Retro-style Legends stock cars will take to the track at American SpeedFest VI on 9-10 June, when the MRF Legends Cars National Championship makes its debut at the themed extravaganza.
Legends are 5/8 scale replicas of early American NASCAR models, capable of following each other closely around the entire Brands Hatch Indy Circuit – it’s not uncommon to see Legends running three, four, or even five abreast through Paddock Hill Bend.
The Legends will race six times throughout the weekend, with three races on both Saturday and Sunday, which each day’s racing culminating in a grand final. This format features mixed up grids, with the fastest drivers often having to fight their way from the back of the pack – action guaranteed.
Similar Legends previously at SpeedFest in 2013, but this marks the first appearance of the UK’s domestic championship on the bill.
As a NASCAR-inspired concept, the Legends will perfectly complement the headlining NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
Phil Cooper, owner of the MRF Legends Cars National Championship, said: “We are very excited, and absolutely delighted, to be able to confirm the MRF Legends Cars will be part of the always spectacular American SpeedFest at Brands Hatch next June. We have been invited to be part of the bill before so we’re very happy everything has fallen into place to make it happen for 2018.
“The festival is one of the most well attended events on the whole UK motor racing calendar and, with the promise of good weather in early June, we’re looking forward to putting on a fantastic show for the tens of thousands of spectators who’ll file through the gates. It’s a terrific addition to our provisional schedule of race meetings for 2018, everyone at Legends Cars is looking forward to it.”
Brands Hatch Motorsport Events Manager David Willey added: “I’m delighted that the MRF Legends Cars National Championship has been added to the line-up for SpeedFest VI. It’s a great formula, with exciting racing, and truly American style cars, so I can’t wait to see them at Brands Hatch. I’m confident that SpeedFest will boast its best ever race line-up this year and we plan to confirm more content very soon!”
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