Streetcar Scotland and the British Drifting Championships roll into Knockhill on Sunday 22nd September. It promises to be an all action event with plenty to see and do, on and off track. The main Knockhill Circuit will be alive with the sound of screeching tyres and burning rubber as we host the season finale to the Maxxis British Drifting Championship; with in excess of 100 drift cars entered for Judgement Day; the competition will be extremely fierce, and equally spectacular.
Elsewhere around the venue, there will be lots of other activities that you can enjoy, or indeed; participate in!
In paddock two the guys from Fueltopia will be running another round of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint. A head-to-head race series that uses elements from drift, gymkhana and drag racing; which sees competitors (in any make of car) race down a dedicated track consisting of three barrels in which they need to navigate (full 360 degrees) before racing to the finish line. This is an exciting form of motor sport making its debut at Knockhill this Sunday; and the best part, is that you can enter in your OWN car for £25 (payable on the day).
James Gilbert, founder of FBS, said “I’m so pumped for the FBS to be heading to Scotland; it’s great to have been able to head over the border recently and check out the scene, I think that our style of racing will go down well with the locals and BDC drivers equally. The team and drivers have been fantastic in supporting what we do and Knockhill is a venue that also encourages grassroots motorsports – I can’t wait to see the results.”
The competition gets underway at approximately 10am. Make sure you register in the Clubhouse for your chance to win £100 and prizes from sponsors Ollo-Clip, Dodo Juice, Wingman, Samco, Death Skateboards and Corbeau.
Check out the official website for more info and videos: http://fueltopiabarrelsprint.com/
Streetcar Scotland – We also have upwards of 150 show cars confirmed for our display down the main straight. This will feature cars from Scotland’s biggest car clubs, individual owners and see a plethora of vehicles representing some of the most iconic motoring brands from Japan, France and the UK. There will be a host of competitions for show ‘n’ shine fans with trophies for Best Club Stand, Best Modified, Best Standard and Car of the Show. If you’d like to get your club featured alongside Scotland’s finest tuned and modified cars; fill out the booking form which can be downloaded here, individual participants are welcome.
SLS Demo – During the lunch break we will also be showcasing the Super Lap Scotland series which made its MSA approved debut in Scotland this year. The series aims to bridge the gap between trackday driving and full-blown circuit racing and offers an excellent avenue for those wishing to take their track driving to the next level. We will have a number of the cars from this year’s Championship on track for a demo session.
Country Roads – Don’t Risk It Campaign – You have probably seen the TV advert with David Coulthard promoting safer driving on country roads? Well this Sunday the Road Safety Scotland and Government backed initiative will be at Knockhill promoting exactly that; safer driving on country roads with lots of tips, challenges and insightful information about driving on rural roads.
For the Kids (FREE of Charge) – If you are bringing kids to Knockhill this Sunday there are a couple of new additions to mention. Our kids play park, located just outside the Karting Centre, is now complete and has plenty of swings, slides and climbing frames to keep the kids amused. We will also be hiring in a bouncy castle which will be located on the main straight alongside the Streetcar Scotland show cars.
Tickets for this weekend are available online via our events webpage. Alternatively tickets will be available at the gate throughout the weekend.
Note: Saturday 21st September will see Maxxis British Drifting Championship practice and qualifying take place on both the Knockhill Tri-Oval and 1st Corner Complex from 1.30pm to 5pm. Sunday 22nd September will see the completion of Judgement Day with Drifting action all day at the 1st Corner Complex. The Fueltopia Barrel Sprint, Streetcar Scotland, SLS Demo and The Country Roads – Don’t Risk It initiative will also take place on the Sunday.