OLD SCHOOL FORD DRAG CHAL­LENGE

Santa Pod’s Test And Tune Day played the per­fect host to the clas­sic Ford drag rac­ers for round 4 of the quar­ter-mile cham­pi­onship.

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Santa Pod hosts an­other smoke-tas­tic round of the pop­u­lar race se­ries.

It’s been nine weeks since the last round and the Old Skool Ford Drag Chal­lenge (OSFDC) rac­ers re­turned to Santa Pod for Round 4 of 6, and a heav­ily-prepped track ready for the test and tune day in­cor­po­rat­ing Red­line Rum­ble. This spe­cial test and tune day ran a slightly dif­fer­ent for­mat and the club were al­lo­cated time slots so that all en­trants were able to race each other as a group. Of­ten lim­ited to a 100-car en­try field, a test and tune day will cost you £60 for sign on, whereas a nor­mal RWYB day is £25. Any­one can book onto a test and tune day which has the added ad­van­tage of track prepa­ra­tion to com­pe­ti­tion stan­dard. Check out the Santa Pod web­site for more test and tune dates: www.san­ta­pod.co.uk.

This round was spon­sored by Car Cos­met­ics who sup­plied the top three win­ners with some su­perb de­tail­ing prod­ucts. With 120 points on of­fer for first place it was Dar­ren Scan­nell in his yel­low Mk1 Es­cort pow­ered by a Cos­worth YB that pulled off his third win of the sea­son with a per­fect 9.63 sec­ond elapsed time (ET) and keep­ing him at the top of the over­all ta­ble — al­though he didn’t get away un­scathed as he ended the day with a bro­ken gear­box!

In sec­ond place we saw Es­sex me­chanic, Colin Dowl­ing fin­ish­ing the day with an 11.72 sec­ond ET in his red, Zetec turbo’d Mk1 Es­cort. Colin fin­ished his 2017 sea­son in sec­ond place and is cur­rently placed third over­all and just 61 points be­hind the leader.

Third place at Round 4 went to Ma­genta ‘Mags’ Wright. This is 19-year-old Mags’ sec­ond sea­son with the OSFDC and she con­tin­ues to bring down her times in her 1.1-litre Mk1 Fi­esta. Her Dad, Brett has helped to prep the car and has added just a sniff of ni­trous which has given her the edge and en­abled her to achieve a very re­spectable 16.57-sec­ond quar­ter-mile.

Just two weeks sep­a­rate Round 4 with Round 5 where the OSFDC rac­ers head to VW Ac­tion week­end as in­vited guests. Full re­port in the De­cem­ber edi­tion.

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