A Selection of crashes from Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. This Drag Racing video includes Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stock Cars, Fuel Altereds, Honda Civics, Nissan Skylines and it includes fires, explosions, accidents, wheels falling off, fails and more.
Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in any of these clips.
We know we have missed loads and there are more to come, keep an eye out for part 2 coming soon...
Well done to all of the videographers that captured the clips in this video.
TURBO BIKES AT SANTA POD
HUGE thanks to Dave MDM Manning from Streetfighters Magazine for looking
after us at Santa Pod. The only man in history to rock up to an English
drag strip on a cold day wearing shorts.
Most hated Dragbike crash and aftermath video on You-Tube
Accident during testing at Brotherhood Raceway, Terminal Island, Long
beach, California. 1994
Luckily no one was seriously injured in the accident, because of the track
configuration and only having one camera at the starting there is no actual
footage of the wreck, however the coverage of the aftermath is something
that is almost never seen.
The moral of the story is to always pay attention to the race surface where
you are at, if it is unsafe DO NOT do it and always wear your protective
gear, helmet, gloves, leathers.
"Black Sunshine" was repaired and has a happy home in Utah.
Toyota MR2 Huge Wheelie at Santa Pod
www.santapod.com Roy Ashby does a huge wheelie in his HKS Street Class
Toyota MR2. This was during the Rotorstock 6 event at Santa Pod Raceway.
Slow motion Video Courtesy of Ian Blackett of Blackett Photography
Doug Foley Top Fuel Crash 2006
Foley's car went into a wheelstand, then lost traction when he pedaled it
and the front came down. The car then turned sideways, crossing the
centerline at the 330-foot marker. He managed to get the car pointed down
the track, but the rear slammed into the left wall hard, breaking the
chassis just ahead of the driver's foot box. Both pieces slid back across
the track together and there was a big fireball when the fuel tank hit the
wall. The nose of the car came to rest on the centerline, near the finish
line, while the heavier engine and driver capsule slid along the wall,
coming to a stop about 300 feet past the finish line.
Santa Pod Raceway, Thrills and Spills 2009
Some of the many highlights of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships
at Santa Pod Raceway.
Video includes close racing, crash's, spins, burnouts explosions and more
from Top Fuel Dragsters, Top Methanol Dragsters and Funny Cars, Pro Mod,
Pro Stock, Top Fuel Bike, Pro Stock Bike, Supertwin Bike
Santa Pod Festival of Power 2013 - Kevin Slyfield incident
Firstly, and most importantly, the driver was OK and walked from the car!
He made a wobbly start and unfortunately it got worse, luckily just the car
was hurt. The conditions were pretty terrible with intermittent snow
showers and very low temperatures.