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News 2011: Airwaves Racing; 99 problems but a cone ain't one!

August 4th

The World's Fastest Ice Cream Van

Hundreds and thousands of spectators are expected to head to Snetterton this weekend as Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship gets underway after the mid-season break, and fans are in for an extra special treat as Motorbase Performance's very own Mister Softee, Michael Caine takes to the wheel of the much talked about third Airwaves Ford Focus ST in an ice-cool challenge of a lifetime.

Newmarket-based Caine, who is currently competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Motorbase Performance, will be racing around the newly transformed Snetterton 300 circuit competing against the World's Fastest Ice Cream Van! The world famous ice cream van, capable of reaching an incredible top speed of over 180 miles per hour, is owned by no other than Jody Schekter; Ferrari's 1979 Formula One World Champion and is used to promote his organic business Laverstock Park Farm.

Michael Caine aka Mister Softee42 year old Caine, whose first ever race took place at Snetterton in a VW Sirocco competing in the Slick 50, will be stepping behind the wheel of a touring car for the very first time for a test run on Friday ahead of the main event during the lunch break in Sunday's race timetable, and all eyes will be on the Motorbase man to see if he melts under the pressure.

Commenting ahead of his unusual challenge, Caine said: "It's a great honour to be asked to represent Motorbase and the Airwaves team in the Mr Whippy challenge. I'm expecting the van to be highly competitive particularly around the cones, but apparently the build quality is a little flaky. Hopefully, both myself and the Focus will come out on top, if not, I'm sure that team boss David Bartrum will looking to serve up crushed nuts for dessert!"

Round 6 of the BTCC takes place at Snetterton on Sunday 7th August. Live coverage of Sunday's events will be shown on ITV4, and also in HD from 11.00am – 6pm; with featuring live streaming online of Saturday's qualifying session between 3.40 and 4.20pm.

Event Information:
Snetterton 300 Circuit length: 2.99 miles
Laps: 12
Race distance: 35.88 miles
Snetterton Circuit, Thetford, Norfolk NR16 2JU
Tel: 01474 872331