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BRSCC RETURNS TO ROCKINGHAM FOR BUMPER WEEKEND

THE British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) returns to Rockingham next weekend (July 12/13) with an entertaining line-up, including Ireland’s premier saloon series – the Dunlop Supercars.

The Irish saloon series, which is the equivalent to the British Touring Car Championship, became known as the Dunlop Supercars in 2003 and are the most popular racing cars on the Irish Motorsport scene.

The Dunlop Saloons are purpose-built space frame chassis, fibreglass bodies and are powered by a 230hp Ford Zetec based engine – making the racing series one of the most competitive and exciting to watch.

The race meeting at the Northamptonshire circuit will also feature round five of the 2008 Pickup Truck Championship along with eight different championship racing series to provide a bumper programme to keep the family entertained.

Also on the bill will be the Mighty and Super Mighty Minis, there will be action from the LMA Euro Saloon & Sports Cars, Alfashop Alfa Romeos, T-cars, Motorlawyers Fiat Racing Challenge and Max 5 Racing.

There will be plenty of opportunity to get close to the action as general admission includes access to an open paddock and a grandstand seats for everyone, while children aged 15 and under get in for free.

Fans can save up to 20 per cent on adult admission prices by booking in advance. Tickets for the main race day on Sunday (July 13) cost just £12 or weekend passes are priced at only £18.

Both race day and weekend passes can be purchased on the gate and cost £15 and £20 respectively. Tickets are also available for practice and qualifying sessions on the Saturday (July 12), and are priced at £8.

Advance bookings can be made at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the ticket hotline on 08700 134 044. Fans that came to the last meeting at Rockingham can get in for just £10 on the day with their Classic Sports & Car Club ticket.

Team Rockingham will also be in action at this meeting when the pickup truck championship returns to the oval for round five of the ten-meeting racing series.

Antony Hawkins in his #98 special Rockingham liveried has slipped into 10th place overall on 1013 points after a disappointing trip to Mondello Park for round four of the championship.

Team Rockingham finished a respectable 11th in the first race despite gearbox problems, before an engine failure with just three laps of race two to go brought an abrupt end to their racing action.

Antony said: “We are looking forward to coming back to Rockingham for round five of the championship. All we need is a couple of good results to help us pick up some valuable points and start challenging the pack.”

Antony is sponsored by Rockingham as part of the circuit’s continued support of both local drivers and the pickup truck racing series.

As part of the package Antony will receive vital track time and will promote driving days at Rockingham, where drivers can get behind the wheel of a range of authentic racing cars.

For more information or to book a driving day, contact the Rockingham team on 01536 271273 or visit rockingham.co.uk.