Why no Santa Pod 'Track Records' (Outright/Class)?

Why no Santa Pod 'Track Records' (Outright/Class)?

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ggdrew

Original Poster:

108 posts

84 months

Saturday 15th August
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I'm a casual drag race fan over many years and wanted to show my son a list of ET/speed records at Santa Pod for various classes.

Could they be found anywhere on the Santa Pod website? ... could they f@ckers-like.

How is that possible? The sport is all about the metrics, and there's a fantastic story to be told about the progression of performance over the years.

Has any anyone assembled this key info on their web-site for fans to refer to when the wife asks 'so how fast are these Silly-erm-I-mean-Funny Cars?'

All clues about useful website will be appreciated.

PS. 1/4m and 100yds needs to be clear also. How many Santa Pod youtube videos are there where you have no idea if it 1/4mile or 1000yds!

Rat_Fink_67

2,189 posts

166 months

Saturday 15th August
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Eurodragster.com is your saviour for this one.

http://www.eurodragster.com/timing/europeanbests/2...

If you scroll to the bottom there are numerous buttons to choose from, including one for Santa Pod track records.

ggdrew

Original Poster:

108 posts

84 months

Saturday 15th August
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Haha! Thanks - that's the one biggrin

anonymous-user

14 months

Friday 28th August
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Out of interest, why no SPR track records for jets and rockets? Guessing because not recognised categories?

Rat_Fink_67

2,189 posts

166 months

Friday 28th August
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Lentilist said:
Out of interest, why no SPR track records for jets and rockets? Guessing because not recognised categories?
Yeah, probably because they fall in to the realm of "exhibition vehicles" rather than a competitive category. Although obviously Sammy Miller's 3.58 is still referenced as the yard stick for 1/4 mile performance.

I think there's an element of not wanting to start an arms race where jets and rockets are concerned as well - I can recall rumours of insurance complications back in '05 when Fireforce went 330+ mph.

crikey

1,676 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st September
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Lentilist said:
Out of interest, why no SPR track records for jets and rockets? Guessing because not recognised categories?
Hi, although track records are not set under any formal rules I stick to my own set of rules which are that they can only be set at an event run under a permit, so vehicles are scrutineered and the track is checked by stewards, etc. This is purely to give the records a degree of validity.

Plus of course I have to draw the line somewhere, I've got a real job in addition to my drag racing anorak duties smile

If you're into your numbers here's a couple of very good sites to have a look at:

http://www.drdb.eu/news.asp

http://www.draglist.com/draglist/draglist.php

NitroWars

641 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st September
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crikey said:
Hi, although track records are not set under any formal rules I stick to my own set of rules which are that they can only be set at an event run under a permit, so vehicles are scrutineered and the track is checked by stewards, etc. This is purely to give the records a degree of validity.

Plus of course I have to draw the line somewhere, I've got a real job in addition to my drag racing anorak duties smile

If you're into your numbers here's a couple of very good sites to have a look at:

http://www.drdb.eu/news.asp

http://www.draglist.com/draglist/draglist.php
So no records will be broken this year as they are running without permits?

crikey

1,676 posts

171 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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NitroWars said:
So no records will be broken this year as they are running without permits?
Correct