It’s that time when fans, drivers, teams and officials recognise and honour the National Hot Rod racers who have had an outstanding year.
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
Mick "Duffy" Collard
nationalhotrod.com is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of 1980 world champion Mick Collard. A larger than life racer of great success and standing in our sport, he will be
much missed. We extend our condolences to Lesley, Robert, and the rest of his family and friends.
Rest in Peace.
Racing Ban Issued to Billy Wood
Following the NHRPA's inquiry into the Best in Britain final at Wimbledon Stadium on Sunday 20th November, #305 Billy Wood has been issued a 10 meeting ban. 6 meetings have been suspended pending future good behaviour. Wood may return to racing, should he so choose, after a period of time equivalent to the next four world series rounds scheduled in England has elapsed.
Another day, another final for McDonald
Graham Brown Fresh from his ‘comeback’ success in the Scottish World Series final at Lochgelly on Saturday night, Rob McDonald repeated the exercise rather further south on Sunday evening. Hednesford Full Report
Martin Kingston's Hednesford Photos
Brand New Mikey Godfrey Blog
"Ipswich on a Saturday night sums up everything I think Hot Rods should be. The stadium itself is so impressive when it gets dark and I think it just brings out how good all the cars at the minute look."
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