Driver championships : September 7
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THE NATIONAL FINALS of the CM Lorry Driver of the Year competition, on Sunday September 7 at Bramcote, near Nuneaton, will have a record number of finalists this year. And, to judge from the low penalty scores at regional heats, the Finals look like being a needlematch, with a lot of new faces; only two former champions have qualified this year, but one of them is reigning driver Lloyd Richards, The Finals will be held at the Junior Leaders Regiment RA Bramcote camp, which is just off the B4114 Nuneaton to Wolvey road. Wolvey lies on A46 between Coventry and Leicester.
Early on Sunday morning, finalists begin to arrive at Bramcote at the end of the road route from Bitteswell, and it is at Bramcote that they complete four manoeuvring tests and tackle a Highway Code "exam." After lunch, the eight class finalists compete for the national title.
Entry and car parking at Bramcote are free for spectators, and there are many sideshows and demonstrations arranged for them.
More details in CM next week.