Thun­der 500 to hon­our the mem­ory of Na­tional Hot Rod un­sung hero Rowe

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One of Na­tional Hot Rod rac­ing’s one-off ma­jor events has been named af­ter for­mer pro­mot­ers’ group di­rec­tor, the late Angie Rowe.

In 2018, the fi­nal points-pay­ing round for the English point Na­tional Hot Rod se­ries at Hed­nes­ford Hills in No­vem­ber was re­named in hon­our of Rowe, who passed away last year.

From now on, the Thun­der 500, which takes place at Fox­hall Heath in Ip­swich two weeks ahead of the World Fi­nal, will be named as a trib­ute to her. Rowe’s long-time part­ner and

Mo­tor­sport News Hot Rod re­porter Gra­ham Brown said he was de­lighted with the plan.

“I am still over­whelmed at how much peo­ple thought of her and are still will­ing to do in her mem­ory,” he said. “The fact that Spede­worth ded­i­cated the World Fi­nal to her was pretty mind blow­ing in it­self while the rac­ing at her in­au­gu­ral me­mo­rial event last year was amaz­ing. I’m not sure Hed­nes­ford has ever seen so much three- and four-wide rac­ing – every­one wanted to win it.

“The move to rac­ing for her tro­phy at the Thun­der 500 makes per­fect sense though. It will be the per­fect sce­nario as far as I can see, open to all and any­one could win it, just as she’d have wanted – she was al­ways a stick­ler for fair play.”

Na­tional Hot Rods at Ip­swich are al­ways a draw, and will be in June this year

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