A new motorsport event focused on oval racing, autograss, speedway and other grassroots motorsports, will take place at the East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) on 16-17 February 2019.
The event will comprise a full-size exhibition across two halls, a live stage, and demonstration races around the oval track. It will take place inside the EEAEC’s 9,000sqm of indoor event space, which holds a maximum capacity of 100,000 visitors.
Organiser Dave Rennie commented: “Current motorsport events seem to be neglecting the whole field of autograss, oval and speedway racing…I felt it was time for a dedicated show for teams and enthusiasts before the start of the racing season.
“Drivers and teams all need parts, engines and all kinds of equipment ahead of the season, whilst spectators and fans like to buy the latest merchandise, get close to the cars, and speak to their drivers – so a February show is ideal. My challenge was finding a venue that could accommodate us.”
Rennie says that he looked into a number of venues, but that EEAEC stood out from the pack: “The team understands motorsport, and got the idea of the show straight away.”
General manager at EEAEC Jason Lunn, who is himself a veteran of motorsports, commented: “It’s always a pleasure to bring a new show to East of England Arena, especially one that generates this much excitement. We’ve worked extensively with Dave and his team to make sure the show goes off without a hitch, and we’re confident it’s going to be a fantastic debut.”