VW Action / VP Racing Fuel Doorslammers
Santa Pod Raceway, 3rd-5th September 2021

Sunday



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17:20

Finals

Pro Doorslammer: Bruno Bader 6.0639/232.59 def. Kev Slyfield 6.0445/237.64
Bruno left first 0.0385 and went 0.9765 to 60ft and 3.9538/186.17 to the eighth, Kev +0.1095 RT, 1.0012 to 60ft and 3.9679/187.25 to the eighth
Fast R Street: Dave Mace 8.0702/165.52 def. Andy Bond NTR, stage foul.
A three minute staging duel ensured, Andy Bond needing to get boost up and Dave running nitrous had nothing to lose, both cars with cooling systems. Ian Marshall and Dave Warren ate sweets during it. The cars were sent back for the cars and drivers to cool down. On the second attempt Dave went straight in, Andy bumped over stage.
Front Wheel Drive: Andy Nicholls 9.6777/153.12 def. Stephen Ray 10.4298/134.92
A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder:Kev Jenkins 7.9379/170.46 def. Andy Hughes 9.2044/153.72
Six Cylinder: Gary Gooding 7.9584/170.43 def. Jeff Ludgate 9.5322/135.22
OCS Group Big Bracket: Billy Gane 8.5440/159.59 (8.52) def. Lee Huxley (9.60) 9.6471/137.68

16:35

OCS Group Big Bracket eliminations round 5

0.0076 win margin for Billy Gane against Nic Williams or 20 inches. Bye for Lee Huxley into the final.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 5

05/09/2021 16:36:25                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      8735    NIC WILLIAMS        + 0.0180  8.5918  0.0218  08.57 156.27
Win   90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0110  8.5312  0.0212  08.51 160.16
 
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   100     LEE HUXLEY          + 1.0713   .     -9.6000  09.60   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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16:30

Time Trials/Grudge Racing

Pawel Pietzrak (FWD Seat) first nine, 9.8941/143.92 new PB, well done Pawel and team! Al McSweeney 7.8081/176.41 for a new PB, well done Al! Maria Bachtsevanidou 12.1011/115.25 with revs on gear changes lower than before.

Tony Underhill in the Willys Sedan out again. 7.1098/191.39, 1.0519 to 60ft and 4.5474/152.52 to the eighth. Followed by Simon Swarbrick 11.6807/123.07. Sean Prout with the Smurf Civic, still in shakedown mode, ran with a bog off the line and then wobbly at mid track as he fed the power back in, 11.7500/138.68. Mike Whittaker 9.7045/142.56.

Guy King with Keith Williams in attendance, 10.0193/133.29. Keith Bartlett with Line Loc fixed, 0.0885 RT and 10.463/128.77. He came back and ran 10.6463/125.57.

15:50

OCS Group Big Bracket eliminations round 4

Lee Huxley defeated Keith Herbert both former winners of the Big Bracket, Keith undefeated in nine rounds of racing, but the streak came to an end with a holeshot by Lee. Nic Williams with a 0.0045 and win over Tom Atkinson who was 0.0266, MOV 0.0227. Bye for Billy Gane.

Followed by a practice run for Dave Swift, 8.6509/151.54, goal achieved, well done Dave!

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

05/09/2021 15:49:58                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   68      DAVID MCCALLAN      + 0.1436  9.1265  0.1465  08.98 147.47
 
      542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.1865  9.5651  0.0351  09.53 137.26
Win   100     LEE HUXLEY          + 0.1141  9.6570  0.0670  09.59 128.74
 
Win   8735    NIC WILLIAMS        + 0.0045  8.6046  0.0346  08.57 154.13
      221     TOM ATKINSON        + 0.0266  9.0052  0.0352  08.97 149.62
 
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0906  8.5191 -0.0009  08.52 161.13

* = Disqualified 
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15:45

Time Trials/Grudge Racing

Craig Evans 10.1850/143.44, Helder Pereira 9.6677 146.30, Mike Whittaker 10.3967/99.94, Darren Peart 7.8712/167.32, Dave Smith with a wiggle 9.9163/119.33 (1.2954 60ft), Lee Pike 9.2928/148.13, Stuart Mears 10.1658/136.58, Dave McCallan 9.1265/147.47, Mike Whittaker 9.7970/139.39.

15:15

Front Wheel Drive eliminations round 4

Stephen Ray beat Helder Pereira on a holeshot. Ahmed Jamshaid went red against Andy Nicholls who ran his Civic through as Ahmed slowed and clean-up in his lane.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

05/09/2021 15:15:28                              7  FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      50      HELDER PEREIRA      + 0.3112 10.3281 10.3281  00.00 136.05
Win   60      STEPHEN RAY         + 0.0910 10.3465 10.3465  00.00 136.99
 
Foul  52      AHMED JAMSHAID      - 0.2520 11.4312 11.4312  00.00  84.90
Win   999     ANDY NICHOLLS       + 0.0313  9.5598  9.5598  00.00 149.13

* = Disqualified 
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A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder eliminations round 4

Another seven for Kev Jenkins against a game 9.70/140 for Dave Crowhurst. Andy Hughes pulled away from Darren Scannell.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 4

05/09/2021 15:13:16                              8  4 CYLINDER        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   73      KEVIN JENKINS       + 0.6505  7.9220  7.9220  00.00 172.40
      281     DAVE CROWHURST      + 0.2584  9.7003  9.7003  00.00 140.38
 
Win   59      ANDY HUGHES         + 0.6268  9.1144  9.1144  00.00 154.16
      411                         + 0.3411  9.9975  9.9975  00.00 141.26

* = Disqualified 
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Time Trials/Grudge Racing

Andy Robinson came out for a time trial in Anger Management 2.0. Usual high revving burnout, 6.6369/202.12, revs dipping after the clutch released, 4.4269/181.23 to the eighth amd 1.1475 60ft

15:05

OCS Group Big Bracket eliminations round 3

Lee Huxley with a bye, Keith Herbert over Geoff Cowley with a better RT, Nic Williams over Dave Cherrett with MOV 0.0305, double breakout between Simon Innes and Billy Gane, with Billy breaking out the least, Tom Atkinson over Harrison Brown who broke out after a better RT, Harrison racing rather than dad Ian whose replacement transmission parts didn't arrive as expected.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

05/09/2021 15:06:25                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   100     LEE HUXLEY          + 0.1258  9.6217  0.0717  09.55 138.44
 
Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.0860  9.6808  0.1508  09.53 114.06
      495     GEOFF COWLEY        + 0.2083  9.5603  0.1603  09.40 133.32
 
Win   8735    NIC WILLIAMS        + 0.0175  8.5828  0.0328  08.55 158.47
      79      DAVE CHERRETT       + 0.0343  9.7965  0.0465  09.75 122.19
 
Win   90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0927  8.5233 -0.0067  08.53 159.58
      358     SIMON INNES         + 0.0640 10.7020 -0.0580  10.76 122.14
 
      660     HARRISON BROWN      + 0.0140 10.8212 -0.0088  10.83 121.06
Win   221     TOM ATKINSON        + 0.0565  8.9813  0.0113  08.97 149.61

* = Disqualified 
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14:50

Time Trials/Grudge Racing

Jose Leite 10.2501/135.63 vs Ant Mincher 13.8328/108.47, Chris Waterhouse 10.8593/128.33 vs Abi Tether 12.9422/105.43. Simon Swarbrick 11.5454/121.08, Pawel Pietzrak 11.0404/135.31, Maria Bachtsevanidou 10.9169/124.42, Chris Waterhouse 11.8286/105.78.

Commentators' grudge race: Colin Theobald (VW T5 Transporter) 16.830/80.22 def Luke Stevenson (VW Toureg) 18.7560/69.94.

Pawel Pietzrak 10.2202/142.52 vs Jose Leite 10.1847/134.93 first; Darren Dewhurst 10.4476/139.87, Sean Prout (FWD Civic) 11.0883/133.77, Lee Connor

Andy Robinson due for a test run shortly in the Anger Management 2.0.

14:25

Fast R Street eliminations round 2

Dave Mace in the sevens as Joe Stevens had smoke come out of his Stiletto and he slowed. Another great run for Andy Bond and first off the line against a slowing Al Mc.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

05/09/2021 14:30:07                              6  STREET            
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      63      JOE STEVENS         + 0.1538  9.8654  9.8654  00.00  99.06
Win   69      DAVE MACE           + 0.3280  7.9790  7.9790  00.00 167.91
 
Win   666     ANDY BOND           + 0.2450  6.9121  6.9121  00.00 208.09
      162     ALAN MCSWEENEY      + 0.6388 11.7350 11.7350  00.00  74.82

* = Disqualified 
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A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder draw for eliminations round 4

Andy Hughes v Darren Scannell
Dave Crowhurst v Kevin Jenkins

6 Cylinder eliminations round 1

Gary Gooding pulled away and then lifted. 9.54 PB for Mike Whittaker, well done Mike, but Jeff Ludgate out in front.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 14:24:49                              9  6 CYLINDER        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   666   Gary Gooding          + 1.3897  9.0458  9.0458  00.00 117.03
      573   Andrew Bambrick       + 0.5453 14.0130 14.0130  00.00  98.54
 
Win   28    Jeff Ludgate          + 0.2133  9.2373  9.2373  00.00 155.76
      42    Mike Whittaker        + 0.3987  9.5460  9.5460  00.00 141.70

* = Disqualified 
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A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder eliminations round 3

Darren Scannell off the line first and stayed ahead of Jordan Legard. Andy Hughes pulled away from Paul Jordan. Lucas Daglish missed a shift against another seven from Kev Jenkins, the Fraudster running more consitently than ever. Tom Semper and Dave Crowhurst in a burndown, Tom in first and got the jump, but Dave Crowhurst pulled away.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

05/09/2021 14:21:29                              8  4 CYLINDER        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   411                         + 0.1842 11.1481 11.1481  00.00  95.70
      13      JORDAN LEGARD       + 0.5011 11.2975 11.2975  00.00 122.55
 
Win   59      ANDY HUGHES         + 0.2565  9.1326  9.1326  00.00 154.68
      110     PAUL JORDAN         + 0.2947 11.1491 11.1491  00.00 101.44
 
      65      LUCAS DAGLISH       + 0.3644 13.3108 13.3108  00.00 106.51
Win   73      KEVIN JENKINS       + 0.6028  7.9469  7.9469  00.00 173.06
 
      58      TOM SEMPER          + 0.1950 12.1273 12.1273  00.00 113.47
Win   281     DAVE CROWHURST      + 0.4953  9.6370  9.6370  00.00 142.12

* = Disqualified 
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14:15

Front Wheel Drive draw for eliminations round 4

Stephen Ray v Helder Pereira
Ahmed Jamshaid v Andy Nichols

Front Wheel Drive eliminations round 3

Bye for Helder Pereira when Allan Duthie was a no-show. Ahmed Jamshaid pulled away from Adrian Solly. Red light for Marc Taylor against Stephen Ray. Calvin Skerritt a no show against Andy Nicholls who lifted.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 3

05/09/2021 14:13:01                              7  FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      114     ALLAN DUTHIE                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   50      HELDER PEREIRA      + 1.3623 21.9811 21.9811  00.00  37.53
 
      383     ADRIAN SOLLY        + 0.1633 10.6629 10.6629  00.00 127.95
Win   52      AHMED JAMSHAID      + 0.1644  9.9336  9.9336  00.00 140.78
 
      515     MARC TAYLOR                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   60      STEPHEN RAY         + 0.3246 10.1816 10.1816  00.00 142.10
 
Win   999     ANDY NICHOLLS       + 0.7390 13.3290 13.3290  00.00  71.23
      83      CALVIN SKERRITT                .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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14:05

Time trials

Dave Smith 8.4422/169.80 with lower revs on the launch and a couple of pedals, going in the right direction. Darren Peart 7.9214/166.07. Tony Underhill 7.0823/192.21, new PB, well done Tony, crew Fadster and team!

14:05

OCS Group Big Bracket eliminations round 2

Tom Atkinson on a bye . Holeshot win for Nic Williams with 0.0228 MOV. Dave McCallan pulled a red light against Keith Herbert, 0.0229 MOV. Lee Huxley with a better RT over James Oliver, 00486 MOV. Harrison Brown with a 0.0028 MOv or 7 inches over Brett Featherstone. Geoff Cowley on a holeshot win over Spencer Tramm, 0.0122 RT for Geoff, 0.0558 MOV. Dave Cherrett on a holeshot win over Guy King. Red light for Marc Huxley against Billy Gane. John Tebenham back after Pro Doorslammer against Simon Innes, who won with another holeshot. Followed by David Swift an arrow straight 9.5051.137.26

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

05/09/2021 14:03:04                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   221     TOM ATKINSON        + 0.0574  8.9859  0.0459  08.94 150.42
 
Win   8735    NIC WILLIAMS        + 0.0473  8.6397  0.1097  08.53 152.56
      7175    SIMON GOUGH         + 0.1200  8.6798  0.0598  08.62 155.25
 
Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.0637  9.5409  0.0109  09.53 138.53
Foul  68      DAVID MCCALLAN      - 0.0186  9.0961  0.1161  08.98 148.12
 
Win   100     LEE HUXLEY          + 0.0357  9.6194  0.0694  09.55 125.44
      972     JAMES OLIVER        + 0.1406  9.3331  0.0131  09.32 139.06
 
      2025    BRETT FEATHERSTONE  + 0.1672  9.5243  0.0243  09.50 138.95
Win   660     HARRISON BROWN      + 0.1318 10.8269  0.0569  10.77 118.97
 
Win   495     GEOFF COWLEY        + 0.0122  9.4725  0.0725  09.40 133.25
      61      SPENCER TRAMM       + 0.1163 11.2442  0.0242  11.22 114.75
 
      528     GUY KING            + 0.2053  9.9729  0.0229  09.95 134.41
Win   79      DAVE CHERRETT       + 0.0693  9.8555  0.1055  09.75 119.28
 
Win   90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0387  8.5529  0.0429  08.51 160.16
Foul  85      MARC HUXLEY         - 0.0237 10.0786  0.0386  10.04 131.40
 
      324     JOHN TEBENHAM       + 0.4728  9.0428  0.0228  09.02 147.58
Win   358     SIMON INNES         + 0.0470 10.7794  0.0394  10.74 121.85

* = Disqualified 
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13:50

VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer eliminations round 2

Bruno Bader def. John Sleath, Bruno off the line first, first to the stripe, +0.0465 RT, 3.9539/186.97 to half track. John +0.1678 1.1602 and 5.2349/137.33 to half track

Kev Slyfield def. John Tebenham, JT left before the tree ran and then lifted. Kev saw and then lifted himself.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

05/09/2021 13:50:06                              5  PRO DOORSLAMMER   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      139     JOHN SLEATH         + 0.1678  8.0533  8.0533  00.00 175.76
Win   832     BRUNO BADER         + 0.0465  6.0730  6.0730  00.00 227.89
 
      1953    JOHN TEBENHAM                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   606     KEVIN SLYFIELD      + 0.2293 10.3595 10.3595  00.00  88.03

* = Disqualified 
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13:00

Jet Dragster exhibition

Martin Hill in Fireforce 5, 5.7603/174.34, half track shut off, 0.9649 to 60ft and 3.6089/214.88 to half track, fantastic show! Now on a 30 minute lunch break.

12:50

Grudge racing

Lee Connor 8.9256/151.14 def. Carl Goldsmith (Golf), broke. Great pass for Lee and new PB, well done Lee!

Followed by test passes for Simon Swarbrick 11.0602/118.26 and Anthony Mincher who short shifted to 11.9611/120.91.

12:35

Front Wheel Drive draw for eliminations round 3

Allan Duthie v Helder Pereira
Adrian Solly v Ahmed Jamshaid
Marc Taylor v Stephen Ray
Andy Nicholls v Calvin Skerritt

OCS Group eliminations round 1 buy-backs

10 buy backs so five races to get into round 2. Lee Pike broke out against John Tebenham, who went through. Brett Featherstone, closer to his dial and better RT, defeated Jon Turner. Jordan Payne added to his losses for the weekend with a red light against Nic Williams. Red for Keith Bartlett who had a bigger dial in than Geoff Cowley. James Oliver the winner against yesterday's runner up Pete Lane.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 12:31:26                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      1001    LEE PIKE            + 0.1832  9.0570 -0.0830  09.14 134.40
Win   324     JOHN TEBENHAM       + 0.1504  9.0541  0.0341  09.02 147.14
 
Win   2025    BRETT FEATHERSTONE  + 0.1777  9.5430  0.0430  09.50 134.44
      648     JON TURNER          + 0.2245 10.4485  0.0985  10.35 129.85
 
Foul  1962    JORDAN PAYNE        - 0.0203  7.4609  0.0109  07.45 182.85
Win   8735    NIC WILLIAMS        + 0.0505  8.5411  0.0311  08.51 159.02
 
Foul  57      KEITH BARTLETT      - 0.3774 10.4819  0.1419  10.34 122.04
Win   495     GEOFF COWLEY        + 0.1814  9.5290  0.1290  09.40 138.59
 

Win   972     JAMES OLIVER        + 0.0731  9.3889  0.0689  09.32 132.82
      66      PETER LANE          + 0.1700 11.9137  0.0537  11.86 110.55

* = Disqualified 
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12:15

Front Wheel Drive eliminations round 2

Helder Pereira new PB of 9.4767/148.64 over a slowing Terry Newton. Stephen Ray straight into stage over turbo'd Pawel Pietrzak and the win for Stephen with 0.0905 MOV. Allan Duthie pulled ahead of Phil Blogg who had the better RT. Ricardo Leite's team spraying NOS into the intercooler to keep the temperature down, but Ricardo stopped off the line leaving the win to Adrian Solly with one of his best runs. Marc Taylor off the line as Dean Hyndman came to a halt off the line and was pushed back. Ahmed Jamshaid kept ahead of a speeding Darren Dewhurst. Jose Leite after an engine change following damage in round one, red lit against Andy Nicholls who idled down the track. No times for Jose. Simon Crowley a no show against Calvin Skerritt.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

05/09/2021 12:16:28                              7  FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      30      TERRY NEWTON        + 0.2620 14.3211 14.3211  00.00  79.66
Win   50      HELDER PEREIRA      + 0.3557  9.4767  9.4767  00.00 148.64
 
      69      PAWEL PIETRZAK      + 0.2970 10.2222 10.2222  00.00 138.97
Win   60      STEPHEN RAY         + 0.2844 10.1443 10.1443  00.00 143.03
 
      981     PHIL BLOGG          + 0.1795 12.8468 12.8468  00.00 105.54
Win   114     ALLAN DUTHIE        + 0.2880 10.4752 10.4752  00.00 112.22
 
Win   383     ADRIAN SOLLY        + 0.1661 10.5483 10.5483  00.00 141.59
      12      RICARDO LEITE       + 0.5486   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Win   515     MARC TAYLOR         + 0.2840 10.4816 10.4816  00.00 140.71
      99      DEAN HYNDMAN        + 0.3675   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Win   52      AHMED JAMSHAID      + 0.5665  9.7797  9.7797  00.00 143.39
      17      DARREN DEWHURST     + 0.3328 10.4986 10.4986  00.00 143.46
 
Win   999     ANDY NICHOLLS       + 0.4668 19.5594 19.5594  00.00  52.64
      888     JOSE LEITE                     .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Win   83      CALVIN SKERRITT     + 0.9418  9.5815  9.5815  00.00 121.74
      331     SIMON CROWLEY                  .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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12:05

Fast R Street draw for eliminations round 2

Joe Stevens v Dave Mace
Andy Bond v Al McSweeney

A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder draw for eliminations round 3

Darren Scannell v Jordan Legard
Lucas Daglish v Kev Jenkins
Tom Semper v Dave Crowhurst
Andy Hughes v Paul Jordan

12:00

A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder eliminations round 2

Andy Hughes short shifted but went across the line ahead of Abi Tether. Dave Crowhurst ahead of Graham Fairhead, your editor poorer as a result. Paul Jordan back to full performance against Maria Bachtsevanidou, Kev Jenkins away second but stormed to another seven over Nigel Hull, second bye for Darren Scannell and easy pass for him, same for Jordan Legard. Lucas Daglish on a bye, thanks to Richard Prydden for letting us know he is sadly out with gearbox breakage. Simon Knief also a no-show against Tom Semper.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 2

05/09/2021 11:59:37                              8  4 CYLINDER        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      97      ABI TETHER          + 0.5515 12.9360 12.9360  00.00 105.29
Win   59      ANDY HUGHES         + 0.5097 10.7943 10.7943  00.00 129.16
 
Win   281     DAVE CROWHURST      + 0.4125  9.6921  9.6921  00.00 142.93
      16      GRAHAM FAIRHEAD     + 0.6401 11.5432 11.5432  00.00 129.19
 
Win   110     PAUL JORDAN         + 0.2547 10.0151 10.0151  00.00 143.43
      11      M. BACHTSEVANIDOU   + 0.8512 12.0282 12.0282  00.00 109.51
 
      30      NIGEL HULL          + 0.2862 10.1603 10.1603  00.00 127.22
Win   73      KEVIN JENKINS       + 0.4883  7.9877  7.9877  00.00 173.73
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   411                         + 1.0052 16.1094 16.1094  00.00  88.72
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   13      JORDAN LEGARD       + 1.0246 17.4461 17.4461  00.00  95.66
 
      32      RICHARD PRYDDEN                .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   65      LUCAS DAGLISH       + 0.3102 12.1530 12.1530  00.00 111.94
 
Win   58      TOM SEMPER          + 0.4064 12.2608 12.2608  00.00 110.97
      35      SIMON KNIEF                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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11:50

Fast R Street eliminations round 1

Joe Stevens with another seven against Buzz Pattar who wheelied and then slowed down track. Dave Mace pulled ahead of Asim Hussain, Al McSweeney running without a bonnet against Harvey Bhogal, Al Mc pedaled but ahead of Harvey who lifted. Final pair Brian Pateman left ahead of Andy Bond and ran one of his best ever times.

Followed by time trial for Simon Swarbrick, 11.0053/126.90, very close to his 10 second goal.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 11:48:29                              6  STREET            
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      13      BUZZ PATTAR         + 0.3728 20.0496 20.0496  00.00  55.08
Win   63      JOE STEVENS         + 0.2181  7.9756  7.9756  00.00 176.42
 
      28      ASIM HUSSAIN        + 0.4683  9.7363  9.7363  00.00 146.17
Win   69      DAVE MACE           + 0.2115  8.1262  8.1262  00.00 165.47
 
Win   162     ALAN MCSWEENEY      + 0.5610  8.3433  8.3433  00.00 171.74
      786     HARVEY BHOGAL       + 0.4291 11.1415 11.1415  00.00 101.67
 
Win   666     ANDY BOND           + 0.1796  7.0038  7.0038  00.00 208.18
      680     BRIAN PATEMAN       + 0.1153  7.9487  7.9487  00.00 175.74

* = Disqualified 
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11:40

VP Racing Fuels draw for round 2

John Tebenham v Kev Slyfield
John Sleath v Bruno Bader

11:35

OCS Group Big Bracket eliminations round 1

Lee Huxley with a great RT over Buzz Pattar who still ran a great time. Keith Herbert beat Jon Turner who had a great 0.0173 RT, MOV 0.0434. Red light for Pete Lane against Spencer Tramm, red for Keith Bartlett against winner Simon Innes, 0.0095 red for Nic Williams against Guy King who ran a perfect ET, Simon Gough over Lee Pike with better RT. Brett Featherstone red lit against Billy Gane, Harrison Brown with better RT and right side of his dial over Geoff Cowley, Tom Atkinson over James Oliver who slowed a little too much, John Tebenham broke out against Dave Cherrett, MOV 0.0234, Marc Huxley over Jordan Payne who has had some tough races over the weekend. Dave McCallan on a bye, as was Dave Swift with a footbrake launch to 9.423/140.24

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 11:38:45                              11  BIG BRACKET #2    
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   100     LEE HUXLEY          + 0.0505  9.6970  0.1470  09.55 118.83
      13      BUZZ PATTAR         + 0.5797  8.4703  0.1003  08.37 171.64
 
      648     JON TURNER          + 0.0173 10.5437  0.2437  10.30 129.77
Win   542     KEITH HERBERT       + 0.2102  9.5474  0.0074  09.54 130.26
 
Foul  66      PETER LANE          - 0.0245 12.0063  0.1563  11.85 108.83
Win   61      SPENCER TRAMM       + 0.1946 11.2179  0.0479  11.17 115.32
 
Foul  57      KEITH BARTLETT      - 0.2545 10.5150  0.1750  10.34 113.49
Win   358     SIMON INNES         + 0.0492 10.7933  0.0933  10.70 122.16
 
Foul  8735    NIC WILLIAMS        - 0.0095  8.5283  0.0583  08.47 159.58
Win   528     GUY KING            + 0.0838  9.9505  0.0005  09.95 134.07
 
      1001    LEE PIKE            + 0.1923  9.1201 -0.0199  09.14 149.54
Win   7175    SIMON GOUGH         + 0.0981  8.6541  0.0241  08.63 148.59
 
Foul  2025    BRETT FEATHERSTONE  - 0.0319  9.5254  0.0354  09.49 139.38
Win   90      BILLY GANE          + 0.0384  8.5180  0.0080  08.51 160.73
 
      495     GEOFF COWLEY        + 0.3896  9.4095 -0.0205  09.43 139.81
Win   660     HARRISON BROWN      + 0.0291 10.7835  0.0735  10.71 116.52
 
Win   221     TOM ATKINSON        + 0.1313  8.9484  0.0284  08.92 150.53
      972     JAMES OLIVER        + 0.1112  9.3838  0.0838  09.30 134.08
 
Win   79      DAVE CHERRETT       + 0.1481  9.7715  0.0615  09.71 130.89
      324     JOHN TEBENHAM       + 0.2383  9.0679 -0.0521  09.12 143.87
 
      1962    JORDAN PAYNE        + 0.0288  7.4627  0.0327  07.43 182.11
Win   85      MARC HUXLEY         + 0.0286 10.0620  0.0120  10.05 125.92
 
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Foul Win  68  DAVID MCCALLAN      - 0.0038  9.0755  0.1455  08.93 148.24
 
Win   365     DAVID SWIFT         + 1.7884  9.4230  9.4230  00.00 140.24
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

* = Disqualified 
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10:35

Draw for 4 Cyl eliminations round 2

Paul Jordan v Maria Bachtsevanidou
Richard Prydden v Lucas Daglish
Abi Tether v Andy Hughes
Darren Scannell, bye
Tom Semper v Simon Knief
Jordan Legard, bye
Dave Crowhurst v Graham Fairhead
Nigel Hull v Kevin Jenkins

11:15

VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer eliminations round 1

Darren Peart away first but problems and John Sleath long gone, bad luck for Darren as all his previous runs were clean. Incrementals 1.1614 to 60ft and 5.0545/140.36 to half track for John, RTs +0.0417 for Darren and +0.1592 for John.

Bruno Bader def. Andy Robinson, great to see this matchup once again after so many previous in FIA competition. -0.2842 red light for Andy, Bruno red lit by less -0.1943, .9593 to 60ft and 3.9435/185.64 to half track, Andy 1.1649 to 60ft and 4.7474/156.79 to half track.

Kev Slyfield def. Paula Atkin, Kev on a stormer, +0.0733 light, 1.0015 to 60ft, 3.9382/190.43 to half track, Paula Atkin +0.3669 light, 1.6577 to 60ft and 5.5353/165.46 to half track but her run compromised by not getting boost up on the start, her Mustang also dislodging a block.

John Tebenham away first def. Simon Barlow, John's chute pin only removed at the last minute, +0.4550 for JT to Simon's +0.3417, 1.0392 to 60ft and 4.1010/182.45 to half track, solid pass. Simon had 1.7511 to 60ft and 5.5581/142.98 to half track, off the throttle by then.

The eliminations followed by test passes for birthday boy Tony Underhill 7.8246/131.71 and Dave Smith (with new tyres but still a wobble at 330ft) 10.0799/91.04.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 11:16:00                              5  PRO DOORSLAMMER   
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      1587    DARREN PEART        + 0.0417 20.4161 20.4161  00.00  34.32
Win   139     JOHN SLEATH         + 0.1592  7.8258  7.8258  00.00 179.14
 
Foul  101     ANDY ROBINSON       - 0.2842  7.9365  7.9365  00.00 126.51
Win   832     BRUNO BADER         - 0.1943  6.0670  6.0670  00.00 226.72
 
Win   606     KEVIN SLYFIELD      + 0.0733  5.9960  5.9960  00.00 237.79
      58      PAULA ATKIN         + 0.3669  8.0741  8.0741  00.00 172.38
 
      81      SIMON BARLOW        + 0.3417  8.2688  8.2688  00.00  21.41
Win   1953    JOHN TEBENHAM       + 0.4550  6.2427  6.2427  00.00 229.06

* = Disqualified 
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10:35

Draw for FWD eliminations round 2

Terry Newton v Helder Pereira
Pawel Pietzrak v Stephen Ray
Adrian Solly v Ricardo Leite
Marc Taylor v Dean Hyndman
Phil Blogg v Allan Duthie
Ahmed Jamshaid v Darren Dewhurst
Andy Nicholls v Jose Leite
Simon Crowley v Calvin Skerritt

11:00

A-Plan Insurance 4 Cylinder eliminations round 1

Graham Fairhead the winner against Michael Mooney, keeping our sweepstake money safe. Andy Hughes ahead of Lee Connor who had gear selections. No show for Chris Waterhouse alongside Abi Tether. Team matchup between Kev Jenkins and his crew chief Chris Todd, Chris into pre stage very quickly and purging his nitrous, Kev long gone to a great 7.975/170, close to the left wall but not lifting for anything. Adam Skinner (Luke Stevenson's sweepstake pick) pushed back against Dave Crowhurst who ran a nice 9.62/142.15. Jordan Legard pulled away against Donald Harvey who suffered a carb fire on launch and pulled to the side.

On the restart Stuart Meads pulled a red and ran his best of the weekend as Richard Prydden slowed. Pause for clean-up in left lane, the draw being made for second round of FWD.

Bye runs for Tom Semper (who has a Procharger on his 100e), Nigel Hull in his Beetle, Lucas Daglish, Maria Bachtsevanidou (with new clutch in her Audi TT), Simon Knief, Darren Scannell, Paul Jordan (who had to install a new driveshaft overnight), the last three idling down the track. No show for Jonny Marriage who broke and couldn't find parts and Dion Sewell.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 11:00:17                              8  4 CYLINDER        
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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Win   16      GRAHAM FAIRHEAD     + 0.4835 11.5060 11.5060  00.00 130.14
      518     MICHAEL MOONEY      + 0.7705 12.0606 12.0606  00.00 110.58
 
      18      LEE CONNOR          + 0.3464 10.0606 10.0606  00.00 145.70
Win   59      ANDY HUGHES         + 0.2477  9.1759  9.1759  00.00 155.24
 
Win   97      ABI TETHER          + 0.6507 12.9889 12.9889  00.00 103.84
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Win   73      KEVIN JENKINS       + 0.2302  7.9751  7.9751  00.00 170.44
      70      CHRIS TODD          + 0.7288 10.0651 10.0651  00.00 141.69
 
      126     ADAM SKINNER                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   281     DAVE CROWHURST      + 0.4818  9.6218  9.6218  00.00 142.15
 
Win   13      JORDAN LEGARD       + 0.6355 11.1397 11.1397  00.00 122.40
      161                         + 0.4947   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
 
Win   32      RICHARD PRYDDEN     + 0.2553 11.1431 11.1431  00.00  95.30
Foul  66      STUART MEADS        - 0.0249 10.1561 10.1561  00.00 140.78
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   58      TOM SEMPER          + 0.1385 11.9822 11.9822  00.00 113.90
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   30      NIGEL HULL          + 0.5147 10.3953 10.3953  00.00 130.27
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   65      LUCAS DAGLISH       + 0.1164 13.2669 13.2669  00.00 109.50
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   11      M. BACHTSEVANIDOU   + 2.9070 11.1686 11.1686  00.00 122.54
 
      BYE                                    .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   35      SIMON KNIEF         + 1.6253 21.8863 21.8863  00.00  56.46
 
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   411     DARREN SCANNELL     + 1.1751 20.7784 20.7784  00.00  62.46
 
      319     ALEX KNOTT                     .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   110     PAUL JORDAN         + 1.1212 24.1455 24.1455  00.00  50.95

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10:10

FWD eliminations round 1

Phil Thomas in chase mode against winner Adrian Solly, Allan Duthie pulled away from Oliver St Quintin, marquee matchup Matt Davison pulled ahead but faded at 1000 ft giving slower leaver Terry Newton the win. Jose Leite with a 0.0302 MOV over Lee Openshaw, Helder Pereira easy win over Karl Monks despite a 0.45s worse reaction time. Dean Hyndman left later then passed Ethan Lisle for the win. Stephen Ray kept ahead of Anthony Mincher. Marc Taylor off the line second but passed Ben Faggetter. Tom Herbert away first, passed by Ricardo Leite. Next visitor from Poland Pawel Pietrzak and Ian Pepper, Pawel pulled away from Ian's only-just-completed Vauxhall Nova. Close leave between Darren Dewhurst who put out favourite Craig Evans in a side by side mid 10s race. Andy Nicholls stayed ahead of Carl Goldsmith. Jonathan Prout was shut down against Calvin Skerritt for fluid, Calvin making a gentle pass, short break for clean-up. Last pair Ahmed Jamshaid left and stayed ahead of Jacob Bailey. Simon Crowley with a spare engine installed and a bye when Nick Shotton didn't show. Phil Blogg also on a bye when Sean Prout didn't show.

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              VP Doorslammers                                          
                                   TSI SYSTEM
                                ELIMINATION ROUND 1

05/09/2021 10:14:14                              7  FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 
Results CarNum  Driver                R.T.     E.T.    O/U    INDEX  MPH
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      76      PHIL THOMAS         + 0.4037 11.8761 11.8761  00.00 111.26
Win   383     ADRIAN SOLLY        + 0.1897 10.8526 10.8526  00.00 139.07
 
Win   114     ALLAN DUTHIE        + 0.3505 10.5082 10.5082  00.00 137.33
      616     OLIVER ST QUINTIN   + 0.2998 13.0725 13.0725  00.00 103.03
 
      16      MATT DAVISON        + 0.1243 11.4778 11.4778  00.00  90.88
Win   30      TERRY NEWTON        + 0.3770  9.8794  9.8794  00.00 150.12
 
Win   888     JOSE LEITE          + 0.1561 11.8883 11.8883  00.00 124.08
      62      LEE OPENSHAW        + 0.1488 11.9258 11.9258  00.00 117.16
 
      18      KARL MONKS          + 0.2244 11.8194 11.8194  00.00 122.76
Win   50      HELDER PEREIRA      + 0.6766  9.7011  9.7011  00.00 148.19
 
Win   99      DEAN HYNDMAN        + 0.2674 10.5343 10.5343  00.00 136.08
      256     ETHAN LISLE         + 0.0778 13.0354 13.0354  00.00 102.11
 
Win   60      STEPHEN RAY         + 0.5840 32.0000 32.0000  00.00 142.03
      51      ANTHONY MINCHER     + 0.4272 11.9621 11.9621  00.00 102.79
 
Win   515     MARC TAYLOR         + 0.3284 10.4597 10.4597  00.00 141.58
      15      BEN FAGGETTER       + 0.1513 12.8585 12.8585  00.00 107.20
 
      33      THOMAS HERBERT      + 0.2563 12.7321 12.7321  00.00  99.27
Win   12      RICARDO LEITE       + 0.6445 10.4777 10.4777  00.00 137.79
 
Win   69      PAWEL PIETRZAK      + 0.5953 10.7354 10.7354  00.00 139.01
      100     IAN PEPPER          + 0.5311 14.4063 14.4063  00.00 121.23
 
Win   17      DARREN DEWHURST     + 0.3774 10.4544 10.4544  00.00 143.88
      150     CRAIG EVANS         + 0.3220 10.8163 10.8163  00.00 143.01
 
      54      CARL GOLDSMITH      + 0.1522 10.4286 10.4286  00.00 148.13
Win   999     ANDY NICHOLLS       + 0.1913  9.5234  9.5234  00.00 159.08
 
      22      JONATHAN PROUT                 .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   83      CALVIN SKERRITT     + 1.4677 11.0944 11.0944  00.00  91.95
 
      112     JACOB BAILEY        + 0.1981 10.2234 10.2234  00.00 144.31
Win   52      AHMED JAMSHAID      + 0.1856  9.7111  9.7111  00.00 144.90
 
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00
Win   331     SIMON CROWLEY       + 1.3238 23.0599 23.0599  00.00  61.35
 
Win   981     PHIL BLOGG          + 0.3006 13.8090 13.8090  00.00  92.18
      NONE                                   .      0.0000  00.00   0.00

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09:50

OCS Group Big Bracket practice runs

Peter Lane 12.0326/109.49, Simon Gough in the Package Camaro 8.6556/155.73; Harrison Brown 10.7143/122.05 alongside Marc Huxley 10.0200/131.40; Keith Herbert 9.5352/137.68 vs Brett Featherstone 9.5177/140.32, Buzz Pattar 8.4296/169.79 (new PB we think, well done Buzz!) vs Lee Pike (with Steve Matthews and Katie nad Ted Booth on his crew) 9.1480/150.09, John Tebenham 9.2899/148.06 vs Jon Turner 10.3342/130.98; Dave Cherrett 9.7248/133.21 vs Simon Innes 10.8006/122.14; Guy King 9.9477/133.64 vs Geoff Cowley 9.3537/141.18; Tom Atkinson 8.9399/151.04 vs Keith Bartlett 10.3031/131.39 (new PB, well done Keith!); Nic Williams 8.5089/160.15 vs Lee Huxley 9.4987/139.87; Spencer Tramm 11.1681/116.08 vs Jordan Payne 7.4486/184.19; James Oliver 9.3132/142.45 vs Dave McCallan +0.0096 RT 8.9366/149.60; Billy Gane 8.5005/161.89. Andy Park and Dave Shelley elected not to make practice runs.

09:00

Good morning and welcome to the third day of our coverage of VW Action and VP Racing Fuels Doorslammers from Santa Pod Raceway. It's a lovely day, sunny with just a few wispy clouds, temperature now 15C and forecast to rise to 21C with a tail wind of 7mph. Ideal weather for racing.

Yesterday we had open qualifying in all Doorslammer classes plus the OCS Group Big Bracket in which Keith Herbert was the delighted winner of a big £2,500 cheque, with Pete Lane as the runner up with a prize of £1,000. Today the OCS Group Big Bracket is repeated for the same prize fund and there will be big money too for the Doorslammer classes.

The draw for the first round pairings in the Doorslammer classes took place yesterday evening. You can see the complete line-up in yesterday's race report and we will update you on the draws for subsequent rounds as each round up to semi final will be drawn by lot. There were a lot of personal bests which we will list after the event, sadly some of these resulted in breakage which explains any missing names in the first round pairings.

Greetings to Eurodragsterholics everywhere, and thanks to those who have written in with compliments on the coverage and galleries. We have two racer Birthday greetings this morning, a very Happy Birthday to Pro Modified racer Wayne Nicholson and to Pro Doorslammer racer and Pro Modified team member Tony Underhill, have a great day guys. Tony may or may not have a relaxing day today as despite Tony and his team's immense efforts, the Willys Sedan didn't qualify for the Pro Doorslammer class. However, grudge racing will be allowed to take place during gaps in the show, so we may see Tony back on track later.

You will be able to follow all the action here from 09:30 and also on Santa Pod's live stream.


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