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 #39002  by ukdrn
 Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:44 am
blackmagic wrote:If my memory serves me right the pictures of Alleygator with the motor torn down, was after Roy was warming up in the pits on methanol with an auxiliary tank , and then turned the pump on to switch to nitro and melted all the pistons.
Blimey :shock: thanks for the info
 #39003  by ukdrn
 Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:53 am
5th July 1980. Santa Pod's Summer International World Series and the debut of the trans am bodied Gladiator. It was such a sleek design compared to anything else that was racing in Europe at that time and still many peoples favorite funny car today. Allan came out at 8.00am on the Saturday morning and run 6.46/214 straight off the trailer.
A 10 car fuel funny car filed that also saw the debut of Harlan Thompson and fellow American Gene Snow.
Bootsie's 6.46 was quick enough for number one spot. The meeting was cut short with rain and a timing system fault.
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 #39005  by ukdrn
 Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:13 pm
I should have mentioned that Ray Beadle was running at the meeting as well in the Blue Max car. In fact Lee Anders Hasslestrom hit Ray' car in round one.
And.... As mentioned below Russell Carpenter in the 7's 8)
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 #39007  by ukdrn
 Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:03 pm
A TV feature of the July meeting from the ukdrn You Tube channel.
 #39015  by ukdrn
 Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:38 pm
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 #39055  by ukdrn
 Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Nothing rose tinted about this ;-) I know it wasn't always great but some people who think these are the best days of British Drag Racing just wasn't going back then.
20 Fuel FC's including The Snowman, The Snake, Tom Hoover, Harlan Thompson and all the UK's finest shoe's.
Plus a bundle of exciting Pro Comp cars and fuel bikes with Stephen Reisten running the UKs first seven second run
Bootsie sitting on top of the pile but went out in round one. Only Ron Picardo made it past the 1st round. Harlan won the event.
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 #39056  by ukdrn
 Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:45 pm
The timing slip to the run below on the ukdrn youtube channel.
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 #39061  by ukdrn
 Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:40 am
Back to Mantorp with Alleygator and I'm reliably informed that the
car went into the sand pit - hence the whole car tear down, no panels, steering
link missing off the front. Every part of the car had to be
blown out with an air line, which you can see hooked on to the rear wing strut.
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I believe the stones were running Hemi Hunter in top fuel at this event.
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 #39067  by ukdrn
 Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:14 pm
Jumping back to August and that classic match race between two of the UK finest, if not the best builders and drag racers.
Dennis took the very entertaining, blower belt shredding battle 2-1
You can see that one of the tabloids were given out a nice free ticket to the race.
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