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2012 Santa Pod Main Event (1-4 June)

2012 Santa Pod Main Event (1-4 June)

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mrmr96

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13,736 posts

106 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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My first time going to watch drag racing, I've got front row seats for the stands and have been really looking forward to it.
But I'm a bit concerned by some of the threads in this section of late, and it feels like there may be an elephant in the room.

Is this event going to be good?
smile

37chevy

1,000 posts

58 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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In one word YES!

AutoManics

35 posts

94 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Hell yeah, it's going to be a great show!

leffehoegaarden

199 posts

53 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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It's a fuss over nothing mrmr96. Rest assured, you are in for one of the most unforgettable motorsport experiences of your life. When people go for the the first time and see what it's like they simply can't believe what they're seeing. You'll love it, and thats a promise.

Can't wait to see your posts here after the event. smile

mrmr96

Original Poster:

13,736 posts

106 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Cheers for the posts chaps, you've cheered me up. biggrin

I'll be sure to come back and post photos/comments after, and everyone else is more than welcome to post theirs here too. smile
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robc3303

269 posts

71 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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If its sunny take sun block.

You will seriously not be disappointed by the racing.

Flying Toilet

3,599 posts

113 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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It will be brilliant, it always is.

Make sure you take the time to get a look round the pits, everybody is friendly and welcoming and you can get to see some of the best engineered cars and bikes on the planet close up.

Quite a few PH'ers will be racing so come say hello.

central

16,731 posts

119 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Expect this sort of thing -


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MotorPsycho

1,126 posts

113 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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I'll be there! Not missed a major event at the Pod since 2001 and don't intend to start now smile

RWJ

197 posts

83 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Take earplugs too.

dorrisdormouse

124 posts

53 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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It will be awesome! There will be plenty of quick Pro action and some nice side by side at the line Sportsman action too - for example in the class im running in there will be 44 cars going for 32 spots in eliminations and im sure that there will be only thousandths of a second seperating the top competitiors... Im just hoping to make it into the field and not DNQ!

Upatdawn

1,915 posts

50 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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the TF and TMD fields (espesh the Maltese) plus 4 AAFC should compensate fot a depleted PM entry list - which is still more than interesting - I may make it for the last day

do i see a Swedish PM entered?....

Edited by Upatdawn on Tuesday 15th May 13:33

firewalker

365 posts

83 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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leffehoegaarden said:
When people go for the the first time and see what it's like they simply can't believe what they're seeing.
That's not just the first time, I've been in regular states of disbelief whilst watching drag racing for decades!!!
There's no way of describing it mate you just have to be there, as literally anyone who has seen/heard/felt/smelled/tasted it will testify.
Don't be put off by the depleted numbers compared to recent years, it only takes two to drag race and one great race alone can make the whole weekend worthwhile. I'm sure there'll be plenty of them.

*KT

602 posts

113 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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It will be amazing. Enjoy! smile

MajorLucky

177 posts

66 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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cannot wait and am doing my usual trick of bringing along another group of newbies, i love seeing the reactions in there face when the classes build up to TF

Benni

2,171 posts

113 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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RWJ said:
Take earplugs too.
My choice would be the biggest ear defenders your workshop has to offer,
especially for the blown classes, if you´re sitting front row.
If you are wearing prescription glasses with antireflex coating,
be careful as unburnt nitro vapors can damage the coating permanently.
Don´t take your finest clothes as they might have some small black specks afterwards,
when the hot rubber in the burnout clouds descends onto fabric it sort of vulcanizes,
you haven´t been close to a track without "Goodyear freckles" which look funny though...smile

mrmr96

Original Poster:

13,736 posts

106 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Benni said:
RWJ said:
Take earplugs too.
My choice would be the biggest ear defenders your workshop has to offer,
especially for the blown classes, if you´re sitting front row.
If you are wearing prescription glasses with antireflex coating,
be careful as unburnt nitro vapors can damage the coating permanently.
Don´t take your finest clothes as they might have some small black specks afterwards,
when the hot rubber in the burnout clouds descends onto fabric it sort of vulcanizes,
you haven´t been close to a track without "Goodyear freckles" which look funny though...smile
Cheers for the advice chaps. smile

RWJ

197 posts

83 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Benni said:
RWJ said:
Take earplugs too.
My choice would be the biggest ear defenders your workshop has to offer,
And earplugs too.

Burndown

730 posts

68 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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I think its always worth reading up on how the timing system works for the various classes. If you have not been before it can be confusing how the "slower" car can win.

crikey

1,658 posts

113 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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mrmr96 said:
My first time going to watch drag racing
You don't watch dag racing, you experience it. Some might say you are assaulted by it smile

One thing's for sure, you will have never seen anything like it before. Enjoy !