Most browsers supported. Mozilla Firefox preferred. For other users, we recommend the Opera browser.
(Click on image to scroll through other pictures)
The 2011 Springspeed meeting took place at a busy Shakespeare County Raceway under weather that was on the whole fairly kind to one and all. Incident marred Saturdays' racing with the accident involving the Gary Page-driven Choas nitro altered during a face-off with the young Joe Bond. Thankfully no injuries were sustained and even the car sustained only light damage on what was a fairly terrifying accident. Sunday's racing was excellent and Joe Bond smashed the NFAA ET and speed records with a sensational run towards the end of the day. To check out the picture gallery and to peruse the action, please click here.
The NSRA Nostalgia meeting took place under blazing skies at a well attended Shakespeare County Raceway on what turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable day. I have put together a picture gallery of all the goings-on and you can view the pictures by clicking here
The Easter Thunderball meeting was hit with a little weather on the first two days, but for the Sunday and Monday, we were blessed with perfectly acceptable weather which lacked the dreaded precipitation of previous years. We had a tranch of racing and there are plenty of piccies to have a look at, so please do so by clicking here
This year's Autosport International show was again an example of a rich array of racing vehicles and associated trades and crafts. I thoroughly enjoyed the show, not least for it's professionalism, but also as a means for meeting friends and racers eager to get their first taste of 2009, albeit at a static event. On the Santa Pod stand, Andy Carter and Dan Welberry launched their book "King of Europe" and the event proved to be a glossy and pretty lady-strewn event. Click here and see the report and full picture galleries! Enjoy!
Some Previous Reports & Galleries:-
At last! Good Weather! We were blessed with warming and soothing rays from the heavens above and it was just the shot in the arm that European Drag Racing needed for the weekend. The National Finals meeting is normally the sacrosanct zone of the Sportsman racer, but Mr. Keith Bartlett, CEO of Santa Pod and head of the European Drag Racing FIA contingent, made the brave decision to run the Nitro categories in addition to the Sportsman racing to benefit those spectators who have been disappointed to see the professional categories decimated this year by continual rain. Such a brave decision deserves a full salute from all in European Drag Racing, as the poor weather this year and last, has impacted the sport more than one could bare. If there are any heavenly forces up above, they showed themselves this weekend and to see such a cracking meeting in good weather, at last was a pleasure for one and all. The pinnacle for those Nitro fiends (such as moi!) was the night-time Nitro session on Saturday Night, as the pictures opposite attest. Enjoy your visit to the Saturday and Sunday Galleries and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The mood at the European finals swung right from disaster to triumph as the weather tried it's best to completely obliterate any possible racing. However, the combined heavenly requests from race fans were answered with a smile and plenty of racing took place on Sunday Final eliminations and it ended up being a bit of a cliff-hanger. It was just a pity that the final rounds of racing were lubricated by earthbound precipitation, but all in all, it was a shot in the arm for race fans and racers alike and the respective Champions were duly crowned in the remains of the day. Click here for a look at the weekend's report and picture galleries.
I was only able to get to the Open Sports Nationals meeting on the Monday, but the weather held and it was a great day packed with incident and no less obvious than John Wright who had a scary and pretty seriously wild ride in Lawrie Gatehouse's pristine Chaos Altered. Thankfully, no-one was hurt and it has to be said that the car didn't appear to be that badly damaged. I think they'll get away with a new front end. The rest of the day's action was pretty packed and I, along with the busy crowds, thoroughly enjoyed the day with the minimal of interruptions. Enjoy the gallery!
*** Loads More Reports and Articles ***
General Links Page
visitors since 24/12/2003.
Graphics & logos Jez Robinson (c) 2004
Richard Stirling, Sue Ubejko, Jon Crawford, Roger Gorringe, Darryl Bradford, Dick Parnham, Martin Grosse-Geldermann, Julian Hunt, Gary Cottingham, Chris Parker, Sue Whyte, Rick Chavez, Guy Waltham, Rick Cuthbert, Adonis Aristidou and others.
Topnitro index page version 99.8 - born out of Nitro addiction, burning rubber and basically, we just love drag racing!