Big trucks ready to roll at Snetterton
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Snetterton circuit will provide plenty of late summer cheer for families this weekend when the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) headlines a weekend packed with motorsport action and off-track fun for all ages.
Featuring five-tonne machines racing wheel-to-wheel at speeds of up to 100mph, the BTRC provides some of the most ferocious spectacles in sport. There’s bumping and barging aplenty from the drivers, who aren’t afraid to get stuck into the action, and a reverse-grid system which guarantees lots of thrills and spills.
Snetterton is a perfect match for this hugely popular form of motorsport, with long straights that are ideal for overtaking and a variety of corners to test the best drivers.
There’s a bumper bill of five truck races, with three taking place on the Sunday (main event day). With just two events remaining after Snetterton, the title fight is heating up, with Ryan Smith and 10-time champion Stuart Oliver duelling for the top division, and old rivals David Jenkins and Mat Summerfield within striking distance. There’s an equally intense battle in the second division for older trucks, with John Powell aiming to challenge Adam Bint’s title lead in Norfolk.
Visitors can get also closer to the action by joining the trucks on the grid during the lunch break on raceday. A free-of-charge VIP-style grid walk will feature all of the drivers signing autographs and posing for photos.
In addition to the truck races, there’s a packed programme of supporting action.
Discounted advance tickets are available online from £19, with free entry for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.snetterton.co.uk