Luckily, there was an event on (vintage cars, even better) so we just went for it! It was reasonably priced too, at £16 per adult for a day ticket if bought before the event (it's more on the day). The gates open for spectators around 8am and I think the races finish around 5pm, so it's definitely good value for money. We didn't quite know what to expect, so only allowed time for 3-4 hours there, though if we were to go again to anything similar, I'd like to stay for longer. There was so much to photograph!
One of the benefits of it being 'in the middle of nowhere' was that the track was nestled within the countryside, making for extremely photogenic views. As I'm usually used to photographing football, this was quite a change in that respect and it took some time to get my eye in. After a while, I knew what type of shots would work (and what would not) and ended up with some pictures I was very pleased with.
It's definitely something I would love to go back to, whether that be at the same location (or elsewhere), though I don't think it will take over from the football..!
You can view the full set of photographs here.