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santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Saturday 20th May
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cant wait for the nitro and rubber smoke in the air...whos going to win what??

coopedup

3,451 posts

63 months

Monday 22nd May
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Don't know who will win but I cannot wait to get there, bought a new tent at the weekend especially for this bounce

Tet

1,189 posts

128 months

Monday 22nd May
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Some semi-educated guesses:

TF: Anita Mäkelä
TM: Timo Habermann
FC: Kevin Kent
PS: Bengt Ljungdahl
PM: David Vegter

Comp Elim: Robin Sattler
Super Comp: Stuart Doignie
Super Gas: Jon Morton
Super Street: Paul Marston
SuPro: Scott Hauser
ProET: Rick McCann
Street Elim: Martin Smith
JD: Aaron Fensome

ST: Ronny Aasen
TFB: Rikard Gustafsson
PSB: Fredrik Fredlund
SSB: Richard Stubbins

damianmkv

518 posts

67 months

Wednesday 24th May
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Booked to go on holiday on Saturday - d'oh...

Will pop up on Friday - I know the Pro classes won't run on Friday but atleast I get a small fix..

curlie467

6,598 posts

125 months

Wednesday 24th May
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We'll be there in the caravan.
The little ones haven't seen full on Dragsters yet!
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liner33

6,332 posts

126 months

Friday 26th May
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Taking a mate on Sunday who has never been or experienced drag racing in the flesh, should be fun

coopedup

3,451 posts

63 months

Friday 26th May
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liner33 said:
Taking a mate on Sunday who has never been or experienced drag racing in the flesh, should be fun
Would love to see his reaction the first time he sees/hears the TF cars biggrin

MrBaker

317 posts

54 months

Friday 26th May
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coopedup said:
liner33 said:
Taking a mate on Sunday who has never been or experienced drag racing in the flesh, should be fun
Would love to see his reaction the first time he sees/hears the TF cars biggrin
Taking the new girlfriend on Saturday, hoping she enjoys it enough to stay on for Sunday too!

curlie467

6,598 posts

125 months

Friday 26th May
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coopedup said:
liner33 said:
Taking a mate on Sunday who has never been or experienced drag racing in the flesh, should be fun
Would love to see his reaction the first time he sees/hears the TF cars biggrin
Nothing can prepare you for the intensity!

liner33

6,332 posts

126 months

Monday 29th May
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coopedup said:
liner33 said:
Taking a mate on Sunday who has never been or experienced drag racing in the flesh, should be fun
Would love to see his reaction the first time he sees/hears the TF cars biggrin
He got pretty lucky with this run in qualifying. Great field of cars and bikes as well. Good day



santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Monday 29th May
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Bloody rain
has been a good morning so far with just small delays
brits seem to be doing better in pm with a notable exeption
when will we see a serious ps effort from uk?
fuwl finnies were prety dissapointing but more than made up for by their long cousins...awesome...jimmy alund in pm and straighr away a deadly contender but missed from ps
rain rain go away!

corozin

2,394 posts

195 months

Monday 29th May
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realjv

606 posts

90 months

Monday 29th May
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A good days racing yesterday.


Drag Racing by realjv, on Flickr

Turn7

13,717 posts

145 months

Monday 29th May
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Had a good Saturday,weather was ok apart from a head wind.

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santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Monday 29th May
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wow jimmy alund 5.96 im his first pm outing
3.89 eighth all the brits gone:-( alund or gullqvist that could be a wicked final pair

will all the tmd and dragster slow down now with an od cut??

Turn7

13,717 posts

145 months

Monday 29th May
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Rained out.....

santapodsmiffy

Original Poster:

9 posts

9 months

Monday 29th May
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yes and after waiting all afternoon a few runs and im wet
bugger

curlie467

6,598 posts

125 months

Monday 29th May
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Was a great weekend. We left after lunch today as I had a feeling it was going to get stopped, big contrast after what was almost unbearable heat on Sunday.

Cars were amazing and the kids loved it!

coopedup

3,451 posts

63 months

Tuesday 30th May
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Was a good weekend, thankfully left early yesterday as the weather looked pretty crap, a real shame to see Al's Gasser hit the wall though frown

thatdude

1,809 posts

51 months

Monday 5th June
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My wife and I went to this event on the 27th May, a birthday treat for me. I've been to plenty of motorsport events before (MotoGP, world superbikes, touring cars, british superbikes, hillclimbs) but never drag racing.

I have to say, hands down, it was one of the most brilliant experiences of my life - not just in motorsport, but in everything. I'll be going to the next FIA / FIM event in september (the schedule states there will be a night-time qualifying session for the top fuel cars on the friday!). The Methanol cars were incredible, but the top fuel cars were something else. For my wife, who is deaf, it was a very special experience to be able to feel the cars as well as hear them (she can hear some things at the lower frequencies of human hearing ability, not very much though!). Being abloe to wander arounbd the paddock and see the cars bieng worked on was also brilliant. I did manage to be around when one of the top fuel cars was fired up...ear defenders hurridly put back over my ears! The fumes burned my eyes too....nice!

We couldnt spare more than just the saturday, which was a shame but Santa Pod do stream on the internet, so I did keep up with what happened. It's not the same though!



Edited by thatdude on Monday 5th June 13:45