Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia

Dragstalgia

Fri 11th to Sun 13th July 2014

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 Car and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and more.

Dragstalgia 2014

Dragstalgia 2014 Highlights Video:

Dragstalgia 2014 Report:

Dragstalgia 2014 – Wow, what a weekend! With a bumper line up, Dragstalgia had all of the ingredients for an incredible weekend and boy did we have one to remember. The excitement began to build on Thursday when the first spy photos hit the web of Rat Trap and Pure Hell arriving at Santa Pod. Those iconic cars made many fans dreams come true just by completing a pass but throughout the weekend we saw some incredible, long smoky burnouts and wheels up action throughout with everything you’d expect from Fuel Altered’s. We had it all from these cars, runs where they were like magnets both drifting towards the centre line, in one case, Brian Hope in Pure Hell hit the timing blocks sending bits of them into the path of dad Ron’s lane where they actually struck his helmet. We saw them spinning the tyres right up the track without even thinking about lifting and who can forget that magic match up of Brian Hope in Pure Hell running alongside Nick Davies in Havoc – what an amazing race that was!

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The drive in movie on Saturday night was equally memorable where none other than Wendy Baker in the Timewarp Funny Car drove in to the UK’s first big screen showing of Snake & Mongoose in front of hoards of people lining the bank and 2 rows of awesome vehicles where the occupants remained for the duration of the film.

Who can forget the flypast on Sunday too, Sally B, Europe’s last airworthy B17 put on a phenomenal display that felt like it went on forever but we certainly didn’t mind. It made pass after pass over what was once a place entirely populated with these great machines and we were honoured to have some very special guests here from the 92nd Bomber Group to experience the return of a B17 70 years on.

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Over in the Autoglym Show & Shine Paddock there was a fantastic array of show cars that were judged by representatives from the NSRA for the following trophies:

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Best of Show:


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Top 5:


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With all this, it would have been easy to forget some of the notable performances on track but everyone taking part really stepped up a gear. Andy Hadfield finally made that 7 second pass he’s been aiming for, Robin Orthodoxou got down to the 7.0’s with his wild altered, Tim Garlick got into the 6.4’s with Apache on one of his first full passes and there were so many more throughout the whole weekend!

Everyone on track is eligible for one of the Showmanship trophies on offer and here are this years deserved winners:

Back Up   Back Up  

Best Back Up Girl:
Sabine Mugrauer with the Doc Stinger Team


Low ET   Low  

Low ET of the weekend:
Nick Davies with Chaos – 6.259 at 211.85mph


Wheelie   Wheelie  

Wheelstand of the Weekend:
Lee Pike and Jerry Denning in their Honky Tonkin 2 had the wheels up all weekend


Photo Eurodragster   Burnout  

Burnout of the Weekend:
Jon Webster spent the weekend torturing a new set of tyres as he had a new set ready to go on ready for the next event.


Driving   Driving  

Driving Job of the Weekend:
Paul Hensher held on after his near vertical wheelie in the Outlaw Anglia final.


Appearing   Appearing  

Best Appearing Team:
Wendy Baker and the impeccable Timewarp team looked fantastic all weekend.


Moment   Moment  

Moment of the Weekend:
John Everitt had the crowds hearts in their mouths as he was engulfed in flames for a fire burnout on the Saturday evening.

The first ever Dragstalgia Nostalgia Funny Car Cannonball was a glowing success with no less than 6 cars taking part, it was a close fought thing. The final was due to be Ramon Van Der Weurf who had been flying all weekend and Tim Garlick who had also ran a brace of PB’s. Unfortunately, Tim couldn’t make the call due to engine damage so Wendy Baker was bumped up to the final where she gave it her all but couldn’t quite stay with the charging Ramon. Another notable race earlier in the weekend was between Tim Garlick in Apache and the Chaos Fuel Altered of Nick Davies, side by side 6.58’s had the crowd on their feet.

Funny   Funny  

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NFAA  

The Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association fielded 2 cars for the weekend and Nick Davies in Chaos was on top form throughout putting in a brace of 6 second passes and taking the win along with the Low ET of the weekend trophy. Robbie Grabham also got his licence signed off after a number of respectable passes.


Supercharged  

The Supercharged Outlaws has a huge number of entries including some from overseas and as usual they put on a great show with some excellent numbers.


Wild Bunch  

The Wild Bunch had a mammoth entry with over 30 cars taking to the track this weekend and their authentic nostalgia flavour shone through with entries taking part in the cacklefest and fire burnouts as well as usual racing.


super stock  

The Willys Wars was new for 2014 and although there was no competition seeing over 20 Willys take to the track was a sight to behold. We don’t think we’ve ever seen that many at Santa Pod before!


Anglias  

The Outlaw Anglia’s are another one make class that look incredible together and they’re even better when making 7 second passes! Congratulations to Cliff Griffin who took the win from Paul Hensher on a wild pass.


Street  

Outlaw Street are probably the most accessible class in the Dragstalgia who were restricted to pre-1980 vehicles only for the weekend. Andrew Murton was the quickest car with a number of low 9 second passes.


Superstock  

The Superstock class had a record number of entries and the entries had a great time. This year’s winner was Kiwi with his awesome Duster who defeated Harrison Brown in the final.


Gassers  

The Gasser Circus played host to Dale Snoke who made the journey with the Rocket Comet all the way from the States. These high riding doorslammers and their teams are period correct and the class entertained throughout the weekend in every way.


Bikes  

The Historic Bikes have grown in numbers each year we’ve had them and this year was the best yet. There were a huge number of original vintage machine’s running throughout the weekend, some completing the quarter mile as quickly as 8 seconds which is no mean feat.

It was great to see so many vehicles that have been away for a number of years return to the black top in the Historic sessions and we must say a huge thanks for everyone for dusting down their machinery and bringing it all back to the track.

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Dragstalgia 2014 Entry List
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