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Family fun at Snetterton as truck racers roar into Norfolk

Wednesday, August 30 2017

Families are set for a late summer treat at Snetterton this weekend (9-10 September), when the Norfolk venue will be hosting the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), with high-octane entertainment for all ages on and off the track - plus free entry for under-13s.

The headlining BTRC returns for its biggest Snetterton event to date, with a bumper nine races scheduled for the 1,000-horsepower, five-tonne beasts across the weekend. Truck racing is renowned for thrilling action, with reverse-grids and brutal racing from drivers unafraid of a little contact.

The championship is split into two classes, with each racing four times before both categories join forces for a grand final to bring the event to a spectacular climax. Within each class there's an intense title battle, with reigning Division One champion Ryan Smith leading the way, whilst Finnish hot-shot Mika Makinen heads the Division Two machines, adding international flavour to the series. His opponents should include Bungay truck racer Jim Bennett.

A busy schedule of support races features breathless action from Legends Cars, pocket-sized replicas of 1930s hot-rods, plus NASCAR-style Pickup Trucks, Caterhams and Renault Clios.

Main raceday Sunday is sure to be a hit with families, with five BTRC races, plus a packed programme of off-track fun for all ages too. This includes the return of the hugely-popular Red Dragon Monster Truck, which can carry up to ten passengers for the ultimate thrill-ride as it crushes everything in its path.

Family fun includes a funfair with an assortment of rides and stalls, a display of show trucks which will take part in lunchtime track parades on Saturday and Sunday, plus a trade village and kids' playground.

Tickets for the BTRC at Snetterton are available from £19 with free entry for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here - please note additional charges apply for rides.

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