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.
[Santa Pod] - Togethia - Easter Thunderball 2012 - Motors TV
Togethia - Santa Pod Easter Thunderball 2012 - Motors TV
Togethia Media Services - http://blog.togethia.tv/ - http://togethia.tv/
Four days of Easter weekend fun, the Extravaganza officially signals the
start of the drag racing season.
Presented by Gemma Scott, Barry Sheavills and Darryl Bradford.
Produced and Directed by Peter Farrow
Edited by Mark Henderson and Tim Fare-Matthews
Voice over by Mark Henderson
Graphics By Tim Greenfield
Cameramen: Tim Fare-Matthews, Mark Henderson, Peter Farrow and Matthew
Photographer: Richard Clarke
Unit Coordinator: James Young
Executive Producer: Caroline Day
Music By Monstercat Media (all tracks listed at the end of the production)
Special Thanks to Eurotunnel
Firestorm Jet Funny Car Crash - Santa Pod Easter Thunderball 2010
Firestorm Jet Funny Car at Santa Pod during the Easter Thunderball 2010.
Only time they managed to get the car off the start line for the weekend
and it hit's wall after deploying the chute . Video taken 5th April 2010.
Roger Goring (Driver and Owner) all OK. 1/4 mile in 6.442
Make sure you visit the official Firestorm website at
http://www.firestorm-jfc.co.uk to get all the latest news, read the history
or buy merchandise to support the team.
Hopefully we'll see Firestorm running again soon.
Just heard from Roger. He has updated his website with details of the
accident and damage caused to the car. You can read about it at
This car is self funded - no sponsers and hence relies on donations and
sales of merchandise to keep it on the track. Details of how you can help
on the website.
304 MPH Santa Pod Top Fuel Drag Racing
8000HP Top Fuel Dragsters in the European Finals
In real life you don't hear Top Fuelers, you feel them!!! Turn up the
volume to give you some idea.
As the editor of Road and Track magazine once said "I had never seen a Top
Fuel Dragster warm its tires in a burnout before, and I was stunned. The
rear slicks grow as the centrifugal force acts upon the soft compound
rubber, until the tires appear to be twice the size.Its all still vividly
in my mind all these years later, cemented in place by the NOISE! To this
day, having spent a lot of time around all manner of race cars, I can
truthfully say that I have never experienced that sort of incredibly
ferocious noise; a sound that is like some huge monster ripping apart a
steel billet with its bare hands in front of the worlds largest amplifier.
Engine response is quick and nearly terrifying in its shriek. And as the
revs run up, the pain in your ears is magnified by the bones of your skull
and then starts to pierce your organs and your limbs."
VW Split Screen 'The Fire Bus' runs 14.45 at 88 mph
Phil Jarvis - VW Type 1 Campervan - Santa Pod Raceway - VW Action
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Santa Pod Crash - Graham Ellis - 21st September 2013
The track had been wet earlier, the drier and tractor had been out. A few
runs by others had been a mixture of good and slightly wobbly. And then
Graham had this big crash. We heard from race control that he was conscious
and as a precautionary measure was airlifted to hospital. We all hope he
gets well soon!
Santa Pod 37 Minutes Of Pure Drag Racing Fun May 26th 2013 European Championships
Santa Pod 37 Minutes Of Pure Drag Racing Fun May 26th 2013 European
Championships at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, England, opened
at Easter in 1966, is Europe's first permanent drag racing venue. It was
built on a disused World War II American air base, RAF Podington, once used
by the 92nd Bomber Group. It is now the home of European drag racing and
has grown substantially over its 40-year existence. It hosts both the first
and last round of the FIA and FIM/UEM European Drag Racing Championship,
along with the British National Drag Racing Championships.
It is leased and operated by Trakbak Racing which is based in London. Santa
Pod regularly takes its promotional units to major events in motor sport
and contributes much to the local community.
Santa Pod is the venue in which the current world drag racing record, a
time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy Miller in
his Vanishing Point rocket-propelled funny car in July 1984. Another record
has also been set at Santa Pod, the world's fastest jet car (notably Santa
Pod's "resident") Fireforce 3 piloted by Martin Hill broke the record in
Easter 2005 with a terminal speed of 336.10 mph (540.88 km/h). Several
other European drag racing records have been set along with records
unsurpassed outside the USA. In May 2010 Top Fuel dragster driver Urs
Erbacher set a class speed record with a terminal speed of 314.87 mph
reached in less than 5 seconds. At the same race meeting Eric Teboul set a
time of 5.23 seconds at 249 mph on his Hydrogen Peroxide Rocket Bike, which
he further improved to 5.19 seconds at the European championships in
Santa Pod remains the fastest all-asphalt dragstrip in the world since most
North American tracks are partially or entirely concrete in construction.