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Convoy in the Park storms into life at Donington

Saturday, August 10 2019

Three superb contests from the British Truck Racing Championship headlined an entertaining first day of action at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park today (Saturday).

Ryan Smith claimed his 10th British Truck Race win in a row, after winning the first Division One contest of the weekend this afternoon. The reigning champion started on pole, secured by over three tenths of a second, and initially held a comfortable gap of over 1.5 seconds. He saw that nibbled down by a few tenths at the end of the contest, but nevertheless held on to prove he's very much the man to beat at the moment. Division One returns again tomorrow with three further races.

There were a pair of Division Two contests today as well, with Luke Garrett taking the flag in the first race. Having started on pole position, secured by over 1.1 seconds, he wasn't able to show that sort of superiority in the race, and was left to fend off the menacing Steven Powell, who finished just over half a second behind after the 10 lap contest.

Former Renault Clio Cup racer Paul Rivett dominated the second contest of the day for the Division Two contenders, as he romped to a 12.555 second win, with Powell claiming second again.

As well as the epic action from the British Truck Racing Championship, a full support race package also blasted into action today, with nine races in all today.

Off track, the huge range of family entertainment also commenced today, with live music, stunt shows, caravan smashes, and huge truck display areas ensuring that there is plenty to see and do around the venue. Pretty much every truck manufacturer is represented at Donington, with huge manufacturer display areas a highlight of the infield truck village.

Fans were even able to do a Martin Brundle-style gridwalk, with the circuit opened up during the lunchbreak ahead of the Division One race, allowing fans to see the trucks and meet the drivers. Spectators will be able to look forward to this again tomorrow at 12.20. 

The action continues again tomorrow - track activity starts at 9am, with 13 races in total featuring five truck contests, as well as a continued programme of family entertainment.

Tickets are available in the gate tomorrow, priced at £25 for adults, with FREE entry for children under 13, and discounts for teenagers aged 13-15, and for Senior Citizens. For more information, click here.