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BGTC: Racing returns to the Dolphin Shopping Centre

Poole's Dolphin Shopping Centre will once again play host to some of the country's leading drivers and cars from the British Formula 3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship on Thursday 26 June in the Pit Shop Roadshow.

Poole's Dolphin Shopping Centre will once again play host to some of the country's leading drivers and cars from the British Formula 3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship on Thursday 26 June in the Pit Shop Roadshow. Motorsport fans will marvel at the racing cars worth in excess of half a million pounds taking pride of place in the Main Mall while testing their skills against the professionals on the Scalextric Roadshow.

The Hitech Racing 2007 British F3 International Series-winning car and the championship-leading Brookspeed Team Trimite British GT Dodge Viper Competition Coupe will be displayed in the Main Mall. Following their visit to Poole, the teams will head-off to compete in the next respective championship rounds at Thruxton circuit, near Andover, on 28 & 29 June.

Following a successful debut at the centre last year, in which hundreds of happy shoppers got the chance to meet and chat with some of the UK's top racing names, both cars will be on display from 09.00 to 17.30 with drivers available to pose for photographs and sign autographs. Plus you can also have another chance to win tickets, Grid Walk passes and exclusive pit garage tours at the Thruxton race.

Once again the Scalextric Roadshow will roar into the centre giving shoppers the chance to try their hand or even challenge the drivers. Although many people may never have the pleasure of driving a racing car, Dolphin Shopping Centre visitors can be a racing driver for the day on the new amazing Scalextric Digital layout featuring a multi-lane track, and one figure of eight drift circuit.

Dolphin Shopping Centre Manager, Jerry Stampfer, commented: "We can't wait to welcome the Pit Shop Roadshow and over half a million pounds worth of racing machinery to the centre. There is a strong fraternity of motorsport fans in the area and I hope they will take the opportunity to support this event."

"When the British F3 International Series and Avon Tyres British GT Championship visited the centre last year it was superb and offered hundreds of shoppers the chance to meet some top drivers and the chance to get up close to these stunning cars. Our competition offers a rare opportunity which will allow someone to walk away from the event with an amazing once in a lifetime prize."

The British F3 International Series, Avon Tyres British GT Championship and Brookspeed Team Trimite have teamed up with the Dolphin Shopping Centre to offer the exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with motor racing champions of the future.

First prize in the Dolphin Shopping Centre free prize draw not only includes a pair of entrance tickets to attend the Thruxton race meeting but the chance to actually walk among both the British GT and British F3 cars as they line up on the racing grid prior to the warm-up lap. The winner will be privileged to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hitech Racing and Brookspeed Team Trimite pit garages.

Two additional pairs of tickets to attend Thruxton on Sunday 29 June are also up for grabs. All entries must be received by 16.00 on Thursday 26 June and the winners will be drawn and contacted on Friday 27 June. Simply pick up your entry form in-centre and post it in the competition post box on the Main Mall.

To complete your adrenalin fuelled visit to the Dolphin Shopping Centre, why not take a pit stop at Argos where you will find the latest in motorsport gaming, from Scalextric to the PS3. If you are planning to ignite your motorsport passion at Thruxton, you'll want to look the part in the pit lane, so check out the summer chic fashions at Marks & Spencer, Beales, Next, Primark and Criminal Clothing. Complete your look with a dazzling new watch from one of the Dolphin Shopping Centre's leading jewellers, including Ernest Jones, H.Samuel and WF Miles & Sons, where you can choose from the masters of precision timing.

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