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Weltch Media-backed national hot rod racer Mark Shelper has secured more points in his bid to reach the 2023 world championship final – and more money to help support mental health.

In the latest meetings at Yarmouth and Ipswich, Mark scored a total of 38 points, and – as promised – we have donated another £38 to the Big Moose appeal for mental health support and suicide prevention.

At Yarmouth,  Mark finished 10th and 2nd in the heats and 12th in the final. He had less luck at Ipswich, getting caught behind a slower car in the first heat and lacking pace in the second. So he decided not the enter the final.

After these rounds, Mark lies 19th in the standings on 51 points. The top 17 in the English chart will qualify for the world final next July.

Last month, DAS UK Group generously donated £150 to Mark’s appeal. If you’d like to find out more about the Big Moose campaign and even make a donation, 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.

Photo: Mark (788) in action at Yarmouth – pic by Martin Kingston.

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