2017 nationalhotrod.com

National Hot Rod Driver Awards

As announced and presented at the NEC:

Best Newcomer

WINNER  70 Shane Murray    (NI)

2nd  717 David Kernohan    (NI)

3rd  94 Steven Armit    (Sco)

Most Improved

WINNER   333 Paul Gomm    (Eng)

2nd   23 Aaron Dew    (Eng)

3rd   44 David Garrett    (Eng)

Best Presented Car and Team

WINNER   209 Kym Weaver    (Eng)

2nd   333 Paul Gomm    (Eng)

3rd    491 Colin Smith    (Eng)

Driver of the Year

WINNER   76 Adam Maxwell    (NI)

2nd   54 Adam Hylands    (NI)

3rd    117 Robert McDonald    (Sco)

4th    162 Carl Waller-Barrett    (Eng)

Martin Kingston's first album of photos now in the Gallery.  Drivers in all categories were voted for by their fellow drivers, fans, officials, teams and sponsors from all over the world through our website nationalhotrod.com and our Facebook pages.  Thank you to everyone who took the trouble to recognise all the effort and skill on display this last twelve months in National Hot Rod racing, and to Tracy Killick who administered the poll.

Ballymena Winternationals

Colin Adair reports:  Glenn Bell began 2017 with a flag to flag victory in the Winternational event at Ballymena Raceway on January 2. The 2012 World Champion is unlikely to gain many more comfortable wins during the year ahead after main rivals John Christie and Shane Murray were both early retirements in the feature race.
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Brand New Mikey Godfrey Blog


"Over the years the trusty old Tigra B and me have been through a lot together and after the disastrous few months we’ve had it was brilliant to have it going so well and be able to get a win".

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2017 NHRPA National Hot Rod Fixtures

The 2017 English, Northern Irish, Scottish, Irish and International race dates have been published subject to confirmation.   

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2017 NHRPA Licence Application

National Hot Rods South Africa

The NHRPA, nationalhotrod.com and National Hot Rod racing South Africa are developing closer ties for 2017.  The recent SA Tour Series finished with Nico Voster winning the points and the rights to the SA silver roof going forward.  Plans are afoot to develop this series to the same status as NHR racing in Europe, where the points winners secure an entitlement to compete at the Ipswich World Finals in July.  SA Points

Bland’s eventual victory at emotional Best in Britain

Graham Brown  It looked as though Gavin Murray had risen from fifth over the line to become the winner of a typically controversial Best in Britain event when a raft of penalties were imposed across all the other placemen. But after appeals were considered and videos watched, the first man over the line - Shane Bland - was confirmed as the winner.   GB's Full Report
Martin Kingston's photos in the Gallery


National Hot Rod racing’s governing body, the NHRPA, is introducing a number of measures for 2017 to enhance and improve our spectators, fans and racers’ experience of a race meeting.   The prime change is that the steward’s decision on a race result, and any penalties, on the day, will be final.  Any driver disputing any verdict will retain the right to protest only against any penalty points issued, or against any ban which may ensue.  The result as declared by the steward will however, once confirmed and announced, be final.  nationalhotrod.com

EXCLUSIVE:  2017 National Hot Rod Calendars by Martin Kingston


“Our 2017 National Hot Rod Calendar is now available.  Professionally printed, it is A4 in size, it has one month per page and lots of space to add those all important race dates".  Full Details


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