Drag Racing Classes
Like all forms of motorsports, Drag Racing is split into assorted categories to equalize performance. There are two major groups - the Professional and Sportsman racers. In professional racing two competitors race for the fastest time over a straight quarter mile run (1000 foot for Top Fuel) reaching breathtaking speeds of 300mph in under 4 seconds! In Sportsman racing a handicap system is used to provide close racing between cars in a timed bracket.
Pro Car Classes
Top Fuel Dragsters
These cars run on Nitro Methane and can reach speeds of up to 300mph accelerating from 0 - 100mph in under one second!
Fuel Funny Cars
These cars have the same engines as Top Fuel Dragsters and run Nitro Methane but have tilt-up carbon fiber bodies on a smaller chassis with the engine in front of the driver. www.eurofunnycar.com
Running on less expensive fuel but almost as fast as their nitro cousins and highly competitive. Dragsters and Funny Cars compete together.
Pro Modified Cars
Are the 200mph petrol (or methanol) burning 'fastest cars with doors!" showing the first signs of similarity to a street cars using bodies from the 40s to the present day. www.britishdragracing.org
Sportsman Car Classes
These cars must be completely road legal with treaded tyres and MOT, part of qualification requires a drive on the road to prove this. The top cars can run 7 seconds! www.streeteliminator.com
Nostalgia Funny Car
Funny Cars with classic body styles replicating the golden age of drag racing. www.nostalgiafunnycar.co.uk
Heads up racing from Ford Anglias that maintain the integrity of the original 1940s vehicles, but with the addition of modern drag racing technology. www.outlawanglia.co.uk
Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters. www.the-wild-bunch.co.uk
Outlaw Flat Four
Heads up drag racing. Cars do not have to be VW but must have a flat four engine. www.offdrc.co.uk
Top-level VW only drag racing with dial-your-own-ET of 12.99 seconds or under. www.vwdrc.com
Entry-level VW only drag racing with dial-your-own-ET of over 12.99 seconds. www.vwdrc.com
RWYB - Run What Ya Brung
The grass roots of the sport and training ground for all drag racers. Most start by taking part in public Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) track days in their own vehicle. Santa Pod holds RWYB days throughout the season. www.rwyb.co.uk
Pro Bike Classes
Top Fuel Bike
A combination of Top Fuel Bikes and Funny Bikes. The Top Fuel Bikes are mostly 4 cylinder motors producing 1000 bhp and are capable of running low 6 seconds at 220 mph plus. Funny Bikes are lighter, more nimble and can be built with a turbo, nitrous oxide or run on alcohol fuels.
Pro Stock Bike
These bikes are built to very tightly controlled regs helping to ensure that the emphasis is on rider skill and tuning expertise - the key to their lightning reactions, mid to high seven second ETs and ultra competitive racing.
Sportsman Bike Classes