Pre-Event Info

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


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



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: if you are purchasing tickets at the gate, this option will ONLY be available during certain hours each day. This means you will not be permitted to enter the facility without a previously purchased ticket during non-gate sale hours.

If you DO NOT have pre-purchased tickets/activities and plan to purchase tickets at the event, ONLY the following will be sold at the gate:

  • Saturday from 8:30am - 3pm: General Admission & Car Show
  • Sunday from 8:30am - 1pm: General Admission

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.

Please note: from 7:00am until 8:00am, only HPDE & Acclimation Program drivers will be permitted to enter. These drivers need to get in early so they can get to tech inspection and mandatory driver meetings. Non-HPDE/Acclimation may be held at the gate during this hour of the day.


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.


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 at the Streetlight Drags area by 5:30 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 and pre-scheduled a time slot, head over to the Karting Administration building at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session.

KARTING ENDURO: If your team is signed up for the Enduro Race, please arrive at the Karting Administration building by 5:45pm on Saturday.