Chris Mealin's Formula Ford is turned over by the tire barrier in Thruxton. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Chris Mealin’s Formula Ford is turned over by the tire barrier in Thruxton. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) as well as many support divisions were at Thruxton Circuit last weekend and, despite great racing, one of the main take-away stories of the weekend was the quality of the tire piles and the dramatic accidents that emerged as a result.