BALLYMENA RACEWAY 

Simpson Race Exhausts National Hot Rods Round 5

 

Heat 1: 54-962-943-70-9-994-18-977- 75-940-960-199-10-996.

Heat 2: 199-54-994-10-943-20-9-962-960- 70-75-940-996-977-18.

Final: 54-199-9-962-994-70-75- 20-943-960-940-996-977-937-10-18.

This Weekend Race Meetings 

 

This weekend see the National Hot Rods back racing for Round 5 of the Simpson Race Exhausts world qualifying series NI from Ballymena Raceway. With an entry of over 15 car Already this will make for a good nights racing under the lights of the stadium.

 

Sunday then sees us head to the south of Ireland for Tipperary Raceways Round 4 world qualifying series ROI sponsored by advance pits stop. 

 

You can see all GRIDS and ENTRIES for this weekends meetings right HERE 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Entries have started to be taken for the DMC Race Promotions National Hot Rod British Championship to be held at Tullyroan Oval on the 22st & 23nd of September.Early entries see new world champion #305 Billy Wood and European Champion #42 Shane Bland making the trip over the water to this two day event, being held with a Supporting class World Championship, it should make for one cracking weekend.

Early entries for the National Hot Rod British Championship can be seen HERE   

 

GALLERY

The Photo Gallery has been update with some Cracking photos from the last two rounds of race meetings. Clive Marchant has given us a gallery of over 600 pictures from round 2 of the series that was held at Ipswich. Also Martin Kingston of MK Pics has shared a gallery of over 350 pictures of a sunny Aldershot which was Round 3 of the England World Qualifying Series.

Click HERE to head to the Gallery.

Entries

 

With Engines just barely cooled down, this weekend see National Hot Rods back racing this Saturday evening at Tipperary Raceway Tullyroan Oval and Aldershot. Round 3 of the Advance Pitstop National Hot Rods World series, also on Saturday evening we see the National Hot Rods out in Tullyroan Oval for Round 4 of the Simpson Race Exhausts NI World Series, then Sunday sees the National Hot Rods out at Aldershot for Round 3 of the Hoosier Tyres World Series.

All Drivers Bookings and GRIDS can be seen HERE 

Saturday Night Under the Lights.

 

This Saturday see the National Hot Rods Back out at Ballymena Raceway for a bit of action under the lights, for Round 2 of the Simson Race Exhausts World Qualifing Series 2019. With GRIDSENTRY of 13 cars plus one Birthday Entry it should make for a cracking nights racing.

 

The legend that is three times National Hot Rod World Champion 950 Norman Woolsey celebrates his 75th birthday this Saturday, and what better way to celebrate than to get back behind the wheel of a National!

 

Norman will run off the back of the grid at Round 2 of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI at Ballymena Raceway in the Vauxhall Corsa that he recently rebuilt with sons Gary and Wayne.

CELE Services Four Nations Cup

 

With round two of the CELE services four nations cup held at Hednesford Hills last weekend, it was 162 Carl Waller-Barratt who took the Maximum point for the Four Nations Cup which is held over four rounds with a very nice prize package for the winners at the the final round at Tipperary Raceway in October.

 

174 Jason Kew took a convincing win in Scotland to take a early in the lead championship, with top points after the European weekend, we now see 3 drivers tied for top spot which also sees 15 Chris Crane in the fight for the top. 23 Aaron Drew sits 2nd with 14 points after two rounds.

 

Then we see 3 drivers fighting for third and fourth places which could all change at the next round of the championship which is held at Tullyroan Oval on the 23rd of September. We would like to take CELE services for their sponsorship of a great Championship which we saw come down to the wire in Tipperary between 20 Derek Martin and 199 Jaimie McCurdy.  

 

Lets hope that the next two rounds make it a cracking Championship like it did last year.

 

Saturday Ballymena Raceway

 

This Saturday see us back racing for Round 2 of the Simson Race Exausts National Hot Rod WQ Series 2019 at Ballymena Raceway. With a final win last time out for Glenn Bell, early ENTRIES are now in for this meeting. 

 

 

Gallery

 

Head to our Gallery page HERE and see the excellent album of over 300 photos uploaded by Martin Kingston of mkpics, where the National Hot Rods had Round 1 of the Hoosier National Hot Rods WQ at Birmingham.

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.

Head to our Gallery page HERE and see the excellent 600+ photos uploaded by Martin Kingston of mkpics, which are in 6 parts that were taken at the National Hot Rod World Final Spedeweekend which was held in Ipswich.

Confirmation of 2018/19 Rule Amendments

 

Grids

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.

 

Tyres

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.

 

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