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.