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Author Topic: "No Prep" car drag racing - old airfields - 2019 various dates  (Read 173 times)
Tony oily bike
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« on: February 12, 2019, 12:40:54 PM »

There appears to be a ‘new’ type of car drag racing in the UK called “No Prep”.

From what I can tell, events are run at venues that were/are old airfields, some of which are used for motorcycle sprinting by the NSA  https://www.facebook.com/sprinting.co.uk

There's also date where they're running on a section of the old Silverstone circuit, and another where they're running at the Pistons & Props at Sywell  http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17051.0
One venue in particular, Church Fenton, was used during the Dragfests of 1964/65.

The surfaces are pretty much as-is (so not prepped like the Pod), and many venues have noise restrictions (unlike Santa Pod).

It also seems that the distance is an 1/8th mile on certain occasions.

Links below.
https://www.facebook.com/No-Prep-Drag-Racing-1993279407586999/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/No-Prep-Drag-Racing-1993279407586999/events/?ref=page_internal   The event page

http://www.eurodragster.com/news/news.asp?Story=january07
Find 7th February section

Video from First No Prep Nationals, 2017, at (the now closed) North Weald
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6nEmoLQ1Ss

Nick Pettitt video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa1364iXt9k
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 01:01:41 PM by Tony oily bike » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 06:14:13 PM »

Thanks for those Tony.
Have you still got your Buell drag bike?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:29:33 PM »

Thanks for those Tony.
Have you still got your Buell drag bike?
Nah, you're going back a bit, it went to a new owner back in 2013.
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 07:49:59 AM »

I was going to say I last saw it when I drove my Pop to a hotrod meet at Blackbushe, but you're right -that would've been 2013 Smiley
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