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Karting tops the bill at Thruxton family weekend
There is a real sports car flavour to the CSMA Big Family Weekend at Thruxton in a very busy 14-race programme organised by the British Automobile Racing Club beginning Saturday.
Apart from two races for the incredible 250cc Super Karts, the balance of the racing is a real celebration of sports cars.
Six categories each have a double-header as several classes make a rare, but very welcome appearance, at Thruxton. For the drivers, the high-speed track is one of the true challenges in British racing as they try to master the sweeps around the back of the circuit.
Following the qualifying session on Saturday race action begins at 2.35 with the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club championship and the MaX 5 Championship race.
The BRSCC Alfashop Alfa Romeo and FOC Pirelli Ferrari Formula Four Classics also race with the Jaguar Enthusaists Club race ending day one.
On Sunday race action starts at 11.20am with the Marque Challenge before the British Superkarts Cup takes its bow at 11.55.
The second races for MGs, Alfa, Ferraris, Jags and Marques lead up to the Superkart Cup finale just before 5pm.
There are also lunch time demonstration runs of Formula One cars and the CSMA Club are also organising many side shows including Titan the Robot, the Black Eagles limbo dancers and a static display with workshops, from the Bloodhound Project team, with a full scale model of what the potential 1,000 mph land speed record breaking car looks lik3.
Local building contractor Ray Ferguson will be competing in the PFFC Ferrari Owners Club championship.
He has two races as part of the weekend and is the first time for nine years that the Ferrari Owners Club has been able to race at Thruxton. Following on Ray is racing again on Bank Holiday Monday at Castle Combe.