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

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

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Rat_Fink_67

2,219 posts

177 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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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.

anonymous-user

25 months

Friday 28th August 2020
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Out of interest, why no SPR track records for jets and rockets? Guessing because not recognised categories?

Rat_Fink_67

2,219 posts

177 months

Friday 28th August 2020
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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

1,681 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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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

647 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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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

1,681 posts

182 months

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
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NitroWars said:
So no records will be broken this year as they are running without permits?
Correct