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Rushden PowerFest

Posted by Richard on Sat 22 May 2010

I read about this on a forum apparently Santa Pod raceway put this on as a “thank you” to the locals. I would have thought given the amount of nutcase drivers the track attracts during the summer the last thing the locals would want would be people doing burn outs on their high street. How wrong could I be there was huge turn out (given the size of the place) and everyone around me at least knew the drivers by first name.

Huge Turnout  
Bikes Trikes
Trucks and of course cars

A couple of interesting fails

Car full of smoke Monster truck
“Glass” photographer 🙂  

After the parade I went for a walk up the high street and took so pictures of the car park

What happens when you fire up a dragster in the high street

Favourite shot of the day

More pictures here


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Extreme Performance Bike Weekend

Posted by Richard on Mon 12 October 2009

It was persisting down when I got on Sunday. So I went over to Santa Pod in the car the weather forecast was to brighten up. Lucky once I got the other side of Hitchin the roads were drying out nicely and I wish I’d taken the bike :).

They were still drying the track by the time I got to Santa Pod every time they finished there were a few more spots of rain so they had to do it again.

I went and took some pictures of Stunt Riders definitely a case of don’t try this at home kids

Then the racing started so I went down to get some shots of the people riders queuing

round the corner for a bit of warming the tyres

Then on with the racing


Favourite picture of the day.  Shows there is a class of motor sport I could compete in 🙂

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Extreme Performance Bike Weekend

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National Finals 2009

Posted by Richard on Sun 27 September 2009

It was a nice day on Sunday so I went over to Santa Pod for the National Finals. Wish I could have gone on the bike but it needs a new exhaust & MOT so its off the road at the moment.

I got into to the pod at 10:30 before I could get the camera out someone in a Ford Pop rolled down the track. I thought this is going to be an interesting day. The guy got out the car okay so while they were cleaning up the track I took a wander round the pits.

Then the racing started

Then is stopped again when someone sprayed oil down the track. This time I went to the queuing area.

Then it was back to the racing again

Favourite picture of the day

More pictures here

National Finals 2009

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The Fuzz & the Furious

Posted by Richard on Fri 18 September 2009

I went to Santa Pod on Thursday. They had an event to promote the latest Fast and Furious film being released on DVD. The idea behind the event was to try an persuade people to race on the track where its safer rather then the streets where its decidedly not safe.

Lt Tom Brown came over from the States where they have being running races between “the kids” and the “Cops” for a couple of years.

We saw a couple of videos promoting the scheme. Then interview for Radio 1 and on with the racing.


This is the “Fuzz from Texas with James the Organiser and being interviewed by Debbie from Radio1



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