DONINGTON PARK’S HEAVYWEIGHT EVENT OF THE YEAR SEES 1000 HORSEPOWER FIVE-TONNE RACING TRUCKS GO WHEEL TO WHEEL AROUND THE SWOOPS AND INCLINES OF THE DONINGTON PARK CIRCUIT.
Trucks make for some of the most spectacular sights in British motorsport, with burning rubber a common sight, as well as power-slides – these trucks are nothing like those you might casually overtake on a motorway!
Adding to the excitement is the dramatic reverse grid format, where the quickest trucks line-up at the back, and have to force their way to the front in the quest for victory. Despite their size and weight, the trucks can reach 100mph quicker than a Porsche 911, and the drivers display supreme bravery whilst racing, generally separated by millimetres and are not afraid to make a bit of contact in order to pull off an overtaking move.
Further drama is provided by the comparatively tiny Legends cars, where it’s not uncommon to see four cars enter a corner together, and the roaring Pick-Up Trucks. There’s fun for all the family off track too, with kids entertainment, fairground rides and activity areas.
A total of nine truck races will take place, with 27 races on the schedule in all, making it an action packed schedule for all the family. Adding to the thrills is the Convoy in the Park element, bringing live music, parades, big display areas, an outdoor cinema, caravan smashes, kids zones, truck pulls, monster truck rides, bag jumps, in-cab karaoke, world record attempts and food eating contests!