Night races, pit stops and dash for cash events part of 2018 Pickup Truck Racing shake-up

20 Nov 17

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship is set to continue going from strength-to-strength in 2018 as it introduces night races, pit stops and a ‘dash for cash’.

Coming off the back of a breathtaking season which saw Scott Bourne writing his name into the history books after winning the coveted title, preparations are already well underway for next season.

One of the biggest changes that is to be implemented will be that the champion of the series will come from just the road course events. In recent years both track and oval points have been combined to decide the overall victor,

A separate champion will be crowned for the Rockingham oval meetings, which also will look very different.

In addition to Rockingham already running a 24-hour race for the Citroen C1 Challenge in 2018, the Corby-based venue will also allow Pickup’s to run into the dark at all oval rounds.

Qualifying for the night races in the championship will take place during the Saturday afternoon of the British Automobile Racing Club events, with racing set to draw to a close at around 21:00.

Following the Grand Final, the last event of the Rockingham oval series will see a £3000 prize pot up for grabs. In addition to that prize, another pot of money will be on the line in a ‘dash for cash’ - which will include a mandatory pit stop and prizes for drivers throughout the field.

Three pitcrew members will be allowed to work on the car at one time and there will be penalties for any loose or missing wheel nuts, with the championship set to deduct a lap.

For more information on the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, click here.