British Drag Racing

British Drag Racing

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A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.The lights ran and yet again Sluggett dropped the clutch too soon, leaving a red light glowing as Densham stormed after him and ... Engine revs climbed, two greens, and away they went with Priddle getting a good two car-lengths holeshot, smoking the slicks for the full quarter-mile. ... and Herridge and the Beadle brothers got the injected Chevy back together for the championship run against Geronimo.


Title:British Drag Racing
Author:Nicholas John Pettitt
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2011-05-01
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