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Stone truck racer Dave Jenkins takes on the competition at Nurburgring in Germany

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 15, 2014

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STONE-based truck racing ace Dave Jenkins goes head-to-head with some of the sport’s biggest names at Germany’s world famous Nürburgring circuit this weekend.

The British Truck Racing Association Championship heads overseas for the showcase event of the season, with a huge 120,000 spectators expected over the two days.

As well as forming part of the BTRA competition, the race is also part of the Mittelrhein Cup with racers from Germany and further afield lining up on the grid.

Jenkins, who is sponsored by Morris Lubricants, will be up against 25 other starters in his two races but is confident of picking up more points to stay in the hunt in the BTRA Championship.

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“This is the biggest event of the season and it’s always a hugely exciting race to be involved in,” said Dave.

“The races in the UK are very much a sprint format, but these are 25 minutes long so it’s about making sure you are there in contention at the end.

“As well as us Brits there will be Dutch racers and invited racers from Germany. It will be hugely competitive but we’re confident of being right up there.”

There are a maximum of 20 points up for grabs for ‘MAN in Black’ Jenkins. For the BTRA Championship, the foreign drivers are discounted.

The 38-year-old former British champion currently sits fifth in the table with 88 points, just three shy of fourth place Stuart Oliver.

He travelled to Germany on Tuesday to get his five-ton truck ready for the weekend.

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