News from Event 4: "Dragstalgia" on 8th - 10th July 2022

510 Views Created 15 Jul 2022 22:33 by crazy2 Last Edited 23 Jul 2022 16:50 by crazy2

Hi everyone!

Here are the very brief results from the amazing 11th Annual Dragstalgia event at Santa Pod last weekend, 8th – 10th July.

The Wild Bunch had a brilliant field of 39 teams taking part in this amazing event. Brilliant to see such a huge field again and a great variety of cars, with so many regular members, returning teams and a few newcomers all joining in for an amazing weekend’s racing in the sun! There were some great historic matchups, superb performances and a fantastic show from the whole Bunch as always!

We were lucky with the weather this weekend! Completely dry, but very warm throughout!! 21 drivers participated in the extra session on Friday evening.

On Saturday we had three good rounds of practice at 10:45, 3pm and 6:15pm. About 32 teams were out for the first run and 33 for the second and 25 for the third.  It was a good day’s practice for most! Then on the evening around 12 Wild Bunch teams took part in the static ‘Cracklefest’ and put on a great show!!

On Sunday, the Bunch were scheduled for 3 runs. Our first run was around  10:45am. We then had our second round at about 2:45pm, and the third at around 4:45pm, so were all happy with that!

Here are the Top 6 at the event after the 3 rounds of competition, with the average difference to Dial-in shown. Many Congratulations to all!:

1st Place: Dan Wilson in ‘Antique Toy’ .0381 (many congratulations on the win in your first full WB event!!)

2nd Place: Rob & Pete Brown in ‘Rebel’ .0384 (soooo close!!)

3rd Place: James Auld in ‘Little Fauss’ .0507  (fantastic first round, perfect on Dial!)
4th Place: Bob Morgan in ‘B-Sting’ .0601 (very consistent!)

5th Place: Liz Malcolm in ‘Jus’ 4 Fun’ .0954 (welcome back Liz!)

6th Place: Keith Crampton in ‘Soultown Shaker’ .0967 (fab 70’s show from Keith and team!)

Plus the other 6 finishers to complete all 3 rounds without redlights were the following, who all deserve an honourable mention: 7th – Team Wrathchild, 8th – Chris Hartnell, 9th – Jim Tanner, 10th – Steve Heaven, 11th – Rich Butcher, 12th – Callum Swinchatt.

Big thanks to Andy Murphy of ‘B-Sting’ for providing prize money for the Top 3 finishers! Much appreciated!

Here are the Spot Prizes that were won. Many Congratulations to all:-

Closest to Dial-in (in the rounds): James Auld in ‘Little Fauss’ with .0000 off!! (Brilliant!!)

Best Reaction (in the rounds): Bob Morgan in ‘B-Sting’ .071 (Great!)

Quickest E.T. of the event:  Alan Lloyd in ‘Gonzo the Great’ 7.863 (also fastest with 164.85 mph!)

Best Burnout:  Jim Tanner in ‘Shindigger’ (stonkin’ burnouts throughout!) (and he’s in the programme representing the Bunch!)

Best Appearing Car:  Tee Roy in ‘Boston Straggler II’ (great performance!)

Best Appearing Team: Dr Faye Hern and Team ‘Daddy Cool’ (amazing uniforms made by Faye!)

Best Backup Girl: Anna Cassisi for Keith Crampton’s ‘Soultown Shaker’ (fab disco pants Anna!!)

Best Showmanship: Rob & Pete Brown with ‘Rebel’ and ‘Wrathchild’ (including brilliant mask display!)

Spirit of Nostalgia: James Auld and team with ‘Little Fauss’ in its 50th Anniversary year!!

Commentator’s Choice: Ruaridh Hart with the ‘BraveHart’ Opel funny car, a spectacular debut!!

Many thanks to the trophy presenting team of Ada Cassisi and Bella Hartnell!!


Many Congratulations to Bob Hawkins and team finishing Runner-up in the Nostalgia Cannonball with Bob’s blown nitro ‘Time Traveller II’ whilst running some great numbers in the 6.7’s at over 190mph!

Commiserations to all those who had breakages or issues. Hope you can get them fixed real soon!!

Every team put on a fab show and it was fantastic to watch! Well done everyone!! Here is the full field of awesome Wild Bunch participants!!!! The PB’s this weekend were numerous!  Many Congratulations to all who ran their PB’s, shown in this table!!!



WB 1

Rob & Pete Brown



WB 2

Phil James



WB 3

Pete & Rob Brown



WB 4

Steve Heaven

Tight Fit    


WB 5

Mark Hartnell

Metal Mistress

9.598 / 138.24

WB 6

Chris Hartnell



WB 19

Wayne Colliver



WB 22

Bradley Cooper

Back From The Past

10.832 / 121.24

WB 33

Dan Wilson

Antique Toy

10.128 / 120.15

WB 34

Gary Atkinson

Time Lock 2

9.704 / 135.77

WB 42

Bobby Wright


9.623 / 140.26

WB 55

Alan Lloyd 

Gonzo The Great


WB 59

Callum Swinchatt

Kings N/W


WB 65

Alan Skipp

Chasin’ Time

132.57 mph

WB 67

Darryl Howells

Chemical Reaction


WB 68

Mick Gleadow

Jurassic Parts 2


WB 69

Alan Loten



WB 72

Dr Faye Hern

Daddy Cool 


WB 75

Andy Jackson

Hammerman 2

10.704 / 136.45

WB 76

Steve Field

Black Pig Too


WB 78

Keith Crampton

 Soul Town Shaker

9.426 / 143.91

WB 81

Warren Rowlands

Destiny’s Angel


WB 83

Graham Rawlings

Little Digger


WB 85

Terry Clifford

Snake Eyes   

9.184 / 142.03

WB 86

Jim Tanner



WB 87

Angelo Lanni

Henry’s Revenge


WB 90

Tim Roy           

Boston Straggler 2 


WB 98

Rob White

Happy Daze


WB 101

Steven East

Ellie’s In Trouble Now


WB 109

Bob Morgan



WB 113

Paul Tarry

Trigger’s Broom


WB 245

John Sharod

Never Say Never


WB 316

James Auld

Little Fauss


WB 450

Rich Butcher

Forth Dimension


WB 526

Allan Schofield

Rough Diamond

8.443 / 155.75

WB 601

Luca Govoni



WB 626

Liz Malcolm

Jus’ 4 Fun



Steve Garlant

Sonic Attack 2

10.953 / 119.02


Ruaridh Hart


13.035 / 93.76


[Please let me know if I have missed any PB's!!]


Highlights of this weekend included: The very large field of awesome Wild Bunch cars and great people, another good showing in the Cracklefest, fantastic backup girls, a brilliant show all round and completing 3 full rounds of racing overall. Everyone in the Bunch really did themselves very proud as always!!  What an awesome weekend for the Wild Bunch!!

Congratulations to everyone who took part!! Many thanks to all the organisers, starters, track and fire and safety crews, marshals and officials, timing crew, Simon and the whole team, commentators Colin Theobald and Darryl Bradford for excellent commentary as always, and for their support of the Wild Bunch!! Thanks to all the photographers and media, Max Frost and Dan Melrose and team and absolutely everyone at Santa Pod, for all their hard work, to run this brilliant event!! Their amazing efforts are so much appreciated!! We had a wonderful time!!

All the best

Claire JJJ


Many apologies for the lateness of these results as I wasn’t feeling too well at the end of the event, with the heat and sun! Then was away a few days! Back again, then away for a week. Plus will update the points asap!! J

Delete? Close