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Was this the first ever UK truck race?

Was this the first ever UK truck race?

Perhaps you know of another! With the Supertruck Grands Prix attracting big money at top venues like Brands Hatch these days, the sport’s humble beginnings seem a long way off and were more like a banger race than F1.

This particular event was run on a short oval circuit in Northamptonshire in July 1982, barely wide enough for 2 trucks to pass never mind powerslide round the corners (actually, the term ‘powerslide’ is probably a bit of an exaggeration and probably resulted more from rock-hard steel suspension and a centre of gravity somewhere near the roof). Not a single Winnebago in the paddock, and looking at the poleaxe safety barrier I wonder exactly where the ‘safe’ bit applies.

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