FIA/FIM Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway, 25th-28th May 2018

Monday



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18:45

Final results

FIA Top Fuel Dragster: Stig Neergaard 4.2364/202.42 def. Anita Mäkelä 4.3981/199.38
FIA Top Methanol: Timo Habermann 5.3012/267.34 def. Dennis Habermann 5.3766/269.88
FIA Pro Modified: Micke Gullqvist 5.9048/246.71 def. Jimmy Ålund 6.8982/147.66
FIA Pro Stock: Stefan Ernryd 6.6031/207.21 def. Robin Norén 6.7035/207.06
Fuel Funny Car: Steve Ashdown 5.1110/155.32 bye, Kevin Kent no show

FIM Europe Top Fuel Bike: Filippos Papafilippou 6.0173/227.82 def. Rikard Gustafsson 6.0277/240.32
FIM Europe Supertwin: Hans Olav Olstad 6.8460/200.56 bye, Marcus Christiansen shut off
FIM Europe Pro Stock Bike: Maurice Bertrand 7.4551/174.41 def. Alex Hope 7.7893/138.63 DQ red
FIM Europe Super Street Bike: Steve Venables 6.9345/210.00 def. Mogens Lund 7.0380/210.81
FIM Europe Junior Drag Bike Cup: Liam Holgate (8.13) 10.4390/66.97 def. Blade Dummer (8.64) 8.6338/75.67 DQ breakout

Stu Doignie +0.0063 on the Tree and perfect +0.0007 on index in the final of the Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout.

Comp Eliminator: Andy Hone (7.90) 7.4738/180.69 def. Robin Orthodoxou (7.49) 7.7651/179.88
Gearhead Garage UK Super Pro ET: Nick Good (6.83) 6.8848/194.48 def. Dave Evans (8.04) 9.1321/100.14 DQ red light
Modurstang Pro ET: Keith Herbert (9.52) 9.5316/137.27 def. Paul Brown (9.00) 9.1421/123.82
Super Comp: Tayler Letchford 8.9440/136.45 def. Stu Doignie 9.0069/152.17
Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout: Stu Doignie 9.9007/157.41 def. Jon Giles 12.9863/75.29
Super Street: Dave Cherrett 10.9161/86.53 def. Leigh Morris 10.8567/120.90 DQ breakout
Lucas Oil Junior Dragster: Kaitlan Deevey (8.75) 8.7689/70.78 def. Harry Redshaw (9.00) 9.0321/72.53
Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator: Martin Smith 7.8298/191.32 def. Nick Hale 9.8495/140.71

That's the end of racing and the end of our live report. We will post today's pictures when we get back to base later this evening.

18:05

Simon has posted today's final set of pit notes, which you can check out via the Event Index.

Super Street eliminations round 2

Leigh Morris +0.0061 on index in his enforced bye.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 18:02:30                              7  SUPER STREET #1   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      2211    KAREN STEVENS                  .     -1.09000 10.90   0.00
Win   569     LEIGH MORRIS        + 0.3504 10.9061  0.0061  10.90 120.57
 
        Bye                                  .     -1.09000 10.90   0.00
Win   79      DAVE CHERRETT       + 0.0937 11.0485  0.1485  10.90  85.54

* = Disqualified 
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Lucas Oil Junior Dragster eliminations round 4

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

28/05/2018 18:04:23                              21  JUNIOR DRAGSTER   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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        Bye                                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   15      KAITLAN DEEVEY      + 0.2407  8.7796  0.0796  08.70  70.51
 
      4       CAITLIN WILSON      + 0.4611  8.0414 -0.0186  08.06  82.26
Win   24      HARRY REDSHAW       + 0.3030  9.0680  0.0680  09.00  72.28

* = Disqualified 
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Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout eliminations round 4

0.0024 RT for Stu Doignie in his race with Tayler Letchford.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

28/05/2018 18:06:33                              9  SUPER GAS         
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   424     JON GILES           + 0.0578  9.9794  0.0794  09.90 149.08
        Bye                                  .     -9.9000  09.90   0.00
 
      24      TAYLER LETCHFORD    + 0.0371  9.9296  0.0296  09.90 142.98
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 0.0024  9.9346  0.0346  09.90 151.64

* = Disqualified 
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All classes down to finals now, on a break to collect finalists.

17:45

FIA Top Methanol final

Timo Habermann 5.3012/267.34 def. Dennis Habermann 5.3766/269.88

Dennis away first 0.0368 to 0.0403, Timo with the better sixty 0.8955 to 0.9048 for Dennis with shale and a pedal. Timo ahead at the eighth 3.4751/215.95 to Dennis' 3.5525/215.48, smoke from Timo's motor and he put the chute out in the traps, took the win by 0.0719. Timo's lane checked out, clean-up in the shutdown area.

17:40

Modurstang Pro ET eliminations round 4

0.0043 RT for Keith Herbert in his race with Nick Barnett. Perfect 9.0205 on 9.20 for Paul Brown in his race with David Smith, well done Paul!

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

28/05/2018 17:45:06                              23  PRO ET            
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.0043  9.5471  0.0271  09.52 131.28
      798     NICK BARNETT        + 0.0632 11.7233  0.0733  11.65 110.82
 
      692     DAVID SMITH         + 0.0313  9.6588 -0.1312  09.79 137.68
Win   1001    PAUL BROWN          + 0.1012  9.0205  0.0005  09.02 132.15

* = Disqualified 
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Super Comp eliminations round 4

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

28/05/2018 17:45:59                              8  SUPER COMP        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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        Bye                                  .     -8.9000  08.90   0.00
Win   24      PAUL LETCHFORD      + 0.0687  8.8726 -0.0274  08.90 147.18
 
      386     MARTIN CURBISHLEY   + 0.0371  8.9562  0.0562  08.90 152.09
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 0.0430  8.9301  0.0301  08.90 152.16

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17:35

Fuel Funny Car final

Steve Ashdown 5.1110/155.32 bye, Kevin Kent no show

After Steve's blower pop and flash fire in the semi we thought it may be him we didn't see but in fact it was Kevin who was the no show. 0.9494 to sixty for Steve, smoke from the right side of the car, 2.4564 to 330 feet, drifting right a little but stayed with it, off the gas before the eighth 3.6864/175.52.

17:32

FIA Top Fuel Dragster final

Stig Neergaard 4.2364/202.42 def. Anita Mäkelä 4.3981/199.38

Anita away first 0.1212 to 0.1314, Stig with the better sixty 0.8436 to Anita's 0.8630, Anita had shake and the dragster moved right a little. Stig with the better 330 foot 2.1847 to 2.2271, smoke and both cars off the gas before the eighth, we think both blower belts broke, Stig at the eighth in a slowing 3.1618/235.02 to Anita's slowing more 3.2808/219.74, Stig had more momentum and took it by 0.1515.

17:30

FIA Pro Modified final

Micke Gullqvist 5.9048/246.71 def. Jimmy Ålund 6.8982/147.66

Micke away first 0.0302 to Jimmy's 0.0848. Jimmy had the quicker sixty 0.9704 to Micke's 0.9732, some shake marks in both lanes but nothing serious. Cars side by side but Jimmy shut it off just on the eighth 3.9740/161.08, Micke with the eighth lead 3.8926/192.88, took the stripe by 1.0480.

17:26

Comp Eliminator final

Andy Hone (7.90) 7.4738/180.69 def. Robin Orthodoxou (7.49) 7.7651/179.88

17:25

FIA Pro Stock final

Stefan Ernryd 6.6031/207.21 def. Robin Norén 6.7035/207.06

Psychic 0.0074 RT for Stefan, 0.0541 for Robin, Stefan to sixty in 0.9771 to Robin's 1.0072 with shake, Stefan with the quicker eighth 4.2457/165.88, Robin there in 4.3180/163.95, it looked closer than the 0.1471 win margin which came up on the boards.

17:20

FIM Europe Top Fuel Bike final

Filippos Papafilippou 6.0173/227.82 def. Rikard Gustafsson 6.0277/240.32

Rikard to sixty in 1.0980, Fil in 1.0372, Fil with the quicker eighth 3.9538/195.09 to Rikard's 4.0168/194.53, Fil looked to get off the gas a touch early, put the chute out before the stripe.

FIM Europe Super Street Bike final

Steve Venables 6.9345/210.00 def. Mogens Lund 7.0380/210.81

FIM Europe Junior Drag Bike final

Liam Holgate (8.13) 10.4390/66.97 def. Blade Dummer (8.64) 8.6338/75.67 DQ breakout

17:15

FIM Europe Supertwin final

Hans Olav Olstad 6.8460/200.56 bye, Marcus Christiansen shut off

Marcus shut off for a fluid leak. Hans Olav took the bye, 1.1947 to sixty, small amount of shake, 4.5621/172.40 to the eighth, straight run down the middle of the lane.

17:10

FIM Europe Pro Stock Bike final

Maurice Bertrand 7.4551/174.41 def. Alex Hope 7.7893/138.63 DQ

-0.0061 RT red for Alex handed it to Maurice. 1.0812 to sixty, 4.7055/146.15 to the eighth. Alex shut it off past half track.

17:05

Gearhead Garage UK Super Pro ET eliminations round 3

0.0082 seconds or 25.55 inches in the race between Nick Good and Paul Przybyl. 0.0050 RT for Dave Evans in his race with Brian Pateman.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

28/05/2018 17:06:07                              22  SUPER PRO ET      
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   250     NICK GOOD           + 0.0668  6.8897  0.0797  06.81 192.19
      640     PAUL PRZYBYL        + 0.0841  7.5606  0.0706  07.49 177.05
 
      68      BRIAN PATEMAN       + 0.0177  8.9487  0.0987  08.85 145.69
Win   793     DAVID EVANS         + 0.0050  8.1311  0.0911  08.04 168.50

* = Disqualified 
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Super Comp eliminations round 3

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 17:09:06                              8  SUPER COMP        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      55      RONALD HUIS         + 0.2376  8.9445  0.0445  08.90 151.56
Win   24      PAUL LETCHFORD      + 0.0132  8.9628  0.0628  08.90 134.11
 
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 0.0373  8.9102  0.0102  08.90 157.92
Foul  4       LEAH KELLETT        - 0.2534  8.9505  0.0505  08.90 163.65
 
Win   386     MARTIN CURBISHLEY   + 0.0868  8.8860 -0.0140  08.90 156.90
        Bye                                  .     -8.9000  08.90   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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Track prep then Pro finals.

17:00

Lucas Oil Junior Dragster eliminations round 3

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 16:58:06                              21  JUNIOR DRAGSTER   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   24      HARRY REDSHAW       + 0.2038  9.0618  0.1018  08.96  72.37
      21      LUKE MUGRIDGE       + 0.0535  8.8837 -0.0163  08.90  72.28
 
Win   4       CAITLIN WILSON      + 0.0418  8.0932  0.0232  08.07  77.06
      5       MATTHEW DOWDY       + 0.1557  7.9846  0.0746  07.91  81.37
 
Win   15      KAITLAN DEEVEY      + 0.3071  8.7920  0.0920  08.70  70.34
Foul  1966    JACQUELINE BARTLET  - 0.0286 12.2934  0.2134  12.08  52.03

* = Disqualified 
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Modurstang Pro ET eliminations round 3

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 17:02:45                              23  PRO ET            
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      1       BRIAN HUXLEY        + 0.0191  9.7123  0.1423  09.57 125.09
Win   1001    PAUL BROWN          + 0.0807  9.0335  0.0335  09.00 145.71
 
      74      BEN NEWSOME         + 0.3271 11.7434  0.0234  11.72 117.01
Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.0952  9.6390  0.1190  09.52 124.16
 
      915     JANINE HAGEN        + 0.0430 11.0194  0.3994  10.62 120.10
Win   692     DAVID SMITH         + 0.1195 10.0306  0.2306  09.80 115.30
 
      2211    KAREN STEVENS                  .     -9.0000  09.00   0.00
Win   798     NICK BARNETT        + 1.1236 11.6891  0.0591  11.63 116.82

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16:45

Super Street eliminations round 1

Drama in the third pair as Karen Stevens' Vega did a hard right turn past the stripe, T-Boned Al Medley's Olds and then barrel-rolled. Safety crews moved real quick, one of the emergency exit crew was off and running within a couple of seconds. Word from race officials is that both racers got themselves out of their cars, both were taken to the Medical Centre to be checked out.

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

28/05/2018 16:52:14                              7  SUPER STREET #1   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   79      DAVE CHERRETT       + 0.0665 10.9298  0.0298  10.90  81.68
      55      NICOLE PARKER       + 0.0921 11.1053  0.2053  10.90 117.17
 
Win   569     LEIGH MORRIS        + 0.1078 10.9357  0.0357  10.90 119.50
         Bye                                 .     -1.09000 10.90   0.00
 
Win   2211    KAREN STEVENS       + 0.0062 10.9311  0.0311  10.90 125.81
      864     ALAN MEDLEY         + 0.3153 11.1092  0.2092  10.90 123.88

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16:05

FIM Europe Junior Drag Bike Cup eliminations round 1

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

28/05/2018 16:03:45                              17  FIM JUNIOR BIKE   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   12      LIAM HOLGATE        + 0.2788  8.1617  0.0417  08.12  86.21
      13      MEGGIE TALBOT       + 0.2203  9.3309 -0.0391  09.37  71.76
 
Win   11      BLADE DUMMER        + 0.3228  8.6520 -0.0480  08.70  75.74
         Bye                                 .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

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15:55

Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator eliminations round 2

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 15:59:17                              11  STREET ELIMINATOR 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      870     ADAM CHARNLEY       + 0.1911 12.6733 12.6733  00.00 108.84
Win   537     MARTIN SMITH        + 0.5627  7.9249  7.9249  00.00 189.77
 
      54      CARL GOLDSMITH      + 0.0093 13.0828 13.0828  00.00 126.15
Win   524     NICK HALE           + 0.1723 11.3852 11.3852  00.00 131.44

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Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout eliminations round 3

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 16:01:16                              9  SUPER GAS         
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   424     JON GILES           + 0.1024  9.9196  0.0196  09.90 150.56
      970     ANDY HARRISON       + 0.0388  9.8808 -0.0192  09.90 135.77
 
      42      SIMON FULTON                   .     -9.9000  09.90   0.00
Win   24      TAYLER LETCHFORD    + 0.0957  9.7389 -0.1611  09.90 143.97
 
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 0.0303  9.8962 -0.0038  09.90 156.30
        Bye                                  .     -9.9000  09.90   0.00

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15:45

Exhibition

Martin Hill (Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster) 5.2243/308.34 bye

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# 0960     Date 05/28/2018  15:37:30

  EXHIBITION/RWYB    TIME TRIALS     
NONE            Car Number         JD5     
Run Aborted                                
                    Name MARTIN HILL         
                   Class                 
                   Dial In          00.00
              Reaction       + 7.1117  
                   60 ft           .9729
                  330 ft          2.4691
                  1/8 ET          3.5801
                 1/8 MPH          228.97
                1000' ET          4.4846
                1000' MPH         274.68
                 1/4  ET          5.2243
                 1/4 MPH           308.34

NO CAR STAGE                     1st Finish

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Roger Goring (Firestorm Jet FC) 6.3461/260.55 bye

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# 0961     Date 05/28/2018  15:42:15

  EXHIBITION/RWYB    TIME TRIALS     
NONE            Car Number         FSTORM  
Run Aborted                                
                    Name                     
                   Class                 
                   Dial In          00.00
              Reaction       + 0.2842  
                   60 ft          1.2419
                  330 ft          3.0718
                  1/8 ET          4.3959
                 1/8 MPH          193.55
                1000' ET          5.4688
                1000' MPH         232.45
                 1/4  ET          6.3461
                 1/4 MPH           260.55

NO CAR STAGE                     1st Finish

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Eric Teboul (Rocket Bike) 5.2849/279.76

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# 0962     Date 05/28/2018  15:48:53

  EXHIBITION/RWYB    TIME TRIALS     
NONE            Car Number         ROCKET  
Run Aborted                                
                    Name ERIC TEBOUL         
                   Class                 
                   Dial In          00.00
              Reaction       + 2.4588  
                   60 ft           .9919
                  330 ft          2.4901
                  1/8 ET          3.5862
                 1/8 MPH          230.04
                1000' ET          4.4936
                1000' MPH         269.77
                 1/4  ET          5.2849
                 1/4 MPH           279.76

NO CAR STAGE                     1st Finish

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15:30

FIA Pro Modified eliminations round 3

Jimmy Ålund 5.9362/241.22 def. Jan Ericksson 6.0272/236.52

Jimmy away first 0.0634 to 0.0995, the quicker sixty 0.9843 to 1.0110, both driving through high-frequency shake. Jimmy with a visible lead at the eighth 3.9054/191.83 to Jan's 3.9685/190.37, Jimmy to the stripe first by 0.1271.

Micke Gullqvist 5.9255/241.59 def. David Vegter 6.0177/238.71

David moved first 0.0658 to 0.0801, Micke qith the quicker sixty 0.9781 to David's 1.0022 with shake passing the Tree. Micke visibly ahead at the eighth 3.9016/192.06 to David's 3.9592/190.13, two straight runs, Micke there first by 0.0779.

15:25

FIA Top Methanol eliminations round 2

Dennis Habermann 5.3983/269.88 def. Jürgen Nagel 6.1509/233.94

Dennis with the better RT 0.1098 to Jürgen's 0.1223 so making up the defecit from the get-go. Dennis to sixty in 0.9048 with shake, a pedal as the dragster moved right, 1.0520 for Jürgen also with shake, a pedal and the car picked up. Dennis visibly pulling away at the eighth 3.5765/215.49 to Jürgen's 4.0851/187.29, the stripe Dennis' by 0.5451.

Timo Habermann 5.3144/264.21 def. Jonny Lagg 5.5748/262.04

Timo away first 0.0512 to 0.9863, Jonny with a cyliner out from launch. Timo to sixty in 0.8760, Jonny in 0.9863, shake for Timo passing the Tree but no real problem, 3.4824/213.93 at the eighth, Jonny to the eighth in 3.7234/213.47 still with the cylinder out, Timo took it by 0.2754.

15:15

FIM Europe Super Street Bike eliminations round 3

Steve Venables 6.9344/193.05 def. Roberth Häggblom 7.7016/182.83
Mogens Lund 7.1001/203.47 def. Rick Stubbins 7.3326/166.66

Ven's bike really wanted to go left in the second half. Rick pulled a 0.0972 to 0.1934 holeshot on Mogens but shut off a touch early and couldn't hold on.

15:10

FIM Europe Pro Stock Bike eliminations round 2

Maurice Bertrand 7.6349/174.38 bye, Martin Bishop no show
Alex Hope 7.6245/173.73 def. Kenneth Holmberg 7.5388/175.74 DQ

No sign of Bish, no word why. 1.1575 to sixty for Maurice, 4.8658/144.37 at the eighth. -0.0763 red for #1 qualifier Kenneth handed it to Alex. Alex to sixty in 1.1560, the eighth in 4.8420/144.76. Fluid clean-up in Kenneth's lane.

15:05

FIM Europe Top Fuel Bike eliminations round 2

Filippos Papafilippou 6.2486/195.55 def. Lorcan Parnell 6.7408/218.00
Rikard Gustafsson 6.6503/207.88 def. Eric Richard 6.9073/193.86

Lorcan got a big jump on Fil 0.1458 to 0.3775 but then Fil was on his case, 1.0441 to sixty to Lorc's 1.1575, 4.0507/188.77 at the eighth to Lorc's 4.4650/168.26, Fil off the gas as he passed Lorc. 0.900to 0.2827 holeshot for Erik, Rikard rode through shake and had to feather the throttle twice, bike was moving around and Rikard was stabbing the throttle to stay ahead of Eric, pu tthe chute out before the stripe but took the win.

15:00

FIM Europe Supertwin eliminations round 2

Marcus Christiansen 6.3371/212.10 def. Ronny Aasen 6.4623/228.92
Hans Olav Olstad 6.6738/223.44 def. Neil Midgley 6.7676/161.91

Marcus now on a European ET record. 1.0939 to sixty, 4.1154/180.52 at the eighth. Ronny lost a bit of sixty, 1.1655, 4.3407/188.53 at the eighth, huge speed above the European record but no more chance to back it up. Thanks to Andy Marrs for telling us that that was the quickest and fastest side-by-side Supertwin run in Europe. COngratulations both! 1.0520 to sixty for Midgo, 1.1734 for Hans Olav, Midgo with the much better eighth 4.1663/175.54 to Hans Olav's 4.4796/176.20, Midgo shut it off at about 1000 feet havign been ahead all the way and Ronny got past him.

14:55

Nostalgia Funny Car eliminations round 1

Bob Glassup 6.6371/213.93 bye, Rob Elsom shut off

Rob shut off and pushed back for a fluid leak, puddles slowly evaporating as I type. Fantastic run for Bob! 1.1524 to sixty, 4.3971/174.96 at the eighth. New PB, well done Bob and team!

Tony Betts 6.0161/245.04 bye

Great run for Tony too! 1.0588 to sixty, 4.0168/194.35 to the eighth, headed right past 330 feet but pulled it back.

14:45

FIA Top Fuel Dragster eliminations round 2

Anita Mäkelä 3.9084/310.01 def. Antti Horto 5.9555/108.58

Anita away first 0.1021 to Antti's 0.1080, Antti with the better sixty 0.8505 to Anita's 0.8540, no real sign of shake for either. Anita with the 330 foot advantage 2.2012 to Antti's 2.2804, problem for Antti before the eighth, we think maybe a belt, 3.9505/127.48, Anita long gone by the eighth 3.1279 at a huge 277.51, drove it out the back door.

Stig Neergaard 10.7840/57.46 def. Liam Jones 4.0278/251.81 DQ

-0.0475 red for Liam handed it to Stig who was there for the taking. Stig's tyres straight up in smoke, 1.1648 to sixty, a lot of smoke and a couple of pedals, dragster moved left and right, 4.3073 at 330 feet, cruising at the eighth 7.3250/75.28. Liam blissfully unaware got to sixty in 0.8667, 2.2109 to 330 feet, 3.1551/268.18 at the eighth, belt broke before the stripe.

14:35

Comp Eliminator eliminations round 3

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 14:38:44                              12  COMP ELIMINATOR   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   203     ANDY HONE           + 0.1268  7.3913 -0.5987  07.99 183.59
      95      BELINDA BULL        + 0.0681  7.1003 -0.3897  07.49 191.27
 
        Bye                                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   727     ROBIN ORTHODOXOU    + 0.1351  7.1625 -0.3275  07.49 193.49

* = Disqualified 
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14:30

Gearhead Garage UK Super Pro ET eliminations round 3

Paul Przybyl +0.0067 in his race with Laura Turburville.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

28/05/2018 14:34:39                              22  SUPER PRO ET      
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      915     OLIVER PETZOLD      + 0.1890  8.5126  0.1126  08.40 159.58
Win   250     NICK GOOD           + 0.1117  6.8711  0.0511  06.82 174.98
 
      717     LAURA TURBURVILLE   + 0.1418  7.8554 -0.0646  07.92 168.52
Win   640     PAUL PRZYBYL        + 0.0563  7.5567  0.0067  07.55 161.88
 
Win   793     DAVID EVANS         + 0.1150  8.0474 -0.0026  08.05 168.52
      4       JOE KELLETT         + 0.0641  8.0323 -0.0177  08.05 164.22
 
Win   68      BRIAN PATEMAN       + 0.0170  8.9056  0.0356  08.87 143.37
      435     IAN POWELL          + 0.0147  8.0397  0.0597  07.98 166.65

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14:10

Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout eliminations round 2

Perfect 0.0003 RT for Stu Doignie in his race with Dave Fulton, well done Stu! Next pair and a perfect 9.9007 for Collin Morrice in his race with Tayler Letchford, well done Colin! Tayler took the race on RT advantage.

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 14:12:59                              9  SUPER GAS         
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      68      BRIAN PATEMAN       + 0.0985  9.8582 -0.0418  09.90 152.59
Win   970     ANDY HARRISON       + 0.0250  9.8804 -0.0196  09.90 139.92
 
Win   424     JON GILES           + 0.0333  9.8857 -0.0143  09.90 149.56
      520     GILLES PERRUCHOUD   + 0.1688  9.6853 -0.2147  09.90 136.54
 
Foul  541     SIMON GOUGH         - 0.3876  9.9677  0.0677  09.90 152.59
Win   42      SIMON FULTON        - 0.0589  9.8415 -0.0585  09.90 146.74
 
      22      DAVE FULTON         + 0.0488  9.8459 -0.0541  09.90 147.59
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 0.0003  9.8650 -0.0350  09.90 154.19
 
      1969    COLLIN MORRICE      + 0.0988  9.9007  0.0007  09.90 143.85
Win   24      TAYLER LETCHFORD    + 0.0207  9.9677  0.0677  09.90 143.47

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Quick break for track prep.

14:05

Lucas Oil Junior Dragster eliminations round 2

Perfect 0.0007 RT for Luke Mugridge in his bye, well done Luke!

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 14:08:07                              21  JUNIOR DRAGSTER   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      12      HARLEY COULSELL     + 0.1766  9.5475 -0.2925  09.84  64.79
Win   1966    JACQUELINE BARTLET  + 0.2827 12.1359  0.2359  11.90  52.94
 
Win   21      LUKE MUGRIDGE       + 0.0007  8.8890 -0.0110  08.90  73.51
        Bye                                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Foul  10      HOLLEY MARSHALL     - 0.0078  7.9471  0.0371  07.91  81.37
Win   5       MATTHEW DOWDY       + 0.0764  7.9343 -0.0657  08.00  81.66
 
Foul  45      TOM KAYE            - 0.0112  8.0138  0.0438  07.97  82.86
Win   4       CAITLIN WILSON      + 0.1205  8.0921  0.0421  08.05  83.00
 
Win   15      KAITLAN DEEVEY      + 0.2960  8.7498  0.0498  08.70  70.68
Foul  19      LIAM MCDONALD       - 0.0237 13.0791 -0.0809  13.16  47.86
 
Win   24      HARRY REDSHAW       + 0.1426  8.9988  0.0188  08.98  72.60
      3       JORDAN PAYNE        + 0.0564  7.8977 -0.0123  07.91  82.86

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13:55

Super Comp eliminations round 2

Darryl Howells in the pairing lanes for his race with Ronald Huis but was towed back to the pits. Greetings to Stuart and the team at Fix Auto Penzance, your boy Martin Curbishley through this round and a bye next round. With the Terry Gibbs Super Gas Shootout due its next round soon Stu Doignie staged for his round win as it was a bye.

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 13:59:53                              8  SUPER COMP        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   24      PAUL LETCHFORD      + 0.0613  9.0453  0.1453  08.90 135.22
      151     PAUL HUDSON         + 0.1695  9.2951  0.3951  08.90 153.14
 
Win   55      RONALD HUIS         + 0.4608 14.7095  5.8095  08.90  64.07
      58      DARRYL HOWELLS                 .     -8.9000  08.90   0.00
 
Win   386     MARTIN CURBISHLEY   + 0.1637  8.9308  0.0308  08.90 150.56
      323     PHILIP BENNETT      + 0.0115  9.1693  0.2693  08.90 138.68
 
      90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0767  9.0253  0.1253  08.90 110.43
Win   4       LEAH KELLETT        + 0.0313  8.9820  0.0820  08.90 152.13
 
Win   1       STUART DOIGNIE      + 1.1198   .     -8.9000  08.90   0.00
        Bye                                  .     -8.9000  08.90   0.00

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13:50

Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator eliminations round 1

Joe Stevens did not make the Cruise so did not appear in eliminations.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

28/05/2018 13:54:03                              11  STREET ELIMINATOR 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   870     ADAM CHARNLEY       - 0.1278 12.6274 12.6274  00.00 111.01
Foul  57      GRAHAM SMITH        - 0.3080 10.2287 10.2287  00.00 140.82
 
      63      JOE STEVENS                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   54      CARL GOLDSMITH      + 0.2133 12.4764 12.4764  00.00 128.81
 
      38      OLY WHITEHOUSE      + 0.3755 12.4859 12.4859  00.00  98.84
Win   524     NICK HALE           + 0.6153  9.9108  9.9108  00.00 136.13
 
      436     NIGEL HALE          + 0.5203 11.0441 11.0441  00.00 129.41
Win   537     MARTIN SMITH        + 0.3960  8.4501  8.4501  00.00 175.76

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13:45

Modurstang Pro ET eliminations round 2

Ben Newsome and Mike Lacey +0.0069 and +0.0036 on dial-ins respectively in the first pair. Dan Williams and Paul Brown with -0.0036 and -0.0034 RTs respectively, Dan did it first so he was the one on the trailer, double breakouts into the bargain but Paul already had it won. Wayne Hiscock a no show for his race with Keith Herbert due to engine damage yesterday.

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                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 13:48:58                              23  PRO ET            
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   74      BEN NEWSOME         + 0.0523 11.7269  0.0069  11.72 108.81
      795     MIKE LACEY          + 0.1012  9.0836  0.0036  09.08 148.65
 
Foul  864     ALAN MEDLEY         - 0.0620 11.1010 -0.0090  11.11 124.05
Win   2211    KAREN STEVENS       + 0.3717 10.9314  0.0314  10.90 134.87
 
Foul  314     STEVEN HUDSON       - 0.0806 10.8359  1.7059  09.13  88.21
Win   798     NICK BARNETT        + 0.0533 11.7561  0.1261  11.63 101.39
 
Foul  608     DAN WILLIAMS        - 0.0036  9.9068 -0.1132  10.02 130.89
Win   1001    PAUL BROWN          - 0.0034  8.9984 -0.1516  09.15 147.14
 
Win   1       BRIAN HUXLEY        + 0.1023  9.5824 -0.0076  09.59 139.42
Foul  559     THOMAS WATKINS      - 0.0136  9.6963  0.1263  09.57 134.51
 
Win   915     JANINE HAGEN        + 0.1150 10.8285  0.0285  10.80 116.72
      637     NEIL WATKINS        + 0.1376 11.3796 -0.0004  11.38 115.34
 
Win   692     DAVID SMITH         + 0.2662  9.7463  0.0463  09.70 138.10
Foul  450     MARK BAILEY         - 0.0575  8.9476 -0.0524  09.00 153.13
 
      158     WAYNE HISCOCK                  .     -9.0000  09.00   0.00
Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.0752  9.4976  0.0276  09.47 139.91

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13:35

Exhibition

Martin Hill (Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster) 5.1922/310.41 bye

Fastest ever Jet Dragster pass outside the USA for Martin, well done Martin and Richard! 230.02 mph at the eighth.

13:25

FIA Pro Modified eliminations round 2

Jimmy Ålund 5.9152/242.53 def. Freddy Fagerström 6.0939/235.16

Freddy back to the half-track burnouts, I guess he has bought the spare now rather than borrowing it. Jimmy away first 0.0955 to Freddy's 0.1341, Jimmy had the better sixty 0.9763 to Freddy's 1.0031 with shake, which he drove through even though the pick-up was heading right. Mild shake for Jimmy past the Tree but stayed with it, stormer at the eighth 3.8895/193.39 to Freddy's 4.0064/187.28, Jimmy there first by 0.2173.

Micke Gullqvist 5.9147/245.40 def. Norbert Kuno 6.7611/172.39

Norbert visibly moved first 0.0867 to 0.1573, Micke with the better sixty, just, 0.9742 to 0.9764. Norbert drove through shak eand Micke was visibly pulling away before the eighth 3.9008/193.64 to Norbret's 4.1958/163.41, shut off before the stripe.

David Vegter 6.4239/190.59 def. Kim Christiansen 14.0331/71.29 DQ

-0.1298 red for Kim then shake and tyres up in smoke into the bargain. 0.9851 to sixty for David then shake, wisps of smoke from the tyres, pedal lost him time before the eighth 4.1405/181.41 and off the gas before 1000 feet.

Jan Ericksson 6.0033/237.77 def. Andy Robinson 7.1112/151.62

Eurodragster.com sponsor Andy moved first 0.0962 to 0.0755, the better sixty .09813 to jan's 0.9971. Big shake for Andy, pedalled as the Camaro moved right, meanwhile Jan to the eighth in 3.9476/190.36, Andy sounded to have transmission problems at the eighth 4.2881/165.75 and shut it off in the second half.

13:15

FIM Europe Super Street Bike eliminations round 2

Steve Venables 6.9281/208.19 def. Steve Mead 7.3316/195.33
Roberth Häggblom 7.5801/188.20 def. Franklyn Borg 10.0071/86.53
Mogens Lund 7.0873/203.47 def. Daniel Donat Lencses 15.9711/44.31
Rick Stubbins 7.2652/198.99 def. Erich Gruber 7.6723/185.83

Ven's 6.928 a new record backed up by his qualifying pass, congratulations Ven! Frankyn with problems about 300 feet out sat up, similar story for Daniel.

13:10

FIM Europe Top Fuel Bike eliminations round 1

Eric Richard 7.2749/159.07 def. Dale Leeks 9.0780/95.50
Glenn Borg shut off, Lorcan Parnell 8.0251/127.74
Rikard Gustafsson 5.9661/250.45 def. Stu Crane 7.7490/164.85
Filippos Papafilippou no time v Thomas Pettersson no time

Dale in as an alternate for Steve Woollatt. Dale with gear sleection problems shut off by half track, Eric shut off at about 1000 feet but the victory was safe by then. Glenn shut off in stage, Lorcan to sixty in 1.2018, to the eighth in 4.7331/135.78 but got very close to banging the 1000 foot and quarter mile reflectors. Stu strapped a 0.0627 to 0.4153 holeshot on Rikard and got to sixty in 1.1198 but was then given a view of Rikard's rear end, 1.0840 to sixty, 3.9549/197.57 at the eighth. Congratulations to Rikard and team on backing up yesterday's 250.55 mph record and on two of the top four Top Fuel Bike speeds on the planet. No times or speeds for Fil v Thomas, stay tuned for re-run news. Fil's tyre started to turn 200 feet out then went up in smoke. Thomas rode through shake and then shut off before half track.

12:50

FIM Europe Supertwin eliminations round 1

Marcus Christiansen 6.4586/223.38 def. Marc van den Boer 14.2462/62.13
Ronny Aasen 6.3854/198.91 def. Martijn de Haas no time
Neil Midgley 6.5839/170.45 def. Allan Davies 7.9231/176.44
Hans Olav Olstad 6.5333/220.10 def. Gert-Jan Laseur 12.9773/65.94

-0.3667 red for Marc. Marcus approaching ET record territory and within a fag paper of the speed record. Metallic bang from Martijn's bike, shut off and pulled over to the guardrail at the eighth. Marcus near European record territory, Ronny with the first half of a European ET record, well done Ronny, Ton and Vincent! More to come as Ronny was off the gas before the stripe. retrieval and brief clean-up in Martijn's lane. Very stout run for Midgo, 1.0451 to sixty, 4.0961/176.78 at the eighth, off the gas before the stripe. Nice run for Allan, development continuing apace on the Brachtvogel / Davies bike. Gert-Jan's bike headed left and he shut it off, close to the wall. 1.1734 to sixty for Hans Olav, 4.3933/182.51 at the eighth. Safety crews chased Hans Olav down, clean-up called also.

12:30

FIA Pro Stock eliminations round 1

Stefan Ernryd 6.6033/210.01 def. Michael Malmgren 6.6879/207.05

Stefan left first 0.0397 to Michael's 0.0555, the better sixty 0.9813 to Michal'e 1.0013 with a little shake but he had it covered. Stefan to the eighth in 4.2537/166.55 to Michael's 4.3051/164.00 and took it by 0.1004.

Robin Norén 6.6525/206.26 def. Bengt Ljungdahl 8.5470/104.46 DQ

-0.1810 red for Bengt gave it to Robin who was in any case on PB form. 0.9774 to sixty, 4.2765/164.83 to the eighth. Congratulations to Robin and team on the PB!

12:25

FIA Top Methanol eliminations round 1

Jürgen Nagel 5.8161/237.32 def. Sandro Bellio 15.7056/31.94

FC v FC so heads-up race. Short burnout for Sandro by this weekend's standards. Jürgen visibly moved first 0.0963 to Sandro's 0.2634, Sandro with the better sixty 0.9562 to 1.0012 but then hit shake, pedalled and lost drive before 330 feet and played no further part. Jürgen to the eighth in 3.8278/197.62, drifted right of centre but nothing serious.

Jonny Lagg 5.4244/259.65 def. Rod Harrison 5.8031/241.25

Jonny away first 0.0560 to Rod's 0.0866, the better sixty 0.95825 to 0.9912, not much sign of shake for either, looked closer than it was at the eighth 3.5984/218.07 for Jonny to Rod's 3.8348/199.35, both with clean straight runs, Jonny to the stripe first by 0.4093.

Timo Habermann 6.8007/236.09 def. Micke Larsson 7.1778/177.84

0.22 head start for Micke but Timo had that made up as soon as the Tree ran 0.0415 to Micke's 0.3265, Timo to sixty in 0.8929 to Micke's shaky 1.0350, Timo's tyres smoked a little and he pedalled, the dragster moved left as Micke's FC was pitched right by shake. Cars close together, both realised the other wasn't on it and both got on the gas. Micke with a couple of stabs then had to pull it away from the line. Timo to the eighth in 4.6709/167.75 hard on the throttle and was visibly accelerating harder than Micke, took it by 0.4421.

Dennis Habermann 5.3062/274.04 bye

0.9198 to sixty, shake and a move right and a pedal then he was off and running as the tryes hooked up. 3.5220/218.92 at the eighth and a huge terminal speed.

12:00

Fuel Funny Car eliminations round 1

Steve Ashdown 5.1126/194.60 def. Birgitte Bremnes 5.3428/149.61

Steve away first 0.1916 to Birgitte's 0.2410 0.1916, Steve also with the quicker sixty 0.9636 to 0.9673. Birgitte and Steve both hit shake at the same place, about 300 feet out, Birgitte to 330 feet in 2.5207 to Steve's 2.5841, blackstriping from both cars, Birgitte off the track before the eighth 3.8630/165.25, Steve on the gas past the eighth 3.9067/193.37 until a flash of flame and a bang and the blower relief panel flew high into the ait. Safety crews chased Steve down the shutdown area. Clean-up in Birgitte's lane.

Kevin Kent 5.8898/148.69 def. Kevin Chapman 6.5540/99.94

Kavin C almost back from his burnout before Kevin K pulled his burnout. Kevin K away first 0.3117 to 0.4636, Kevin C with the quicker sixty 0.9554 to Kevin K's .9696, Kevin K blackstriping, moving left and off the gas before the eighth 4.3805/118.19, Kevin K's car moved right after shake, a pedal then back on it, to the eighth in 4.4043/161.69 then his blower panel burst before the thousand. Clean-up in Kevin C's lane.

11:25

FIM Europe Super Street Bike eliminations round 1 (after re-run)

Steve Venables 7.0314/200.77 def. Jemma Venables 11.0366/123.54
Steve Mead 7.3288/194.63 def. Rudi Zorzi 11.3793/70.58
Franklyn Borg 7.6520/188.24 def. Mark Hope 24.3791/30.32
Roberth Häggblom 7.6324/184.35 def. Graham Balchin 8.2770/183.62
Erich Gruber 7.7148/185.87 def. Jake Mechaell 10.9730/99.71
Mogens Lund 7.0439/203.39 def. Sandro Haldimann 7.5471/192.05
Daniel Donat Lencses 7.2125/198.14 def. Rudolfo Maduro 7.2364/198.91
Rick Stubbins 7.6902/185.13 def. Graham Dance 8.4084/192.12 DQ red light

Turning tyre then a wheelie for Jemma in the re-run with Steve.

11:20

FIA Top Fuel Dragster eliminations round 1

Anita Mäkelä 3.9829/284.66 def. Jndia Erbacher 8.9484/74.48

National Anthem before firing up, a big thumbs-up to Anita's and Jndia's teams for removing their baseball caps for the anthem. It means a lot guys, thank you. Jndia nudged the throttle as the lights ran, car moved forward but not enough to trigger the clocks, Anita to sixty in 0.8729 to Jndia's 0.9129, shake and off the gas. Anita to 330 feet in 2.2380, the eighth in 3.1697/271.05, some haze around the motor and off the gas before the stripe.

Liam Jones 5.1591/246.35 def. Stefan Gunnarsson 6.6229/100.36

Pedalfest. Liam with a visible holeshot 0.0532 to Stefan's 0.1533, Liam to sixty in 0.8500 to Stefan's 0.8604, shake for both and pedals and both realised the other wasn't on the gas and got back on it. Liam to 330 feet in 2.5213 to Stefan's 2.7729, Liam dealing with shake whilst Sfetan's tyres went up in smoke, he pedalled a couple of times and the dragster started to go out of shape, a violent move right, we saw the side of the car and I swear he was up on one wheel at one point, if not none. Off the gas and pulled it straight, how he kept it off the centre line I don't know. Liam shake-stricken but straight at the eighth 4.0555/167.04 to Stefan's 4.5038/126.43, Liam first to the stripe by 1.5639. Oil clean-up in Stefan's lane.

Antti Horto 6.7002/90.15 def. Björn Mårtensson 7.2594/99.06

Very short burnout for Björn, Antti's tyres hardly lit, this could get interesting. Antti visibly moved first 0.1305 to 0.2212, 0.8551 to sixty, 0.9113 sixty for Stefan with shake, pedal and tyres up in smoke before 330 feet ni 2.4488. 2.4737 to 330 feet for Antti, shake and off the gas, 4.3428/112.02 at the eighth.

Stig Neergaard 7.7658/153.64 def. Duncan Micallef 14.3953/34.52

Duncan away first 0.1333 to 0.1443, Stig's tyres straight up in smoke, 1.2238 to sixty, Duncan to sixty in 0.9694 then bad shake, a pedal and then I suspect his belt broke as the car was dead in the water, Stig pedalled a couple of times, car made big moveds left and right but he realised that Dncan was going nowhere and was getting past at any price. Duncan with the better 330 through momentum 3.9472, Stig 4.0605 but he was past Duncan at the eighth 6.2714/128.72 to Duncan's 8.3417/45.61.

10:40

Comp Eliminator eliminations round 2

Rob just edged out of stage going up on the revs before the lights ran. carb cough for Robin Orthodoxou before staging but restarted without drama. Tim got seriously out of shape at about 1100 feet but held on to it and put the chute out. Taking a hand off the wheel to pull the chute took a certain weight of cojone.

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                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 10:41:22                              12  COMP ELIMINATOR   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   203     ANDY HONE           + 0.5533  7.6977 -0.2923  07.99 150.53
      55      ROB SMALLWORTH                 .     -7.9900  07.99   0.00
 
Win   68      TIM MUGRIDGE        + 0.0166  8.3951  0.4051  07.99 122.41
Foul  727     ROBIN ORTHODOXOU    - 0.0906  9.0262  1.5362  07.49 111.08
 
Foul Win  95  BELINDA BULL        - 0.0852  7.1158 -0.3742  07.49 189.83
        Bye                                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

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10:30

FIM Europe Super Street Bike eliminations round 1

Steve Venables v Jemma Venables to be re-run
Steve Mead 7.3288/194.63 def. Rudi Zorzi 11.3793/70.58
Franklyn Borg 7.6520/188.24 def. Mark Hope 24.3791/30.32
Roberth Häggblom 7.6324/184.35 def. Graham Balchin 8.2770/183.62
Erich Gruber 7.7148/185.87 def. Jake Mechaell 10.9730/99.71
Mogens Lund 7.0439/203.39 def. Sandro Haldimann 7.5471/192.05
Daniel Donat Lencses 7.2125/198.14 def. Rudolfo Maduro 7.2364/198.91
Rick Stubbins 7.6902/185.13 def. Graham Dance 8.4084/192.12 DQ red light

Tree didn't run for Steve and Jem, Jem left and then shut off, Ven sat in stage. Big wheelie for Rudi, well-controlled but lost a lot of time and had to shut off. Same story for Mark only a slightly more rough landing and then another wheelie and shut it off. Thomas Granica out with engine damage so Roberth in as alternate and promptly took out Graham with a PB. Garry Bowe out with engine damage, Eric in as alternate and same story here, took out qualifier Jake Mechaell. Sandro achieves his season aim of a mid-seven in a few days, well done Sandro and team! Graham edged out of stage as the lights ran.

10:15

FIA Pro Modified eliminations round 1

Norbert Kuno 24.1696/29.37 bye, Kev Slyfield did not start

Kev's motor did not start, crew worked quickly to crank the motor over and try again but eventually told to give it up by the pairing lane marshal. Norbert took the bye, 1.1063 to sixty with big shake then motor screamed, a bang and a flash of flame appeared underneath the back of the car. Track checked and all OK.

Freddy Fagerström 6.6068/231.68 def. Bruno Bader 7.1366/220.14

Freddy back in competition after a fellow racer sent his girlfriend with parts from Sweden overnight. Big shake for both, 1.1456 to sixty for Freddy and 1.2205 for Bruno, Bruno's motor zinged as the Vette turned left, Freddy's passenger side door flapped open. The cars got quite close both near to the centre line, a pedal each and hooked up and went. Freddy visibly ahead at the eighth 4.4928/184.16 to Bruno's 4.9055/171.10, Freddy to the stripe first by 0.5626.

Jan Ericksson 6.6668/221.33 def. Wayne Nicholson 6.6255/207.93

Pre-stage burndown, then Jan strapped a 0.0782 to 0.3396 holeshot on Wayne. Jan to sixty in 1.1088, no sixty for Wayne. Both hit shake Wayne's Vette made a move and he had to pedl then the car picked up with a much better eighth 4.1211/158.81 to Jan's 4.5239/180.46 but Jan had too much of a start line advantage.

Kim Christiansen 6.0200/243.68 bye, Jean Dulamon no show

No Jean, n'aucun mot pourquoi. Kim took the bye, 0.9946 to sixty, shake from 100 to 200 feet but stayed on the gas and stayed straight, 3.9711/187.76 at the eighth.

David Vegter 6.1374/232.87 def. Bobby Wallace 8.0780/121.90

Bobby away first 0.0494 to 0.0355, David with the better sixty 0.9759 to Bobb's 1.0957, David held on to the car through shake and a drift right, 4.0350/184.98 to the eighth, Bobby had already given it up at by the eighth 4.5865/139.23.

Andy Robinson 6.0124/239.84 def. Marcus Hilt 11.8112/56.74

Eurodragster.com sponsor Andy away first 0.1040 to 0.1332, Andy to sixty in 0.9803 to Marcus' .09871, Marcus hit bad shake and shut off. Andy to the eighth in 3.9391/187.79, clean run with no visible drama.

Jimmy Ålund 12.2034/58.12 bye, Jon Webster no show

Eurodragster.com sponsor Jon out with damage from a lifter. Jimmy to sixty in 1.0185 with shake starting, shake got worse and the Old 51 moved to the right, Jimmy got off the gas before 330 feet.

Micke Gullqvist 6.1124/240.31 bye, Peter Wacker no show

No Peter so Micke took the bye. 0.9697 to sixty, pedal and a feather and back on it, car swaying a little, 4.0499/188.10 at the eighth.

09:50

Gearhead Garage UK Super Pro ET eliminations round 2

First run of the day, first thing in the morning, and a 0.0080 RT for Nick Good in his race with Eurodragster.com brother-in-law Tom Atkinson. 0.0019 RT for Laura Turburville in her race with Oliver Krautberger. 0.0072 RT for Brian Pateman in his race with Billy Gane.

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                 FIA & FIM(E) Main Event 2018. Santa Pod Raceway. UK.  
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

28/05/2018 09:52:20                              22  SUPER PRO ET      
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      6       TOM ATKINSON        + 0.2122  8.8175  0.0475  08.77 152.57
Win   250     NICK GOOD           + 0.0080  6.9546  0.1446  06.81 172.34
 
      782     DAVID RUSSELL       + 0.2448  8.7275  0.0375  08.69 159.02
Win   4       JOE KELLETT         + 0.0532  8.1185  0.0685  08.05 148.64
 
Foul  474     ASHLEY BELL         - 0.0080  8.8030 -0.0470  08.85 145.67
Win   640     PAUL PRZYBYL        + 0.2211  7.5709  0.0709  07.50 174.28
 
Foul  944     MARK HENNEY                   8.6450  0.9950  07.65 117.62
Win   435     IAN POWELL          + 0.1036  8.0159  0.0359  07.98 166.64
 
Win   793     DAVID EVANS         + 0.1401  8.0802  0.0402  08.04 167.89
      988     JEN KONNECKE        + 0.0424  8.4869  0.2969  08.19 146.67
 
      208     OLIVER KRAUTBERGER  + 0.0995  9.0552  0.0852  08.97 149.04
Win   717     LAURA TURBURVILLE   + 0.0019  7.9687  0.0887  07.88 156.82
 
Win   68      BRIAN PATEMAN       + 0.0072  8.8756  0.0556  08.82 149.09
      90      BILLY GANE          + 0.1140  8.3541  0.0341  08.32 166.65
 
Foul  254     BILLY EVERITT       - 0.0194 21.0468 12.9968  08.05  45.76
Win   915     OLIVER PETZOLD      + 0.1231  9.1771  0.6271  08.55 126.58

* = Disqualified 
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A brush-up for the track and then into Pro Modified.

07:40

Good morning and welcome from Santa Pod Raceway for our coverage of the FIA / FIM Main Event brought to you in association with John Woolfe Racing.

Today's plan is for a frequently-updated report and results on qualifying, pit notes from Simon, and a photo gallery at the end of the day courtesy of Julian, Kirstie and Diana.

No webcast from us today; Santa Pod Raceway are running their own Web TV courtesy of Barney and the guys at Box Lane TV. You will be able to tune in at www.facebook.com/santapodraceway.

Currently misty but dry here at Santa Pod. The gantry is not actually visible from the office but once the sun comes up a bit further that will burn off I'm sure.

The traditional raceday Good Morning to our US Correspondent Kathy Hileman who is in some National Park somewhere and quite possibly without access to the outside world; either way we hope you are having fun Kathy. A big Good Morning to all the Eurodragsterholics out there; the usual greetings to Kai Plathan and the faithful Otto in Finland and Ivar Kolberg in Norway.

We are due to start at 09:15 with the presentation to top qualifiers. E2 of Modurstang Pro ET, which was postponed last night, will have to be squeezed in also. As ever during Pro sessions I will do my best to post after each pair so keep hitting Refresh.

Between now and 09:15 why not check out the report and another huge gallery from yesterday's qualifying. Don't forget that you can tune in to Nitro FM at www.eurodragster.com/nitrofm.

We'll be back when the first pair fires up.


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