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Spectator information for this weekend's American SpeedFest

Thursday, May 30 2019

We hope you're looking forward to  American SpeedFest 7 at Brands Hatch this weekend (1-2 June). To help you make the most of your trip to the circuit, here is some useful information about this event.

Documents to download 
Click here
to download a timetable for this weekend's event. 
To download and event guide and map for this weekend's event
click here for Saturday and here for Sunday.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 8am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. If you are an American car owner and part of our pre-booked display, please aim to arrive at 7.30am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday. There is no vehicle admission after 9.30am on Saturday or 9am on Sunday.

Parking 
Southbank
(inside the venue opposite the rear of the pits) is open for car parking for £5 per car, per day, subject to availability. All other main car parks are free of charge and will be clearly signposted. If you are using a satnav please use the following address: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG.

Disabled Visitors
To make your trip to the circuit as convenient as possible please
click here to view parking arrangements and other useful information.

Tickets 

Tickets are available on the gate for £24 on Saturday and £30 on Sunday with discounted admission for 13-15-year-olds and FREE entry for under-13s. 

If you have chosen to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals 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 main MSV office at Brands Hatch.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, please login to your account and they can be accessed there. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue - you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Grandstand seats 
Saturday:
Paddock Hill Bend - £8 Adults, £4 for under-16s (Limited availabilty)
Pit Straight - £8 Adults, £4 for under-16s

Sunday:
Paddock Hill Bend - Sold Out

Pit Straight - Sold Out 
Hailwoods - £10, £5 for under-16s
Desire Wilson - £8, £4 for under-16s

Visit the Megastore beneath the Paddock Hill Grandstand for more information and to purchase. If you booked in advance, please remember to bring your grandstand tickets along with your admission tickets.

Viewing upgrades 
SuperView upgrades are available on Sunday for £50 or £30 for under-16s. You can 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.

Limited Directors' Terrace upgrades are available on Saturday and Sunday for £79 per person, and include access to a raised outdoor viewing area as well as an adjoining indoor café bar. 

Programmes 
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 and will close at midday on Monday. Camping tickets are £30 per person on the gate, £18 for 13-15-year-olds, and FREE for under-13s. Our full camping leaflet can be viewed by
clicking here.

Pit and Grid Walks 
There is a free-of-charge grid walk open to all spectators on Saturday lunchtime from 12:20 ahead of the opening NASCAR race of the weekend. There will be a pit-lane walkabout and autograph session at 9:20 on Sunday morning - last entry will be at 9:30 so make sure you arrive at the entry point at the Paddock Hill gate in good time.

Sunday's grid walk is open to relevant wristband holders only. Any customers who need to exchange their VIP Sunday Grid Walk e-ticket for a wristband can do so from 8am on Saturday in the Megastore beneath the Paddock Hill Grandstand. Relevant Season pass holders can also collect a wristband here, on request.

Victory Lane 
We'll bring the party to the crowds with Sunday's post-race celebrations taking place in the Victory Lane area behind the Pit Straight grandstand, just off the circuit's main thoroughfare. Here, fans can get close to the cars and drivers as they celebrate victory.

Off-track entertainment 
SpeedFest 7 features a bumper line-up off-track entertainment, ranging from stunning display cars to free fun for children!

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. 

For a full breakdown of this year's attractions, make sure you collect an official programme with timings and maps. We'll also be handing out leaflets with key event information on the main entrances.

On-track action 
Racing is headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Europe's only official NASCAR championship. There will be four races across the weekend, including a headline event with a pre-race ceremony on Sunday afternoon. There's a great selection of support races too -
click here to download a timetable.

Giant screen - Sunday only 
Two giant TV screens showing showing all of the Sunday action will be located on South Bank.

Get in touch! 
We'd love to hear from you this weekend, so if you've any questions, Tweet us at @BrandsSpeedFest with #BHcommsbox and we and the commentators will attempt to answer your requests. Alternatively, message the official SpeedFest Facebook page. 

Free WiFi 
Free WiFi can be accessed from the pit garages, spectator grandstands, and the Kentagon and Hailwoods restaurants. To access the facility, provided free-of-charge via the Purple WiFi portal, simply select MSV-HOTSPOT-WIFI from your smartphone, tablet or PC and log in using your Facebook or email address details.

Here to help
Excellent customer service is important to us, and all our staff are trained to help you make the most of your visit to the circuit. Whether you need assistance to find a lost child or to locate a disabled toilet, please ask one of the many uniformed staff you will see throughout the venue. 

Security
We would politely ask, that you put luggage tags on all of your bags detailing your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified. Please do not leave your bag or personal belongings unattended at any time.

Children's Wristbands
As the event will be very busy, please pick up one of our FREE children's wristbands from the programme huts or the Megastore. Write your name and phone number on the wristband so we can contact you should your little one get lost.