The last few weeks have been a bit manic to say the least. Both Bug Jam and USC at Santa Pod saw rain affect some of our scheduled runs.
After USC, we loaded Number 3 ready for the Bulldog Bash at Shakespeare County Raceway. We managed one solo run on Friday but the side by side with Split Second was cancelled due to rain. We had better luck on Saturday when we managed both the solo and side by side!
After our side by side run on Saturday, we gt packed up and drove straight back to Santa Pod in preparation for Mini in the park on Sunday 13th August.
Thankfully the rain stayed away and we managed 2 stout runs with Number 5, a 5.3@296mph and 5.3@284mph!
Next up was NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. The side by side run to close the Saturday Night Show was cancelled as one lane was out of action so FireForce 3 and Dragon Hunter did solo runs instead. On Sunday, the side by sides took place to close the event
Whilst Martin and the team were at NitrOlympX, Julian Webb took to the controls of FireForce 5 back at Santa Pod for the UK Monster Truck Nationals. Julian managed a steady 5.55@285mph supported by his crewman Chris!
The Junior Drag Racing Fun Day on Thursday 24th August saw Martin back at the wheel of FireForce 5 for this free family fun day!
Whilst there wasn’t an event for us over the August Bank Holiday, there was a lot to prepare for as FireForce 3 made it’s way to Norway for the Rudskogen Motor Festival. Whilst the Rudskogen Motor Park was not a dragstrip, there was enough of a straight section for Martin to do the afterburner show, a launch before pulling the chutes. The crowds were delighted by this new spectacle at their track and both Martin and the guys had a memorable time in Norway!
Again, whilst Martin was away with Number 3, Julian Webb held the fort back at Santa Pod at the VW Action event over Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. Julian’s run on Saturday was 5.37@281mph and then a storming 5.36@296mph on Sunday! Our sincere thanks to Julian, Chris and Roy for representing Team FireForce during Martin’s commitments overseas.
Both FireForce 3 and FireForce 5 were ready for action for the FIA European Finals over 8th – 10th September, however the weather had other ideas. Rain over all of the 3 days meant that only 2 of our scheduled runs took place. One run for Number 5 on Friday evening and one for Number 3 on Sunday afternoon.
It was a bitterly disappointing weekend for all the team and despite everyone’s best efforts, the great British weather defeated us all!
Next up for Martin and FireForce is FordFest at Santa Pod on Sunday 17th September!
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