Busting his Tschops

Posted by Iannucci | 2/15/2008 | 1 comments »
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My Name Is IRL is always on the lookout for talented and interesting personalities in the Indy Racing League, and it seems another one has arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Tschops Sipuka, who not only bears the nickname “The Transkei Tornado” but also refers to himself on his website as both “Racing Driver par excellence” and “A proud South African Dude”. I am totally not making that up.

‘Chops recently passed his Indy Pro rookie test, so the 29-year-old from the VERY Deep South should soon be representing Brian Stewart Racing.

Sipuka, an automotive engineer in South Africa, has competed in both touring cars and formula cars in South Africa and throughout Europe. He won back-to-back Volkswagon Cup titles in 2002 and 2003 and was named the 2002 South African Motorsportsman of the Year by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.

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Can’t wait to see you race, Dude!


  1. Doug // February 15, 2008 7:07 PM  

    He sounds like the flamboyant, super confident type of driver and personality the sport can use. :D I'm looking forward to seeing him compete. I wish that the IPS coverage was live instead of the 1hr highlight reel. This season's IPS should be extremely competitive!