HUGE BOOST FOR NATIONAL HOT RODS IN SCOTLAND
NHRPA Director John Sibbald has negotiated major backing for Scottish Hot Rods thanks to Davie Forrest at Dechmont Forklift Trucks who take title support of World Series Scotland with immediate effect.
Further and full details of the prize schedule to follow at nationalhotrod.com
The Cele Services
National Hot Rod Four Nations Cup
A brand new four round international championship to find the best of the best international racers over a four round series in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with thanks to Cele Services - www.celeservices.com
South Africa Tour 2017
In the National Hot Rod South Africa Tour 2017 at the weekend, world champion Adam Maxwell was a close second in his first heat - another lap and he would have passed race winner 127 Rudy Myburg who had lost his brakes. In the second heat Maxwell went out with damage after a clash with a local driver. Pre-meeting qualifying had put Adam sixth on the grid for the final (out of 26 cars). Myburg got spun by #43 early on as Adam moved up the order. The #43 went on to take the flag from Jason Loosemore and Maxwell, but #43 was punished for his earlier actions. Thus the winner was Jason Loosemore, runner up was Adam Maxwell and Neville Loosemore took third place. Thanks to Chris Berry.
BTCC Star Rob Austin to race
National Championship in the
#27 National Hot Rod
Touring Car racer Rob Austin will enter the Hot Rod National Championship event at Hednesford Hills Raceway in August.
National Hot Rod Driver Awards
As announced and presented at the NEC:
WINNER 70 Shane Murray (NI)
2nd 717 David Kernohan (NI)
3rd 94 Steven Armit (Sco)
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.
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.
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
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