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Giants of motorsport set for Snetterton showdown

Monday, September 01 2014

Snetterton is set for a big weekend of racing this September (13/14) when the Truck Superprix rolls into town, with a packed programme of motorsport, plus monster truck rides, a spectacular air display and truck parade.

The event is headlined by the British Truck Racing Championship, renowned for ultra-competitive bumper-to-bumper racing. Racing trucks have 1,000 horsepower engines and unlike their road-going counterparts, can out-accelerate a sportscar and hit speeds of 100mph on the straights.

With just two rounds to go after Snetterton, the British Truck Racing Championship title battle is reaching fever pitch, with just one point separating reigning champion Mat Summerfield and Chris Levett in Division One for the fastest trucks. There are six points between leaders Simon Reid and Ryan Smith in Division Two, where Bungay's Jim Bennett is set to make his season debut at his local circuit.

Both classes compete together on the track and a reverse-grid format, where the fastest trucks start from the back, guarantees plenty of overtaking on the Snetterton 300 circuit with its combination of high speed straights and challenging corners. Fans will miss none of the action from the venue's panoramic spectator banks.

The weekend will feature five British Truck Championship races, with three of these taking place on the Sunday. There will also be a bumper package of close racing from NASCAR-style Pickup Trucks and the miniature hotrods of the Legends Championship proving US-style thrills. Slipstreaming action from Caterhams and pocket-rocket karts complete the weekend's 21-race programme.

There's also fun for all of the family off-track on the Sunday, with Red Dragon monster truck rides, a Wildcat Aerobatics display, truck parade and autograph session with the British Truck Racing Championship drivers, plus a free adventure playground to keep the youngest of racegoers amused.

Tickets for the Truck Superprix at Snetterton are available from £18, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.