Hankook Performance Tyres Aghadowey
Darren Black reports: Just two points off a maximum score looks on the face of it to be a dominant performance from Shane Murray at Hankook Performance Tyres World Series NI Round 2 at Aghadowey Oval last Saturday evening. But that only tells half the story, as Shane drove a blinder in heat two to pass the other heat winner Adam Heatrick on the outside, and then he was forced into a fine defensive performance for most of the final to stave off the advances of Derek Martin. Full Story
Three meetings this weekend
National Hot Rods are back in action this Saturday at Tipperary for world series Ireland round 3, Ballymena Saturday for Hankook Performance Tyres world series Northern Ireland round 3, and Northampton Monday for world series England round 3.
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Latest Points All Regions
Latest world series points for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland all updated after 2 rounds Here
Birmingham and Cowdenbeath Results
Brand new album of Birmingham photos by Martin Kingston in the Gallery
The mystery of the missing Tigra!
It’s been one of the better kept secrets of recent times in National Hot Rod racing, but nevertheless, a lot of people are still wondering “What happened to the Matt Simpson/Clive Richardson Tigra?”
Graham Brown Although race wins may have eluded him during qualifying, Adam Hylands still managed to claim pole position for the championship final, the former European champion going on to lead every one of the seventy-five laps. Having given chase in vain throughout, Carl Waller-Barrett took second ahead of Rob McDonald. GB's Full Report
August 13th 2016
While #127 Rudy Myburgh held up local honour by winning the final, National Hot Rod world champion #76 Adam Maxwell in the brand new rotary powered Renegade Racing/Spedeworth Tigra impressed on his debut visit with a hugely creditable runner-up trophy to take back home to Northern Ireland. Photos thanks to Eugene Botes.
1st Rudy Myburgh
2nd Adam Maxwell
3rd Frans Joubert
4th Albert Bridges
Tipperary, 13th August
Shane Murphy took the final in the very kindly borrowed Stewart Doak car after his own was badly damaged in England last week. Dave Casey had a good evening with runner-up place and Damien Mulvey picked up plenty of points in third.
Graham Brown It was Billy Wood who came away with the final honours as the Nationals got back on the World Series trail that will lead to next year’s World Final at Ipswich. Wood executed a great pass on double world champion Chris Haird to take the final win, while it was Paul ‘Ratty’ Gomm who made off with both the heats. Full Story
"When it comes to racing, I just want to forget the last month ever happened, it seemed to bring one disaster after another with lots of money and time completely wasted! I know it’s a risk every time I get in the car but I hope I’ve had all my bad luck for a little while at least."
Graham Brown. Adam Maxwell took a popular victory in the National Hot Rod world championship after a close fight with defending champion Shane Murphy. Their duel ended controversially after a clash between the pair left Murphy in the wall but the stewards had no hesitation confirming Maxwell as the winner after having viewed video with the race still in progress. Southern Irishman David Casey claimed second ahead of European and English champion Carl Waller-Barrett, while Danny Fiske’s drive through to fourth from grid position 25 was one of the highlights of the race.