From deep dishes and modding to dirt and madness!!

It’s that time of the year again where we will be putting away our show cars and getting the winter cars out, keeping our pride and joy motors well and truly out of the cold away from the outdoor elements that ruins all your summer’s hard work.

It seems like a long time until the 2011 show season starts again and there are quite a few miserable winter months to get through. So, what can we do with all this spare time?

Well, you could get your overalls on and head over to Nottingham Dirt Buggies. Based on the outskirts of Rainworth, Bilsthorpe and Edwinstowe you can participate in a range of Off Road Karting activities on one of the country’s latest purpose built tracks with over nine acres of hardcore terrain.

Adults can take control of the 400cc Honda powered Dirt Buggies where as the younger generation have access to a smaller 200cc Honda powered Buggy.

Off Road Karting has never been so much fun, what are you waiting for, get yourselves down to Nottingham Dirt Buggies for some fast and dirty fun!

For more information about Off Road Karting please visit or alternatively give them a call on 0115 953 9865.

JRM and Sumo Power GT to star in Time Attack Finale

This Sunday’s (10th October) fifth and final round of the highly-popular Time Attack series and Pirelli European Drift Championship at Snetterton will see the JRM Group out in force, showcasing its race, rally and track-day cars on the circuit, in between the event’s competitive sessions.

Taking pride of place will be one of the JRM Group’s Sumo Power GT Nissan GT-Rs, which is currently competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship. This awesome 600bhp supercar will be driven on the day by Warren Hughes and Peter Dumbreck, both of them competing with the team this year. This will be the car’s last track appearance before heading off to Spain, Brazil and Argentina for the final three rounds of the global GT series.

Fresh from securing the British Teams’ title, JRM’s rally division will also be well represented, with Welsh legend Gwyndaf Evans demonstrating one of the team’s highly successful Group N Mitsubishi Evolution Xs. Built, developed and run on events by the team, JRM’s rally cars have scored victories across Europe during the course of this year, claiming outright wins on tarmac, gravel and snow!

As well as competing in the Pirelli European Drift Championship during the course of the day, Paul Conlan will join the live demonstrations in the Sumo Power Nissan S15 Drift Car. Un-missable in its bright pink livery, Conlan will be looking to claim his second EDC victory of the season this weekend, having won the previous round at Cadwell Park.

Also being displayed on the circuit will be a selection of JRM’s high-performance track-day and road cars. These include its 360bhp and 400bhp Mitsubishi Evolution Xs and its impressive 700bhp road-going Nissan GT-R. These cars will be driven by Gwyndaf’s son Elfyn Evans, a successful rally driver himself, experienced saloon-car racer Dave Allan and GT driver Peter Dumbreck.

At lunch-time, in what is being branded as the ‘JRM/Sumo Power Parade’, all of the company’s cars will take to the track at the same time, with spectators given the opportunity to see which of these impressive machines is best through the corners and fastest down the straights!

Whilst not on the track, all of the cars can be seen in the paddock, where fans will be able to get a closer look and collect autographs from the drivers. Also taking place throughout the day will be the Modified Live Show, with static displays, trade stands and a host of automotive-based attractions.

Gates open at 9.00am, with a warm-up session for the Time Attack teams getting underway first thing. The Drift cars have their initial practice session at 10.00am, with Time Attack qualifying scheduled to start at 2.00pm. The finals for the Pirelli European Drift Championship take place at 3.15 followed by the Time Attack finals at 4.15pm. The JRM/Sumo Power live action demonstrations take place at 10.30am, 1.00 and 3.50pm.

Prolong UK To Rebrand As Synionic

Leading lubricant manufacturer Prolong UK is set to rebrand its entire product range under the new moniker of Synionic. The new nomenclature and logo will soon be seen on its entire range of specialist high performance oils, lubricants and car-care products.

Prolong shot to fame over a decade ago, becoming known as the oil of choice for race teams and discerning enthusiasts. Having proven its worth at every level from F1 through to NASCAR, Top Fuel Drag racing and Time Attack, the product’s superior film strength and ability to ionically bond to the engines surfaces set it apart from the competition, which in the main, still rely on a ‘hydrodynamic wedge’ to keep moving components apart.

Explaining the move, Mike Purchase, Sales Director of parent company ANP Ltd said, ‘The differentiation between Prolong and Synionic is an important one for us. When we first started with Prolong in the UK, we were simply importing it. Over the last few years, we have developed our own blending facilities and have been working tirelessly to improve the performance of its formulation, particularly with regard to its environmental impact upon disposal. The Synionic product is entirely new, so we felt that it deserved an all-new brand. It’s a fully synthetic lubricant that uniquely bonds at an ionic level to moving metal surfaces – hence the name, Synionic.’

The new branding will roll out to retailers over the next few months. Leading race teams have already shown a keen interest in the new range, including multiple Time Attack and Ten Of The Best Champions, Roger Clark Motorsport who have been trialling the latest lubricants as part of their development programme for the 2011 season.

For more information on this, or any Synionic product, please call them Synionic UK on 01628 828473 or click on