5.8 second run in Bahrain!

24/02/2017

Bahrain poster

The first ever jet car to run in Bahrain impressed the crowds with a quarter mile 5.8 second run at 276mph last night (23rd February 2017).

FireForce 3 performed a demo pass during Round 4 of the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship much to the delight of the Bahrainian spectators.

A big thank you to Julian Webb (pilot of Split Second Jet Dragster) for helping out during Round 4.

Two more passes are scheduled for Friday 24th February as well as runs during Round 5 on 2nd & 3rd March.

The event will be livestreamed through the Bahrain International Circuit’s youtube channel so British fans don’t have to miss out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bahrainbic

We have been posting updates of our stay on our Social Media platforms

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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https://www.instagram.com/fireforcejets/?hl=en

 

 

FireForce Goes to Bahrain

07/02/2017

Bahrain poster

Martin Hill is pleased to announce that the FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car will be performing demonstration passes at rounds 4 & 5 of the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship.

Taking place on 23rd/24th Feb and 2nd/3rd March, the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship is the biggest drag racing series in the Gulf and will be the first outing of the 2017 season for the FireForce team.

Martin Hill, owner and pilot of the FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car says, “We are honoured to have been invited to attend these events and will look forward to entertaining the crowds at the Bahrain International Circuit. We have already loaded the car and will be travelling to Bahrain mid February to prepare for the event.”

For the first time ever, a jet vehicle will visit the BIC and give the Bahrainian crowds a taste of the immense power of FireForce 3.

Updates and photos will be posted on our website and our social media platforms so watch this space…..

To find out more about the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, visit www.bahraingp.com

2016 Season Finale

30/10/2016

Flame & Thunder at Santa Pod Raceway ended FireForce’s 2016 season. With a steady couple of runs from the FireForce 5 jet dragster  (5.20 and 5.37 second runs) and FireForce 3 putting in some standard 5 second runs, it was a good end to the year.

The last run of the day was FireForce 3 triggering the start of Santa Pod’s firework display. With a massive crowd on the bank and in the grandstand, the unusually mild weather had certainly brought out the people.

A big thank you to all our fans and remember that you can follow FireForce on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @FireForce Jets

 

Heading for Hockenheim

16/08/2016

It’s that time! For the third year running, FireForce 3 is loaded ready for the long drive over to Hockenheim, Germany ready to participate in the NitrOlympX.

It’s always a highlight on our calendar and the Saturday Night Show really must be seen to be believed. The German crowds are fantastic so we look forward to entertaining them.

After our first ever 5 second 1/4 mile pass last year, we are hoping to repeat the success for a 2nd year.

We also look forward to pitting next to Split Second Jet Dragster and the team who are joining the festivities for the first time at the NitrOlypmX show.

We will post updates on our social media pages via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can see behind the scenes of our journey.

FireForce 3 T-shirts will also be available to buy from our Pit Bay.

FireForce 5 hits 300mph!!!!

07/07/16

On Sunday 3rd July 2016 at the Retro Show at Santa Pod, the FireForce 5 jet dragster reached 300.17mph over the 1/4 mile.

To our knowledge, FF5 is the only jet dragster outside the USA to break the 300mph limit.

If the car hadn’t been shut off early, who knows what speed it would have clocked up.

https://www.facebook.com/santapodraceway/videos/vb.12344898527/10153791341338528/?type=3

A massive thank you to Box Lane Productions for capturing our 300mph run!

300mph slip

NOW IN!!! FireForce 3 Adult T-Shirt

18/06/2016

The new FireForce 3 t-shirt is now available to order. All pre-orders will be dispatched within the week and is also available to buy from the FireForce trailer at Santa Pod!

Adult t-shirts are available in small – XXXL at £20 plus postage.

Adult T-shirt

Simply visit the merchandise section to order

Many thanks to Kustom Shack for producing this t-shirt

FireForce 4 to make a return!

15/02/2016

5 years after the dramatic wall clipping incident, FireForce 4 Jet Funny Car is set to return to the track at Festival of Power. Taking place over Easter weekend from 25th – 27th March 2016, FireForce 4 will feature in the ‘jet car shootout’ and hopefully we can spend 2016 steadily building on the cars’ performance and seeing what it can do.

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Watch this space for more info……

Goodbye 2015……Hello 2016!!

31/12/2015

I can’t say I’m sad to see the back of 2015. It was a year unlike any other I’ve known with problem after problem with both the jet car and jet dragster. From stupid, never-before issues to more major problems, both the cars tried my patience (and pocket) to the limit.

Not to sound negative, 2015 also brought about some great PB’s for the cars. Our attendance in Iceland saw FireForce 3 run a mighty 5.65 second 1/4 mile run pleasing not only us but the track guys also. I am convinced that if they lengthen the shut down area, the car could go even faster!! But maybe that’s a job for a few years time?

In Germany, FF3 was also the first jet funny car to run a 1/4 mile 5 second run at NitrOlympX, Hockenheim. Something that had eluded us even with FF1 over 10 years ago. For some reason (maybe the heat or the altitude) the cars have always struggled to run the times that come so natural on home soil. Needless to say, it was a great feeling to see a ‘5’ on the board!

The jet dragster, FireForce 5 has gained more runs this year and aside from the problems, has put in some good perfomances, running a 1/4 mile ET of 5.1769 seconds back in June 2015. With an 1/8th mile at 231mph and a 1/4 mile at 294mph, both times and speed are increasing nicely. Who knows a ‘4’ might be in the pipeline for 2016??

And we haven’t forgotten about Number 4! I had hoped that FF4 would make an appearance some time in 2015 but with all the other issues, my priority was to get FF3 and FF5 running.

As a non sponsored, self funded, self taught jet enthusiast, I will continue to build jets and race jets as long as I can. The support of our fans and the companies that assist me in the maintenance of the jets, means a lot. Without you, FireForce would be nothing.

So here’s to 2016. Our first outing is at Festival of Power over the Easter weekend in March. See you there!

Happy New Year, see you in 2016!!

FF3 Hero Front FF3 HeroBack FF5 Hero Front FF5 Hero Back

New hero cards available, visit our trailer at Pod for a signed copy or drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter!

The end of another season

12/11/2015

Another season has come and gone. And this one has been particularly trying. In all my years of working with jets, I have never known a year with so many issues.

Both number 3 and number 5 have thrown up various problems which have tried my patience to the max.

On the plus side, we have seen many PB’s this year. A highlight was in Iceland back in June with Number 3 running the 1.4 mile in 5.65 seconds.

Our trip to Iceland was amazing and it would be great to go back one day and beat our record!

We also managed to run our first ever 5 second run at Hockenheimring at the 30th annual NitrOlympX in August. This meant a lot to me as we had run at Hockenheim numerous times over the years and the magical 5 seconds had always eluded us. Finally, we ran a 5.98 over the 1.4 mile on our last run!

Number 5, jet dragster has also been running well (when things weren’t going wrong) with a 5.17 second 1./4 mile run @ 290mph at Santa Pod back in June 2016.

It is also ran a 1/8 mile PB of 231mph at the Euro Finals at Santa Pod in September.

The end of season finale ‘Flame & Thunder’ at Santa Pod saw us end the year with Number 3 triggering the fireworks display. Both Number 3 and Number 5 put in some good runs and it was a relief to end our season on a high!

https://www.facebook.com/164893953568789/videos/971892636202246/

So, our first outing in 2016 is at Festival of Power over the Easter weekend (25th – 27th March 2016). Thanks to all our supporters and all the helping hands along the way!

See you next year, Martin.

 

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