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Doorslammer action returns to Santa Pod
Doorslammer Action Returns to Santa Pod!
17.3.06. Drag racing fans can look forward to some serious track action on Saturday, July 8, when Santa Pod Raceway hosts its brand new European ‘Doorslammer’ Shootout.
The Doorslammers are just that – drag racing cars with doors; saloons and coupes of all description! This summer’s event promises an abundance of competitive side-by-side runs from many of your favourite racers old and new, including the ever-popular VWs, some of the fastest Japanese Street Cars and awesome 200mph Pro-Mods. The Fireforce Jet Car will also be in attendance for demo runs during the day.
Event organisers, Terry Gibbs and Darren Prentice, promise lots of fun, a great prize fund and a chance for new competitors to race and old rivalries to be renewed.
“Traditionally, the Doorslammers weekend was one of the best events in the Santa Pod calendar,” explains Darren Prentice, remembering similar events held at Santa Pod some years ago. To see full-bodied race cars, which fans can really identify with, certainly gives this event a different angle.”
“Some of the ‘new’ drag racers from the ‘sports compact’ scene are running cars down into the 8-second bracket and one of our aims has been to help them to race competitively at events just like this. We hope that more interested street racers will come along to the event, meet the top race car builders and find out how they too can get involved.” The event is open to all MSA licenced cars with doors.
Doorslammers will battle it out in five shootout classes, all with great prize funds!
1. Street - 11.00 secs and slower (ET Bracket all run)
2. Sportsman - 10.99 secs down to 10.00 seconds (Heads up all run)
3. Top Gun - 9.99 secs down to 9.00 seconds (Heads up all run)
4. Outlaw - 8.99 secs down to 8.00 seconds (Heads up all run)
5. Top Sportsman - 8.99 secs down to 6.00 seconds (Top 16 will qualify)
This is the inaugural outing of the fastest Top Sportsman demonstration class where qualifying will determine the quickest 16 doorslammers to go through to eliminations in the evening.
Tickets are available now, and cost from just £12 (if booked before Friday 30th June - £1 booking applies). Children are admitted FREE (up to two under 16s per paying adult) and FREE camping is available Friday night. Contact the Santa Pod ticket office on 01234 782828 or book online via www.santapod.com.