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American Speedfest III Spectator Information

Friday, June 05 2015

American SpeedFest returns to Brands Hatch this weekend and whether you've booked your tickets in advance, or are planning to buy on the gate, here's everything you need to know to make the most of your trip to the circuit.

Gate opening times 
Public admission to the circuit is from 8am Saturday and 9am on Sunday. If you are an American car owner and part of our display, please aim to arrive at 7.30am on Sunday.  

Southbank Parking 
Southbank (inside the venue opposite the rear of the pits) is available for car parking for £2 per car Saturday and £5 per car on Sunday. Click here for more details and to download a pass.  


Tickets are available on the gate for:

Sunday 7 June - MAIN EVENT DAY:
Adult Admission - £26 
Senior Citizen Admission - £19 
Teen (13-15) Admission - £15
Under 13s Admission - FREE

Saturday 6 June (Just on-track action - qualifying with some races):
Adult Admission - £14 
Senior Citizen Admission - £10 
Teen (13-15) Admission - £8
Under 13s Admission - FREE

Advance purchasers need to bring original tickets to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.  

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office. Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.  

Grandstand seats
Limited grandstand seating is still available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand on Sunday for £12 (£6 for under-13s), in the Hailwoods grandstand for £8 (£4 for under-13s), and the Desire Wilson grandstand for £6 (£3 for children). These can be purchased from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.  

Viewing upgrades 
SuperView upgrades are available on race day. Watch all the action in style from a weather-proof shared Brabham/Stewart suite that overlooks the start/finish straight! Live timing screens and tea, coffee and biscuits all day are included.

These are available for just £39 from the Megastore, under-16 admission costing just £15.  

Official souvenir programmes are available from vendors across the venue and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the event along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.  

Weekend Camping 
The campsite will open at midday on Friday 5 June and will close at midday on Monday 8 June (campers may stay onsite after this time but remain by their own volition). The price on the gate is £27 for adults and £19 for 13-15 year olds. Under 13s camp free.

Pit Walkabout 
There is a free-of-charge pit-lane walkabout and autograph session at 9:20 on Sunday morning. Last entry will be at 9:35 so please make sure you arrive at the entry point at the Paddock Hill gate in good time.  

Off-track entertainment 
SpeedFest III features a bumper line-up off-track entertainment, ranging from stunning display cars to free fun for children!

Headline attractions include Lightning McQueen and Mater from Disney/Pixar's Cars films, taking pride-of-place within an extensive Hollywood car display, alongside cars from the Transformers movies, and many more.

The venue will be filled with thousands of American display cars, with all of the USA's most famous brands represented, including Ford, Pontiac, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Dodge, and so many others!

A new-for-2015 element to the displays will be a Hot Rod and Custom display area, bringing a flavour of American salt flats to the venue, with beautifully maintained cars in the classic USA style.

There's plenty to see from a Demon Drome Wall of Death stunt show, to drift demonstrations, a classic Indycar display and live music.

Visit www.speedfest.co.uk to view a full line-up of off-track entertainment.

On-track action 
The track programme for American SpeedFest III features a varied mix, including headline action from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

Other race action includes historic muscle car and single-seater races, whilst special NASCARs, dragsters, and vintage stock cars will take to the track for special on-track demonstrations.  

VIP Grid Walk

If you have VIP Grid Walk wristbands for tomorrow's main NASCAR race, please join the queue at the Ambulance Gate next to the Megastore (Paddock Hill) by 11.50 on Sunday. Entry is due from 12.05.

Please note - additional wristbands will NOT be available to purchase on the day. 

Radio SpeedFest 87.7FM 
Radio SpeedFest will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £5.  

You can get involved too by Tweeting questions to @BrandsSpeedFest or text Speedfest followed by your message and name to 60777. Texts charged at standard rate.  

Download the Brands Hatch app from the App Store or Play Store for live timing and commentary.  

Click here to download a timetable for this weekend's event. 
Click here to download a map for this weekend's event. 
Click here to download the entry list for this weekend's racing.