Santa Pod Main Event 2016

Bruno Baders 63 Chevy Corvette Pro Mod
Ian King Top Fuel Bike winner
Top Fuel winner Stig Neergaard starts his burnout
the flyin fyfer ford pop of Colin Millar
Patrik Pers nitro funny car
Alex Hope on his way to victory in Pro Stock Bike
Oldsmobile Cutlass of Kev Perkins

May 30th finals day for the 1st round of the FIA FIM European Drag Racing Championship at England’s Santa Pod Raceway.  I have been going to drag racing events since the mid 70s and I still get a big rush of adrenaline when top fuellers start their engines and perform ground shaking, ear splitting burnouts.  Times have changed, the pro classes are slick well run outfits, but the sportsman classes are still great fun especially with the E.T handicap classes where anyone can win if your reaction times are spot on

The weather was fine and a days great racing was enjoyed. Some of the winners were – Top Fuel  Stig Neergaard of Denmark.  Pro Mod  Switzerland’s Bruno Bader.   Nitro Funny Car  Kevin Kent England.  Top Methanol Dragster  Jonny Lagg of Sweden.  Pro Stock  Jimmy Alund also Sweden.  Top Fuel Bike  Ian King.  Pro Stock Bike  Alex Hope.  Super Street Bike  Steve Venables all England.


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