Trucks heading for Snetterton showdown

Truck racers, from left, Michael Oliver (12), Ray Coleman (2) and John Powell. Picture: Jonathan Ree

Truck racers, from left, Michael Oliver (12), Ray Coleman (2) and John Powell. Picture: Jonathan Reeves - Credit: Archant

The British Truck Racing Championship resumes at Snetterton this weekend with nine races for the giants of the race track.

Tony Smith (46) leading the way at Donington. Picture: Jonathan Reeves

Tony Smith (46) leading the way at Donington. Picture: Jonathan Reeves - Credit: Archant

The Division 1 and 2 categories each race four times with the Grand Final for the combined grid rounding out the action on Sunday evening.

Division 1 leader Ryan Smith will be defending a 30-point advantage over David Jenkins while Stuart Oliver and Shane Brereton are a further one and four points adrift respectively. If they work together and keep Smith away from the podium his lead could easily evaporate.

In Division 2, Tony Smith and Simon Cole are chasing leader Mika Makinen, who has a 34-point advantage, while Adam Bint is still in the hunt if he can put together a decent run at the Norfolk venue.

The diminutive Legend racing cars are in sharp contrast to the trucks, but the racing is nothing short of frantic. Unusually, multi-champion John Mickel didn't win last time out at Donington Park so will no doubt redouble his efforts to put that right this week during their six events.


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Four wins at the last round for Ben Power has propelled him into a 110-point lead, but he will need to be on top form to keep Mickel in check.

In the Pickup Truck Racing series there is little to choose between leader Scott Bourne and Mark Wills as the series heads towards its climax. While the top two in the series will be keeping a watching brief on each other, Michael Smith and Lea Wood will be hoping to sneak a win.

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The iconic Caterham sports cars race twice, with the Sigma and Sigmax contesting one series while the Classic, Super and Mega categories race in the other group. Oliver Gibson has a narrow lead in the Sigmax series while in the Sigma, 10-time winner Jon Harmer has a healthy lead. In the Megas, Declan Dolan leads Glenn Burtenshaw by a point with Tony Briant heading the Supers while Graeme Smith is a point ahead of Robin Webb in the Classics.

The Renault Clio Junior series makes its debut at the Norfolk track and race twice on the full 23-race programme with racing starting at 11.40am on Saturday and 9.30am the following day.

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