KONI Power Wheels DOwnHill Attack by RED LINE OIL
Easily one of our most popular spectator activities in recent years, the Koni Power Wheels Downhill Attack by Red Line Oil is your chance to show your kids what their toy is made of. Come experience the legendary "Roller Coaster" section of the 3.27-Mile Full Course at VIRginia International Raceway during this year's HyperFEST presented by Grassroots Motorsports.
All you need to compete is a Power Wheel, a helmet, and your skill (..err maybe more like courage). Participation is free and in addition to bragging rights for a year, you also have a chance to win $100.
- Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid state or government issued photo ID
- Helmets are required
- Participants must provide their own Power Wheel vehicle
- Must wear long pants, closed toed shoes (no Crocs or slip-ons), and a sleeved shirt (short sleeves are one, but we highly recommend a long sleeve)
- Electric motor must be removed
- Battery must be removed
- No added ballast, other than what you ate/drank for dinner
- Standstill starts, no push-offs
- Wheels must be stock plastic, no rubber wheels or modifications to the wheels
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF vehicle DO I NEED?
Basically, all you need is a Power Wheel or similar vehicle with the battery and motor removed. For more information, reread the rules post above.
ARE THERE ANY DRIVER REQUIREMENTS?
Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid state or government issued photo ID.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Dress for this activity is a sleeved shirt (short sleeves are ok, just no tank tops), long pants, and closed toed shoes (no Crocs or slip-ons). Because this event takes place in May, we understand it may be warm during the day at the event. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes and change before and after your session if you prefer.
DO I NEED A HELMET?
Yes, you must have a helmet to participate in the Power Wheels Downhill Attack.
How Many OTHER VEHICLES are on track in a race?
It depends on the number of entrants, however we generally run about 8-10 vehicles per heat.
Do people wreck?
Yes, it has been known to happen (see pics above), however no one has been seriously injured. Usually participants just spin out or drive off the track and land in the grass. However, we do ask that everyone exhibit sportsmanlike conduct and not directly wreck or cause someone else to crash on purpose.
CAN I CAMP OUT FOR THIS EVENT?
Yes, this is HyperFEST. One of the best things about HyperFEST is being able to camp out and hang with old and new friends, as well as enjoy everything this event has to offer. If you'd prefer to not camp out, there is a hotel located at the track and many other hotels available in neighboring towns such as Danville, VA, South Boston, VA, Roxboro, NC, and Milton, NC.
IS THERE A MAP OF VIR AVAILABLE?
Yes, you may find it here.
While we prefer warm and sunny days, it doesn't always happen to work out that way. Since the event is in May, showers have been known to make a brief appearance. Because HyperFEST is an outdoor event, we run rain or shine, but that doesn't mean you still can't have fun.