Pembrey Circuit provided the backdrop for a blockbuster two days of track action this past weekend (May 20/21) as a number of British Automobile Racing Club championships took centre stage at Convoy Cymru.
On what proved to be a weekend to remember, a bumper crowd flocked to the South Wales venue for a festival of all things trucking – which included an eye-catching Show Truck display, live music, freestyle motocross stunt show, truck drifting and much more.
Whilst there was plenty to see and do off-track, high-octane thrills and spills played out on it as a number of categories continued their 2023 campaigns in style.
Topping the bill were five colossal contests from the British Truck Racing Championship, where there was action aplenty across both Division 1 and Division 2.
As was the case at Brands Hatch last month, reigning seven-time champion Ryan Smith emerged as the driver to beat on the Saturday as he snared pole position and then converted it into a pair of commanding victories.
Smith also triumphed in the reverse grid third race – charging from eighth – however that was to be as good as it got as damage and mechanical issues scuppered his chances of a clean sweep. Instead, Jock Borthwick and Michael Oliver came to the fore to tally their first wins of the season.
In Division 2, Adam Bint and John Powell strengthened their title charges by chalking up more wins however the weekend arguably belonged to NAPA Racing UK’s Paul Rivett. After finishing second in the first three races, the former Renault UK Clio Cup champion put on a clinical display in races four and five to triumph in style.
Oskar Dix maintained his strong start to the season in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as he extended his lead in the points with a victory in race three. Daire Flock – who remains second overall – had been the driver to beat with two wins to his name before a non-finish in the third halted his charge.
One of the closest finishes over the course of the weekend came 2CV/Mini Endurance bout. After 67 laps of the picturesque Welsh track, just over half a second separated winners Sandro and Luca Proietti from the duo of Pete Sparrow and Nick Crispin.
Despite losing out in the endurance race, Crispin did stand on the top step of the podium as he triumphed in one of two Classic 2CV Racing Club races. After blasting to pole position, last year’s runner-up charged to victory in race before Kris Tovey came to the fore to win in race two.
Elsewhere, the Track Attack Race Club saw a variety of cars duke it out but it was Lee Currie and Adam Croft that claimed bragging rights as they left Wales with a victory apiece.
Rounding out the weekend’s track action were a pair of races from the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship on Sunday, both of which were won by Wayne Spiller and Damien Longotano.
To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Pembrey, CLICK HERE.
You can also re-watch all of the action from Saturday and Sunday by heading to the British Automobile Racing Club YouTube channel HERE.