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Storming start to Snetterton truck weekend

Saturday, September 08 2018

The Snetterton British Truck Racing Association Championship weekend got off to a flying start today (Saturday) with three superb races from Britain's heavyweight racing series.

The first race came from the Division Two machines and saw plenty of drama, with Luke Garrett leading much of the encounter before being black flagged for a technical issue that saw his MAN machine losing fluid. That would have handed the win to Erik Forsstrom, who took pole position in his vintage Sisu machine, but he dropped out mid race having challenged Garrett throughout, with Brad Smith ultimately claiming victory by just over a second.

Reigning Division One Champion Ryan Smith marched to glory in the first race of the weekend for the Division One Trucks, with David Jenkins second ahead of Jamie Anderson. Smith led from pole for the duration, and continued his impressive run of form this season.

In the final trucks encounter of the day, Steve Powell claimed a narrow win on the road over Luke Garrett in a shortened event, with Garrett making amends for his race one disappointment by taking his first podium of the weekend from eighth on the grid, while race one winner Smith claimed third having fought his way up from seventh. Post-race though, Powell was handed a penalty for a false start, handing Garrett the win.

Further action came from the Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship and the always-entertaining Legends, with the final race delivering a typically barnstorming finish, with the top-three separated by just 0.192 seconds!

Tomorrow's action will comprise of 12 races, with Trucks and Legends joined by the Mighty and Super Mighty Mini series and the NASCAR-style Pickup Truck Championship, with action getting underway at 9am. The off-track entertainment schedule will ramp up also, with Remote Control Land Rovers and a Climbing Wall joining the Monster Truck Rides, Mini Monster Trucks and simulator in providing fun for all ages at the circuit.

Tickets for the second day of the British Truck Racing Association Championship are available on the gate all day tomorrow, priced at £25 for adults, with children aged under-13 going free. Discounted rates are available for teenagers aged 13-15 and senior citizens aged 65+. For more information, click here.