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Suffolk Motorsport Show
The Haird Motorsport Team will be supporting once again the Suffolk Motorsport Show which takes place this Sunday the 18th July.

The car of the newly crowned National Hot Rod World Champion #115 Chris Haird will be on The Angel Hill in Bury St. Edmunds

as part of the show which highlights motorsport in the area.


The event raises funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and is a great event showcasing a broad range of motorsport, in a

truly unique setting in the heart of Suffolk. It starts at 10am on Sunday 18th July

Photos from Dave Smith of the World Final Win click

CONGRATULATIONS TO #115 CHRIS HAIRD 2010 NATIONAL HOT ROD WORLD CHAMPION WELL DONE TO ALL THE TEAM AND ESPECIALLY THE DRIVER!
More news to follow!!

www.nationalhotrod.com Brian Lammey photo

Recruitment
The Haird Motorsport team is on a high with their driver #115 Chris Haird having secured the English National Points Championship title for the second year in a row.

The team are now seeking the services of someone for the forthcoming National Hot Rod World Championship and Spede Weekend at Ipswich in Suffolk on 3 & 4 July.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of oval racings leading teams at the biggest festival of short oval motor racing in Europe. The role will include welcoming and entertaining guests (which will include a smattering of VIPs, glitterati from racing, celebs, and various others that somehow cannot be categorised), helping with refreshments (this may/may not include creation of fancy cocktails), and generally being on hand to assist promotionally, look good, and If you can put a wheel on, re-fuel, or change a diff – wow – we’re impressed already!!

The ability to put up with/tolerate being part of one of the most entertaining (often for all the wrong reasons) bunches of people in the paddock is a pre-requisite!

This Website
After the World Championship Weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July, this website will be having its long overdue refresh with loads of new content, pictures, ways for you to be in touch, a competition or two, and Haird Motorsport on social networking sites? You never know!

Maxwell X2
With airline bookings, sea passages arranged, transporters booked, and many hours on the road - Friday the 18th of June will see a National Hot Rod onslaught on the Northampton International Raceway for testing ahead of the Thunder 500 at Foxhall Stadium Ipswich the next day on Saturday 19th of June.  Drivers to test will include Terry Maxwell in an all new Tigra ‘B’, and Tommy Maxwell in a 2010 spec completely refurbed Peugeot 206cc. 

All we can possibly say is that Newmarket High Street could be a great place to be on the Friday night with a plethora of racing talent ready to have a bit of a party!  In fact don’t want to appear terribly forward but...  Mr Maxwell (x 2), if your race cars were stabled here in England for the season!     

Well done to #74 James O’Shea who set about qualifying for this years World Championships by racing in England, and indeed achieving his aim with qualification. Goodness knows jolly near everything has been thrown in his way to prevent him getting here at times, even a Europe wide Ash Cloud commercial flight ban didn’t stop him swimming the Irish Sea to make a world qualifier!!

Hot Rod Points
The latest points chart is available to view right now on the superb National Hot Rod website. Find it here... www.nationalhotrod.com/html/latest_points.html
And while we’re talking about the National Hot Rod website – may we place on record the appreciation of everyone at Haird Motorsport to Neil Rowe and his contributors for all their hard work at www.nationalhotrod.com

World Series England round 16
Northampton 6 June 2010

Heat 1: 100 85 155 271 911 6 174 41 95 3
Heat 2: 734 271 74 115 41 278 6 27 31 95
Heat 3: 734 100 333 278 61 162 155 305 170 911
Final: 333 155 503 734 162 27 271 115 278 41

Some outstanding driving from #115 Chris Haird with some breathtaking outside line charges ensured enough points were taken away from Northampton to retain the English National Points Championship. Chris’ total determination, grit, passion, desire, and commitment to win it could almost be felt on the terraces – well done Chris!

World Series England round 15
Ipswich 31 May 2010

Heat 1: 74, 99, 100, 41, 115, 27, 61, 31, 491, 155, 278, 174, 911, 170, 95, 940, 65, 78, 17, 305x2, 503, 33,
Heat 2: 130, 491, 74, 305, (303), 65, 155, 734, 170, 31, 72, 85, 333, 162, 911, 3, 78, 467,
Heat 3: 100, 115, 99, 41, 333, 27, (303), 61, 130, 278, 72, 95, 174, 482, 940, 162, 467, 33
Final: 74, 99, 503, 27, 174, 278, 130, 115, 155, 305, 911, 100, 170, 61, 72, 31, 95, 734, 78, 33, 17, 467

The National Hot Rods return to the home of their World Final (3 & 4 July), and a good day for James O’Shea #74 taking a podium in every one of his races; a win in heat 1, 3rd in Heat 2, and a win in the final. Chris Haird #115 took a 5th and a 2nd in his heats and an 8th in the final.

SPECIAL MENTION must be made of the fantastic Ipswich debut of #’99 Wayne Lee campaigning the 206cc formerly piloted by Chris Haird. The front of a packed grid at Ipswich is not necessarily the most sought after place to be for your first competitive outing at the revered home of the World Championships, but some blistering starts and supreme driving saw Wayne achieve a podium place for every race and a haul of points of which he should be justly proud WELL DONE.

All results courtesy of www.nationalhotrod.com 

World Series England round 14
Skegness 3 May 2010

Heat 1: 95 162 303 85 491 31 61 6 444 155
33 loaded-up for contact with 503
Heat 2: 116 198 734 491 31 85 100 130 333 911
Heat 3: 198 27 271 95 100 305 72 115 74 911
Final: 100 162 734 27 491 31 303 95 271 72

Seaside trip for the National Hot Rods, and the inhalation of sea air obviously to the liking of Gavin Murray taking a win and a fourth in his heats and an eigth in the final.

World Series England round 13
Hednesford 3 May 2010

A third for Neil Stimson #271 in Heat One, a fourth in heat two and sixth in Heat three for Chris Haird #115 the most notable results in the packed grid and packed terraces of Hednesford.

Heat one: 170,61,271(-2),911,65,41,482,305,6,278,85,14,333,871,99.
Heat two: 482,74,911(-2),31,130,115,303,6,41,72,333,155,162,---,---,219(-2).
Heat three: 170,305,65,278,115,95,174,72,742,303,155,162,130,99,33.
Final: 742,734,162,482,305,303,174,333,41,871,130,27,115,911,155,85,170,99.

World Series England round 12
Aldershot 18 April 2010

A 2nd for Gavin Murray and 8th for Chris Haird in Heat 1 the notable results for the world qualifying trip to Aldershot.

Heat one: 61, 95, 130, 74, 72, 170, 278, 115, 85, 911
Heat two: 100, 734, 116, 130, 503, 491, 95, 155, 31, 271
Heat three: 100, 444, 333, 74, 271, 155, 61, 742, 31, 6
Final: 503, 100, 74, 155, 911, 170, 72, 61, 31

16th April 2020

Some pics recieved from MKPics of Ipswich 5th April CLICK

6th April 2010

Big, big congratulations to Mikey Godfrey #27 taking his maiden win in National Hot Rods at Ipswich on Monday – many more to follow it’s hoped!

World Series England round 11
Ipswich, 5 April 2010
Heat 1: 27 155 65 482 6 115 95 170 503 85 41 444 72 130 31 162 278 467 100 33 (192 disq)
Heat 2: 224 278 271 155 14 61 31 174 3 491 303 170 6 95 33 444 66 74 734
Heat 3: 162 224 192 116 333 27 482 14 271 72 491 41 174 3 305 61 115 65 130 66 303 734
Final: 162 155 116 192(X-2) 14 333 72 27 278 174 115(X-2) 6 482 170 31 305 303 65 85 444 130 66 33

Supreme result for Neil Stimson #271 taking the win in Heat 4 at Northampton – well done Neil, and some decent places for #27 Mikey Godfrey hinted at what was to come in Heat 1 on Monday!

World Series England round 10
Northampton, 2 April 2010
Heat 1: 482 6 305 27 95 303 61 31 271 333
Heat 2: 174 130 65 3 911 85 491 780 155 72
Heat 3: 780 174 170 491 85 305 65 911 41 95
Heat 4: 271 303 482 3 27 130 503 72 278 31
Final: 780 174 3 85 72 911 170 303 6 467

So the annual Easter double header meant Northampton on Good Friday Friday and Ipswich on Easter Monday. Courtesy of www.nationalhotrod.com results as seen are recorded above.

19th March 2010

Thanks to MK Pics we have some photos of the Haird cars at Northampton on 14th March, click here for pics

15 March 2010

It was off to Northampton as the World series recommenced after its Winter break, and courtesy of www.nationalhotrod.com  the provisional results are posted below.

2010 World Series England round 9
Northampton Sunday 14 March 2010

Heat 1: 219 491 6 31 174 85 444 61 170 100
Heat 2: 219 41 734 491(X-2) 333 305 85 115 31 303
Heat 3: 305 271 115 41 6 444 170 116 278 155
Final: 219 444 130 85 14 491 305 41 734 303

Headline of the day was the debut of Neil Stimson in his new Haird Tigra – and heat 3 proved to be a good one for Haird Motorsport as Neil took 2nd place and Chris Haird #115 followed with 3rd place.

March 2010

The Haird team recently had a test day at Northampton Raceway, Martin Kingston [pics] was there to take the photos
Click Here to see the Pics

February 2010

The end of February is a busy time for Haird Motorsport...

The transporters will roll into Northampton International Raceway for a Haird Motorsport Test Day on Friday 26 February.

Then it’s back to base before an early start on Saturday 27 February when during the day Haird Motorsport supports the Liam Fairhurst Challenge 15 at Red Lodge Karting. The event is an Endurance race of 2 hours on 270CC karts, to celebrate what would have been Liam's 15th birthday weekend. Last time this event raised some £15000 in one day for CLICSargent the charity that was so close to Liam's heart.

More details on this event, and how you can support it can be found at:

www.redlodgekarting.com
www.liamfairhurst.com

From there the transporters get lit up once again down the A14 to the Foxhall Heath Raceway near Ipswich for the official Spedeworth non-contact formula test evening on Saturday 27 February which gets underway at 6pm.

January 2010

Once again, Haird Motorsport was well represented at the Oval Racing Experince at Autosport International at NEC Birmingham. Thanks to everyone that came along – it was good to catch up with so many during the course of the 2 days, and a few pics (courtesy of Martin Kingston www.mkpics.net ) are below:


Chris Haird at speed in front of thousands in the live action arena

John Smiths new 2.0 Hot Rod

The all new layout was challenging

The new for 2010 charger ready for it's first public appearance at Autosport

The new National Hot Rod of #95 Gavin Murray looking good on the Spedeworth Incarace stand

The new National Hot Rod of Mikey Godfrey on the Haird Motorsport stand