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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need tickets in advance, or can I just turn up and buy tickets?

There are no advance ticket sales. All tickets are payment on arrival at the turnstiles, we accept cash, cheque and all major credit cards. However if you wish to make a party/block booking of 8 or more people and take advantage of a group saver, please contact our office on 01934 631500

Will tickets still be full price if we arrive late?

Ordinarily tickets would still be full price for up to two hours after the published start time, because the main races would not have been run by then.

How long does a race meeting go on for?

A race meeting normally lasts between 3 to 3 and a half hours, from the published start time.

How long does a race last?

Each race has some set-up time (typically 5 mins); race time (typically 5 mins); and clear-up time (typically 5 mins). That then equates to approximately 4 races per hour, although for some Championship events, there would be additional set-up time, with the introduction of drivers and presentation of commemorative awards.

How do I find the track?

The track at Smeatharpe is just on the Devon side of the Devon-Somerset border. EX14 9RF is the postcode.
The track at St Day is at the United Downs, directly opposite the Civic Amenity (refuse centre). TR16 5HU is the postcode. (click here to view the maps)

Will the meeting go ahead if it rains?

Yes. Drivers race on a dry or wet circuit. The ran slightly lowers the speeds, but can contribute to more spins and crashes.

Can I get some refreshments during the day?

Yes. There are Hot & Cold refreshment points at the circuit.

Are discounted rates available for larger groups?

We do offer group discounts for birthday parties etc. Drop us a line with details of how many folk (adults and children) will be in your party.

Can we bring the dog?

Due to the motor racing being noisy at times, we don't encourage dogs. However should you bring your dog, it must remain on a lead at all times.

Do you do Children's Birthday Packages?

There are opportunities at Smeatharpe, to accomodate pre-booked groups for children's parties. The party group would have the use of our hospitality area, from where you can watch the action, and take in the amazing atmosphere of short oval racing.  For more information, please eMail ruth@autospeed.co.uk - and include Children's Birthday Packages in the subject line.

 

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