Pre-Event Info

We're excited to see you at CARFEST 2019!  To prepare, please review the following information.


Saturday August 31 - Sunday September 1, 2019

EVENT ADDRESS:

Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Rd.
Wampum, PA 16157

EVENT SCHEDULE  |  EVENT MAP


TICKET INFO & GATE TIMES:

PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS:

If you have a paper ticket, or pre-purchased tickets/activities online - you may enter at anytime (day or night). For online ticket purchases, your name will be on the gate list.  Early entry for overnight campers available Friday at 6pm.

If you purchase an activity online after Thursday August 29, your name will be on the gate list but you MUST go to the Hospitality garage to pick up your activity pass!  You can not participate in the activity without the activity pass.

GATE SALES:

SATURDAY from 8:30am - 3:00pm ONLY

General Admission & Car Show available at the gate

SUNDAY from 8:30am - 1:00pm ONLY

General Admission available at the gate

You will NOT be permitted to enter the facility without a previously purchased ticket during non-gate sale hours!

FOR ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES: 

You must purchase General Admission at the gate, then go inside the facility to purchase activity passes.

  • Karting will need to be purchased from the Karting Administration building.
  • All other activities may be purchased from Hospitality in the North Track Garage.

GATE ENTRY

Only vehicles used for CARFEST activities (HPDE, Dyno, Car Show, AutoX, etc.) will be permitted through the gate (this includes HPDE tow rigs, and those who are camping).

ALL OTHERS MUST PARK IN GENERAL ADMISSION PARKING.

KEEP RIGHT IF:

ANYBODY in vehicle needs to purchase ticket

KEEP LEFT IF:

EVERYBODY in vehicle:

  • pre-registered
  • has wristbands
  • paper tickets

From 6:00am until 8:00am gate open ONLY to:

  • HPDE Drivers
  • Acclimation Program Drivers
  • AutoInterests Instructors
  • Anyone already wearing a General Admission wristband
  • EVERYONE ELSE MUST PARK AND WAIT
  • NO GATE SALES before 8:30am

HPDE & ACCLIMATION PARTICIPANTS:

HPDE & Acclimation Program PRE-EVENT GUIDE can be found here.   Please make sure you review this information prior to the event!

AutoInterests runs the HPDE & Acclimation Program portion of CARFEST - please check their FAQ page here.

For PittRace track & facility information, check here.


ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS:

DYNO: Make sure you are at the dyno area at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.

AUTOCROSS: Make sure you are at the Autocross area to check in PRIOR to the driver meeting.  The driver meeting is MANDATORY!  Please check the session schedule here for driver meeting times.

STREETLIGHT DRAGS: Make sure you are in the classroom (first floor of the control tower) by 4:00pm for the driver meeting!

CAR SHOW: The Car Show runs from 10am - 5pm on Saturday.  You are free to arrive at any time within that window, however the longer your car is parked in the show, the more exposure it gets to the voter crowd!

KARTING: If you signed up in advance, head over to the Karting Administration building to drive in the next available session. Let them know you pre-registered for a session(s).

KARTING ENDURO: If your team is signed up for the Enduro Race, please arrive at the Karting Administration building by 5:00pm on Saturday.