This weekend has the National Hot Rods back on track on Saturday night under the lights at Foxhall stadium IPSWICH. Saturday evening is round 6 of the English Hoosier Race Tyres world qualifying series and with bookings coming in at the moment we see a fine list of ENTRIES of cars for Saturday night. First race away at 6:45pm with full support from other classes on the night.
Sunday then sees us head to Tipperary Raceway for round 5of the Republic of Ireland series, with a lot of cars out on track for their Irish weekend recently this Sunday should see a few cars back on the grid. First race away at 1:00pm with full support from other classes on the day.
Welcome Republic of Ireland visitors Dave Casey and Jeff Riordan bolstered the National Hot Rods grid for the Ulster Championship, with a unique Formula 1
style qualifying system in use. The slowest drivers on the lap timing clock were eliminated during Q1 and Q2, leaving the fastest trio of Glenn Bell, Shane Murray and Jaimie McCurdy to battle for
pole position during Q3. McCurdy and Murray swapped times back and forth, but Bell was the master of the conditions to grab pole spot for the championship race in sublime
As Bell raced clear from the off in the Ulster Championship event, Murray settled into second ahead of Ben McKee as McCurdy hit trouble and retired. Casey’s pressure on McKee saw him grab third spot but up front Bell was home and dried to a successful defence of his title, with Murray and Casey filling out the podium.
The reversed grid Grand National saw Keith Martin fight off a spirited challenge from Bell to just hang on for the win, with Murray and Casey next home. (DMC Website)
Hoosier Race Tyres National Hot
WQ Series Round 5
Hednesford Hills Heat1: (42),155,639,17,209,115,167,
Heat 2: 639,167,209,305,(42),155,95,174,17,23,115,136,491,162,152,130,172,31,55,92,43.
42 incorrectly logged tyre.
Round 5 Hednesford
Sunday 14th October 2018
This Sunday we are back to Hendesford Hills Raceway for the National Hot Rods Hoosier Race Tyres England world qualifying for round 5.
With #174 Jason Kew now leading the way on the points chart after good results from round four Northampton on the shale it is early stages of the championship.
This Saturday night sees the National Hot Rods back at Tullyroan Oval for their Ulster Championship and entries have started to come in already but the promoters DMC have spiced things up abit for this Championship.
Darren from DMC has said that there will a
Also Extra prize money for all 3 races (Inc qualifying) and any Republic of Ireland driver are more than welcome to join in. One new tyre permitted.
This is looking like a great nights racing with support from other classes on the night. First race away at 6:30pm
IRISH OPEN WEEKEND &
CELE SERVICES FOUR NATIONS
This Coming weekend sees the National Hot Rods out for the trip to tipp for the IRISH OPEN Weekend and the final round of our Four Nations Cup.With thanks to Cele Services - www.celeservices.com – the overall Four Nations Champion receives: FOUR brand new H10 Slick Tyres, plus a custom-made trophy, plus the engraved perennial cup for twelve months.
As Sunday evening closes in and the last race of the weekend this see us racing for round 4 of the CELE SERVICES FOUR NATIONS CUP. After three rounds of the championship which were held in Scotland and England and Northern Ireland which was just two weekes ago at the British Championship this weekend sees it being Round 4 of this Championship kindly sponsored be CELE SERVIES.
With #54 Adam Hylans having a great weekend 2 weeks ago this brought him into contention and to the top of our leaderboard, but as some people know adam has sold his car and is racing his 2lt Hot Rod this weekend at Tipperary Raceway. This leaves #199 Jaimie McCurdy leading the pack of drivers for first place as we go into this weekend’s meeting but with a few English drivers not booked in as of (posting this) that are in contention to take on young McCurdy, we will wait and see this coming Sunday.
This Sunday sees the National Hot Rods back to Northampton Raceway for Round 4 of Hoosier Racing Tyres World Qualifying Series but this time it sees the National Hot Rods racing on the shale surface as to the tarmac surface, and all eyes will be on the weather to see if it stays dry for this event.
With this in hand this meeting has a mixed opinion from drivers and it shows with the number of drivers booking for this event and as all eyes will be on Northampton this Sunday.
Entries and GRID sheets are HERE for this weekends racing.
Statement from NHRPA
For the 30th of September only the sump guard may be extended to meet the front bumper it must stay within the width of the sump guard ie: no wider than the main chassis rails.
This will allow you to box the sides to try to stop the shale.
Going forward we will look at how drivers interpret this and then the Nhrpa will possibly put a rule in place for shale tracks only.
UpComing Race Meetings
This weekend see the National Hot Rods back racing for their BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP which takes place at TULLYROAN OVAL this coming Saturday and Sunday. With an entrance of over 25 cars from United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland it’s looking like a great weekend. Thanks to Fraser Green the Points chart has been updated since Round 4, Click HERE for the latest Points
Also entries have started to come in for Northampton which sees our National Hot Rods out on the shale track on the 30th of September.
On the first weekend of October the 6th and 7th National Hot Rods are heading to the Republic of Ireland for the Irish Open Weekend. The Points chart has been updated since Round 3, Click HERE for the latest Points from the Republic Of Ireland.
You can see all ENTRIES for these meetings right HERE .
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. Entries for the National Hot Rod British Championship can be seen HERE
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.
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.
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 GRIDS & ENTRY 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.
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.