Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

Flame & Thunder 2007

Saturday 3rd November

Flame & Thunder

Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular

2007 Event Report & Gallery

With clear skies and an almost Indian Summer feel, Flame & Thunder attracted the biggest one day crowd ever seen at Santa Pod. Over 21,000 fans flocked to the last big event of the season to catch their final fix of the fastest motorsport on earth. The line-up for Saturday was one of the most packed shows ever seen with jet cars and trucks galore, two Top Fuel Dragsters, John Spuffard’s Nitro Funny car and a great line-up of stunt drivers and track displays. Added to the excitement was the new live action arena which now provides a complete off-track show of its own. The event has gained popularity year on year as it also presents one of the finest night racing shows in British motorsport.

Former FIA Champion Barry Sheavills who piloted one of Rune Fjelds Top Fuel dragsters said “It was my first time driving this car and it felt a lot more comfortable than I thought! It felt like it was going to be super quick but unfortunately I encountered massive tyre shake so no records set this time!” Barry was the first driver in Europe to break the 300mph barrier and has not competed competitively since 2002. “Things are looking good and I’m still hoping for sponsorship to secure a drive for 2008”.

Also, taking to the floodlit ¼ mile strip was Northamptonshire based John Spuffard in the Showtime Funny Car. “It’s a low pressure event for us, but what a way to end the season – a great show and a great crowd. We’ve been really pleased with our new car this year and we’re already looking forward to next season. Our first outing will be at Santa Pod’s Easter Thunderball and we also plan to run at the two UK FIA Championship rounds in May and September”.

2007 Photo Gallery

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Drag Demo  

Drag Demo
An Outlaw Flat Four Fiat 500.

Top Fuel Dragster  

Top Fuel Dragster
Linda Thun T?nseth racing at night.

Fireworks  

Fireworks
Terry Grant performs under the glow of fireworks.

Jason Smyth  

Jason Smyth
This was the finale to this awesome stunt display.

Rocket Bike  

Rocket Bike
Eric Teboul running at night.

Terry Grant  

Terry Grant
Stunt driving in the live action arena.

Chris Doney  

Chris Doney
Bike trials display.

Fuel Funny Car  

Fuel Funny Car
John Spuffard in his funny car.

Show Trucks  

Show Trucks
There was a great display of show trucks.

Slingshot  

Slingshot
Monster Truck action.

Junior Dragster  

Junior Dragster
Drag racing for kids.

Drag Demo  

Drag Demo
The Double Density Fuel Altered.

Skip Car  

Skip Car
It's a skip on wheels and fast.

Heavy Rescue Demonstration  

Heavy Rescue Demonstration
Showing how they recover an HGV that has tipped over

Jap Scene  

Jap Scene
John Bradshaw's Skyline.

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