“Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot”
In 1605 a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James I was foiled at the last minute. Those responsible that were caught met a very grisly end, the most well known (though not leader) being Guy Fawkes.
So every year in the UK we ‘celebrate’ the occasion with big bonfires and firework parties. This is my version. LIGHT THE FIRE!
Unfortunately a rather disjointed stop/start meeting with a lot of breakages early on which meant everything fell over two hours behind schedule. By 3.45pm the semi finals had not even started, Tina and I decided to call it a day and head for home, something I’ve not done before. We got home at 6.30pm and I watched all the finals on the internet!
There was some super racing though and you have to feel sorry for all the teams who suffered damage, huge expense for so little reward. Many records were again broken as the new Santa Pod track proves its worth.
Fun in the sun at Santa Pod Raceway on Sunday the 1st. The Summer Nationals held in scorching hot conditions gave us a fantastic days drag racing. Many records were broken and personal bests set on the new concrete drag strip. There are a lot more pictures and report on my HOME page, https://blhphotoblog.wordpress.com/portfolio/drag-racing-2018/
Time to leave the wildlife alone for awhile and indulge in my other passion. In warm sunny weather we headed out to the east midlands and Santa Pod Raceway for a day of top notch drag racing, the second qualifying session for the first round of the FIA European drag racing series. Thunderous 10,000 bhp 300mph fire breathing Top Fuel dragsters and more. Check out more images on my HOME portfolio of images page https://blhphotoblog.wordpress.com/portfolio/drag-racing-2018/
I have been a huge fan of Drag Racing ever since my first visit to Santa Pod when I was 7-years-old. I love all Motor Sport but Drag Racing is still the one that gets me jumping around enthusiastically. Despite America having the larger NHRA Championships, which I also continuously follow, I have always preferred European and British Drag Racing. This is mainly because I have grown up with it - the first official FIA European Championships were held in 1996 and I haven't missed a big event at Santa Pod since 1997. When an event is on I get to the track, plonk myself down somewhere along the spectator banking and would very happily sit without moving for the entire weekend watching the racing.