2014 Race Dates
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Next Meeting (International)
Saturday 25th October from 4.30pm
(Practice from 3pm)
Tipperary Raceway
The 2014 National Hot Rod Irish Open
sponsored by Denis Kinane Honda
Plus
The Pat Canavan Memorial Trophy
sponsored by Tervas Gas

ALL drivers MUST book in
at 01252 322920
(0044 1252 322920)
There is a travelling expenses fund for all visiting drivers.



Entry at 21/10:
9 Glenn Bell
20 Derek Martin
31 Dick Hillard
75 Carl Sloan
199 Jaimie McCurdy
200 Eamon Donovan
261 David Casey
420 Eddie Wall
937 Ben McKee
943 Davy McKay
955 Damien Mulvey
960 Mark Heatrick
961 Tom Casey
962 John Christie
970 Shane Murphy
976 Clive Richardson
977 Ian McReynolds
994 Keith Martin
997 Andrew Murray
998 Simon Kennedy
20 cars

Next Meeting (To follow)

Entry at TBA:

 

2014 Fixtures
All fixtures on this page were correct at the time of publication.
Please check with individual promoters before travelling.

NHRPA Promoters

Ballymena

Crimond

Cowdenbeath

Lochgelly

Incarace

Mendips

Spedeworth

Tipperary

Tullyroan

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2014 Fixtures
 

ENGLAND
Race Dates 2014
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SCOTLAND
Race Dates 2014
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NORTHERN IRELAND
Race Dates 2014
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IRELAND
Race Dates 2014
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Weds. 01/01/14
Ballymena
NI Winternationals

Weds. 01/01/14
Ballymena
NI Winternationals

Weds. 01/01/14
Ballymena
NI Winternationals

Weds. 01/01/14
Ballymena
NI Winternationals

08/03
Birmingham
2014 World Series 08

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Sun. 16/03, 2pm
Lochgelly Raceway
2014 World Series 09

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Sat. 22/03, 6pm
Cowdenbeath
World Series 10

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29/03
Ipswich
World Series 09

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Fri. 04/04 7.15pm
Ballymena
2014 World Series 07

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Sun. 13/04, 1pm
Crimond
World Series 11

Sat. 12/04 6.30pm
Tullyroan
World Series 08

Sat. 12/04
Tipperary
2014 World Series 07

18/04
Northampton
World Series 10

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Fri. 18/04 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 09

Sat. 19/04
Tipperary
World Series 08

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Mon. 21/04 2.00pm
Aghadowey
World Series 10

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26-27/04
Lochgelly
European Championship

26-27/04
Lochgelly
European Championship

26-27/04
Lochgelly
European Championship

26-27/04
Lochgelly
European Championship

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05/05
Hednesford
World Series 11

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Sat. 03/05 6.30pm
Tullyroan
World Series 11

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Sat. 10/05, 6pm
Cowdenbeath
World Series 12

Fri. 09/05 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 12

Sat. 10/05
Tipperary
World Series 09

25/05
Northampton
World Series 12

Sun. 25/05, 2pm
Lochgelly Raceway
World Series 13

Sat. 24/05 6.30pm
Tullyroan
World Series 13

Sat. 24/05
Tipperary
World Series 10

26/05
Ipswich
World Series 13

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Sun. 01/06, 1pm
Crimond
World Series 14

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Sat. 31/05
Tipperary
World Series 11

08/06
Aldershot
World Series 14

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Fri. 06/06 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 14

Sat. 07/06
Tipperary
World Series 12

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21/06
Ipswich
Thunder 500

21/06
Ipswich
Thunder 500

21/06
Ipswich
Thunder 500

21/06
Ipswich
Thunder 500

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05-06/07
Ipswich
World Championship

05-06/07
Ipswich
World Championship

05-06/07
Ipswich
World Championship

05-06/07
Ipswich
World Championship

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Fri. 18/07
Ballymena
Irish Masters

Fri. 18/07
Ballymena
Irish Masters

Fri. 18/07
Ballymena
Irish Masters

Fri. 18/07
Ballymena
Irish Masters

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Sun. 20/07
Tipperary
2015 World Series 01

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02-03/08
Hednesford
National Championship

02-03/08
Hednesford
National Championship

02-03/08
Hednesford
National Championship

02-03/08
Hednesford
National Championship

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Fri. 08/08 7.30pm
Aghadowey
2015 World Series 01

Sat. 09/08
Tipperary
World Series 02

16/08
Ipswich
2015 World Series 01

Sun. 17/08, 1pm
Crimond
2015 World Series 01

Fri. 15/08 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 02

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25/08
Hednesford
World Series 02

Sun. 24/08, 2pm
Lochgelly Raceway
World Series 02

Sat. 23/08 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 03

Sat. 23/08
Tipperary
World Series 03

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Sat. 30/08, 6pm
Cowdenbeath
World Series 03

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Sat. 06/09 4.30pm
Aghadowey
British Open Champs.

Sat. 06/09 4.30pm
Aghadowey
British Open Champs.

Sat. 06/09 4.30pm
Aghadowey
British Open Champs.

Sat. 06/09 4.30pm
Aghadowey
British Open Champs.

Sun. 07/09 1.00pm
Tullyroan
British Open Champs.

Sun. 07/09 1.00pm
Tullyroan
British Open Champs.

Sun. 07/09 1.00pm
Tullyroan
British Open Champs.

Sun. 07/09 1.00pm
Tullyroan
British Open Champs.

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Fri. 12/09 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 04

Sat. 13/09
Tipperary
World Series 04

21/09
Mendips
World Series 03

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Sat. 20/09 6.30pm
Tullyroan
World Series 05

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Sat. 27/09, Tipperary
European Challenge Cup & Davy Evans Memorial Cup

Sat. 27/09, 6pm
Cowdenbeath
World Series 04

Sat. 27/09, Tipperary
European Challenge Cup & Davy Evans Memorial Cup

Sat. 27/09, Tipperary
European Challenge Cup & Davy Evans Memorial Cup

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04/10
Birmingham
World Series 04

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Fri. 03/10 7.15pm
Ballymena
World Series 06

Sat. 04/10
Tipperary
World Series 05

05/10 Cancelled
Northampton
World Series 05

Sun. 05/10, 1pm
Crimond
World Series 05

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Sat. 11/10, 6pm
Cowdenbeath
World Series 06

Fri. 10/10 7.30pm
Aghadowey
World Series 07

Sun. 12/10
Tipperary
World Series 06

18/10
Ipswich
World Series 05

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Sat. 25/10, Tipperary
Irish Open & Pat Canavan Memorial Cup

Sat. 25/10, Tipperary
Irish Open & Pat Canavan Memorial Cup

Sat. 25/10, Tipperary
Irish Open & Pat Canavan Memorial Cup

Sat. 25/10, Tipperary
Irish Open & Pat Canavan Memorial Cup

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02/11
Hednesford
World Series 06

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Sat. 08/11, 6pm
Lochgelly Raceway
World Series 07

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Thurs. 01/01/15 2pm
Ballymena
2015 Winternationals

Thurs. 01/01/15 2pm
Ballymena
2015 Winternationals

Thurs. 01/01/15 2pm
Ballymena
2015 Winternationals

Thurs. 01/01/15 2pm
Ballymena
2015 Winternationals

 

National Hot Rod Racing

Whilst other forms of motorsport claim to be “hot rod” racing, the genuine formula with history and pedigree, is that administered by the NHRPA and called National Hot Rod Racing.

THE HISTORY.  What is now known as National Hot Rod racing began in the Midlands of England nearly 50 years ago at the still used Hednesford Hills Raceway.  As full-contact Stock Car racing had been developing since the early 1950’s, promoter Bill Morris saw a niche in the racing for a non-contact speed class, US-NASCAR style, for saloon cars on his 1/4 mile oval, and Hot Rod racing was born. Other promoters all over the UK soon followed suit, and variations were launched all over Europe.  In the 1970’s the promoters formed a committee to unify the formula’s rules and championships, nationally and internationally. The National Hot Rod Promoters Association became the sport’s governing body, and continues in a similar form to this day.

THE CARS.  Today’s National Hot Rods, whilst outwardly resembling contemporary “hot hatch” road cars, are in fact purpose-built racing machines.  More akin to Touring Cars in construction than road cars, they consist of a full tubular steel spaceframe on which are mounted tough kevlar panels in an exaggerated, lowered-and-widened customised style.  Featuring full spoilers and other aerodynamic aids, some of the most popular styles of body are Vauxhall Tigra, Renault Clio Williams, Audi TT, Peugeot 206cc, Peugeot 206 GTi, VW Corrado, Opel Corsa GSi, Ford Fiesta RS and Mitsubishi Colt. Naturally they run full race-specification suspension and shocks on fat, slick, control US Hoosier tyres, and designated wet weather rubber.  Whilst any 2.0l 8V engine can be developed for use in Nationals, the popular engines of choice are the newer 16V GM, Ford Zetec, VW and Peugeot blocks. A comprehensive rule book governs these 240+BHP beasts.

THE TRACKS.  Although there are many oval tracks, NHRPA National Hot Rods can only be seen at the very best of them. Nationals, with their full race set-ups, tyres and massive power outputs, demand the very best surfaces combined with long wide straights and bends.  The formula travels in each sanctioned nation as a “circus”, headlining fixtures at premier tracks. The season-long World Qualifying Series takes in these venues in each nation, plus there are international championship events and big Rod weekenders.  National Hot Rod racing is presently sanctioned in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and affiliated in Belgium and Holland.  See the Race Dates page for more details.

THE SPECTACLE.  Nationals - the fastest, most awesome oval motorsport spectacle our side of the Atlantic. A grid full of 240+BHP race beasts in a thundering 1/4 mile arena. How is so much power so skillfully controlled in racing combat in so tight a confine? Unbelievable!  Come and see it - you’ll wonder why you haven’t already been, and return for more!
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