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 #30963  by ukdrn
 Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:12 pm
This weekend see’s the NSRA 24th running of the Hot Rod Drags at Shakespeare County Raceway UK
The Hot Rod Drags is Europe’s original and best nostalgic hot rod and drag racing event.

With a dry and sunny weather forecast for all weekend this year’s event looks to be a classic with a massive entries in classes like the Supercharged outlaws, Outlaw Anglia and Gasser Circus.

The event also sees the return of Norm Wheeldon’s awesome Twin “Too Much” and Rockin’ Ramón’s stunning Dodge Charger funny car.
Throw in the the entertaining NSA with a great dose of classic sprint and drag bikes and the surprise racers that always turn up at the gate and you have a fantastic weekends entertainment.

www.ukdrn.co.uk will be at the event all weekend and I plan to update the forum Saturday night with photographs from the day’s action.

So take a trip to Shakey this weekend, this is a great meeting that works and feels just right, It’s also a great chance to support Shakespeare County Raceway and as we all should know supporting all our UK drag strips is a cool and productive thing to do.

You can stay up to date with the latest news on the meeting, and view this years pictures on the ukdrn forum here.
 #30964  by ahensman
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:49 am
paso wrote:Martin wilmots "Capella" your eyes will run with the Nitro loads martin intends to run 8) 8)
I just wish I could be there, but that expanse of salt water (aka the north Atlantic) makes it a little difficult.

Martin and his Dad go back a long way. Long before we met at the races. His Dad kept wicket for Stagsden while I did the same for Felmersham in the North Bedfordshire Cricket League,
When I raced with them, Martin was running a 500 Norton affectionally known as Threshing Machine. A name he gleaned (no pun intended) from the fact that Martin and his Dad were thatchers. I used to take my kids to watch them cutting wheat (with their antique binder) in fields between Wymington and Rushden. That was back in the 80's!!!!

Anyhow, interesting to see that Martins steed is now Triumph powered, but to me the name "Capella" will always be associated with Peter Woods. I seem to remember though that Martins race number was 124. So did Martin purchase Peter's bike?
 #30970  by ukdrn
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:33 pm
Here's some pictures from today (Friday) at Shakey.

The pits are full with greatness and the camp site is getting rammed for this years event.
Today was street tires only on the track, a sort of a warm up if you like for the main show tomorrow and Sunday.
I hope you make it as it's gonna be a classic, if not ill be posting more shots tomorrow night.

This guy done a burnout and kept on going spinning on the track under power .
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 #30971  by paso
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Anyhow, interesting to see that Martins steed is now Triumph powered, but to me the name "Capella" will always be associated with Peter Woods. I seem to remember though that Martins race number was 124. So did Martin purchase Peter's bike?[/quote]

Yes he did it is petes old bike 8)
 #30973  by muddytalker
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Apparently the white Ford 100E spinning after the burnout suffered from a stuck throttle Jon. Scarey ride indeed and I missed it. Excellent album as always to get us going for the Hot Rod Drags.
 #30974  by ukdrn
 Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:44 pm
muddytalker wrote:Apparently the white Ford 100E spinning after the burnout suffered from a stuck throttle Jon. Scarey ride indeed and I missed it. Excellent album as always to get us going for the Hot Rod Drags.
Thanks Jerry, it looked like a jammed throttle, as you say Jerry very scary.
 #30977  by Badger
 Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am
I love that little blue pop. Nice work gettting the pics up so quick JS!
 #30980  by ukdrn
 Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:31 pm
I think it's fair to say that todays (sat) racing didn't go that smoothly.
A couple of oil downs and stoppages made it a bit frustrating but what we did see was excellent and very entertaining.

Roy Wilding was on storming burnout duty again
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After spending a couple of years building his car Tony Smith decided to set light to it tonight.
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Paul Henser took a ride in to the field which took a while to recover.
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Mick Hillier of Pony Express fame returned to the strip with this lovely Topo Altered.
Chassis is unused from the Draper Brothers and the body is also brand new.
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Joe Bond was trying his hardest to drive through massive amounts of tyre shake.
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In the afternoon we were treated to a couple of push starts.
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Ian Kerr was nominee for burnout of the day
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Ben Rushforth has his little postvan with him running 93mph through the traps
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Antony Wilkins morris was running hard all day and got the biggest cheer of all when he came down the pairing lanes in the dark with lights flashing for the cacklefest
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 #30981  by CRR
 Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:37 am
Yes, a very enjoyable day yesterday. I don't think I have seen so many people camping there before. There was a lot of day trippers as well.
 #30982  by timetravel
 Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:51 am
Yes twas a great day at the drags yesterday... I took a friend who’d never been to a drag race or rodding event before and he was blown away by the diversity of cars and bikes there. From fastidiously prepared race cars to rat rods he loved ‘em all. He was particularly impressed with Norm’s twin, bought a Tee-Shirt and got to sit in it while Herb explained the controls… thanks Herb... I think he’ll be back!!! :D
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