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Truck heavyweights thrill again at Snetterton

Sunday, September 08 2019

A dramatic Grand Final race for the British Truck Racing Championship was the highlight of another superb day of action at Snetterton today (Sunday).

The race combined both the Division One and Division Two categories and saw 15 trucks go head to head, though the contest had to be aborted mid way through with two trucks broken down. When it restarted, Division Two contender Luke Garrett regained his initiative and held the lead again, but finished just six tenths of a second clear of John Bowler, with former Clio Cup champion Paul Rivett third.

With the premier class drivers starting behind the Division Two contenders, and with a time delay, Richard Collett sliced through from effectively 13th place at the start to take fourth and Division One honours in the space of three laps.

As well as the Grand Final, there were three other races from the biggest racing machines in the country.  

Dave Jenkins claimed a remarkable triumph in the first Division One contest of the day. Despite losing three seconds a lap in the final stages of the race, he held off a charge from reigning champion Ryan Smith despite a broken gearstick, taking victory by three tenths of a second.

Jenkins then doubled up in the second Division One race of the day, again defeating Smith by three tenths of a second after a race long duel, with the pair a long way ahead of John Newell in third place.

Paul Rivett claimed victory in the sole Division Two race of the day, after late controversy. Rivett had led most the race, but John Bowler crossed the line first. However a forceful move at Wilson was deemed as unfair by the stewards, and the positions were reversed.

As well as the numerous truck racing contests, support race action from Legends, Pickup Trucks, Super Silhouettes and Kumho BMWs completed an extremely entertaining package of 12 races.

Off track, the free Crazy Golf Course and Remote Control Land Rovers kept families entertained, along with the additional activities of Mini Monster Trucks, Fairground rides and a large Show Truck display.

For more information on events at Snetterton, and for a full listing of meetings still to come, click here.