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NASCAR comes to Brands Hatch to headline new American SpeedFest

Monday, January 21 2013

Brands Hatch will adopt the Stars and Stripes on Sunday 9 June for a special NASCAR-fuelled festival of motorsport and Americana at the inaugural American SpeedFest.

The popular Kent venue will be transformed into a scene from Daytona with American derived motorsport providing entertainment on track and an array of US themed activities located around the 1.2 mile circuit to appeal to fans of all ages.

On track action will be headlined by the superb Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series. These NASCAR V8 monsters will provide thrill a minute bumper-to-bumper racing akin to the spectacle produced by the world famous Sprint Cup.

Continuing the supercharged American theme on track will be the Pickup Truck Racing Championship. They will be joined by the Legends Cars Cup - 5/8 scale racers based on pre-war Ford, Chevy and Dodge bodies - and iconic classic Mustangs, Falcons and Corvettes in Bernie's Historic V8 Racing Association. The venue will be filled with hundreds of other classic cars from the US on display too.

Spectators will be able to soak up the American spirit with a host of themed activities away from the circuit too. A Monster Truck will demonstrate its awesome power during the SpeedFest, plus there will be a barbecue competition, live music, a Hotdog eating contest, rodeo bulls and much, much more.  

Owners of classic American cars are encouraged to show off their machines at the event too. For more information, please contact James Caesley on 01474 875311 or email james.caesley@msv.com.  

Jerome Galpin Euro Racecar NASCAR General manager said: "NASCAR racing is unlike any other sport. All of us, officials, teams and drivers are very excited and proud to race in this inaugural American SpeedFest at Brands Hatch which will share the excitement of NASCAR with the British fans. This will be a great event which will provide many opportunities for family fun. The Brands Hatch Indy circuit is the perfect place for our races as fans can watch the whole track and catch every single piece of action. This will be for sure a special event and we are very happy about this partnership with circuit owners MotorSport Vision (MSV)."   

Tickets for the American SpeedFest on Sunday 9 June are available in advance for £18, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information visit www.speedfest.co.uk, call 0843 453 9000 or click here. You can follow all the latest news from the American SpeedFest through twitter at www.twitter.com/American_fest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/Americanspeedfest.