Over the weekend of 8 – 9 August, truck racing returns to Silverstone for the first time since 1989 and 30 years after its first appearance in 1985.
The UK’s only National truck racing series, the British Truck Racing Association Championship, reaches Silverstone in August with a full timetable and 10 truck races scheduled over the weekend.
The 1200bhp racing trucks are based upon series production trucks with major performance modifications. They have a minimum weight requirement of 5500kg resulting in spectacular cornering techniques and their top speed is restricted to 160kph (verified by a GPS system) producing extremely close racing.
Away from the truck racing action, off-track entertainment will include a Show Truck display with a parade on Sunday, a funfair, customised van displays, a truck market area, remote control trucks, an open paddock and a live drive demo area to test drive new models. The Conmitments tribute band will also be performing on Saturday night and this is included in the ticket price.
A children’s exhibition area will be located in the entertainment area and this will display paintings and model trucks created by school children from two local primary schools. Towcester Church of England Primary School pupils have been busy painting truck pictures, whilst Brackley’s Southfield Primary School pupils have created model trucks using recyclable materials. The winners will be judged at the event.
The Silverstone Truck Festival will be a fantastic family-friendly weekend packed full of entertainment on and off the track. Advance tickets start from just £15 and children aged 15 and under go free.
For further information, or to purchase tickets, call 0844 3728 260.