Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry served up a memorable two days this past weekend (June 1/2) as thousands turned out for the annual automotive extravaganza that celebrates Coventry’s heritage as Britain’s ‘motor city’.
Growing in size and stature as each year passes, the 2019 edition of the city centre spectacle proved to be the biggest and best yet for the ultimate summer party.
The centrepiece of the weekend proved to be the city’s road network transforming into a race track, titled the GT Radical Sprint Circuit. With major parts of Coventry’s ring road closing to form the 1.13 mile layout, all eyes were on the diverse range of machinery that was set to pit itself against the clock to see who would claim the spoils of being fastest.
Rounds 9 & 10 of the BARC Connaught Sprint Championship proved to be the main focus on the GT Radical Sprint Circuit as the category wrote the latest chapter in what has already been a memorable campaign.
Saturday would see Clive Woodster as the man to beat as he set the fastest time in his Radical SR4. On a slightly damper Sunday, Chris Edwards came to the fore at the wheel of his Mazda 323 GTX to walk away with the bragging rights.
Double BTCC champion Jason Plato was also on hand to meet fans and put on a show from behind the wheel of his Sterling Insurance Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra.
Other machinery to wow crowds around the ring road circuit included various entrants from the MV Commercial BTRA Championship following a three-year absence and Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup.
Supercars, car clubs and motorcycles also joined in on the ring road shenanigans as they too took to the tarmac to turn a wheel.
On Sunday, the ring road provided a fitting backdrop as a spectacular parade of 1,000 classic Citroens convoyed together to mark the French manufacturers centenary celebrations.
Away from the time trial course, the Skydome Fueltopia Arena saw plenty of thrills and spills take place across both days with modern classic, modified and custom cars both in action and on display, setting pulses racing.
In addition, the Formula G Championship had fans on the edge-of-their-seats too whilst there were also drift demos from Michelle Westby, stunt bikes and more.
Away from the circuit and arena, spectators also lapped up hundreds of classic motorbikes and cars that were on display, family fun area, fairground rides and attractions, food stalls and plenty of entertainment – including three music stages.
For more information on the 2019 Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry, head to https://www.coventrymotofest.com/.
To view the full classification of results from the BARC Connaught Sprint Championship, click here.