BTRA British Truck Racing Championship

The BTRA British Truck Racing Championship is one of the biggest categories in the UK, with machines weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing in excess of 1000bhp – it is a championship like no other. 

Born in the USA in 1979, Truck Racing hit British shores not long after and captured the imagination of racing enthusiasts. The organising governing body, the British Truck Racing Association, was founded in 1984 and has been at the helm ever since. 

Representing some of the biggest manufacturers from around the world, the championship has for a long time been split into two classes; delivering exhilarating thrills and spills in equal measure.

Division 1 is home to the most advanced machines that have bespoke braking and suspension systems whilst Division 2 is likened towards more production-based machines; both delivering fast-paced heart-stopping moments throughout the season.  

Pickup Truck Racing Championship

Bringing a flavour of America to British shores, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship has become a popular draw for spectators in the UK since it came to prominence in 1997.

With unique tubular spaceframe chassis’ that are coupled with two-litre multi-valve twin-cam engines making up the grid, the action is fast and frenetic as it visits all manner of circuits around the country.

Often found going door-to-door and separated by mere millimetres, entertainment is all-but guaranteed as the Pickup Truck contingent boasts a blend of experienced drivers and upcoming racers, all of whom are keen to make their mark.

Whilst a majority of races are run at some of the UK’s most popular circuits, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship also dukes it out on the ovals too with Mallory Park playing host to a handful of events every year – adding further on-track spice.