World Championship: Press Release

World Final Startrax + V8 Hotstox Press Release

The World Final is just a handful of weeks away on 26th September at Stoke and the time has come to release more details of the event.

We are delighted CF MEE Haulage LTD. of Coalville, Leicestershire can be formally announced as the main sponsors of the World Final race with an attractive prize schedule on the line, a massive thank you to them for their support.

Current V8 Hotstox Chairman; Keith Organ said: ‘I’m really excited to be taking the World Final event to Stoke in 2015. Stoke held the Gold roof event back in 1993 and Ray Witts (180) lifted the trophy on that occasion; his first and only Gold roof win in the formula. Could Stoke throw up another first time winner? Highly likely! Stoke is a track where the V8 excels at, action packed Stock Car racing, where it’s not always about speed. The race has the making of a classic and the qualifying process has thrown up an interesting grid.’

‘The V8 Hotstox this year has been impressing many, big grids of cars and fantastic racing – the best bit; you struggle to predict a race winner – particularly on shale, the racing has been very competitive. Defending World Champion Kevin Stuchbury (1) will always start as a favourite, but his shale form has been up and down all season. He will be all out to retain the Gold, but he will have his work cut out with very quick shale drivers all around him.’

‘It’s going to be a great race and I can’t thank CF Mee Haulage enough for their Sponsorship of the main World Final race.’  

Event Promoter and Startrax Director Steve Rees added: ‘The formula has been through a considerable renaissance since Startrax last hosted the World at a sunny Belle Vue, which inspires us to innovate and begin pre planning as we are privileged to host the World again in September this year. Two instant attractions are the fact it is at Stoke where in my opinion, V8 Hotstox never fail to impress or ever be outclassed – and second V8 Hotstox headline an event that includes F1 Stock Cars Shoot Out Round.’

‘It is our desire to put in much of the razammataz included in ‘Big Brothers’ Big night and to achieve that we need a team effort between V8’s and ourselves.’

‘First on our wish list is to give the V8 WF top billing – We would like to encourage the biggest attendance of cars possible with a ‘desire’ to put together a full format meeting and we would like to be able to offer an attractive schedule for the big night. We will be producing a full commemorative programme, scheduled for inclusion on Premier Sports and there are many other things we can do to compliment support.’

Alongside CF Mee Haulage; Startrax will be sourcing their own sponsors for the remainder of the meeting (With thanks to: Luxury Loos + Peak Remedial), meaning every V8 Hotstox race on World Final night should have an attractive prize fund.

The Chairman concluded: ‘This is set to be the biggest night of V8 Hotstox racing – maybe ever – with potentially nearly 50 cars available and a 5 race programme being planned, kicking off with the World Final race and culminating in the Bob Radforth Memorial Race, a real showcase and celebration of how great the formula is and how far it has come. I can’t wait!’

Check back soon for further updates and previews; the WF race grid can be found here.

Main World Final Race Sponsor:

CF MEE Haulage


With thanks to the following WF meeting partners:

LuxuryLoos ParkRemedial



Keith Organ speaking September 2015

Steve Rees speaking February 2015.