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SWORDER AND FINNIKIN HEAD THE LINE UP AT SHOWS ACROSS COUNTRY THIS WEEKEND

By BSCDA, May 12 2017 01:46PM

While the BriSCA F1s are set for a spectacular weekend at Skegness for the UK Open Championship, former European champion Mick Sworder tops the F1 stock car bill at Steve Horne’s Truxx Factor event at Santa Pod, where he will have both his Tarmac car and Volvo FH16 truck on display.


Being “Mr Box Office”, Sworder will also be doing a bit of showboating with his F1 stock car on Sunday afternoon (no doubt involving plenty of tyre smoke).


Sworder will be displaying his magnificent Volvo FH16 – a truck he uses both for work and for play.


“It’s the biggest horsepower truck you can buy for the road," said Sworder. “It’s top-of-the-range and mine is unique really because it has been built to the designed we asked for.


"I don't mean to blow my own trumpet, but it looks a million dollars – it’s a proper show truck, but obviously we work it too."


The truck can often be seen on the motorways across the country carrying huge loads, but Sworder has also been focusing on taking the truck at events around Britain.


“We go to a few shows with it," said Sworder. "I don’t normally do that many. I did two last year and one the year before. I’m having to take a bit of a back seat with my racing at the moment because of the problems I’ve had with the shale car, so we are going to doing a few more shows this year.


“It’s a nice weekend away and it’s a different set of people – they don’t moan at you, so it’s quite nice, actually!"


Sworder will be joined at Truxx Factor by Darren Clark, Tim Warwick, Peter Hobbs and Steve Bowman. Gary Tressler will also have five restored F1 stock cars on display.


The two-day event includes Truck racing (weather permitting), parades, rides and shows, plus there is evening entertainment on Saturday evening.


Former World and National Points Shootout champion Craig Finnikin, who is focusing more on shale rather than Tarmac this season, and Chris Clare will their cars on display at the Swadlincote Festival of Transport on Sunday.


There will be plenty of classic vehicles on show including motorcycles, scooters, cars, buses, lorries, tractors and VW campers.


A charity event, the Swadlincote Festival of Transport includes live entertainment, children’s attractions, refreshments and trade stalls.


There is free entry and parking for visitors, and is held in the town centre between 10am and 4pm on Sunday.