Niklas Klaka (GER) #51 is the Points Champion 2017
Above : Niklas Klaka Below : Tom Weyers (left) and Frank Nöhring
English Championship 2017 Northampton (source 2litrehotrod.com)
It was raining on Sept 30th as the Grid was formed for the English Championship. Paul Wright was on pole with George Turiccki on his outside. The race started in greasy conditions with the track improving as the race continued. George took the lead and a convincing win in difficult conditions with Paul second and David Leech third.
Heat 1: 43 Paul Wright,11,35,30,745,192,186,146,602,2
Heat 2: 928 David Leech,29,8,14,186,303,2,543,43,602
English Championship: 186 George Turiccki,43 Paul Wright,928 David Leech,30,11,8,303,543,14,29
Venray Supercup Sunday Sept. 24th
Beside the main attraction, the 2litre Hotrods made their second an final appearance to Raceway Venray and created thrilling heats. Martijn Vowinkel made it two in a row before Christiaan Smith took the lead in the meeting final. Runner up Martijn Vowinkel and Jeroen Laurijssen completed the podium. With all points recorded, the season final on Oct 1st is going to become a cracker at Ter Apel Raceway...
2017 season ends in Ter Apel on Oct. 1st
On Sunday Oct 1st, the fascinating 2017 season will end with the coronation of the Champion in 2litre Hot Rods here in Mainland Europe. Racing starts at 11:30 am and will have all regular formula's on track as well!
William Hardie sweeps in Holland
The great Dutch Speedweekend has been good to William Hardie #72. After winning the British Championship and the Scottish Open on his home track at Lochgelly Raceway in June, he was the man to beat in July too. By winning the National Championship in Ipswich he became one of the main contenders for the trophies in Holland. He scored a heat win in the qualifying which put him on P2 on the grid alongside Paul Wright #43 who managed to grab a win too. The third heat was won by Christiaan Smidt #84. After a wild start the red's came out before before three laps were completed. Followed by a 10 minute break to repair cars on track, the European got on it's way for a second time. Behind the leaders Martin Codling #30, Christiaan Smidt, World Champion Gordon Alexander #71, Gavin Botfield #303, Ronald van der Linden #57 and Dave Leech #928 were ready to take over. After the restart, Paul was leading with Christiaan on his rear bumper. William had dropped back to third. Following another restart, everything changed as Paul Wright was taken out by a lapped car which forced him to retire. Christiaan Smidt tried everything to keep Hardie behind him but with leaving a gap in turn 4, William could take over the lead. With all penalties taken in consideration The new European Champion was the man to cross the line as first, William Hardie from Scotland. Second spot was given to Gordon Alexander with Christian Smidt in third as the best Dutchman that evening.
On Race Sunday two qualifying heats determined the grid for the Dutch Open 2017. The first was won by Gavin Botfield #303, the second by Gordon Alexander #71. The line up saw newly crowned European Champion William Hardie #72 on Pole with Dave Leech #928 next to him. They were followed by Gavin Botfield #303, Martijn Vowinkel #22, Christiaan Smidt #84 and Martin Codling #30. William rushed in front and made it a Start-to Finish victory with runner up Dave Leech and Gavin Botfield.
With his son Charlie doing a superb job in Ninja karts too, Team Hardie has left some footprint in Holland.
NNO Ter Apel would like to thank all Drivers, Teams and Fans joining our Speedweekend and of course Spedeworth Motorsports for this opportunity.
All new grandstand in use for the first time
For Speedweekend 2017, NNO Ter Apel in association with the Ice skating community at Ter Apel Raceway, is ready to offer a fascinating new viewing spot. Exciting turn 2 on the short oval an all new grandstand is ready for our fans this coming weekend. The position will donate an excellent view for both layouts of "De Polderputten". With the European Championship of 2.0 Hot Rods, the new grandstand will be in use for the first time. So do arrive in time to grab a seat on our new Hotspot.
NNO Ter Apel - Speedweekend
Tyre allocation for Speedweekend 2nd & 3rd Setember
For this forthcoming event, two new tyres may be used.
Gordon Alexander World Champion 2017
Scotsman Gordon Alexander #71 is the new World Champion in 2litre Hotrods. Gordon kept runner up Dave Leech #928 and Wayne Woolsey #950 behind him to become the first ever 2.0 Hot Rod driver from Scotland to win the World title. 2litrehotrod.nl wants to concratulate Gordon and his team. We will all be delighted to see the Golden Roof in September at Ter Apel Raceway. Well done !
Photo courtesy of Brian Lammey and ASD Welding Services Ltd
2.0 Hot Rods Roof Grade Changes
Spedeworth / Incarace would like to announce that effective from the 1st August 2017 2.0 Hot Rod grades are to be displayed via the car roof fins and not the roof itself.
The fins must be as follows:
• Black numbers on White background
• Black numbers on Yellow background
• White numbers on Dark Blue background
• White numbers on Red background
The rear of the fin plate must be plain and white in colour.
The roof of a car cannot have a championship status unless the driver is the reigning champion and a roof colour has been designated to that championship e.g. Gold Roof denotes World Champion. No sign writing is permitted on the roof of the car displaying previous championship history which is no longer current e.g. the 2015 National Champion cannot display the fact of this in 2017.
It is hoped that this rule change will make it easier and more cost effective for drivers to alter their grade each month throughout the year.
Thank you, Spedeworth Motorsports.
(A translation (D/NL) is availible via our facebook account 2litrehotrod.nl
Daniel Bennet #745 is able to supply either fin's or sticker's only and can be contacted via facebook!
Ninja Karts to compete in Holland !
The Dutch Speedweekend 2017 will not only provide a high quality delegation of 2.0 UK Hot Rods fighting for the European Championship, but a group of Ninja Karts on track as well!
NNO Ter Apel in association with Spedeworth Motosports is delighted to offer the "Stars of the future" a weekend to remember. On September 2nd & 3rd, Kids aged between six and eleven years from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales will be able to compete at Ter Apel Raceway.
We would like to ask all parents to contact their regional promoters to check conditions for taking part. Continental Kids are welcome too of course but please consider that all karts have to attend according to the Spedeworth rulebook.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NNO or 2litrehotrod.nl via Facebook Messenger by sending a private message or by mailing to email@example.com.
Join us in Holland, it is going to be a great fun all weekend long. The European Championship and Dutch Open of 2litre Hotrods plus the Euromaster of National Hotrods will make this event one of a kind in Holland this season.
2litreHotrod.nl | NNO Ter Apel | Stan Libuda Autosportfotografie
National Championship 2017
The great UK Spedeweekend took place on July 1st & 2nd and provided two smashing heats and a feature race for the title.
National Championship Podium @ Foxhall Stadium on July 2nd :
Adam Best #959, William Hardie #72, Dan Smith #565 and Damon Wellmann #8
joined by the Spedeworth Girls
William Hardie #72 was the man to beat with Adam Best #959 as a runner up followed by Dan Smith #565 and Damon Wellman #8 in fourth. The Continental bunch couldn't make it into the Top 10. Christian Baer #351 scored a nice sixth place on Saturday an did not avoid any rubbin' throughout the heats. Bad luck for Southafrican Lady Daniella DeSousa getting t-boned after a spin and Luke Stonehouse not being able to finish due to a contact with George Turricki.
Special Thanks to #745 Daniel Bennet, not caring about his own car but helping to get the car of Southafrican Lady Daniella back on track after her crash. Daniel provided not only his help but a welding machine as well. Thumbs up!
Racing Lady from South Africa to join the National Championship Race
Daniella de Sousa from South Africa will take over the car from German driver Frank Nöhring to compete in Ipswich on July 1st & 2nd. The #116 Saxo has been built last winter and is using an Pinto engine from the main sponsor of the Dutch Open in September, Emming Motorentechniek.
Daniella ist racing 2litre Hot Rods and National Hotrods (2,1 formula) at P&B Lime Bredasdorp Raceway
located 150 miles south eastern from Capetown. We join her family, friends and everybody supporting her by wishing her all the best for Spedeweekend 2017!
Photo courtesy of CloudNr9 & Colin Brown
Information on Spedeweekend 2017
NOV Lelystad June 18th
Ronald van der Linden #57 winning all three heats, Christiaan Smidt #84, Roland Sudniks #92 to follow on P2+P3 in the meeting final. Christiaan using the car he bought from the Champion of the World 2016, Dan Smith. Bad luck once again for Team #212 Jeroen Laurijssen when loosing another engine in the meeting final ranked third. The car of Matthias Albrecht has been sold to German ace Marcus Storb #226 who has competed in the Dutch BMW 325i Cup before. He hired the car from Helmut Laumen for the Posterholt meeting and got fascinated by racing a 2litre. A solid performance left smiling faces behind. This suits the youngsters as well with Niklas Klaka and Tom Weyers leading the board ahead of Frank Nöhring.
Great track, great racing. Ronald & Christiaan can be seen at the Spedeweekend @ Foxhall ! Meet us there, it is going to be great fun along the National Championship race of the 2.0 Hot Rods.
NNO Ter Apel in association with Spedeworth Motorsports is delighted to announce the continental drivers for the National Championship 2litre Hot Rod at the Ipswich Spedeweekend!
1 & 2 july – Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich – 2.0 Hotrod National Championship
#57 Ronald van der Linden – The Netherlands
#84 Christiaan Smidt – The Netherlands
#90 Dirk Albrecht - Germany
#93 Klaus Kilianski - Germany
#351 Christian Baer - Germany
And South African lady driver Z29 Daniella de Sousa will compete in Frank Nöhring’s #116 Citroen Saxo
Good luck to all drivers, we hope to meet many Dutch and German fans at Foxhall Stadium!
NNO Ter Apel June 11th
With Gerton Boes being the man of the day in the prior meeting, potential buyers would knew that the #333 car is able to go for the win. Christiaan Smidt from Nijmegen in Holland grabbed the chance to own this car and got his hands on it just hours before the meeting. There had been no time to change anything and so the former F2 ace did not even have the chance to put his proper number on the car.
Christiaan has been racing in Stockrods before switching to Brisca F2 Stockcars recently. He is having lots of experience in ovalracing which he proved when racing in a car anti-clockwise for the first time.
The day went well for Christiaan with having to start from the back of the grid as a Rookie. In the meeting final a huge collision took out several cars and Christiaan managed to cross the line as second. The first car got a cross making Christiaan Smidt the winner in his inaugural meeting final of 2litre Hotrods.
The family from Nijmegen will get another 2litre Hot Rod soon to form a two car team : The Saxo of raigning Champion of the World : Dan Smith #565.
NNO Ter Apel, May 25th.
On Thursday, May 25th, the 2litre aces had a beautiful sunny day with a huge crowd to watch them. In the first heat, driver's had to cope with a dusty track due to heavy winds ahead of the meeting. Mario Baer got involved in a crash innocently and had to retire for the day. Later, Jeroen Laurijssen clipped the wall of Raceway Ter Apel which caused problems for him as well. Man of the day has truly been Dutchman Gerton Boes in his #333 machine. He was able to win the heats and the meeting final.
In June, the 2litre fan community is able to see two more meetings before we head to Ipswich. On June 11th. Ter Apel Raceway will host the third round of the Dutch Championship. This event will include a massive 50 car field of Bangerstox trying to make contact where ever they can. Don't miss this spectacle!
One week later, the 2.0's can be seen in Lelystad for the second time this year. This meeting will count for the Dutch 2litre series. Midland Raceway always provides excellent racing!
The first weekend in July will be the first of many Highlights in the 2017 season. Foxhall Heath is the place to be. Beside the World Final of the Nationals, the 2litre Hotrods will fight for the National Championship trophy which is there for more than 30 years. It is the third ranked trophy in the world of Spedeworth Oval Racing...
Bright sunshine supports thrilling heats on May 14th @ PAC Posterholt
Excellent Racing in all three heats on a dry track having 13 cars booked in for this meeting.
With new gradings, the cars of Dirk Albrecht #6, Jeroen Laurijssen #212 and Ronald van der Linden #57 started with a yellow top and should be the cars mostly seen at front in the heats. As fighting for the lead, Dirk Albrecht #90 and Christian Baer #351 could easily catch up the top three. After they had passed the #57, Ronald dropped back into the next fighting zone lead by Roland Sudniks #92 and Mario Baer #291 on rank 6+7. Frank Noehring #116 clipped his rear bumper on the boarding and had to retire. Christian Baer's Corsa-B seemed to run a perfect setup for the outside line and he passed all three cars ahead to win heat No. 1 followed by Jeroen Laurijssen and Matthias Albrecht. Dirk Albrecht had to retire too as clipping the outside barrier with his left front.
In the second heat Jeroen Laurijssen #212 did not wait but took over the lead right away from Matthias Albrecht. Ronald van der Linden could pass the #9 as well and lead group of 5 cars ranked 2-6. Frank Noehring got his car repaired in time and finished in a strong third place behind heat winner Jeroen Laurijssen and Ronald van der Linden.
In the meeting final it was a drag race of the two yellow tops Jeroen Laurijssen and Ronald van der Linden #57 into the first corner. Jeroen managed to pass Ronald a few laps later and grabbed another victory, Ronald coming home in second just ahead of heat one winner Christian Baer.
Points after this event can be found left in the column. Thx to PAC Posterholt for the warm welcome and Mirella & Carlo for joining our photo's!
2.0 Hotrods face a season with the European Championship in Ter Apel
With only a couple of days before the season starts on the Easter Weekend, the 2litre Hotrods are keen on getting temperature in their tyres finally. After a long winter break, these RHD cars are already entering the fourth season in Holland. This formula having it's origin on the Short Ovals in the UK has found many new fans. They are used to see the cars race clockwise in Holland. As the cars are the same on both sides of the Channel, there have been many chances for drivers to compete in the UK likewise in Holland. The close relationship between Spedeworth Motorsports and NNO Ter Apel has created numerous of thrilling events. Beside the National Championship in 2014, the Dutch Open has claimed a spot in the fixture list ever since the first running in 2013.
This year a 20+ car field is likely to hit the tarmac in Holland. Several new drivers like Richard Gerrits from Vroomshoop and several new cars like the UK built Saxo of German Frank Nöhring will bring joy to all spectators.
In 2017 the World Championship will be held in Ireland on the Tullyroan Oval on July 22nd & 23rd. The European Championship in Ter Apel on Sept. 2nd & 3rd indicates that 2litre-Hotrod-Racing has become an International formula! The 2017 Speedweekend is likely to see a record making number of UK entries racing the German and Dutch drivers for the European title.
The UK drivers are taking the trip to Holland very serious in the meantime and so the third ranked driver of the Dutch Open 2016 will make his appearance this coming weekend. Dave Leech in his #928 Saxo will try to gain more valuable tracktime in Holland giving him an advantage for the European in fall. He is going to face strong contenders like raining Champion Mario Baer from Moenchengladbach.
Easter Weekend will provide excellent 2.0 Hotrod Racing, so join us in Ter Apel on Sunday 16th. Racing will start at 12:00h. Prior to raceday there is an opportunity for a free run in Saturday's practice 14:00-17:00h.
On Monday 17th you are able to see these cars on Raceway Venray as well with the green flag shown for the first time at 12:00h.
NNO Ter Apel (in association with Spedeworth Motorsports) is delighted to announce the first UK visitor for both of the 2.0 Hotrod meetings held on April 16th & 17th, which is the Easter Weekend.
These two events are the official season openers at Raceway Ter Apel and Raceway Venray.
It will be Dave Leech in his #928 RCE Saxo making the trip to Holland not only in September to compete in the European Championship of 2litre Hot Rods but as well to get in some laps on the Continent while the Easter Weekend. Ranked third in the Dutch Open 2016, Dave has shown the he is capable to run fast on the Dutch Paperclip in Ter Apel. The different layout in Venray next day is a challenge. Dave will be the first UK driver to enter a 2litre Hotrod meeting on Raceway Venray.
Don't miss this spectacular weekend :
Saturday, April 16th :
Free practice Raceway Ter Apel (13:00-17:00h)
Sunday, April 16th :
Season Opener NNO Ter Apel
Monday, April 17th :
Raceway Venray, 2nd Round Dutch 2litre Series
Practice laps are availible prior to the races between 9:00-11:00h
Including the practice on saturday afternoon it’s an full weekend of racing in the Netherlands. Join us, it will be a great fun! If you require any further information or you want to compete as well, please contact us!
Midland Raceway Lelystad March 19th
NOV Lelystad has been the host of the first tarmac event in Holland for the 2017 season.
A nice line up of seven cars saw three different winners in the heats. The weather was not too bad. The heavy rain stopped at noon and the track dried out soon with every heat being raced.
In heat one, Roland Sudniks #92 had his mirrors full of the #212 car driven by Jeroen Laurijssen but kept it together until the chequered was shown.
Heat two saw Jeroen in front finding a way to pass the #92 car when there was a little gap in turn 3.
But the day did not end as expected for the winner of the second heat. In the early stages of the meeting final, his engine blew on the home straight and left a huge hole in the engine block.
It was German ace Frank Noehring #116 in his all new Saxo to earn the first big win in 2017. As collecting the most points regarding all heats, he will be the first leader of the Championship 2017. Roland Sudniks in second and Tom Weyers #97 as third lined up with Gridgirl Dana.
Next event will be the Easter Weekend Doubleheader Ter Apel 16th and Venray 17th April.
Practice sessions 2017
Before the season kicks off, there are several opportunities to get the cars in line. The first chance to get temperature in the tyres will be at Midland Raceway Lelystad on Sunday March 5th.
A fourtnight later, NOV Lelystad will host the first round of 2litre Hot Rod Racing in 2017 on this very track. The points earned are counting for the Dutch 2litre Series. With only eight events (2 on each of the Dutch tracks) to count, a high number of cars is expected to show up in the early stages of the season.
Raceway Ter Apel is offering two practice afternoons in April. The sessions are on April 8th and April 15th (prior to raceday). On these saturdays Racetrack "De Polderputten" will be open for all formulas and public (Free admission) from 13:00h.
Ter Apel Speedweekend 2017
Join the biggest Hot Rod event in Holland for decades en visit the Speedweekend 2017 in Ter Apel. Beside the fourth running of the Dutch Open the feature race of 2nd & 3rd September will probably be the European Championship Race. Make it a weekend to remember for you, family and friends in Ter Apel.
Raceway Ter Apel in January, too cold and too wet to race but not cold enough to skate..
Frank Noehring presents his new car at the NEC
With delight we are looking forward to the 2017 season. The first appetizer has truly been the NEC exhibition Motorsport International 12.-15.01.2017. Beside the motorsport from the Circuit tracks, this exhibition is a showcase for our sport as well.
Lots of new cars are presented to media and fans for the first time before the start their career on the short ovals. One of the highlights has been the new car of German ace Frank Noehring from Recklinghausen.
"The Gambler" decided to go for a new car. His all new Saxo was built over the last month in the SRP show located in Stithians Lake, Cornwall. Owner Mark Sear and Frank have been friends for a long time and installed all the bits and pieces to make the #116 competitive on a very high level. Power supply will be the green top Pinto engine from Emming Motorentechniek in Ter Apel. With two month to go before the season in Holland will be kicked off on April 16th, they will use every chance to get some practice in for the Saxo.
he main aim for the 2017 season is probably to get the car perfect for the European Championship. This major event will be held for the very first time on the continent on Sept. 2nd & 3rd. NNO Ter Apel is the host for the Speedweekend.
Please visit our photo gallery to get the NEC sphere. Martin Kingston of www.mkpics.net has provided some images of the 2litre cars displayed at the Motorsport International. NEC 2017 Photolink
Racing Expo 2017 Leeuwaarden
Leeuwarden, located in North Holland, was be the place to be. Two weeks after the NEC, Dutch fans had made their way to the Racing Expo. On January 28th & 29th. lots of cars from Ovalracing will were displayed or raced in the Live Action Arena. NNO Ter Apel has been on site as well including the fantastic 2litre Hot Rod from #212 Jeroen Laurijssen.