The British Automobile Racing Club is gearing up for a second consecutive race meeting at Thruxton this coming weekend (October 31/November 1) and it’s set to be headlined by the heavyweight behemoths of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship.
Originally scheduled to visit the Hampshire venue in June, the championship’s hopes of competing around the fastest track in the UK had looked to be all but over after being cancelled due to national lockdown and subsequent amendments to race calendars.
However, the BTRA’s annual visit to Pembrey Circuit that was scheduled for October 3/4 was cancelled due to the current Welsh Government regulations and rather than cancel the meeting altogether, a change of venue was confirmed to allow the category to stage its penultimate event of the campaign.
Never short of entertainment, a total of five races will play out around the flowing 2.36-mile layout over the course of the weekend and it is all to play for in both Division’s 1 & 2 as the title showdown looms ever-closer.
There is nothing separating Ryan Smith and David Jenkins at the summit of Division 1 as the former champions enter the weekend tied on points. Both will be keen to establish themselves as the sole leader however they will need to be wary of Stuart Oliver who sits a further three points back.
In Division 2, Steven Powell has proven to be the benchmark driver so far and his recent run of form sees him hold a slender ten-point advantage over Craig Reid. With the likes of John Powell and double champion Luke Garrett firmly in the mix as well, all bets are off when it comes to judging who could reign supreme.
Despite bringing the curtain down on their season at Silverstone earlier in the month, the Classic Touring Car Racing Club will make a fleeting appearance during the weekend for a pair of non-championship encounters.
Renowned for producing all-out action, some of the most iconic saloons spanning several decades will hit the track for a memorable trip down memory lane.
The BARC Open Sports/Saloon car races starred less than a week ago and they’re back again for more tin top thrills and spills. Open to competitors who drive open/closed roof Sports & Saloon cars, regardless of what championship or racing club they compete in, providing they meet current Motorsport UK safety regulations, the new initiative has proven to be popular.
Rounding out the weekend’s track action will be two contests from the Tiedman Trophy. Forming part of the Monoposto Racing Club, the single-seater contingent was originally scheduled to race at Pembrey like the BTRA but will now make a rare appearance at the home of the BARC.
To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting, including the timetable and entry list, click here.
Tickets for the event are available to purchase online in advance via https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/trucks.