Festival of speed
A chance for people to get in one of the Highlands cars between races...
You can expect ‘‘a lot of great racing’’ if you’re heading along to Highlands Festival of Speed this weekend.
Manager Mike Sentch said the format for the 2017 event would be slightly different than in other years, with an opportunity for the public to experience what the race drivers do with a range of ‘‘We-Drive’’ opportunities between races.
It was a chance for people to get in one of the Highlands cars between races and get a feel for the atmosphere out on the track,
‘‘In a way they get to become a part of the race meeting. They can look forward to getting out there amongst the action.’’
Sentch encouraged people wanting to experience We-Drive activities to pre-book.
As well as the new We-Drive, Sentch said racing would include Pre 65s, Mainland Muscle Cars, Modern Classics and Nostalgic Classics.
‘‘It will be very, very cool to watch.’’
Sentch expected more than 4000 people to attend the meet across the two days.
‘‘In the past it’s always been well patronised. It’s a great day out for the family.’’
Tickets are $25 per day, which includes an all-access pass and opportunities to get into pit lane to see the cars up close and speak to the drivers, Sentch said.
Children under 16 are free. Racing starts at 9am on Saturday and Sunday through until about 5.30pm, with a practice day on Friday.
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