NOSTALGIA RACING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND
SANTA POD RACEWAY'S ANNUAL HOMAGE TO RACING OF YESTERYEAR HAS BECOME ONE OF THE VENUE'S MOST POPULAR EVENTS AS WELL AS EUROPE'S PRIME NOSTALGIA EXPERIENCE SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2011.
This year’s event included the Slingshot Showdown, front-motor diggers running quicker that 8.5 seconds, and the wildly popular Gasser Circus, featuring the Gasser Wars: UK vs. Europe. The UK Nostalgia Superstock Association, which allows American-made cars up to 1980 with V-8 engines to be members, had 30 entries. It featured a dialin between 14.99 and 9.00 seconds. Supercharged Outlaws showcasing teams campaigned everything from altereds and doorslammers to slingshots. Furthering the Outlaw trend were groups of Anglias and Flat Fours (VWs). The Willys Wars and the Wild Bunch Nostalgia Drag Racing Club also saw furious action.
Bikes, as always, were featured, with the National Sprint Association organizing a turnout of historic drag bikes for a shootout. John Hobbs, retired, renowned competitor of years gone by, saddled up a couple of bikes. The prime machine was his famed Hobbit 1,700cc Weslake blown twinengined entry. Seeing the eightsecond bike run was a treat for the crowd, and all credit to the team for bringing it along for demonstration passes.
This event chalked up another success at the home of British drag racing.