500 not out for Pickup Truck Racing Championship

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship reached a significant milestone at Snetterton this past weekend (September 8/9) as it staged its 500th race.

Launched in 1997, the series has become a popular fixture in the UK’s national motorsport landscape and a permanent fixture within the British Automobile Racing Club banner of championships.

Going from strength-to-strength each year, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship has won the hearts of racers and fans alike. Travelling the length and breadth of the country and even Europe, the series has made a name for itself on both traditional tracks and ovals.

With the championship currently enjoying a period of rude health, this past weekend’s milestone race only further underlined the popularity of the series as reigning champion Scott Bourne charged to victory.

Commenting on the milestone, Championship Co-ordinator Sonny Howard said: “The second race at Snetterton last weekend marked a milestone in Pickup Truck Racing history as the Championship achieving its 500th race.

“Over this period the Pickups have raced at every circuit in the UK and as importantly a large number in Europe as well. The Championship over the years has had the support of drivers from a cross section of motorsport disciplines but also the Pickup Trucks have a core of drivers who have supported the Championship for many years.

“In addition, the entertainment value it offers and the venues it visits as Pickup Truck Racing is very gladiatorial and the drivers are real characters.  Add to this billboard element that the vehicles offer in graphic design, it comes across as brash and flash but why not!

“Most importantly, this is not just about the drivers nor has it ever been. Pickup Truck Racing is about the teams and it is a team sport something the management encourage and embrace at all levels within the Championship.

“As we pass this milestone we now have our sights set on new highs, more goals and more boxes to tick.  Nothing will ever hold back the Pickup Trucks. They will never rest on their laurels either because they have a vision, a plan for the future.”