July 19th

Convoy in the Park ticket deadline extended

The advance ticket booking deadline for spectators looking to attend Convoy in the Park has been extended until 5pm on Thursday (20 July).

Booking tickets in advance allows fans to make savings compared to on the day prices, and tickets purchased after 5pm today (Wednesday) will be available to print at home only.

Convoy in the Park is the perfect way to get the school holidays off to the perfect start, with spectators able to see the thrilling action of the British Truck Racing Championship and enjoy a host of off-track family-friendly entertainment.

The fifth round of the 2017 British Truck Racing Championship is the on-track centerpiece of the weekend – with 9 races featuring trucks racing at up to 100mph. There is also a full programme of support races across the weekend.

But Convoy in the Park is about much more than the truck racing. All weekend there will be events and activities going on around the racing across the Donington Park site.

For instance, there will be live music on both days on the main stage. The acts cover a variety of genres, such as the punk sounds of Millie Manders and The Shutup, the rockabilly of The John Lewis Trio, alt-country group Mashville and tribute acts Guns Or Roses and The Johnny Cash Tribute.

Also on stage will be various competitions. For instance, there will be a ‘bush trucker trial’ where participants will be faced with a plate of all manner of bugs and grubs, and also a chilli-eating competition – where the tension ramps up alongside the heat of the chillis!

For little truckers, the Kids Zone will be the perfect place to spend some time – it will have bouncy castles, face painting and hair braiding, an inflatable obstacle course, go-karts, funfair rides, a racing simulator and much more!

Meanwhile, in the Action Arena there will be demonstrations and stunts aplenty, including an appearance by Ireland’s strongest man Sean ‘the Giant’ O’Hagan, who will be pulling a truck, and the awesome sight of the drift trucks. There will also be truck rollover and anti-skid demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Visitors to Convoy in the Park will also be able to see some 1000 trucks of all makes and ages – from heavily customised giant American trucks, to lovingly-restored classics from yesteryear and working trucks that will be back on the road come Monday morning, but are kept in top condition by their drivers.

“There is a wealth of family-friendly entertainment on at Convoy in the Park,” said Dan Parton, editor of Truck & Driver magazine. “From the live music to children’s entertainment we have it all.

“A trip to Convoy in the Park will be the perfect way to kick-start the school summer holidays.”

Advance tickets for Convoy in the Park can still be purchased. A ticket or Saturday or Sunday costs £15 (£20 on the day) and a weekend pass costs £25 (£35 on the day). Children under 13 get in free. For more information and to book tickets, click here

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