Simpson Race Exhausts To Sponsor National Hot Rods World Series NI
Simpson Race Exhausts are the new headline sponsors of National Hot Rods World Series NI, which begins this Friday night (July 20th) at Ballymena Raceway. The feature race final winner at each round of the series will receive a cash bonus courtesy of Matt Simpson at Simpson Race Exhausts. Having taken six of the top eight spots on the recent World final grid, the World Series NI drivers are on a high at present and this deal is sure to give the series a huge boost.
BTCC ace Simpson, also a former National Hot Rods European Champion, is very enthusiastic about the sponsorship package. “It’s great to be supporting the National Hot Rods Series in Northern Ireland. My business started in short oval racing and it has played a big part in my life. I will never forget where oval racing has got me, and supporting World Series NI is a small thank you for all the custom I have received over the years, and of course we always welcome any new or existing customers to our business.”
Darren Black from the NHRPA in Northern Ireland was also full of praise for the deal. “We at the NHRPA can’t thank Matt enough for his kind sponsorship of what will now be known as Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI. The local series is arguably the most competitive of them all, with top quality drivers on show at every round. Our partnership with one of motorsport’s most recognisable companies in Simpson Race Exhausts can only help the series to develop even more.”
An impressive 18 cars are currently booked in for the opening round of Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI, where Portadown’s Adam Hylands will begin the defence of his Northern Ireland Championship crown.
2019 World Qualifying Series
Now that the dust has settled and well done to all drivers and teams at the Spedeweekend, I would congratulate our new world champion #305 Billy Wood with his gold roof, but of course this means no rest for the wicked as teams and drivers are all back at it again for the 2019 World Qualifying series, and it starts this Friday evening 20th July at Ballymena Raceway for Round 1 of the 2019 Northern Ireland WQ series. We then head to Birmingham for Round 1 for the Hoosier WQ series, and on the same day Scotland has it WQ Round 1 starting in Lochgelly. All entries are HERE for nextweekends Meetings.
Confirmation of 2018/19 Rule Amendments
The top points scorers in each region will be red grade drivers the amount of red grade drivers will be decided at each round depending on the amount of cars in each region.
In the English series this will be the top six in the points will be red grade drivers.
Last Round in each region
The ‘Dropped’ Round Score concept of dropping a driver’s lowest scores from the points chart at the end of the World Series will continue for all nations. In 2018/2019 this will be lowest scores from two rounds.Dropped round scores cannot include meetings where a driver is banned from racing or was loaded up or the last round in each region
The last round grids will be drawn as normal in the grades.
The points for the year will then be updated for the final.
The final of the last round will be points chart order highest points pole.
At each Round of a drivers chosen region a drivers can log one new tyre slick or wet (new wet tyres can be logged at a dry meeting)
If a driver plays his Joker round up to four new tyres can be logged slicks/wets or a mix it is the driver’s choice.
Post Race Checks
A minimum of the first three cars over the finishing line will report to the scrutineer for post-race checks.
It is the Driver responsibility to report to the scrutineer with his car before returning to his pit area.
Driver will be disqualified from the race if they fail to report to the scrutineer for post-race checks
New Hoosier Tyre Compound
The Hoosier H10 will be introduced to National Hot Rod racing from the 2018 Championship of the World in July.