Santa Pod Dial-In Day – Saturday 4th March 2017

Dial-In Day – Saturday 4th March 2017

The hugely successful Dial-In Day returns to Santa Pod Raceway for 2017 on Saturday 4th March, leaving plenty of time for attendees to prepare for the first round of the National Drag Racing Championships during Easter’s Festival Of Power weekend. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of hunting or being hunted on the drag strip and we’re inviting you to come along and give it a go. The concept of bracket racing (the entry level of drag racing) is simple. The slower car gets the green light first and a head start according to the difference in predicted finish times, meaning that unless both racers predict the same time, you’ll always get a cat-and-mouse scenario which is simple to have a go at, and near-impossible to master. Graduates from previous Dial-In Days have gone on to achieve great things in the National Championships in classes such as Sportsman ET, the VW Drag Racing Club and beyond. There have been multiple event wins, number one qualifiers, perfect ETs and reaction times and even a couple of championships won by those who started it all with a trip to the Dial-In Day.

 

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The NFAA in 2017

News from Laurie Gatehouse

It is hoped that we can put on a bigger collection of cars than last year and enhance the sometimes unpredictable short wheelbase mutants.
Many of you will know that Havoc is presently in the USA, fulfilling a dream for Nick, Rob and Scott, by taking on the US Fuel Altereds on their home tracks. We wish them well – try not to break anything guys.

2017 will be a huge year for the Gleadows Motor Psycho. It will mark 50 years of the family campaigning cars on the track, starting with a Ford Flathead V8 powered Pop, initially called The Mangler, before being re-named as Motor Pyscho. This year will see another itch being scratched as they will campaign with a new mill in the form of a blown 417 Donovan Hemi, fueled by Nitromethane, ex-The Mob. The chassis has been updated to suit and a 2 speed Lenco via an L & T clutch will put the increased power to the slicks. This has been a lifetime ambition of the Team and we wish them God speed, but only one lane at a time, if you would be so good….

Dave Grabham and family will field Freddy’s Revenge in the hunt for new PB’s, sporting a new look to the front end of the chassis, whilst keeping the paint scheme in its customary design and colours.
We hope to persuade Paul Watson with the ex-Clayton Round Rebel T to join the melee so, much to look forward to, see you at the track.

Autosport Magazine 16/04/1970

Team Krypton

Some great images of Rod George and Dave Wilson of team Krypton on the forum.
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Jet Stream Blows through Santa Pod at Easter

The Festival Of Power – Santa Pod Raceway – Fri. 14 – Sun. 16 April 2017

Easter in mid-April can often turn out warm and sunny, but Easter 2017 promises to be a scorcher when Santa Pod Raceway unleashes its fire-breathing extravaganza, the Jet Car Shootout. The largest contingent of jet-powered vehicles ever assembled in Britain will headline Santa Pod’s season-opening Festival Of Power, blasting forth their unique brand of flame, smoke and thunder.

Technically, Jets are classified as exhibition vehicles rather than racing machines, but don’t try telling the drivers. Local hero Martin Hill presents no fewer than three entries from his FireForce stable, two Jet Funny Cars (FireForce 3 and 4) and his five-second FireForce 5 Jet Dragster, taking on the Split Second Jet Dragster of Julian Webb. Lee Dennick pilots the Reign Of Fire mini-Jet Funny Car – small in stature, perhaps, but packing a punch far above its weight. Jetting in from Germany, Gerd Habermann brings not only his familiar Dragon Hunter Funny Car but raises the insanity level to new heights with his outrageous jet School Bus, the first British outing for this flame-throwing yellow peril

 

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