Rockingham Speedway in Corby hosted the Truxx Factor at the start of this month featuring a show field, truck parade and plenty of action on the track including sprint, go and stop and drifting competitions.
Dan Humberstone, Richard Wagg, Mark Shorten, David Masterson from haulier Motward in Huntingdon took Best Fleet of Artic Working Trucks (pictured). Darren Beach, from AW Jenkinson, garnered the Best Restored Truck title for his Scania.
As well as the truck show, there was a truck parade on the Saturday evening, which took place against a backdrop of fireworks lighting up the sky. Another parade on the Sunday saw Rockingham’s International track filled with trucks.
There were plenty of other activities to keep the crowd entertained over the weekend. As well as the truck drifting and F1 Stock Car V8 power sliding, there were also truck rides by Route Logistics Ltd, Recovery Demo’s by Lantern Recovery, A Truck Pull, Pertemps LGV Driver Training displays & Forklift Training by CB Training, the Red Dragon Monster Truck and Ken Fox’s famous Wall of Death.
The truck show winners were:
Best Fleet of Artic Working Trucks
1st – Dan Humberstone (M1 MPL), Richard Wagg (M11 MPL), Mark Shorten (N11 MPL), David Masterson (P11 MPL) Motward Ltd – Huntingdon.
2nd – Gary Mellish (T88 AFS), Richard Ketteringham (T10 AFS), Neil Buttolph (T60 AFS) AFS Haulage Ltd – Southampton.
3rd – Dan Cleaver (CE16 HZG), Dan Haskins (KX17 MMA), David Callow (KX16 BWW), Chris Harman (KX64 NWM) AW Cleaver Haulage – Oxford.
H/Commended – Wrefords Transport – Northampton.
Best Artic Working Truck Sponsored by Route Logistics Ltd
1st – Mark Shorten (N11 MPL) Scania – Motward Ltd – Huntingdon
2nd – Mick Sworder (B9 SWO) Volvo – CW Sworder & Sons – Huntingdon
3rd – Lee Allen (AC14 KEL) MAN – Graham Poole Road Transport – Rochdale
Best Rigid Working Truck
1st – Andy Jinks (CX05 CFM) Volvo – Collins Earthworks – Derby
2nd – Lee Wilson (BP66 OLV) Scania – CCT Express – Leicester
3rd – Simon Malin (KX65 RAU) Scania – Walkers Removals – Northampton
Best Light Commercial
1st – Craig Bailey (FN16 NBE) Mercedes – George Varney – Daventry
2nd – Mark Fradgley (NA15 YMT) Volkswagen – MA Fradgley – Halifax
3rd – Mick Mellor (BN17 DVG) Mercedes – CJ Transport – Stoke on Trent
Best Restored Truck
1st – Darren Beach (C243 OHH) Scania – AW Jenkinson – Swindon
2nd – Dan Cleaver (L720 YTN) Scania – AW Cleaver – Oxford
3rd – Matt Cherry (F12 EMR) Volvo – EM Rogers – Northampton
Best Vintage Truck (pre-1977)
1st – Paul Hoult (ENH 210) Kaiser Jeep – Corby
2nd – Paul Cooke (CVV 289) Bedford K Type – Wrefords Transport – Northampton
3rd – John Rogers (GMK 343) Albion – EM Rogers – Northampton
H/commended – Colin Slater (86R D7) M3 Half Track – Gloucester
Best Customised Truck
1st – Glen Douglas (T1 GFS) Mercedes – Griffin Freight Services – Retford
2nd – Graham Poole (TN66 DAF) Daf – Graham Poole Road Transport – Bradford
3rd – Anthony Binns (A131 NNS) Daf – AC Binns Transport – Bythorn
Truxx Factor Special Award – Steve Lee (KU63 NFH) Scania – Truckwright – Corby.
Most improved fleet – Fred Sherwood & Sons – Shepshed
Best crane truck – Tom Smith (KM64 BSO) David Watson Transport – Wellingborough
Best heavy haulage truck – Nick (D16 ECL) Volvo – Doherty Plant Hire – Luton
Best new truck – Jonathan Buller (PX17 BXJ) Volvo – AW Jenkinson – Carlisle
Best recovery truck – Merrie Newham (FH07 LRS) Lantern Recovery – Potters Bar
Best Daf truck – Chris Harman (KX17 MMA) AW Cleaver – Oxford
Best Iveco truck – Lee Bird (GN08 DVV) Ryeland MK – Milton Keynes
Best MAN truck – Lee Allen (AC14 KEL) Graham Poole Road Transport – Bradford
Best Mercedes truck – Glen Douglas (T1 GFS) Griffin Freight – Retford
Best Scania truck – Dan Cleaver (CE16 HZG) AW Cleaver – Oxford
Best Volvo truck – Daryl Lane (YN17 OAH) AE Willows – Newark
Best Renault truck – Ryan Bennett (L500 BHL) Bennetts Haulage – Reading
Best American truck – Kevan Mortimer –(K4 DOD) Kenworth – Aylesbury.
Best Hot Rod Truck – Johnny Morris (YXG 125) Ford Tilt & Slidebed – Northampton
Best Pickup Truck – Liam Hollis (LK64 DFZ) Dodge Ram – Peterborough
Best Transit Custom – Mark Coates (YR06 DHU) Bedford
Best Stock Car – Mick Sworder (Car 150) Huntingdon
Best American Car – Mick Valentine (BTU 882W) Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – Northampton
Strongman Truck Challenge – Daryl Byfield – Southend
Simulator Truck Challenge – Nathan Herbert – Bedworth