Entries by Jonathan Reeves

BTRA Blast Off

The 2017 truck racing season roars into action on March 25/26 – when Brands Hatch hosts the opening rounds of the 2017 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship. The new season will see some interesting new truck/driver combinations. Many trucks (and a few of the drivers too) have been on major winter ‘weight saving’ programmes– so […]

Incident packed final day!

On the Sunday a huge crowd braved bitterly cold conditions to see five more action-packed races at Brands. With the Division 2 field split in the last two races the organisers decided only the first three events of the weekend would be scored for official championship points. In Division 2 Frans Smit took top points […]

Smith secures Division 1 title

A strong second place – right on the rear bumper of his title rival Stuart Oliver – was enough for Ryan Smith to secure the 2016 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship in the first Division One race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. Smith arrived at the season finale with a healthy 49-point lead – […]

Splash, Dash, Crash!

There was no sign of a famous 90’s Scottish band in Wales – but no-one would disagree that the Pembrey weekend (October 15/16) was Wet, Wet, Wet! Torrential rain during the penultimate round of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship caught out several competitors with the Welsh circuit resembling a rallycross track at times! Ryan […]

Bint takes Division 2 Crown

Congratulations Adam Bint on securing the 2016 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship (Division 2) at a wet and wild Pembrey meeting (October 15/16). Adam took the CMG Volvo White to two more wins plus one second, one third and a fourth in atrocious conditions to outscore his nearest challenger, John Powell. Binty leaves Pembrey with […]

Smashing Snetterton

The seventh round of the 2016 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship left many of the Division One trucks looking a bit second-hand after some rather brutal battles at Snetterton (September 10/11). The annual visit to the Norfolk circuit got off to a bumpy start with wet conditions and delays forcing organisers to amend the programme […]

Summerfield grabs a grand at Silverstone!

Mat Summerfield ran away with the £1000 first prize in the Wabco Grand Final race at the sun-soaked Silverstone Truck Festival event last weekend (August 13/14). Summerfield – the reigning BTRA Champion – powered his way through the Reverse Grid to take an early lead in the HRVS-backed MAN. But in this ‘Dash for Cash’ […]

Ding Dong Donington!

An enormous crowd witnessed an action-packed programme of BTRA British Championship truck racing as Donington Park hosted the fifth round of the series last weekend (July 23/24). TWO EACH FOR SMITH & OLIVER Ryan Smith emerged with an extended lead of 13 points over his rival Stuart Oliver –as the battling duo clashed a number […]

Smith snatches last lap victory in Mittelrhein Cup Race 2

Ryan Smith completed a Mittelrhein Cup `double´ as he snatched a dramatic last lap win in the Sunday race at Nürburgring – demoting long-time race leader David Jenkins to a very close runner-up spot, just 1.905s splitting the MAN drivers. Smith´s average speed over the entire 12 laps race was an impressive 100.11km/h. Sascha Lenz […]

Smith wins Mittelrhein Cup Race 1 to extend championship lead!

Ryan Smith survived a first-turn `moment´ to score a start-to-finish victory in Saturday´s Mittelrhein Cup race at Nürburgring – thereby stretching his lead in the Division One category of BTRA British Championship to nine points. The MAN driver was chased hard in the early stages by his title rival Stuart Oliver – but the Volvo […]