American SpeedFest is now firmly established as the must-attend family event of the season at Kent’s Brands Hatch racing circuit. Running every June since 2013, this is the only officially-endorsed NASCAR event in the UK, offering an authentic glimpse into the world of US-style stock car racing.
SpeedFest is much more than just a race event though, and it’s this that makes it stand out from the crowd. It’s a huge, Stars and Stripes fuelled extravaganza which has grown year after year. It’s got a distinct feel, which sets it apart not just from other Brands Hatch events, but also other fixtures on the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series calendar.
The off-track show at SpeedFest is an enormous part of its appeal, with huge car displays, American food, and other helpings of US culture. The entertainment on offer includes something for individuals of all ages, and this allied with free entry for under-13s, makes it a perfect summer day out for the whole family.
The racing remains a huge draw though, and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is perfectly suited to the Kent circuit’s natural amphitheatre – most of which can be viewed from the circuit’s grandstands and spectator banks. The support races are typically themed too, and Brands Hatch’s ongoing commitment to NASCAR ensures this event will offer a totally unique spectacle for years to come.