Best drivers to never qualify
Whistlin' Jack Smith >> SW2014 >> Best to never qualify for the NHR World
Being based in Wales was the biggest disadvantage to his Mikeís Hot Rod career, if he had hailed from Germany or Holland he would have probably been granted a place in the World Final but was never given that luxury and had to work out which series he wanted to qualify through.
Mike did attempt to qualify on a few occasions through the Irish series but the lack of racing at every meeting didnít allow him to score enough points. Mike will be remembered as the driver who kept on racing a Peugeot 205 when everyone else had moved onto newer machinery.
Photo: Paul Ballard