Our national hot rod racer Mark Shelper had more disappointment in the latest world championship qualifying round last night (Sunday 6 November).
However, the Bristol-based driver overcame setbacks (including the weather) at Hednesford Raceway in Staffordshire to score another 19 points. And that translates to £19 from Weltch Media towards his Big Moose mental-health appeal.
“The first race was wet and the car was terrible,” said Mark. ” “We had some funny noises and car had so much oversteer – I finished 17th I think. Once back at the pits we found an issue with the slipper inside the diff. Luckily, we borrowed one from [fellow driver] Alistair Lowe.
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’s Peugeot (788) leaving the track at Hednesford yesterday. Pic by Darren Sarson.