If true, a sad, sad day for British drag racing, but what appears to be a sign of the times just as it is here Stateside.
Coupled with the North Weald closure news, this becomes a major setback to drag racing on the east side of the pond.
Not sure why the newspaper article lists Santa Pod as the only British drag strip left.
Has Penine Club's Melbourne strip gone by the wayside too?
Even Santa Pod had it's local complainers back in the day. Growing up within 5 miles (as the crow flies) from the Pod, we would constantly hear grumblings about noise, heavy traffic, "boy racer hooligans" and the like from the surrounding villages.
Being a lifelong resident and the son of the biggest landowner in town, it put my home village in a bit of a quandary when I started racing.
The locals always wanted to see and hear my nitro burning bike when we test fired it at home, but then you'd hear grumblings about the increase in traffic during a race meet.
Mind you, local shops and pubs didn't mind as their relatively low sales would increase exponentially during race weekends.
Hopefully, an alternative venue can be found.