My images from Shakespeare County Raceway’s 2014 Yanks Weekend and Gary’s Picnic event are online now and can be view by clicking on the image below.
With just under a week to go before the British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Gala and of course the visit of the king of drag racing, Don Garlits I thought it would be interesting to post a recording of the 1976 Santa Pod Springnationals. This was the second time Don raced in the UK and was also the first time we had a 8 car TF field and on top of that and Peter Crane ran the first 5 second pass.
The recording features all the top fuel action and plenty of interviews with many of the drivers including plenty with Big Daddy himself.
Although Don had problems with the car at this meeting he did come back in 1977 and won the meeting running a 6.17 at 232mph which was the fastest run in Europe at that time.
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