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A celebration of professional drifting, auto-cross, karting, eSports, hot rod, import car and super car fanatics, taking place June 13-15, 2020 at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
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Foxwoods press Release

FOXWOODS TO HOST IGNITION SPEED FESTIVAL, SUMMER’S BIGGEST MOTORSPORTS CELEBRATION 

A Motorsports Takeover Event That Will Feature Massive Car Show, Endurance Karting Race, Autocross Battle and more!

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (August 12, 2019) – Foxwoods Resort Casino, the premier resort destination in the Northeast, is excited to host Monza World Class Karting’s Ignition Speed Festival presented by ACI Dynamix on Sunday, August 18th. The festival will feature a full day of auto sports spanning across the entire property, and all events will be free of charge.

Streaming live throughout the Ignition Speed festival will be two HOONIGAN Media Machine hosts, John Naderi along with Kanan Hooker. In addition to the live stream, John Naderi and Kanan Hooker will be joined by Jimmy Oakes as they take part in the 3-hour endurance karting race hosted by MONZA World Class Karting.

Ignition Speed Festival events will include:

  • Broke. East. Meet. – More than 1,000 vehicles will take over every floor of the Great Cedar Garage from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a car show that auto enthusiasts throughout New England won’t want to miss.
  • Endurance Karting Race at MONZA – Drivers will embark on a high-speed, 3-hour endurance challenge from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After watching the competition, registered spectators can use their wristband to receive a $5 discount and test out the track for themselves starting at 1 p.m. 
  • eSports Rocket League & Super Smash Bros. Tournament at MONZA –Gamers will compete for the Rocket League eSports tournament title from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Johnny Rockets, the tournament is free to enter, and any walk-ups are welcome to participate.
  • Autocross Motorsports Battle – The Connecticut Autocross Rally Team (CART) will host an autocross battle at Lot 10 featuring the best cars and drivers in the region. Spectators can watch these driving enthusiasts speed around a tight course of orange cones from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and meet Brian Wadman, 2019 US DRIFT Shootout along with Formula DRIFT-Pro2 driver Dmitriy Brutskiy.

After getting their fill of cars, karting and more, attendees are invited to attend the after party at Shrine Night Club starting at 9 p.m. Shuttle service will run in a continuous loop from the hotel valets, to Great Cedar Garage, to Lot 10 to accommodate guests wishing to see everything the festival has to offer. 

Guests may register online or at MONZA World Class Karting either in advance or the day of the event to receive a wristband that will unlock special food and beverage discounts at Hard Rock Café, Johnny Rockets, Sugar Factory, Stony Creek Brewery and SHRINE Nightclub as well as exclusive deals on MONZA World Class Karting and the Highflyer Zipline.

For more information and to register online, visit Foxwoods.com/Ignition or call 1-800-FOXWOODS. Follow Foxwoods on Instagram @Foxwoods, Twitter @FoxwoodsCT and Facebook at facebook.com/foxwoods.

About FoxwoodsResort Casino

As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers guests a premier destination resort experience throughout its six world-class casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms; dining options for all tastes; luxurious spas; award-winning golf; state-of-the-art theaters; Tanger Outlet Mall; conference space for groups of all sizes; and free online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. There is always something new at Foxwoods, most recently the arrival of Foxwoods Extreme Adventures. Adventure knows no limit as guests can zipline, free fall, catapult or race around on a European-style indoor karting track. Foxwoods Resort Casino truly is The Wonder Of It All, providing a personalized and exciting escape for everyone. Foxwoods, opened in 1992, is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a detailed look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.