Category Archives: Santa Pod Raceway

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF NITRO

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF NITRO

FIA / FIM European Finals

Santa Pod Raceway

Thu.6 – Sun.9 September 2018

Some people divine a theatrical quality in the sport of drag racing. Steven McRae gives credence to that idea.

As a Principal dancer at The Royal Ballet, McRae is a world-leading exponent of the most arduous and exacting artistic profession. As a denizen of Australian dragstrips throughout his childhood and youth, he knows full well the dramatic aura of the quarter-mile ‘stage’. Continue reading FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF NITRO

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: BRITISH VICTORY ON THE CARDS?

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: BRITISH VICTORY ON THE CARDS?

FIA / FIM European Finals

Santa Pod Raceway

Thu.6 – Sun.9 September 2018

Top Fuel Dragsters are not the only story in drag racing. Pro Modifieds make plenty of noise too, and more so this year when Britain’s resurgent Andy Robinson takes on the continent’s finest practitioners at the FIA/FIM European Finals next month.

Robinson prefers to concentrate his firepower on the MSA British Drag Racing Championship, of which Pro Mod became the designated class in 2007. Since then, Robinson has won the championship six times. Indeed, he has been a key figure in the class throughout its 30-year history, one of European Pro Mod’s ‘founding fathers’. So what has spiced up the story this year? The small matter of one-tenth of a second, is the answer. Continue reading FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: BRITISH VICTORY ON THE CARDS?

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: ANTICIPATION SPARKS AT SANTA POD

FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: ANTICIPATION SPARKS AT SANTA POD

FIA / FIM European Finals

Santa Pod Raceway

Thu.6 – Sun.9 September 2018

The event is still five weeks away, but already anticipation is sparking for the return of drag racing’s heavy hitters to Santa Pod Raceway’s new concrete track at the FIA/FIM European Finals.

Before May’s opening championship round, the endless winter had prevented any meaningful early-season action. How would the untried surface stand up to its first 10,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragster assault? Continue reading FIA/FIM EUROPEAN FINALS: ANTICIPATION SPARKS AT SANTA POD

CARS AND BIKES CAP SANTA POD’S BUSY MONTH OF MAY AT ‘THE MAIN EVENT’

CARS AND BIKES CAP SANTA POD’S BUSY MONTH OF MAY AT ‘THE MAIN EVENT’

The Main Event: FIA/FIM European Drag Racing Championships – Round 1

Santa Pod Raceway

Fri.25 – Mon.28 May 2018

Two contrasting high-velocity events will cap Santa Pod Raceway’s busy month of May. The big-money Doorslammers race (19-20 May), with its £75,000 prize fund, now shares a weekend with the Volkswagen festival known as ‘Big Bang’, postponed from last month in the search for better weather. Continue reading CARS AND BIKES CAP SANTA POD’S BUSY MONTH OF MAY AT ‘THE MAIN EVENT’