The Pickup Truck Racing Championship will once again look to make its mark this season as preparations continue for the British Automobile Racing Club series to blast into life next month.
Bringing a flavour of America to British shores, the unique tubular spaceframe chassis series has been a staple of UK motorsport for a number of years and 2023 looks to be no different.
Running predominantly alongside the British Truck Racing Championship this season and benefiting from extensive live stream coverage, the action-packed category not only boasts a bumper entry list but also a blend of high-octane circuits to race on – making it a must-watch attraction.
“We’re shaping up to have a grid of between 20 and 25 drivers,” said Championship Co-ordinator Sonny Howard. “We’ve attracted some new names such as Matt Moore and Russell Smith whilst also retaining some of the established contenders which include reigning champion Reece Jones as well as race winners Matt Simpson and Dale Gent.
“It’s also great to see that we’ve got two father-son teams out there as well. Matt and his Dad Jeff are going to be sharing the track and the same can be said for Paul and Dean Tompkins, who have been mainstays for a number of years. Having a strong mix of tracks to race on is important too and something we’re very much proud of.”
Embarking on another full-throttle year of competition, this year will also see a change in format for the championship.
Howard added: “We’ve changed the format so that there are now two heats and then a grand final. Qualifying will remain as a 20-minute session which is split into two and then competitors will race in two heats where the points they attain will decide the starting grid for the final.
“In essence we have a 24-race season and with there being points for qualifying as well, every moment out on-track will be pivotal in deciding who ultimately walks away as champion.”
The 2023 Pickup Truck Racing Championship campaign commences at Brands Hatch on April 8/9 before then heading to Mallory Park in late May for its one and only oval event of the year.
A second visit to Brands Hatch followed by trips to Thruxton, Donington Park, Lydden Hill and Pembrey proceed that before a third and final outing at Brands Hatch in early November brings the curtain down on the season.
To find out more information on the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, visit https://www.pickuptruckracing.com/main.html