British stock car racing
has many different formulas. Currently, the three main branches of the sport are 'hot rods', 'stock cars' and 'bangers'. Within each of these three branches there are many variants.
Hot Rods are a non-contact formula where the vehicles are based on road cars, or resemble road cars. The concept for the National series is similar to that of NASCAR
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. The NHRPA cars resemble production cars, but are in fact purpose built space frame chassis with a Kevlar body which mimics a production car. Other Hot Rod categories do make use of standard production body/chassis.
National Hot Rods,
2 litre Hot Rods,
Other non-contact categories which might be included as Hot Rod classes are
Split into two organisations broadly based in the north and south, BriSCA
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and Spedeworth stock cars trace their history back to the fifties and the original concept of road cars racing on an oval race way. Nowadays, some stock car categories are custom-built with some stock components but no longer resemble road cars., but there are also a variety of stock car classes that do resemble road cars. In UK stock car racing contact is allowed, that is, if you are unable to pass an opponent using speed alone, you are allowed to 'bump' your opponent in order to knock them off-line and pass. The degree of contact allowed varies between categories.
BriSCA F1 Stock Cars,
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Spedeworth V8 Stock cars,
National Saloon Stock Cars,
Spedeworth 2L Stock Cars,
Spedeworth 1300 Stock Cars,
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are production cars that are raced with modifications for safety, e.g. drivers doors are reinforced, roll over bars are added, windscreens are removed etc. The racing is full contact and very aggressive with 'wrecking' usually playing a more important role than 'racing'. That said this is not a Destruction Derby
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, although many banger meetings do end with one.
2 Litre Bangers,