UKT Racing is part of the Delphi British Truck Racing Association Championship. The 2011 Season is the seventh Truck Racing season for driver Elton Boocock. Elton started his connection with British Truck Racing as a sponsor of Team Oliver Racing. It wasn't long before sponsor turned driver. Elton took a seat with Redline racing for the 2004 season. Truck reliability issues kept Elton from the track and he parted company to form UKT Racing ready for the 2005 British Truck Racing season. The season was plagued with problems and by the end of 2005, it was clear that a new truck was required.
This approach has made UKT Racing a favourite with sponsors and Truck Racing fans alike. Next time you get to the circuit, come and say hello. We are always happy to show you around the truck and talk about the racing.
The Seddon Atkinson from Matt Summerfield proved to be the change necessary. Elton was on the Podium in Germany (Nurburgring) at the second outing of the 2006 Truck Racing season. In fact the season was very successful and despite some very tough competition and the team getting used to a new truck, UKT Racing finished the season 4th.
2007 started in the same way. Unfortunately Round 5 was the beginning of some mechanical disasters seeing the end to first a gearbox, then in the next round at the Nurburgring, the engine seized with no chance of repair. Within 2 weeks, the team were back out racing but needed the rest of the year to set the engine back up. In a spectacular end to what had been a very poor year for the team, the silver Seddon Atkinson was spun during the final round at Brands Hatch. Whilst it catapulted the team to YouTube fame, it meant the winter season was both costly and intense!
2008 testing at Pembrey brought out the problems and with only 10 days before the opening rounds back at Brands Hatch, the pressure was on. Fortunately, the problems were ironed out and just in time to take second place in the opening round which took place at Easter, in the snow! Despite being taken out no fewer than 4 times across the season, Elton managed to complete the season in 2nd with the only driver able to beat him, the Dutchman Cees Zandbergen. This made Elton the fastest British driver in Class B.
The final race of the season saw Elton starting from the back of the grid and not only finishing first in class, but with a substantial gap.
We believe that UKT Racing is unique amongst the teams of the BTRA Delphi British Truck Racing Championship. Our team is an equal reflection of the team’s efforts, our sponsors and our loyal fanbase. Whilst we are always aiming higher and looking for more podium finishes, we are also keen to interact with Truck Racing fans and promote our sponsors wherever possible.