In just over a week’s time, the inaugural Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival will be lighting up the streets of Medini City, Iskandar Puteri in Johor Bahru. The weekend-long carnival, to be held from 19-20 January, will be the third in the series after having blazed a trail through Penang and Serdang over the last few months.
The highlight of the event will the Toyota Vios Challenge One-Make Race with top local racers and A-list celebrities including Fattah Amin, Diana Danielle, Janna Nick, Shukri Yahaya, Geraldine Gan, Danny Koo, Venice Min and Shawn Lee taking part. They will race in the promotional class, while a further 30 drivers will compete across the sporting and super sporting classes.
The challenge is far from the only thing to look forward to in this motorsports spectacle. Visitors will also have the chance to watch world-class drift experts in action, with champions Masato Kawabata and Takahiro Imamura tearing up the track.
The Festival also aims to promote green modes of transport with its Toyota Gazoo Fun Ride, where you can take to the track on a bicycle. Make sure to be there early on Saturday to take part in this free public cycling sessions.
Stage performances will keep the vibes rolling in between, and during, races, with Asia’s leading Beatboxer Shawn Lee (who is also a racer) showing what he’s got, as well as a cheerleading showcase, stage games and appearances of Drama Sangat artistes.
Scattered throughout the grounds will be a variety of carnival games where you can win awesome prizes, while ‘Superfan’ giveaways will also be happening on a weekly basis (announced on facebook.com/tgrmy). Simply register as a Superfan and be in the running.
No festival would be complete without food and to satisfy cravings, there will be a variety of scrumptious bites by popular food trucks such as Brader Doug, The Chef, Tacoloco, Big Brother Truck, Jipangi, Wak Deli and many more.
They’ll be plenty of action taking place both on and off the track making the Racing Festival the ideal family-friendly outing. Don’t miss this adrenaline-fuelled weekend!
Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival
WHERE Medini City, Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru
WHEN 9am-6.30pm (19-20 Jan)