May the fourth be with you! We have a quartet of arenas for 2017
Coventry Motofest is to host four circuits at this year’s festival with two new additions providing interactive fun for all ages in the new arenas.
The Band Hatton Button Arena will feature the Get On bike experience, in which anyone aged over 14 will get the opportunity to come and try out riding a motorbike under the tuition of a qualified instructor.
A selection of 50cc and 125cc bikes will be available to learn on and with a 20 minute session available for each new first time rider, it will provide a fantastic opportunity to get to feel what it’s like to ride a motorbike.
The Get On team – more details at www.geton.co.uk – offer the first time bike riding experience across the UK and within the seven years they have been operating they have put on and tutored over 60,000 people on bikes.
For the younger visitors the new Virgin Trains Arena will play host to Wacky Wheelers, a driving experience that provides kids with the opportunity get behind the wheel of a scaled down jeep or go kart.
Aimed at the 4 – 11 age group, aspiring young drivers will be able to take the wheel of a 24 volt electric powered scaled down jeep for a ride out on a mini motofest circuit, complete with built in chicanes and turns, specially constructed for the festival weekend.
A small go kart track featuring single seater karts will also be available for youngsters to enjoy during the weekend.
Wacky Wheelers has been operating their fun filled sessions for over 10 years and more details can be about them can be discovered by visiting http://www.wackywheelers.com/
Back with the larger machines the short track oval circuit will return for another year, once againcreated from the Moat Street car park area near to Junction 7 of the Coventry Ring Road and featuringan array of smokin hot, four wheeled action of all shapes and sizes.
One of the headline acts for the new short track oval again will be cars from the UK Formula G Championship, showcasing the Gymkhana racing style which hosts its championship rounds at the Santa Pod Raceway.
In Gymkhana racing , drivers must navigate their way around a series of obstacles from monster truck tyres, to slaloms and washing machines, before memorising the track layout to beat the course and their opponent in the fastest time possible.
Alongside the Formula G cars, the Motofest short track oval circuit will also feature an array of cars from the Coventry Stadium race series including BRISCA F1, F2 and V8 cars, mini stocks and heritage stock cars.
There will also be a range of drift cars, including Coventry based outfit Slip Wheel , who will bring their collection of bright yellow drift machines to perform various stunts and tricks on the circuit.
James Noble, Coventry Motofest Race Director, said: “Coventry Motofest has now quadrupled the fun for 2017 with four arenas available at this year’s event.
“The Get On bike experience and the Wacky Wheelers both offer a truly interactive experience for all ages and will be a fun filled addition to the Motofest programme.
“We also have the short track oval filled with Gymkhana cars, stock cars and drift cars returning for a second year and they will once again provide an awesome spectacle for those who like burning runbber and smokin tyres!
“The Coventry Motofest event just gets bigger and better each year and we look forward to putting on an exciting show to celebrate Coventry’s motoring heritage.“