Brands Hatch is revving up for a bevy of ‘spooktacular’ entertainment this Halloween (Sunday 31 October), as the monstrous machines of the British Truck Racing Championship arrive at the West Kingsdown circuit for their 2010 season finale.
These five tonne powerhouses boast 1,000bhp and are capable of reaching speeds of up to 100mph, lapping the 1.2 mile Indy circuit in less than one minute.
Several local talents will be among the competitors this Halloween, including newly-crowned Class B champion Graham Powell from Aylesford. The haulage contractor was bitten by the truck racing bug whilst watching his father John compete at Brands Hatch in the 1980s, and both he and brother Steven – who runs a West Kingsdown pub just a few hundred metres from the circuit – will be competing on home turf at the season finale.
There will also be plenty of home support for West Kingsdown’s Oscar Clarke who, like the Powell brothers, will be competing in Class B.
In addition to four frenetic truck races, Brands Hatch will welcome a busy support race programme including the Mini Miglia and Mini Challenge Series and NASCAR-style Pickup Trucks.
The circuit will also be celebrating the scariest day of the year with a bumper line-up of Halloween-themed entertainment away from the circuit. Highlights include the ‘TerrorZone’ – featuring frightening face painting, spooky sounds, vultures, owls and a ghost train – and the chance for kids to win a goodie bag by entering the Brands Hatch ghost hunt.
Anyone that arrives at the circuit in fancy dress will be able to enter the ‘trick or treat’ raffle to win free food, drink or a prize from the Brands Hatch Megastore, whilst witches, zombies and mummies will also be wandering the venue handing out Halloween treats!
Tickets for the British Truck Racing Championship at Brands Hatch on 31 October are now on sale from £17 for adults, with FREE entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or visit www.brandshatch.co.uk.