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Big beasts of motorsport: truck racing delights Snetterton crowds

PUBLISHED: 11:28 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 09 September 2018

Race action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

Race action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

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The biggest machines in motorsport roared back into Norfolk to the delight of enthusiasts this weekend.

Race action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: SnettertonRace action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

Five-tonne racing trucks, capable of accelerating to 100mph as fast as a Porsche 911, were the star attraction as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Snetterton.

The crowds were treated to some on-track thrills, a reserve-grid format ensuring plenty of over-taking action, with six truck races scheduled over the weekend, with four taking place on Sunday including Pick-Up Trucks and The Mighty Minis.

Division 2 start roars off the grid on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: SnettertonDivision 2 start roars off the grid on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

Thousands of spectators thronged the Norfolk circuit with family-friendly off-track entertainment including Red Dragon Monster Truck rides, a show truck display, mini-monster trucks, racing simulators, remote control Land Rovers and live music.

Enthusiasts also got the chance to get close to the trucks and drivers with a pre-race grid walk and autograph session.

Race action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: SnettertonRace action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

As the 1000-horsepower beasts of motorsport battled wheel-to-wheel, drivers harbouring title ambitions included reigning champion Ryan Smith who leads the way in the top class Division 1. Chasing was fellow MAN racer David Jenkins who started the weekend 48 points in arrears.

Race action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: SnettertonRace action on Saturday as the British Truck Racing Championship returned to Norfolk. Picture: Snetterton

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