Ahead of this weekend’s (April 2 & 3) Sandown Sprint, the team behind the event have some tips to help you enjoy your time there.
Due to the event using two of the main car parks in Sandown – Fort Street and Yaverland – it is recommended that you use public transport to get to the event where possible to minimise disruption to those who live in the town who need to park nearby. Southern Vectis and the Island Line train both serve Sandown.
Tickets can be collected from the booking office, located in Fort Street car park, next to the bowling club. The spectator enclosure can be accessed between each batch of competing cars whilst the track is closed. Races will be on from 9am to 5pm on both days.
The main spectator area is located on the sea wall, which runs along most of the track, and can only be accessed via Fort Street and Sandham Gardens. Track marshals will open the crossing between each batch of cars; the longest wait-time to cross being approximately 25 minutes.
If you walk down the spectator area to Yaverland car park, you’ll find the competitor paddock, where all competing cars are based for the weekend. There are various food and drink outlets where you can purchase refreshments.
VIP ticket holders will be able to access Brown’s Golf Course using the crossing next to Dinosaur Isle.
Promoter, Tim Addison, said: “It’s the first event for all of us – the officials and volunteers as well as the competitors. Every effort has been made to ensure everyone has a good weekend, especially after the two previous cancellations. We hope that these tips are helpful and that we can all enjoy the first Sandown Sprint.”
Limited admission tickets may be available on the day, subject to overall numbers, but there is no guarantee of entry for anyone without a pre-booked ticket.
Tickets can be bought online at isleofwightspeedtrials.co.uk/tickets.