Alice Fairhead - Hot Rod Drags 2020-18-20th September
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Hot Rod Drags 2020-18-20th September
After the situation this year the race season has been a bit short but it worth the wait. The NSRA’s Hot Rod Drags at Santa Pod Raceway is always a blast and his year was no different.
Friday couldn’t come quick enough we were all dying to get some nostalgia track action as due to the pandemic this was the only nostalgia event this year. We couldn’t have asked for better weather with clear blue skies and a rare tail wind all weekend – it was just perfect. Friday was just Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) for anything pre 1972 with many getting in lots of track time and people arriving throughout the day be it racers or spectators. Friday night came and everyone took the time to catch up with friends and fellow racers that we hadn’t seen all year, sticking to the current social distancing guidelines.
Although Santa Pod is a Covid secure venue unfortunately people outside of the race teams are not allowed into the individual pit areas to get close to the race cars, with people using rope, bunting, traffic cones and flags to mark out their pit bays, that’s the only thing that was really missing from the experience, was not being able to get up close with the cars like you normally can. Throughout the site you were reminded that Covid 19 was still a big issue with a one way system all over the site and the wearing of facemask in any enclosed areas. Despite this no one let it affect their weekend with everyone just glad to be back.
Saturday morning came and the sun came up onto day 2 of Hot Rod Drags 2020. Saturday's racing was a mixture of RWYB and classes, which featured Outlaw Anglia’s, Gasser Circus, Supercharged Outlaws and the Wild Bunch. The sun and tail wind was ideal conditions with people from all classes and levels running personal bests, this of course couldn’t have been done without the amazing Santa Pod track crew that worked hard all day to keep the track right for us and we can never thank them enough for the effort they put in. I could mention so many personal bests as every team left with better numbers than they went with. The racing continued onto 8pm with the race classes finishing the day off just in time for a fantastic firework display which became a fitting end to great days racing.
Sunday morning came and again it was a sunny day. Eliminations day, all race classes qualified Saturday and eliminations Sunday with RWYB in-between the sessions. Sunday was just as amazing with some close races and more PB’S. Sunday there was also off track action - Show n Shine hosted by the NSRA. Cars were also parked further apart to help with social distancing and there were some truly astounding cars on show. Sunday afternoon the racing came to an end with Mick Taylor taking the win in Outlaw Anglia, and Jason Hollamby taking the win in Gasser Circus and some great races in the Wild Bunch and Supercharged Outlaws.
What more can I say it was an absolutely amazing weekend for everyone all the Santa Pod staff crew were amazing keeping us all safe and keeping the track at its best. It was a fabulous end to a short year and hopefully next year will be back to normal and even better.
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