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Drag Racing

Auto Trader Festival of Power 2013

Sat 30th March to Mon 1st April 2013

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car series, Jet Car Shootout and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including monster trucks, stunts and displays.

  Festival of Power

The 2013 Festival of Power was one of the coldest Easter's on record but despite the temperatures and sporadic snow showers the show went on. The brand new track surface saw the 2013 Drag Racing season get under way for the national classes and the new European Funny Car series. There was also the long awaited return of side by side jet car runs and Eric on the rocket bike.

There were plenty of new sights off track too with the Stannage International Stunt Team joining Terry Grant, Lee Bower and the monster trucks in the Live Action Arena, over in the Power Zone there were hovercraft racing displays and mini tanks, overhead there were air displays and much more around site.

Festival of Power Web TV Show:

Drag Racing Winners:

Rick   Rick & Andy  

MSA Pro Modified:
Winner Rick Garrett, Runner-up Andy Robinson

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Jason   Jason & Dave  

European Nitro Funny Car Challenge:
Winner Jason Phelps, Runner-up Gordon Smith

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Joe   Joe & Nick  

Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association:
Winner Joe Bond, Runner-up Nick Davies

Peter   Peter & Scott  

Super Pro ET:
Winner Peter Walters, Runner-up Scott Hauser

Keith   Keith & Simon  

Pro ET:
Winner Keith Herbert, Runner-up Simon Innes

Craig   Craig & Nick  

Sportsman ET:
Winner Craig Wright, Runner-up Nick Hale

Paul   Craig & Nick  

Super Comp:
Winner Paul Brown, Runner-up Dave Gadney

Jon   Jon & Mark  

Super Gas:
Winner Jon Morton, Runner-up Mark White

Harrison   Harrison & Mark  

Super Street:
Winner Harrison Brown, Runner-up Mark Watkins

Paula   spacer  

Comp Eliminator:
Winner Paula Atkin, Runner-up Andy Hone

Brian   Harrison & Mark  

Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator:
Winner Brian Payne, Runner-up Andy Bond

Rhiannon   Rhiannon & Joe  

Junior Dragster:
Winner Rhiannon Bellenie, Runner-up Joe Kellett

Matt   Matt & James  

VW Pro:
Winner Matt Attwood, Runner-up James Hodson

Dean   Dean & James  

VW Sportsman: Winner Dean Clatworthy, Runner-up James London

Sean   Sean & Keith  

Wild Bunch:
Winner Sean Law, Runner-up Keith Crampton

Mark   Mark & Len  

Pro Stock Bike:
Winner Mark Smith, Runner-up Len Paget

Stuart   Mark & Len  

Funny Bike: Winner Stuart Crane, Runner-up Stefan Schmidt

Steve   Steve & Graham  

Super Street Bike:
Winner Steve Venables, Runner-up Graham Balchin

Lizz   Lizz & Phil  

Comp Bike:
Winner Lizz McCarthy, Runner-up Phil Leamon

Jake   Jake & Martin  

8.50 Bike:
Winner Jake Mechaell, Runner-up Martin Wilson

Andy   Andy & Dave  

9.50 Bike:
Winner Andy Burfitt, Runner-up Dave Smart

Louis   Louis & Scott  

Junior Drag Bike:
Winner Louis Davies, Runner-up Scott Collier

Photo Gallery   Photo Gallery: See what happend at the Auto Trader Festival of Power on the Photo Gallery pages.

Entry List   Photo Entry List:
For photos of all the drivers and riders that entered the Auto Trader Festival of Power, view the 2013 Photo Entry List.

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page, in the Drag Racing section of this site. The current points standings for European classes and MSA Pro Mod are on the 2013 Standings page.

Visit for full details on the MSA British Drag Racing Championship and for full details of the European Funny Car Series.

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Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2016: Preview / Photo Entry List / Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2015: Report / Video / Photo Entry List / Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2014: Report / Video / Photo Entry List / Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2013: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery
Prior to 2013 the Easter event was known as Easter Thunderball
Easter Thunderball 2012: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
Easter Thunderball 2011: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon / Photo Comp
Easter Thunderball 2010: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2009: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2008: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2007: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Thur | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2006: Report / Gallery
Easter Thunderball 2005: Report / Gallery
Easter Thunderball 2004: Report

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