still just stood there. 'I don't think he talks, Doug,' said Sam. 'Is anyone else getting that "Terminator" feeling,' said Selena in her ever sarcastic tone. Sarah, having had enough of just staring at the stranger stepped forward. 'Hey, where are we?'...Read On

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Pscybotics Volume One: Episode 1 - Pilot Part One

Five teenagers' lives are changed forever when an accident causes the impossible

Sam wasn't sure why he woke up. He hadn't set an alarm and the day looked dreary - the worst kind of day for him. Sam wanted to close his eyes and go to sleep but there was a feeling that he couldn't shake. It was the feeling that something was happening. That's when he rolled over to see his computer. There was a word on the black command screen that sat at the center of the screen. ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 1: The Abominable Seduction

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Witness the debut episode of Monday Night Fuel as we follow Solo Magubane

2nd of September - Season 1 “Welcome to Monday Night Fuel.” Those were the words that boomed from Moodswing’s mouth as he stood atop the stage that sat right in the middle of the racetrack. But while Moodswing gave the landmark speech that would change the face of the island province of Azania forever, all Solo could think of was his upcoming race... and just how many people were...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 2: Diamond in the Rough

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Its week 2 of Monday Night Fuel as Stevie learns the art of sports entertainment

9th of September – Season 1 Stevie’s pulse was racing as she moved at an incredible speed. Darcy Stevens was known for many things: having a dark, chocolate complexion unique for a colored woman; having a soft spot for coconut-covered snowballs and for being one of the fastest human beings in Southern Africa on open-wheels. As Stevie weaved and bobbed between vehicles, she could feel...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 3: Speak of the Devil

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

It's Week 3 in the Fuel Speedway as the 2 claimants to the F-X Throne butt heads

16th of September – Season 1 Thawn Oberhauser had never been accused of being the nicest person in the world. And there was a reason for that: he never tried to be nice. Nice people finished last. That wasn’t just a nifty catchphrase for Thawn, it was a way of life. Being nice was a weakness. It allowed people to take you lightly. Thawn was a businessman by day: born with a...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 4: Playing with Fire

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

When you play with fire, you're gonna get burnt... or will you? Find out tonight

23rd of September - Season 1 Bang! The slap stung, sending searing pain through his face. But as Jim Kieck stood there on the receiving side of this “assault”, he couldn’t help but think, okay, I deserved that one . He wanted to smile at the turn of events but didn’t. He knew better. He’d been here before and things usually went smoother if he acted just as disappointed in the turn...Read On

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Arbour Games - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Like adrenaline-filled racing action? Then don't miss out on this one.

30th of September - Season 1 Moodswing swore. They were behind schedule. The event was set to start at 6 pm and his first two racers were nowhere to be seen. A bead of sweat travelled down his brow as he looked. He looked at his watch again: 5:50. Dammit , he thought, where the hell are they ? He looked up and saw Penny Potgieter and Brenda Koek. Well, at least they're here . They...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 5: The Family Man

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The 1st PPV might be behind us but the aftermath continues only on Monday Night Fuel

30th of September - Season 1 Heroes didn’t lose when it counted most. That was how all the movies went, right? Back in the dark ages, the fairytales always had the bad guy bite the dust in the end. So, if that was the case, then how the hell did he lose to Jim Kieck at Arbour Games? Just as John Kloof contemplated his failure from last night, a voice boomed on the P.A. system. ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 6: Touched by Ingelosi

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Last week saw a love affair get sensationalized. This week, a racer tells misfortune to take a hike

7th of October - Season 1 Touch Mkhize had never been one for believing in luck. He didn’t believe in divine interventions or any other such. What you see is what you get. That’s why he didn’t end up hating God when his parents died when he was nineteen-years-old – that awkward age when you weren’t young enough to be considered a child but also not old enough to take on the world all...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 7: Burning Bridges

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

On Monday Night Fuel, friendships die hard and betrayals are a way of life...

14th of October – Season 1 Penny Potgieter had never really had many friends. She never needed them. Growing up, people had come to call these ‘trust issues’ as she never seemed to find ones that she could get along with, at least after a while. One way or another something would part them, bring them to differences of opinion, have them not see eye to eye. Instead, Penny had...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 8: The Cursed Conundrum

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Can one man alone, shunned by society find victory behind the wheel? Find out tonight!

21st of October – Season 1 As Sylvester Sithole drove through the main entrance of the Fuel Speedway in his green Toyota 86, he couldn’t help but wonder how lucky he was. He was on a weekly show that aired all across the country and not only that but he was also one of the most popular racers on the show. But Monday Night Fuel wasn’t an ordinary motorsports show. Sports Opera,...Read On

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Hallow's Eve - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The 2nd ever Formula-X PPV starring the racers of Monday Night Fuel

27th of October – Season 1 Glen laughed. He was currently looking at a sheet of paper that was riddled with columns of numbers, but he was currently looking at the one right at the bottom. It was the sum total of money they had made on pay-per-view buys on the Formula-X streaming service. It was higher than the ones for the previous pay-per-view: Arbour Games. Glen found this...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 9: Claim to the Throne

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The only thing better than being King? Getting a shot at being King. Will Brenda capitalize on hers?

28th of October – Season 1 Brenda Koek: Number One Claimant. It has a good ring to it , thought Brenda as she waited patiently in Catering for her meal to be prepared. It had been a long two months for Brenda but after Moodswing and Glen had approached her last night at the Trick or Treat following Hallow’s Eve to tell her that she would be headlining tonight’s episode of Fuel,...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 10: In Love and War

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Things finally get to a boiling point between Kloof and Kieck as the two engage in a chaotic chase!

4th of November – Season 1 “How did it feel to lose in front of your kid and your hot wife?” Those were the words running through John Kloof’s mind as his legs moved at a serious pace with his heart beating even faster. He wasn’t just running, he was chasing. No, he wasn’t chasing… he was hunting . And the man he was chasing was his enemy, his sworn enemy! Jim Kieck. It was him who...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 11: Stakes of the Derby

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After hitting the boiling point last week, Kloof and Kieck lay their stakes for the upcoming Derby

13th of November – Season 1 The One Kilometer Derby: that was what Glen had called it last week, Jim remembered. While he’d kept it to himself at the time, Jim had to go and look up what a derby was because he’d only ever heard it used to describe soccer matches and horse races. When he found out what it was, he was surprised to find that the term worked well for their upcoming...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 12: The Amazing Grace Strikes Back

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Penny Potgieter learns that revenge is a dish best served cold...

18th of November – Season 1 “What do you mean I have to face her tonight!? You said that I had already qualified for the drag race at the pay-per-view.” These were the words coming out of Penny Potgieter’s mouth as she angrily spoke them to Glen in his office. “Penny, calm down,” said Glen as he explained the events that transpired just a week ago that led to her and Brenda having a...Read On

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Show-Down - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the 1st time ever, the F-X racers take to the down town streets of Ngelosi in this exciting PPV

24th of November – Season 1 Mandla Xulu had always been a fan of motorsport. Like many South Africans just like him, for years growing up, he would have done anything to have South Africa represented in the top racing series. So, when Mandla heard about this weekly formula-one-like racing series that played on Monday nights, Mandla was intrigued. While Mandla had been too busy to...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 13: Long Live the King

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

King Thawn takes note of the serious threat to his Crown and takes steps to stop it

25th of November - Season 1 Nine weeks. That’s how long it had been since Thawn Oberhauser had become Formula-X King. And ever since that day, he had been living life to the fullest. Gone were the days where he drove himself to the Fuel Speedway; went to Catering himself to get something to eat or spoke to anyone on the Formula-X Racing Club Committee besides Moodswing himself....Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 14: The Next Claimant

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With the next PPV just around the corner, 2 top contenders bid their claim on the F-X Throne

2nd of December - Season 1 Solo Magubane sighed as he looked at his watch, the minutes ticking away as he waited outside the clothing shop. Thinking now, in hindsight, he realized that it might have been a bad idea to agree to give this guy a ride to the Fuel Speedway. After all, weren’t all the other F-X racers supposed to be the enemy? But he couldn’t help it. He’d been raised to...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 15: Reality Check

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

It's the mid-season finale as one racer looks to the Greek "gods" of old to bring him good fortune.

9th of December - Season 1 Juan van Zonder fell into the water and immediately felt the desperate need to get some air. Even with the waves throwing him in every direction, he battled to the surface before taking a huge gulp of air. Not a moment later, another huge wave was sweeping him through the water. But that’s not what worried the man. What worried him was that he’d lost track...Read On

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Year End Bash - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Christmas around the corner, F-X looks to break in the festive season the only way it knows how

15th of December – Season 1 Teresa Koek held a hand in front of her face as she yawned, trying to keep her sisters from seeing her. She always yawned during hymns while in church. She didn’t know why. Actually, that was a lie. She knew why. It was because she personally found them boring. Of course, she didn’t dare tell Doris, or worse, Brenda this. Going to church every Sunday was...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 16 - Season's Greetings

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Five weeks have passed and the F-X racers of Fuel are back, but are they better than ever...?

13th of January – Season 1 “Season’s greetings, Stevie.” When Darcy Stevens looked up to see who had greeted her, she’d nodded and smiled at the fan while secretly judging them. She hated when people used that expression after more than a week into the new year. But what was she going to do? It had become customary. Stevie was currently standing at a concession stand in the...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 17 - Going All-In

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

We're 2 weeks into the new year and the top 2 racers in the series are already set for all-out war!

20th of January – Season 1 Mandla was barely listening as Touch Mkhize spoke. It wasn’t on purpose. He was simply distracted. Lucky for him, he already knew most of what Touch was talking about. As one of his guests tonight on Talking with Touch , he was familiar with what Touch was saying, preparing him for the show. But currently, Mandla was more concerned with his other guest on...Read On

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The Scramble - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the first time ever, witness all the F-X racers battle it out all at once to be numero uno!

26th of January - Season 1 The moment that Tendai Mathemba stepped out of the uber, he had expected to be immediately recognised. After all, even if he wasn’t a celebrity by normal circumstances, he was a multiple-time continental open-wheel champion and he was in a crowd of motorsport enthusiasts. But when he realized that absolutely no one recognised him as he walked through the...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 18 - Going All-Out

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The King is dead... Long live the King. There is a new F-X King on the speedway and his name is Xulu

27th of January - Season 1 Mandla Xulu is the new Formula-X King. That was what all the headlines said. That was all Thawn had heard. And it had only been twenty-four hours. But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. That’s how long it had taken the fans to develop a song that literally sung the praises of the new King… something Thawn never got. That’s how long it had taken Thawn to...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 19 - Dime-A-Dozen

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Valentines Day around the corner, the Duchess of Drag looks to find love but stumbles on hatred

3rd of February  – Season   1 “Love is in the air in Formula-X and its flagship show, Monday Night Fuel as the F-X Racing Club President has just announced the name of the upcoming pay-per-view that will occur on Valetine’s Day weekend: Heart Attack.” Those were the words spoken by the F-X reporter, Toney Kunene as she stood in front of a camera with a microphone in her hand...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 20 - The Rosebud Racer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After a wild night of fun, Jim Kieck must put his money where his mouth is when he faces Fuel's best

10th of   February  – Season   1 Jim woke up with a start and immediately knew he must have had a hell of a night because his head was buzzing. He was familiar with this feeling. He was also familiar with the feeling that came with it: loss of memory of what happened last night. That’s usually what happened when he drank that much. While this didn’t usually bother Jim, when he...Read On

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Heart-Attack - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The stars of Monday Night Fuel look to celebrate Valentine's Day while also maintaining dominance...

16th of February – Season 1 Rosemary Lekota was not a big racing fan. But she knew that she hadn’t been invited to this pay-per-view to watch the motorsport. She hadn’t been invited to be entertained by these sports entertainers. No… she had been hired to be the entertainment. She was a singer. As one of the newest exports from Lesotho, she was eager to make her mark all over...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 21 - Popularity Contest

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With Valentine's Day now behind them, Touch looks for the next big news story for his talk show

17th of February – Season 1 Touch slammed his fist on the table, rubbing his temple with his other hand in frustration. He’d been at this for an hour already but felt like he was getting nowhere. “And then?” When Touch looked up and saw Brenda Koek, he didn’t say a word so Brenda continued. “What you banging the tables for?” No answer. “Never seen someone so upset after winning...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 22 - Headliners

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

JVZ attempts to balance popularity with his spot on the food chain in Formula-X

24th of February - Season 1 TALKING WITH TOUCH "And let me introduce to you at this time, my first of two guests for the night: Juan van Zonder!" JVZ rolled his eyes at the huge introduction as he made his way onto the stage. Touch always had a way of building hype every time he introduced his guests on his talk show. It was his gift: making things seem bigger than they were....Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 23 - The Impaler

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Still reeling from being humiliated on Valentines Day, Thawn attempts to bounce back...

2nd of March - Season 1 Two weeks, that's how long it had been since Heart-Attack where Thawn Oberhauser had been thoroughly embarassed. It had been two weeks, which should have been long enough for people to forget what happened. But people remembered. He could feel it as he walked the concourse: people looking at him. People looking  down  at him. To them, he was the guy that...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 24 - Monday Night Reservist

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Frustrated from having no race for the night, Styles looks to make the most of his night off...

9th of March - Season 1 "What do you mean I don't have a race tonight?" Even as Styles Sithole spoke the words, he was shocked. "Exactly what I said, Styles," said Moodswing. The Club President then handed him the card with the list of races on it. Styles read the racecard.   The Xulu/Kieck Press Conference King Mandla  ( The  Shosholoza )  vs. Low Rez  ( innominate )  & R-Kid ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 25 - Deal with the Devil

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As everyone prepares for the upcoming Festival of the Fall, Stevie contemplates an offer from Thawn.

16th of March - Season 1 When Darcy Stevens took off her helmet and stepped off her motorcycle, her face immediately fell. Across the parking lot, standing next to his black 1970s Chevrolet Impala was Thawn Oberhauser. She knew what he as doing. He was waiting for her... and this wasn't the first time. He'd done the same thing last week. Stevie rolled her eyes and started for the...Read On

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Festival of the Fall - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The road to the Biggest Finale in Sport Entertainment starts with the biggest festival of Autumn.

22nd of March - Season 1 Lord, I love my job . That was the thought that ran through Toney Kunene's mind as she switched off her car and marvelled at the sight in front of her. She had just arrived at Engels Korta and was blown away by what she was looking at: it was a full blown festival! While she shouldn't have been surprised considering that the name of the event was  Festival ...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 26 - Bayede Inkosi

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

King Mandla looks to show his dominance over the series while dealing with his father's stern hand.

  TWO WEEKS AFTER FESTIVAL OF THE FALL 6th of April - Season 1 "You're a King, Mandla. Act like it." Formula-X King, Mandla Xulu had never been prouder hearing these words. And how could he not be when they came from the King of the Zulus. He'd been given the extraordinary honor just two days ago when the Zulu tribe leader had invited him to have Saturday tea with him. It was...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 27 - NO HOLDS BARRED

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After Moodswing gives a speech to motivate his racers, Brenda deals with the ramifications...

13th of April - Season 1 "From here on out, as far I'm considered, it is NO. HOLDS. BARRED." Those were the words that boomed from Moodswing's mouth as he stood on the middle-stage with a microphone in his hand. However, unlike the speech he gave on the premiere of Monday Night Fuel where he was just addressing the crowd, this time he was addressing all the racers who were...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 28 - The Feature-Racer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

John Kloof accepts a challenge after declaring that he'll go undefeated until the Grand Prix.

20th of April - Season 1 "I hereby declare that I will go undefeated until The Formula-X Grand Prix." Those were the words that came out of John Kloof's mouth last week in the Winner's Circle after he defeated Juan van Zonder. He knew how he must have sounded: pompous and maybe even arrogant. But he had to say them. It was do or time. Now, it was about making a statement. With only...Read On

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Sunday Night Easter - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

In the last stop to the biggest event on the F-X Calendar, the racers look for one last major win

26th of April  – Season 1 When Moodswing had explained that they would be reusing one of the previous pay-per-view tracks from earlier in the season, Glen wasn't sure. But at the end of the day, Glenwood Jacobs was the Vice President of the F-X Racing Club and Moodswing was the President. As much as he hated being called it, Moodswing was the boss. So Glen just had to trust that...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 29 - Highway to the Grand Prix

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only 4 weeks left to impress, the F-X racers look to pull out all the stops heading to the GP.

4th of May – Season One SOLO AND STYLES "We're in the endgame now, brother," said Styles Sithole as he and Solo Magubane got out of Styles car, having just arrived at the Fuel Speedway.  Solo didn't even bother rolling his eyes. "Why are you quoting superhero movies to me, Jose?" Solo had gotten used to Styles so much that they'd even gotten to calling each other either by their...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 30 - The Duchess of Drag

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Penny Potgieter learns the true value of being a monarch while on the highway to the Grand Prix.

11th of May – Season 1 When Penny arrived at the Fuel Speedway, it was in the back of a black Mercedes C Class. This hadn't been her idea. Neither was the paparazzi waiting for her outside the car. As she hesitated to exit, she thought about how this happened. It started at the first fan convention 2 weeks ago when the number of fans attending the downtown Civic Center had been...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 31 - Bound for Glory

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only two weeks left, Touch Mkhize looks to become the biggest talk of the town.

18th of May – Season 1 Ever since starting in Formula-X, Touch had garnered a reputation for not doing anything low key. Of course this wasn't the truth, but Touch liked that people  thought  it was. But the truth was that there were plenty of things that Touch enjoyed doing that he preferred no one know about. Like when he visited his childhood friends in Egypsia. Touch was currently...Read On

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Fuel Season 1: Episode 32 - The Sports Entertainer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Witness the final episode of Season One of Monday Night Fuel as Solo contemplates his future...

25th of May - Season 1 "Welcome to Monday Night Fuel." Solo Magubane remembered those words as if they'd been spoken yesterday, But, in fact, they had been spoken nine months ago. Solo hadn't expected the series to be such a smash hit success. He really hadn't. Particularly since the series didn't consider itself motorsports at all. Instead, it called itself 'sports entertainment'...Read On

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The Formula-X Grand Prix - A Fuel Story (SEASON FINALE)

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With the biggest event on the F-X calendar finally here, each racer looks to have the last laugh

31st of May - Season 1 Moodswing was smiling. This was it. This was what all his hard work was all about: the end result of all the blood, sweat and tears... The Formula-X Grand Prix. This was big. And it wasn't the case  just  because they'd held out on calling any of their previous pay-per-views "grands Prix". It wasn't  just  because this event would have a slew of special guests...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 1 – Amandla's Rebellion

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

The stars of Monday Night Fuel are back but not all is sunshine and roses as a dark cloud looms...

7th of September – Season 2 FEATURE RACE – 21:17 Vooossh! John Kloof could barely hear himself breathing over the sound of his engine firing on all cylinders. He took a chance and let his eyes dart to his opponent’s vehicle which was keeping pace next to him. The intensity was real as they both sped around the bends of the racetrack at 200km/h. There was no mistaking it: this was...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 2 – The Thawn Oberhauser Homecoming

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Thawn makes a grand return to Monday Night Fuel but not everyone is happy to see The Impaler...

14th of September – Season 2 MONDAY MORNING As Thawn sat in his office, he contemplated the evening ahead. He'd made a decision  not  to appear on last week's episode anticipating that all eyes would be on the Crown. He'd been right except that it had been Amandla's Rebellion that was the talk of the episode rather than John Kloof's Coronation. Either way, Thawn wasn't going to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 3 – The Final Temptation of Brenda Koek

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Brenda must come face to face with her feelings about Jim as she faces 'The Playboy' one last time

21st of September – Season 2 EARLIER IN THE DAY "You want me to file what ?" "Sexual harassment charges." Brenda Koek looked at her younger sister like she was crazy. She'd just told her what she'd told Thawn on the roof last week and Doris was now basically telling her what Thawn had alluded to. "Doris, I'm not filing anything of the sort." "Why not?" "Because that's not...Read On

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Arbour Games [S2] – A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As the fandom enjoy the return of PPV, we take a glimpse into the private life of the Club President

27th of September – Season 2 When Angela Moodley matriculated, she never dreamed in a million years that she would be involved in something like this. After all, back then she'd simply been Angela Mabaso: the typical "it" girl who was far more interested in dating the hottest boy than knowing anything about sports, let alone motorsport. Now here she was, not only married to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 4 – The Songs of Praise

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Influenced by his father, Mandla plays to the fandom to save face after being humiliated at the PPV

28th of September – Season 2 MONDAY MORNING AT NGELOSI CITY HALL Mandla didn't know why his father had asked to see him this morning but he knew it couldn't be anything good. Not after losing to John Kloof again.  King John Kloof , thought Mandla, correcting himself mentally. He remembered how King Kloof had corrected him three weeks ago after the Season Two premiere of Monday...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 5 – The Worthy and the Wicked

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Amandla's Rebellion continues to boom, Monday Night Fuel enters the realm of the occult...

5th of October – Season 2 When Darcy Stevens read the profile of the newest racer in the F-X series on the  Formulary , she was sure that it was a joke. It said that the man's profession was an "occultist". Stevie already knew this was wrong because rumor had it that the man was a rogue Taxify driver who'd only gotten his job because Moodswing liked the idea of introducing...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 6 – The Dollar Sign Girl

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Touch Mkhize faces Moodswing's wrath, Penny Potgieter looks to take advantage...

12th of October – Season 2 She wanted more... and she knew she shouldn't. That was the thought going through Penny Potgieter's mind as she scrolled through the news feed on the  Formulary . All any fan could talk about was Touch Mkhize. Whether they were talking about him as Duke of Drag; his talk show last week; what he said about the Club Committee on the show or Moodswing's...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 7 – Restoration

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Touch Mkhize takes a journey inwards in an effort to bounce back from his funk...

19th of October – Season 2 Touch Mkhize's grandmother could see that something was troubling him. He couldn't keep still. It was still hours before Monday Night Fuel and she knew if he remained in this agitated state that he'd explode by the time he got to the Fuel Speedway. "What's wrong, mzukulu?" "I'm trying to figure out what to do, Gogo." Touch explained to his grandmother...Read On

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Hallow's Eve [S2] – A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Amandla's Rebellion continues as the scariest time of the year approaches the Formula-X series

25th of October –  Season 2 Belinda Baartjies woke up with a start. She'd just had a nightmare. For a second she didn't recognise where she was until she looked next to her in the bed and realized where she was and instantly rolled her eyes, resisting the urge to slap herself on the forehead. Upon realising how big a mistake last night was, Belinda slipped out of the bed, eager to...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 8 – Celerity Rush

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

After becoming first in the line of succession, Jim Kieck tries to win Brenda's affection again...

27th of October –Season 2 He didn't know what had come over him but he couldn't take his eyes off of her. Jim Kieck was currently standing in the middle of a crowd of people dancing at a party on the beach. Naturally, there were many a beautiful woman there but none that Jim was interested in right now save for one: Brenda Koek. It had been tough to get her to the party but it was...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 9 – Mister Monday Night

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Playing reserve once again, Styles decides to make the most of it while weighing in on the rebellion

2nd of November – Season 2 "What do you mean you support us both equally?" "What do you want me to say? I consider both you and the King friends. Why should I pick between you?" "Because we're in the middle of a motorsports cold war." Mandla Xulu certainly had a thing for the dramatic. But when you were the son of the Deputy Mayor and had been embroiled in politics since puberty, it...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 10 – Running the Gauntlet

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Glen attempts to quell the tension amongst the racers, Solo learns of a challenging new race...

9th of November – Season 2 When Solo Magubane arrived at the Fuel Speedway it was chaos – albeit, an organized chaos. It started outside with the very loud and vocal protesters singing their praise songs and continued right into the paddock with multiple arguments going on between half of the racers. Solo wondered if there was something in the air.  When Solo had made his grand...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 11 – Shadow of the Showdown

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Blackcat Mathunzi makes a challenge as the upcoming pay-per-view begins to loom...

16th of November – Season 2 Blackcat Mathunzi wasn't one to mince words. When he'd pressed "send" on the  Formulary  post, he'd meant every word of it. Already, the comments section was blowing up with the fandom expressing their thoughts: " Is this dude for real!?"  "Doesn't he already know that he has a race at Show-Down?"  "Is he messing with us?"  " So I guess occultist...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 12 – Order of the Gauntlet

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

As Show-Down in Durban draws closer, JVZ attempts to gain advantage in the upcoming gauntlet race...

23rd of November – Season 2 The calm before the storm. This was a concept that Juan van Zonder was very familiar with as a man accustomed to the movements of the ocean. The ever-changing tides had actually taught him a lot about the world including how one needed to adapt to one's problems which come and go like waves. JVZ's latest problem wasn't one that he had alone: the gauntlet...Read On

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Show-Down in Durban - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

For the first time ever, the F-X racers take the action to mainland, South Africa. Durban get ready!

29th of November - Season 2 Captain Khumalo never really understood why they insisted on calling the monthly racing events "pay-per-views". To him, events of this calibre were called grands prix and nothing else, but he'd gone along with it. Currently, Ken Khumalo was sitting on a plane that was making its final descent into King Shaka International Airport. Captain Khumalo had...Read On

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Fuel Season 2: Episode 13 – Reprisal

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Dime sets his sights on an old rival as he finally takes revenge from an incident in February...

30th of November – Season 2 The word success had always been a strange one to Dime. It was mostly because it was a subjective notion yet it was treated as an objective one. Everyone always measured success by some broad definition rather than by specific criteria. His career in Formula-X was a good example. Many would say that he hadn't had much success due to a lack of titles and...Read On