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    My day at Santa Pod

    Went down to watch the drag race finals today. Haven't been for quite a few years. The weather started off quite overcast but by 2pm the sun was beating down. Have ended up with rather red arms and ears!

    Thankfully only one incident today - the third race of the day and one of the drivers lost control, swerved over into the next lane and slammed into the wall before coming to a halt on his roof. He was lucky to walk away from it. I actually got it on video and as soon as I can work out how to get it off my phone I'll post it up here.

    Here are my photos:

    In the coupe on the way down



    The racing started








    Terry Grant putting on an excellent driving display


    'The Risk Club' showing everyone their bike skills








    More racing








    Monster trucks crushing things and jumping stuff
















    The bikes came out for a bit






    Then the jet car made an appearance






    Racing again






























    There was even a fly-by




    Went for a walk round the pits too








    And also walked up the length of the strip from start to finish to get some good shots of everything inbetween
















    Spotted this on the way out too


    Fantastic day out. Already looking to go again for the September event!

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    Looks like a good day and like it was pretty busy there.

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    Were you in the black Coupe with the Astra-sport stickers on it?

    If so, i walked behind you just as you pulled out the carpark.

    I to had an awesome day, just loaded the few pics i took on to the laptop.

    I'll post them later on tomorrow.

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    Top pics, get the videos up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    Were you in the black Coupe with the Astra-sport stickers on it?

    If so, i walked behind you just as you pulled out the carpark.

    I to had an awesome day, just loaded the few pics i took on to the laptop.

    I'll post them later on tomorrow.
    That was indeed me! Only taken me 3 years or ownership to be spotted. Get your pictures up!

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    I was there today too fantastic days racing.

    I was standing on the pit side of the track exactly where the funny car hit the wall after loosing control, had to duck to avoid getting showered with bits of bodywork, i looked up and he was sliding down the track on his roof.

    Highlight of the day was seeing the top fuel dragster run 4.80 seconds which is the fastest I've ever seen

    The weather in the morning was perfect for fast times, but the sun in the afternoon was lovely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifey View Post
    I was there today too fantastic days racing.

    I was standing on the pit side of the track exactly where the funny car hit the wall after loosing control, had to duck to avoid getting showered with bits of bodywork, i looked up and he was sliding down the track on his roof.

    Highlight of the day was seeing the top fuel dragster run 4.80 seconds which is the fastest I've ever seen

    The weather in the morning was perfect for fast times, but the sun in the afternoon was lovely.
    Ahh I take it it was your ACT I saw in the car park too then? With ring sticker on the back? Private plate? And quite a lot of rubbish on the back seat!? Not that I had a look at it...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by offspring86 View Post
    Ahh I take it it was your ACT I saw in the car park too then? With ring sticker on the back? Private plate? And quite a lot of rubbish on the back seat!? Not that I had a look at it...!
    LOL! I do have a ring sticker on the back, but not a private plate, was parked in the front corner of the carpark behind a Corvette and an R8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifey View Post
    LOL! I do have a ring sticker on the back, but not a private plate, was parked in the front corner of the carpark behind a Corvette and an R8
    Yeh, you were behind the the yellow corvette. Car looked tasty. Are the brakes standard?

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    Thanks, yeah standard 308mm brakes, and fecked front wheels, I started refurbishing them on Sunday but had to stop half way through and put them on the car. WIll have to do them properly next weekend.


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