New kick off party for Finke race week 2018

Tatts Finke Desert Race competitors and fans are set to enjoy a free new public event on the Thursday evening of race week 2018.

The inaugural ‘Finke Street Party & Night Markets’ will combine the Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets in the iconic Todd Mall with Australia’s original, longest running and most successful freestyle moto x team; Showtime FMX.

The Showtime FMX team will put on a show that will thrill onlookers – whether they are into motorsport or not – performing in front of the Council lawns with a section of Todd Street closed for the evening.

Showtime FMX are promising tricks such as rock solids, turn downs, heart attacks, backflips, backflip variations and more.

“We wanted to add a little more excitement to the entertainment that goes on across Finke week,” said Finke Desert Race Club President Antony Yoffa.

“We are really excited to be partnering with the Alice Springs Town Council to launch a great night of entertainment that is fun and appropriate for all ages,” Yoffa said.

An array of multicultural food choices will be available on the night, along with a large variety of stallholders selling authentic indigenous art, craftworks, handmade clothing, jewellery and much more.

A limited range of Finke merchandise will also be on sale, along with the chance to win a double pass for a VIP Helicopter Flight over the 2018 prologue, which takes place Saturday morning.

Five-time King of the Desert Toby Price will appear at the event from 7pm, giving ‘Finke Fanatics’ a chance for a meet and greet, just days before he attempts to take home the crown in both the bike and car event.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks as the Finke Desert Race Club plan to create an epic ‘Kick Off Party’ for Australia’s Ultimate Desert Race.