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Our hot rod racer Mark Shelper now has an extra incentive to gain world championship qualifying points – helping people’s mental health and preventing suicide.

Weltch Media is teaming up with Mark and Team Shelper Racing by donating £1 for every point he gains in the English National Hot Rod series from now until the end of the year. The money will go to the Big Moose £1 million appeal, which our Andy Weltch is also supporting throughout 2022.

Mark Shelper: ‘Very pleased to be involved’

Mark is hoping others will also contribute to the appeal. “I know so many people have been struggling with their mental health, especially since the pandemic hit and now with the pressures of the cost of living. This is a really important cause and I’m very pleased to be involved.”

Bristol-based Mark qualified for his first world championship final this year, but was unable to start the race because of last-minute mechanical failure. He’s now aiming to qualify for the 2023 final, and the chase for points starts this coming weekend (17 July) at High Edge Raceway, Buxton.

If you’d like to help or find out more, check out Mark’s JustGiving page.

The Weltch Media logo has been on Mark’s Peugeot 206cc since the start of this season, continuing our long-standing involvement in motorsport. In the past we have supported Ben Power in the UK Legends Car Championship and James Holman in the Irish Championship. We’ve also backed James in several online iRacing events, and in 2018 we teamed up with Mendips Raceway to present the Weltch Media West of England Hot Rod Championship.

National hot rods are the top level of short track racing in the UK, with sophisticated lightweight production car replicas whose engines produce around 240bhp.

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