SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire

Saturday 4th November, 2017

There are sure to be fireworks as the final round of the Scottish Drift Championship will take place at Knockhill on Guy Fawkes night. The event will run from dusk to dark as the competitors will battle at high-speed door handle to door handle sideways! There will be all the fun and excitement of a Guy Fawkes event and is sure to be memorable. The cars will be geared up duelling at night under flood lights and of course, a Bonfire.

The gates will be open to the public at 13.30  with the track action kicking into life at 2.30. The drifting will run into to the evening with the Fireworks show commencing at 18.30, just before the Scottish Drifting Championship takes to the track one last time, to find out who is the 2017 SDC Champion! The final run will take place at 19.00.

SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire
SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire
SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire
SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire
SDC Drifting Spectacular Championship with Fireworks and a Guy Fawkes Bonfire

Event Information

We look forward to welcoming you to the second running of the Scottish Drift Championship Finale, Bonfire and Fireworks evening on Saturday 4th November. All of the event takes place around the hairpin section of the track with spectator viewing around that area, so you will see 100% of the track action. Drifting is a form of motorsport that started in Japan and was featured in the Fast and Furious movies. Competition cars will “battle” side by side against each other as they drift sideways at high speeds with a panel of judges marking their drivers skill, speed, car control and angle of drifting.

Event timings: 2pm – 8pm, gates open to the public from 1.30pm.

2:30-4:00 Drift Car Group A practice/qualifying.
4:00-5:30 Drift Car Group B practice/qualifying.

5:30 Bonfire lit
6:10 - 8.00 Drift Battles 

6:30 Fireworks 
8:00 Finish

 On the day ticket prices: Adults £10, concession £6, Family £26,  Under 12’s Free and don’t require a ticket. All under 15s must be accompanied by an adult. If you have purchased your tickets after 2pm Wednesday they will be left at ticket collection in an envelope at the main entrance gate for you to collect.

Important notice to spectators: As this event runs into darkness please take extra care on walkways. Whilst we have organised additional lighting between the car parking area and the main event arenas we recommend you bring a torch to maximise your personal safety. It is forbidden to set off your own fireworks. Sparklers are allowed, please take care and supervise children when using them.

Merchandise: make sure you pop into the circuit office (in the main paddock) for Knockhill merchandise, glow swords, etc

Catering: Kinnairds restaurant and the clubhouse will be open for food. There will also be burger and coffee vans located in the main spectating area.

Parking: All parking will be via the main entrance, please follow the car parking staff directions. We have a limited number of trackside disabled parking for Disabled badge holders.

Clothing: wear warm comfortable clothing and we’d recommend sturdy comfortable shoes 

Young children: Very young children may benefit from ear protection if you are concerned about the volume of the drifting and fireworks. We do sell these in the circuit office.

Animals: Please note no animals are permitted into the venue.

Medical assistance – we will have a fully crewed ambulance on site, if you require assistance, please come to the Circuit Office, the Security Gate House or any member of staff wearing an orange tabard.


Event News

Spectator Shelters

Spectator Shelters

Just in-case the glorious sunshine abates for a while, you'll be able to take cover in our recently installed shelters at Duffus Dip and Scotsman corners, adding to the existing Clark and Hairpin shelters. Hopefully, these will only be used to shelter you from the blistering sunshine come race day.

Gate Opening Times

Gates open at 2pm. 

How to get here

Knockhill Racing Circuit is located on the A823, for SATNAV our postcode is KY12 9TF

If travelling from East/South, head to Junction 4, M90 Kelty.

If travelling from West, please head over the new Clackmannan Bridge and head on the A977 and turn tight at Powmill.

If heading from the North, motorway signs will say exit Junction 6, you can also head to Junction 4 as an alternative route.

All routes have Tourist Board direction signage.

The drop-off area for taxi's etc. will be at the main gate.


All parking is on site, you can drive all around the outside of the circuit to view from your preferred area.

Disabled Parking

For disabled spectators, you can drive around the outside of the circuit and also in the disabled parking area overlooking the hairpin.

The weather

Always a topical subject at Knockhill, quite simply, come prepared for all weathers. We would say the same if the forecast was for blistering sunshine.

Drones: Due to CAA safety regulations the flying and use of drones are strictly forbidden at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

General Information

  • Knockhill FM broadcasts on 87.7FM and will be on-air all weekend.
  • If you wish to Text the Tower for a shout out, you can do so via 07941 808552.
  • No Pets or Animals will be allowed entry to the venue, please ensure you leave them at home and not left in the car.
  • The circuit office will be open from 7.30am to 5 pm if you need any help or assistance, you can pop in or call on 01383 723337.
  • Official Knockhill Merchandise is available at the circuit office.
  • Mobile Food Outlets are located throughout the venue as well as our onsite restaurants, Champions Clubhouse and Kinnaird's restaurant.
  • Karting - pre-booking is advised as 'arrive and drive' is not always available.

That's all for now, but if you do require additional information, please call the Circuit Office on 01383 723337. Hopefully, we will see you all here for a fab weekend of motorsport entertainment.


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