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