-- Title Sponsors --
'The 1/8 Buggy Indoor Worlds' - Harper Adams, UK 14-17 April 2017 - See you there...


The Neo Race is a 4 day race held 14-17th April 2017 title sponsored by SOAR.

Located at Harper Adams Agricultural University by the soil halls, TF10 8NB

270 1/8 nitro buggy spots and 74 in the Modeltune.com sponsored 1/8 E-Buggy class, using BRCA & EFRA adapted rules;  with practice on  Friday,  Qualifying  on Saturday, Sunday with some lower finals, higher finals on Easter Monday. More info to be announced. Max 25% Nitro fuel.

Rules on tyre usage Statement_Tyres_Neo17

Questions and/or enquiries; please contact info@theneorace.com


The Organisers employ a selective entry policy due to high demand experienced during previous years in order to assemble as strong an entry field as possible. Selected Entrants will be invited to confirm their entry at the organisers’ discretion, in such case your status will change to ‘Awaiting Confirmation’, you will receive an email with details on how to transfer the entry fee monies, you will be expected to transfer the monies within a set time period, failure to do so will result in your entry status reverting to ‘entry requested’. Once the entry fee monies have been received by the organiser your entry status will be listed as ‘Confirmed & Paid’.


A Detailed Timetable  will be posted closer to the event.

13 April
14 April
15 April
16 April
17 April
Booking In Practice  Qualifying Quali & Finals Finals
Booking In
0700-08:00 Booking in
08:00 Drivers Briefing
08:30 Start of Practice
(3 rounds)
07:45 Qualifying
(3 rounds)
07:45 Qualifying
(2 rounds)
Lower Finals
Special Events
08:00 Lower Finals
EL Final
Last Chance
17:30 Main Final



Harper Adams is located in the small town of Newport, Shropshire just north of Telford. Birmingham is the closest large city.

Arriving by air:

Birmingham airport is the closest option, but may not be an option available to everyone, further afield you have Manchester and Liverpool – both slightly closer than London – which itself is served by many airports for international flights; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton.

We strongly recommend everyone to have printed copies of the maps when travelling to/from the event. Finding your way on the motorways isn’t too difficult but once you get on to smaller roads detailed instructions and maps will prove very useful.

Harper Adams University,
TF10 8NB

Entry Fee Payment

The organisers will send an email with payment options once your entry is listed as ‘awaiting confirmation’.

DO NOT send any payment before your entry is listed as ‘awaiting confirmation’.

Payment Methods
UK Drivers Rest of World
Cheque Yes No
Bank Transfer Yes Yes *
Paypal* Yes Yes (prefered)

* Paypal & international bank payments will incur a fee.

If you have any problems / questions email us. Please remember to include your name in the payment so we know who the entry fee is for.


On site Student Accommodation & Camping

The rooms are single en suite student accommodation and are supplied with towels & bedding, limited kitchen facilities.
Situated about 60m / 200ft from the track hall – these rooms are ideal for a weekend of racing, easy access and proximity.

Cost is GBP 35.00 per night per room or Camping (per tent or caravan /motor home) @ £12.00 per night 

Book onsite accommodation & Camping here


Listed below are three hotels in close proximity to the track. Others are available.

4 miles
6 km
9 mins
Premier Inn – Newport
Stafford Road
Newport, Shropshire
TF10 9BY
0871 527 8812
9 miles
14 km
15 mins
Travelodge – Telford Shawbirch
Shawbirch Cross Roads
Whitchurch Drive
Telford, Shropshire
0871 984 6110
12 miles
19 km
20 mins
Telford Whitehouse Hotel
Watling Street
Telford, Shropshire
01952 250700


By no means comprehensive, here is a list of amenities close to Harper Adams, with links to their location Google Maps. Please note that the race happens over a Bank Holiday weekend (UK Public Holiday) consequently opening times may vary.

Takeaway & Fast Food

Harper Adams is in driving distance to the market town of Newport, Shropshire and the large town of Telford. There are hundreds of dining options, you can explore on Google Maps.

5 miles
8 km
11 mins
School Road
Donnington, Telford
11 miles
18 km
22 mins
Telford Bridge Retail Park
Old Park, Telford
2 miles
4 km
6 mins
Jones Fish & Chips
43 Audley Rd
Newport, Shropshire
TF10 7DL
2 miles
4 km
6 mins
40 High Street
TF10 7AQ


3 miles
4.5 km
7 mins
Audley Road
TF10 7DS
10 miles
16 km
22 mins
Wrekin Retail Park
Arleston, Telford
11 miles
18 km
22 mins
Telford Forge Retail Park
Colliers Way
Oldpark, Telford


Harper Adams is in driving distance to the market town of Newport, Shropshire and the large town of Telford. There are hundreds of dining options, you can explore on Google Maps.

0.7 miles
1 km
2 mins
The Lamb Inn
29 Shrewsbury Rd
Newport, Shropshire
TF10 8HU
4 miles
6 km
10 mins
Pave Lane
Chetwynd Aston
Newport, Shropshire
TF10 9LQ


There is a taxi phone in the bar its about £3 from the college to Newport or £9 from the college to Telford Town Centre Ultimate Taxis
01952 813 636


The closest hospital is The Princess Royal in Telford. It has an A&E on site, just 10 miles from the track.

10 miles
16 km
16 mins
The Princess Royal Hospital
Apley Castle
Grainger Drive
Telford, Shropshire


The nightlife in the local town of Newport can be rather underwhelming for the late-night connoisseurs amongst you – the student bar at Harper Adams will be open each evening and is usually the social hang out to grab a drink or two and have a chat.

For the more adventurous there are a few options –

Central Square Nightclub – Newport
The Square, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AG, United Kingdom
+44 1952 814391 ‎ Central Square

Charlie’s Disco – Newport
76 Barnmeadow Rd, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7NU, United Kingdom
+44 1952 825191 ‎ Charlie’s Disco

Geisha Club (Adult Entertainment)
Eden Complex/Canongate, Telford TF2 9BF, United Kingdom
+44 1952 613063 ‎

Sinderellas (Adult Entertainment)
Exchange St, Wolverhampton WV1 1TS, United Kingdom
+44 1902 427999 ‎