September 8th - 10th was the FIA European drag racing championships. Friday was a night time qualifying session. Saturday and Sunday were various competitions including: Top Fuel, Top Methanol, Pro Stock and Drag Bike racing.
I went last year for Bonfire Night and was taken back by the pure power these cars have, not to mention the insanity of the drivers. Your heart will shake with the noise. We are talking 6000 bhp, 0 - 100 mph in under 1 second, yes one second. They will do a 1/4 mile in about 5 seconds and hit nearly 300 mph in that time. To put this into perspective a very fast motor bike takes 11 seconds to cover the same distance and gets up to about 130 mph.
I went on Saturday morning and watched the racing all day. The weather was glorious sunshine. The racing lived up to my expectations, the top fuel cars have to be seen and felt to be believed. I camped overnight after listening to various car owners having a few sound off competitions!!
Ian Grist and Richard Ellingham arrived in Ian's car on Sunday morning. We watched the racing and wondered around the pits all day. The turnout for the meeting was a bit dissapointing but those who turned up really enjoyed the experience. Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures they are stills from the video I took during the weekend.