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Truckloads of family fun at Snetterton this September

Thursday, September 01 2016

Snetterton circuit will provide plenty of late summer cheer for families this September (10/11) 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. The venue's panoramic spectator banks offer a great view of the action too.

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 ten-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. This includes the popular Legends Cars, pocket-sized replicas of 1930 US Hot Rods, with Mini Sevens and Miglias also proving that small cars can be just as entertaining as their bigger counterparts. There will also be saloon car racing from classic touring cars from the 70s to 90s, and the Kumho BMW Championship, plus a variety of MGs and Formula Ford single-seaters.

Away from the track there will be plenty of activities for all ages, including breathtaking rides on the fearsome Red Dragon Monster Truck, which can carry up to ten passengers whilst crushing all obstacles in its path. Children can take the wheel of Mini Monster Trucks, and there will also be a fairground, adventure playground and a display of show trucks.

Discounted advance tickets for the British Truck Racing Championship at Snetterton on 10/11 September are available online from £19, with free entry for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.