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There are lots of oval tracks that motor racing takes places on, some though are only used for Stock Car and Banger racing. This page lists all the modern hot rod tracks.

Aghadowey

Track: Tarmac
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Aldershot

Track: Tarmac
Seating: Grandstand on home straight
Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter: Spedeworth
Formulas: Lightning Rods, Stock Rods
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Additional info: Previously known as Fleet
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Arena Essex

Track: 440 yard tarmac oval with armco fencing
Seating: Banking around the circuit, covered grandstand on home straight
Racedays: Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons, twice monthly on Saturday nights
Promoter: Promotasport Raceway International and Rolling Thunder Show
Formulas: Lightning Rods Pick Ups, Thunder Cars, Stock Rods, Junior Rods, Euro Rods
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Additional info:
Aldershot Address: Arena Essex Raceway, A1306 Arterial Road, Thurrock, Essex
Directions: A1306 just 100 yards east of the Dartford Tunnel Roundabout opposite the huge Lakeside Shopping complex, adjacent to the Granada Motorway Services and 2 minutes from the M25 junction 30/31
Satnav: RM19 1AE
Ballymena

Track: Quarter mile tarmac oval
Seating: 1200 Seat covered grandstand
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Formulas: National Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Group 2 Lightning Rods, Junior Rods
Opened: Originally as a cinder track in 1969, tarmaced in 1977
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Address: Ballymena Raceway, Warden Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Directions: Just off the A26 heading to Ballymena. From the South take the first turn off for Ballymena. From the North take the second turn off for Ballymena. Then follow the signs for Ballymena Showgrounds
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Barford

Track: Tarmac
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Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter: North East Stock Car Promotions Ltd
Formulas: Hot Rods (Barford spec.)
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Satnav: DL12 8UD
Belle Vue

Track: Shale
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Promoter: Startrax
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Birmingham

Track: 330m tarmac with armco fencing
Seating: Terracing on home straight and bends
Racedays: Saturday evenings
Promoter: Incarace
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Classic Hot Rods, Incarods, Hot Fords, 2L Hot Rods
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Birmingham Address:
Directions: From the M6 head for Birmingham City Centre on the A38M. Turn left onto the Ring Road following the signs for Birmingham City Football Club, After about a mile pass under a railway bridge and turn left into Landor Street. The stadium entrance is about half a mile along this road on the right hand side.
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Buxton

Track: 380 metre tarmac oval with steel plate fencing and a figure of 8 circuit
Seating: Covered stand and limited amount of trackside parking
Racedays: Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons
Promoter: Buxton Raceway Ltd
Formulas: Hot Rods, Rookie Rods, Hot Fords
Opened: 1974
Additional info:
Picture supplied by buxtonracepix.com
Buxton Address:
Directions: From Leek: Follow the A53 from Leek Town Centre, turn right at 'Dalehead Road' which is signposted on racedays.
From Buxton and the A6: If you are coming from Stockport or Derby areas on the A6 then when in Buxton town centre follow signs for 'Leek A53', you will go through a set of traffic lights and then up a long hill which bears to the left, at the top turn left into 'Dalehead Road' signposted on racedays. The track is about 1 mile on the left, on Dalehead Road.

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Coventry

Track: Shale
Seating: Terracing with covered grandstand on main straight including indoor seating
Racedays: Saturday evenings
Promoter: Startrax
Formulas: Stratrax Hot Rods
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Cowdenbeath

Track: 440 yard tarmac oval
Seating: Grandstand seating
Racedays: Saturday evenings
Promoter: GMP
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Stock Rods
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Additional info: The track races around the outside of Cowdenbeath FC's football pitch and often called 'The Racewall'


Address: Racewall, Central Park, Cowdenbeath, Fife
Directions:
Satnav: KY4 9QQ
Crimond

Track: 390 metre tarmac/conrete oval
Seating:
Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter:
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Hot Saloons, Road going saloons
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Picture supplied by Andrew Emslie
Hot Rods Address: Crimond Circuit, Crimond Airfield, Crimond, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Directions:
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Dover

Track: Shale oval with armco fencing
Seating: Spectator banking
Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter: RDC Promotions
Formulas: Super Rods (RDC Specification)
Opened: Reopened in 2000 as a RDC venue, had previously been operated by Brian Steed
Additional info: The Hot Rod formula ran by RDC has now morphed into the current Bangerstox formula


Address: Dover Raceway, Coombe Valley, Kent
Directions:
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Eastbourne

Track: 350 yard concrete oval with banked corners and an armco fence
Seating: Centrally heated grandstand and grass banking around both bends
Racedays: Wednesday evenings and Bank holiday Mondays
Promoter: Spedeworth
Formulas: 2L Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Rookie Rods, Lightning Rods
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Address: Arlington Road East, Hailsham, Sussex
Directions:
Satnav: BN27 3RE
Great Yarmouth

Track: 327 yard tarmac oval with steel cable fencing
Seating: Centrally heated grandstand and grass banking around both bends
Racedays: Sunday evenings and Thursday evenings in summer months
Promoter: Spedeworth
Formulas: 2L Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Rookie Rods, Lightning Rods
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Picture supplied by superstox.co.uk
Great Yarmouth Address: Yarmouth Road, Caister on Sea, Norfolk
Directions:
Satnav: BN27 3RE
Grimley

Track: Tarmac oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter:
Formulas: 2 Litre Rods, 1600 Hot Rods, Super Stock Rods, Mini Rods
Opened: 1962
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Hednesford

Track: Quarter mile banked tarmac oval with armco fencing
Seating: Grandstands for 3000 spectators, grass banking and arena parking
Racedays: Sunday afternoons and bank holiday Mondays
Promoter: Incarace
Formulas: National Hot Rods, 2L Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Classic Hot Lightning Rods, Incarods, Hot Fords
Opened: 1954
Additional info:
Hednesford Raceway Address: Hednesford Raceway, Reservoir Road, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire
Directions: The raceway is situated 2 miles from Cannock, Staffordshire. Follow the brown tourist signs from the junction of the A5 with the A460. If you are travelling from the south of Birmingham remember the new M6(Toll) will enable you to avoid the jams on the old M6
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Horndean

Track: 410 yard chalk based oval
Seating: Spectator banking
Racedays: Sunday afternoons and bank holiday Mondays
Promoter: Southern Autosport Association
Formulas: SEGTO formulas- Prod A, Prod B, Modified Saloons, 1450 Hot Rods, Ford Rods, Super Saloons
Opened: 1971
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Address: SAA Raceway, Hazleton farm, (off B2149) Horndean, Portsmouth
Directions: 2 minutes from junction 2 (A3M) Hampshire. Follow Motor Racing signs to venue
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Ipswich

Track: 410m Tarmac Oval with armco fencing
Seating: Covered grandstand on home straight, seated grandstand on back straight, concrete terracing around circuit
Racedays: Saturday evenings and bank holiday Mondays
Promoter: Spedeworth
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, 2L Hot Rods, Classic Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Rookie Rods
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Ipswich Address: Foxhall Raceway
Directions:
Satnav: IP4 5TL
Knockhill

Track: Tarmac Tri Oval
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Racedays: Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons
Promoter: GMP Scotland
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods
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Picture supplied by knockhillimages.smugmug.com/
Knockhill Address: Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife
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Lochgelly

Track: Tarmac oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter: Hardie Race Promotions
Formulas: National Hot Rods, 2L Hot Rods, Stock Rods, CC Rods
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Lydden Hill

Track: 600 yard kidney shaped oval
Seating: Track allows for spectator viewing around majority of the track with car parking overlooking track on the back straight
Racedays: Circuit used once per year
Promoter: RDC Promotions
Formulas: Outlaws, Super Rods
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National Hot Rods at Lydden Address:
Directions: Situated off A2
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Mendip Hills

Track: 370 yard tarmac oval
Seating: Grass banking
Racedays: Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons
Promoter: Graham Bunter
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Hot Rods, Sierra Rods, Mini Rods
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Address: Mendips Raceway, Shipham, Bristol
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Northampton

Track: 394 yard tarmac oval with steel plating fence
Seating: Grass banking on both bends and back straight
Racedays: Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons
Promoter: Incarace
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Classic Hot Rods, 2L Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Incarods, Hot Fords
Opened: 1954
Additional info:
National Hot Rods at Northampton Address: Primo International Raceway, Brafield Road, Horton, Northants
Directions: NIR is located approximately five miles from Northampton. Travel along the A428 from Northampton towards Bedford and head for the village of Brafield-on-the-Green. Then take the turn on the right towards Horton. The Raceway is on the right before reaching Horton.
Satnav: NN7 2BA
Nutts Corner

Track: 380 yard tarmac oval
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Racedays: Saturday evenings
Promoter:
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, 8 valve Hot Rods, Group 2 Lightning Rods, Junior Rods
Opened: 2003
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Address: Nutts Corner Raceway, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Directions: From the North: Head for Mallusk (Glengormley), then head for Nutts Corner, once you reach the Nutts Corner roundabout, you will be in site of the track (Opposite side to the Sunday market).
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Paices Hill

Track: 370 yard oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoons
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Opened: Reopened in 2009
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Address: Aldermaston, Berkshire
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Ringwood

Track: 430 yard tarmac oval
Seating: High terracing around all track with spectator viewing from cars
Racedays: Satuday evenings
Promoter: Trojan International
Formulas: Hot Rods, Euro Rods, Thunder Rods, Junior Rods
Opened: 1958
Additional info:
National Hot Rods at Ringwood Address: Matchams Leisure Park, Hurn Road, Ringwood, Hampshire
Directions:
Satnav: BH24 2BT
Skegness

Track: 339 yard tarmac oval
Seating: Grass banking and covered grandstand on the back straight.
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Formulas: MD Rods, Junior Rods
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Address: Skegness Stadium, Marsh Lane, Orby, Skegness
Directions: Follow the Brown Tourist Signs, coming form the A158 (or the A16 / A1028) from Gunby roundabout go into the left hand lane, though Orby village, and we are on Marsh lane, From Skegness, go towards Ingoldmells and we are 2miles inland from there follow the brown tourist signs, towards Orby.
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Standlake

Track: Concrete oval with armco barrier
Seating: Trackside parking
Racedays:
Promoter: Mike Hook
Formulas: SEGTO formulas- Prod A, Prod B, Modified Saloons, 1450 Hot Rods, Ford Rods, Super Saloons
Opened: 1972
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Address: Standlake Arena, A415 Standlake to Witney Road, Oxfordshire
Directions: Standlake Arena is located approximately 10 miles west of Oxford, and is on the A415 Standlake to Witney road. It is well signposted from the roundabout at Ducklington. From the South, come up the A34 and Turn off onto the A415 at Abingdon (Marcham Interchange). From the East and North - M40 onto the A40, on the A40 Witney by-pass turn off at Ducklington onto the A415 towards Abingdon. For West Country visitors - exit the M4 at the second Swindon exit and pick up the A420 to Oxford, left at the Kingston Bagpuize onto the A415.
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St Day

Track:
Seating: Spectator seating area with trackside parking
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Promoter: Autospeed
Formulas: Stock Rods
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Additional info: The track is located in a dis-used tin mine


Address: St Day, Cornwall
Directions: From the east, exit the A30 dual carriageway at Scorrier (2 miles before Redruth). This is the A3047 exit. Turn left immediately before the Crossroads Motel. Follow signs for United Downs. At the end of that road, go straight across on to the B3298. This is signposted for United Downs Industrial Estate, and Gwenapp Pit. Follow this road for 2 to 3 miles, then turn LEFT at the St Day Church sign. Do not turn RIGHT for the village of St Day. Turning left takes you down through the village of Crofthandy. Follow this road for 2 to 3 miles, and the entrance to the track is on the left hand side.
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Stansted

Track: Clay oval
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Additional info: Previously known as Henham Raceway


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Stoke

Track: Shale oval
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Promoter: Startrax
Formulas: Startrax Hot Rods
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Swaffham

Track: Tarmac oval with armco fencing
Seating: Grass banking with grandstand on the home straight
Racedays:
Promoter: Shawn Mason
Formulas: 2L Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Lightning Rods, Mondeo Rods
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Taunton

Track: 300m tarmac/concrete oval with steel plate safety fence
Seating: Majority of the track is surrounded by grass banks
Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter: Autospeed
Formulas: Stock Rods
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Additional info: Located next to a former WWII airstrip


Address: Smeatharpe Stadium
Directions: From the north. Leave the M5 at junction 25 and head for Taunton. Follow signs for Corfe, and then Churchinford, and after Tricky Warren Farm on right hand side take next right turning, signposted Smeatharpe. Follow the road for 3 miles, taking you through Smeatharpe village, the track is located a further mile later on the right hand side, at the far end of the former airfield. Follow orange signs on racedays.
From the east. On the A303 west of Ilminster, turn right at the Eagle Cross. Follow signs for Wellington, and then Churchinford. After passing Tricky Warren Farm on right hand side take next right turning. Follow the road for 3 miles, taking you through Smeatharpe village, the track is located a further mile later on the right hand side, at the far end of the former airfield. Follow orange signs on racedays.
From the west. On the A30, exit the Honiton by-pass for the A35 (signposted Dorchester). Immediately on leaving the A30, turn right (signposted Dunkeswell and Wolford Chapel). Follow this road for 7 miles, until reaching circuit on left hand side.

Satnav: EX14 9RF
Tipperary

Track: Tarmac oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoons and bank holidayss
Promoter: SORA
Formulas: National Hot Rods, 1600 Hot Rods, Stock Rods, Lightning Rods, Production Rods
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Tongham

Track: Dirt oval with armco fencing
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Racedays: Sunday afternoon
Promoter:
Formulas: SEGTO formulas- Prod A, Prod B, Modified Saloons, 1450 Hot Rods, Ford Rods, Super Saloons
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Address: Tongham Motor Club, Brick Kiln Farm, Four Marks, Nr Alton, Hampshire
Directions: Just off the A31 between Four Marks and Alton.
Satnav: GU34 5ET
Tullyroan

Track: Tarmac oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoon
Promoter:
Formulas: National Hot Rods, 2L Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods
Opened: 2012
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Warneton

Track: 440 yard steeply banked tarmac oval
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Racedays: Sunday afternoon
Promoter: CAMSO
Formulas: National Hot Rods, Lightning Rods
Opened: 2012
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Waterford

Track: 1/3 of a mile long, it is a short circuit, basically an oval with a chicane on one of the straights. The surface is tarmac and concrete
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Formulas: Hot Rod classes 1-6
Opened: 2012
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Address: Waterford Raceway, The Pike, Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Directions: From Waterford. Take the cork road out of Waterford, past Waterford Crystal. Go straight through all the lights and the round about. Pass through a village called Kilmeaden. Pass through another village called Lemy Brien. Look out for a sign for Bridgie Terries pub on the left hand side of the road.Turn left for Bridgie terries. Turn left again at bridgie terries and the track is the first Enterance on the Left
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Wimbledon

Track: 390 yard tarmac track with steel cable fencing
Seating: 8,000 capacity with heated glass fronted grandstand on home straight
Racedays: Sunday evenings during the winter months
Promoter: Spedeworth
Formulas: 2L Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, Stock Rods, Rookie Rods, Classic Hot Rods
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Wimbledon Address: Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London
Directions:
Satnav: SW17 0BL
Worthing

Track: 580 yard Concrete Oval
Seating: Raised banking around track
Racedays: Sunday afternoons
Promoter:
Formulas: SEGTO formulas- Prod A, Prod B, Modified Saloons, 1450 Hot Rods, Ford Rods, Super Saloons
Opened:
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Wimbledon Address:
Directions: Just off the A280 between Worthing and Angmering. Take the A280 from the A27, take the right turn towards Angmering village then turn immediately right again into the lane
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Recently closed tracks or those that no longer run Hot Rods: Barrow (Roosecote), Bovingdon, Blyton, Croydon (Layhams Farm), Mallory Park, Peterborough (Alwalton), Rockingham, St Columb.

Every effort has been made to ensure the information on this page is correct. Pictures and information on some tracks are missing if you can help please email the missing details. Thanks to those that have supplied pictures.




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