Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia 2018

Fri 13th to Sun 15th July 2018

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, American muscle and more.

There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track along with the a Jet Dragster and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cracklefest, Historic Car Display and more.

Dragstalgia 2018 Photo Entry List
View photos of the cars and bikes entered for Dragstalgia on the Entry List.

Dragstalgia 2018 Highlights Video

Coming soon

Dragstalgia Photo Gallery

View photos from Dragstalgia 2018 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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Dragstalgia Report

What an absolute scorcher Dragstalgia 2018 was. It was hot, hot, hot from the offset, on track, in the pits, the campsites the show paddock and the Fuelers Bar. We had an incredible turnout of vehicles in the Autoglym show paddock all weekend long and the quality of vehicles on competition day was superb. Those that walked away with trophies really did have to earn them:

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Dragstalgia

Kevin Chapman – 1940 Red Ford Pick Up – Recent new interior.

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Dragstalgia

Shelby Webster – 1960 Cream Ford 100E – Periodic BDA rocker cover and sump. Built not bought tidy, no visible wiring. 14” front / 15” rear. 2L Zetec bike carbs.

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Dragstalgia

John Gregory – 1941 Master blue Chevy.

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Dragstalgia

Chris Wade – 1969 Black Pontiac GTO

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Dragstalgia

Gary Jones – 1929 Blue Model ‘A’

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Dragstalgia

Terry Jones – 1954 Blue Ford F100

Big thanks to the NSRA for handling the competition and of course Autoglym for their continued support.

Winners of the weekend on track also really had to earn their crust with hard fought competition throughout. The weekend saw several stars of the show and one that shone most certainly was that little white and green fuel altered – none other than Havoc. The return of Nick Davies in his world beater received a stand in ovation on its return and the homegrown team went all the way once again beating Ramon Van Der Weurf in the final. The 3 time champion Ramon kept Nick on his toes all weekend long and the final was one of the races of the weekend. Ramon just about got away first but his 6.41 was no competition for Nicks charging 6.21 at 231mph. It was the last time we’ll see Havoc for the foreseeable future as the team work on other projects so it certainly made for a fitting swansong. Thanks for the memories and don’t leave it too long!

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Dragstalgia

Dragstalgia Cannonball
Winner Nick Davies, Runner-up Ramon Van Der Weurf

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Dragstalgia

Slingshot Showdown
Winner Joe Bond, Runner-up Bob Hawkins

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Dragstalgia

NSA
Winner John Hobbs , Runner-up Martin Wilmott

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Dragstalgia

Outlaw Anglia
Winner Colin Millar,
Runner-up Scott Crookston

There were several other standout performances in the Cannonball with Rob Elsom hitting the 6’s for the first time along with Doc Stinger on only his 3rd pass with a nitro setup. Bob Glassup also made a handful of very stout 6 second passes too. The debut for the Chi Town Hustler over here didn’t quite go to plan but thankfully we’ll get to see the team back here soon.

We saw another successful weekend in the slingshot showdown with the Brits fending off the Swedish invasion once more, with a re-run of the 2017 final, the one that everyone wanted to see – Bob Hawkins vs. Joe Bond. It was another cracking race with Joe taking the win on this occasion who was on top form all weekend long. Joe’s stunning 6.57 was enough to hold off Bob’s 6.86, yet another great race.

We must mention all of our overseas visitors, from the Swedish Gassers to the Italian bikers running with the NSA and everyone in between, you’re always welcome and please bring your friends! Fans and staff alike, we all love having you here so please keep coming back!

Another huge success was the visit of Janne Johansson with his mindblowing display of nostalgia funny cars. The whole setup was the real deal from the funny cars to the Peterbilt and Trailer. We’re sure you all enjoyed getting up close and personal with these cars as much as we did. Janne, thank you for coming and we’ll see you in 2019? Who knows what Janne may be restoring next!?
The evening festivities were as enjoyable as usual with the Bob Hawkins, the fire burnout king taking to the literal hot seat once again before the uproar that was the cacklefest. The noise this year was incredible with a real variety of vehicles and engine combinations taking part and more than a whiff of nitro. Then it was over to the Fuelers bar where the music was superb on both the Friday and Saturday nights and the place was buzzing all night long.

Showmanship is the key word with Dragstalgia and one that we believe is partially behind the success of Dragstalgia and we must thank each and every participant in the whole event. We know you guys really do pull out all of the stops and go the extra mile for this weekend, with dressing for the era, the cars, the pit setups, the tow cars, the back up girls, the show cars and everything that goes with it. It is all very much appreciated. As a small reward for those that go the extra mile we award the showmanship trophies. This year, your winners were:

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Moment of the Weekend: The homecoming of Havoc
Low ET of the Weekend: Nick Davies – 6.2157 (Dragstalgia Cannonball)

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Dragstalgia

Spirit of Dragstalgia: Bob Hawkins (Slingshot Showdown)

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Dragstalgia

Best Wheelie: Ian Merryweather (Supercharged Outlaws)

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Dragstalgia

Best Appearing Team: Joel Kerr’s Stiff Shifter (Supercharged Outlaws)

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Dragstalgia

Best Back-up Girl: Lynne Coulsell & Anna Cassisi (Wild Bunch)

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Dragstalgia

Best Burnout: Stefan Flodell (Gasser Circus)

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Driving Job of the Weekend: Mick Taylor (Outlaw Anglia)

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Best Appearing Vehicle: Chris Manning (Slingshot Showdown)

Congratulations to all of the class winners over the weekend and thanks again to everyone that was part of the event. Don’t forget if you enjoyed Dragstalgia, we’re looking forward to hosting the Hot Rod Drags for the first time on the 14th-16th September – please do come along for another great nostalgic weekend where emphasis is heavily on RWYB. In the meantime we’ll get to work on securing another great line-up for Dragstalgia 2019!

Dragstalgia Videos & Galleries

Dragstalgia 2018 Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.

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