The Dirt Kings Race will be a 4 day race held over the Easter weekend 10th April - 13th April 2020 at the Harper Adams University in the UK.

The event will be for 1/8th nitro Buggy class and the format will comprise of Practice, Qualifying and double sided finals.

The total number of entries will be set at 210 giving drivers more track time than previous events and earlier finishes to allow a better social side to the event

There will be 3 rounds of timed practice, 6 Qualifying runs @ 7 mins with 4 from 6 to count towards finals start place. Double sided finals at 20 mins with main final being 45 minutes long.

The event will be run to BRCA rules with Practice being run on Friday, Qualifying on Saturday & Sunday along with some lower finals with the higher final & main showpiece final on the Monday.

Any use of tyre additive during the event will not be tolerated and we have a strict disqualification process. 

If you need to cheat then this isn't the event for you !

 . Use it you go home

 . Think about using it, you go home

 . Look like you are thinking about using it, you go home

 . Even if you moan to the best driver you are friends with on insta to ask us for your forgiveness, you go home.

No refunds given.....

No Gyros 

All lipo/Life batteries must be charged in Safety bags and the Maximum nitro fuel allowed is 25%

Questions and/or enquiries then please contact -



Venue Location

Harper Adam University



TF10 8NB

By Car:-

From the North

  • Take the M6 South.

  • Leave the M6 at junction 14 (signed Stone and Eccleshall, A34) and follow the A5013, signed to Eccleshall.

  • After 1.5 miles turn left onto the B5405.

  • At the T junction in Woodseaves, turn left on to the A519 and follow signs for Newport.

  • After passing The Swan pub in Forton, you will shortly come to a roundabout. Take the second exit onto the B5062 (signposted Newport/Shrewsbury).

  • At the T junction turn right (signposted Shrewsbury), then left on the B5062 (signposted for the University).

  • Harper Adams is 1.5 miles along this road, on the right-hand side.

From the South

  • Take the M6 North.

  • Leave the M6 at junction 10A (signposted Telford/North Wales) and join the M54.

  • Leave the M54 at junction 3 (signposted Whitchurch) and take the A41 towards Whitchurch.

  • As you near Newport, drive past the exit for the National Sports Centre. At the first roundabout drive straight over; you will pass an industrial estate on your left.

  • At the next roundabout take the first left (signposted Newport), this is the A518, which will take you into Newport Town Centre.

  • At the mini roundabout in the Centre turn right and drive out of the town, over another mini roundabout and past the petrol station on your left.

  • Go left at the next roundabout on to the B5062 (signposted Edgmond/Shrewsbury).

  • Harper Adams is 1.5 miles along this road, on the right-hand side.

By Air:-

Birmingham Airport is the closet to Harper Adams with a regular train service from Birmingham International to Telford Central & Shrewbury.

Airport Distances

Birmingham International - 47 miles - approx 51 mins drive

Manchester Airport - 58 miles

Liverpool John Lennon Airport - 64 miles

East Midlands Airport - 66 Miles


Campus Rooms:-

There will be rooms available for purchase direct from Harper Adams.

Each room has a single bed with its own bathroom.

Please click on the link for booking info:- Harper Adams Accommodation


There will be limited space available for caravan and tents either on the car park area or nearby field with the campus grounds.

Prices on camping per night will be advised shortly.

Local Hotels nearby:-

Premier Inn Hotel - Newport/Telford

look for Newport/Telford at Stafford Road, Shropshire Newport TF10 9BY.

Accommodation distance from the University (4 miles)

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