American SpeedFest is coming to Brands Hatch in just one month's time, with a supersized celebration of supercharged Americana, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) on 10-11 June. SpeedFest is the biggest themed extravaganza of its kind on this side of the Atlantic and, with free entry for under-13s; it's a great day out for the family!
The NWES brings all the colour and excitement of NASCAR to Europe, with four races across the weekend - two each on Saturday and Sunday. The cars are authentic American stock cars based on Chevrolet and Ford muscle cars, all resplendent in colourful liveries - until they're scratched and dented in fender-to-fender battles that it!
Sunday's highlight NWES race will receive the full star spangled pageantry for which US public events are so renowned, with an uplifting opening ceremony which will include driver introductions, cheerleader performances, and a rousing rendition of the US national anthem. Make sure you find a prime location to watch this, and the race, from!
The support race line-up will be equally themed, with on-track outings for the Pickup Trucks Championship, and classic V8 muscle cars. On top of all that, there will be demonstrations from iconic American race cars, ranging from Emerson Fittipaldi's Penske PC22 as raced to victory in the 1993 Indy 500, to a replica of Richard Petty's distinctive Plymouth Superbird - younger visitors may recognise the car as the inspiration behind The King in Disney-Pixar's Cars films.
This will be much more than just a race event though, with masses of things to see and do in the venue's surrounds too, with new additions including a tribute to the Fast and Furious movies which blend an off-track display of replica cars from the films, with on-track stunt shows, and drift shows, MSV's profits from which will be donated to the Paul Walker-founded Reach Out Worldwide organisation.
Plus, there will be all kinds of other stunt shows, interactive characters - including a dinosaur - to meet and have your photo taken with, trade stands, live music, and a vast car display which will star a wide variety of cars from the US of A!
This really is the family-friendly highlight of the Brands Hatch summer calendar - don't miss it!
Tickets for American SpeedFest V are available online in advance from £24 with free entry for under-13s, and a discounted rate for 13-15-year-olds. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.
Brands Hatch Race Circuit
Tel: 0843 453 1000*
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