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Spectator information for this weekend's American SpeedFest VI

Thursday, June 07 2018

American SpeedFest VI  returns to  Brands Hatch this weekend (9-10 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. 
Click here to download a map for this weekend's event. 
Click here to download the entry list for this weekend's NASCAR racing.

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.

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.


Tickets are available on the gate for £24 on Saturday and £30 on Sunday. Discounted admission for 13-15-year-olds is available, and under-13s go FREE!

Advance ticket holders who elected to receive tickets by post (not print at home) will need to bring their 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:

Ticket Office 
MotorSport Vision Centre 
Brands Hatch Circuit 

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, please contact the call centre on 0343 453 9000. 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 
Grandstand seating can be purchased for the Hailwoods, Desire Wilson, Pit Straight, and Paddock Hill grandstands, subject to availability. 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 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 £49 from the Megastore, under-16 admission costing just £29.   

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. Access is for valid ticketholders only.

Pit and Grid Walks 
There is a free-of-charge grid walk open to all spectators on Saturday lunchtime from 12:45 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 Brabham Stewart Suites, 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 VI 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.   

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.

Live Action Arena 
The all-new Live Action Arena will be a key hub of activity throughout the weekend, with compelling cars, a distinct theme of Americana, and an American voice behind the microphone. There will be a big screen too, making it one of THE main places to be across the SpeedFest weekend. The Live Action Arena will host no fewer than three shows per day, starring a wide variety of American cars including sublime classics, full on customs, jumping low-riders, Hollywood replicas and raucous muscle cars - packing a minimum punch of 500bhp.

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.  

Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra App 
Download the Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra app for iOS devices. Available from the Apple Store, it will transform your spectating experience with live timing, plus vehicle tracking with information on where the best action is taking place, TV-style graphics, live radio and driver information.  Click here to visit the iTunes Store now.

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.