FireForce 5 hits 300mph again!

FireForce 5 Back in the 300mph Club!

Last weekend at the STP Summer Nationals (17th & 18th July) presented by the Santa Pod Racers Club, FireForce 5 (jet dragster) hit 300.18mph on Saturday and then 300.17mph again on Sunday.

Whilst FF5 has hit 300mph+ numerous times, this was the first time in a couple of years.

Check out our Facebook page for a Go Pro video of our 300mph run from Saturday https://fb.watch/6SNxsjsAZG/

2021 Provisional Dates

The dates below are the provisional events FireForce will at Santa Pod Raceway

Obviously in these ever changing times, these may alter so these are subject to change

Festival of Power Unlocked

Sat 26 – Sun 27 June

Fast Show Reloaded

Sun 4 July

Dragstalgia

Sat 10 – Sun 11 July

Bug Jam

Fri 23 – Sun 25 July

USC

Fri 6 – Sun 8 August

Das Auto Show

Sun 15 August

VW Action

Sat 4 – Sun 5 September

European Finals

Fri 10 – Sun 12 September

Flame & Thunder

Sat 30 October


Not The European Finals 2020

11th September 2020

Firstly, we hope you are all staying safe and well during these strange times. Secondly, we apologise for the lack of updates on our website but the modern world now sees a monumental shift to the world of social media so we concentrate a lot of our effort into our Facebook and Instagram pages. https://www.facebook.com/fireforcejets

Today, Friday 11th September sees our first official event of 2020 at NOT The European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. As many of you know, the FIA cancelled the FIA championship for 2020 due to Covid-19 so Santa Pod decided to host their own Drag Racing event as a replacement. So for the next three days FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car and FireForce 5 Jet Dragster will be taking to the track with solo and side-by-side runs.

In ‘normal’ seasons, September would be the wind down for us. Our season would usually start in March and run through to October with us attending at least 20 events. To now be in September and attending our first event is a strange adjustment for sure. But we are here and we are glad to be back.

Thanks for your continued support and feel free to follow/like us on our social media pages.

Martin Hill

FireForce 2 at Dragstalgia

2nd July 2019

To start, you must forgive us for the lack of updates on this website. The days of Social Media are upon us an it is far quicker and easier to post photos, videos and information on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages – @fireforcejets if you wish to find us.

Anyway, in continuation of us celebrating 30 years of FireForce in 2019, we are pleased to announce that FireForce 2 will take to the track at Dragstalgia at Santa Pod Raceway on 13th & 14th July 2019.

FireForce 2 (the yellow one) made a successful comeback after a 14 year absence back at Festival of Power over the Easter weekend an we are delighted to be able to bring it back out for this nostalgic weekend of drag racing in just a few days time.

To book tickets, simply visit www.santapod.com

FireForce 2 returned back in April 2019 after a 14 year absence
30 years of FireForce

FireForce 2 Returns….

13/03/2019

The FireForce 2 Jet Funny Car returns to the track after a 14 year absence. It will run at Festival of Power over the Easter weekend 19th – 21st April 2019 at Santa Pod Raceway.

FireForce 2 was the first jet outside the USA to run a 5 second quarter mile pass back in 2001.

30 Years of FireForce

03/01/2019

Martin Hill will be celebrating 30 years of the FireForce brand in 2019 with FireForce 1 first debuting in 1989.

Martin’s stable of jet cars have broken records, set records and entertained crowds around the world.

To kick off the celebrations, FireForce 3 will be on static display on the Santa Pod Raceway stand at the International Autosport Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 10th – 13th January 2019.

FireForce 5 at Classic Motor Show 2018

8th November 2018

From the weekend of Friday 9th – Sunday 11th November, FireForce 5 Jet Dragster will be on static display at the Classic Motor Show held at the NEC Birmingham.

The team were delighted to be asked to display the car on the Santa Pod Raceway stand which is located in Hall 2, stand 2-660.

On hand throughout the weekend will be Martin & Richard joined by Julian Webb from Split Second to answer any questions people may have about jets and FireForce in particular.

Photos from the set up yesterday are below.

   

6 Consecutive 300mph+ Runs

13th June 2018

FireForce 5 Jet Dragster has just completed it’s 6th consecutive 300mph+ runs last Sunday.  JapShow held at Santa Pod Raceway on 10th June saw all manner of Japanese vehicle enthusiasts gather at Pod and FireForce 5 launched another sterling run clocking up a 308.33mph in 5.16 seconds.

Whilst FireForce 5 was at the Classic Ford Show just one week prior, a timing system failure meant that there was no recorded speed or time – much to our disappointment.

So, let’s re-cap;

Fast Show – Sun 29th April 2018
5.063 seconds @ 308.34mph (ET PB to date)

FIA Main Event – 26th – 28th May 2018
5.201@308.33mph
5.328@302.16mph
5.192@310.41mph (PB Speed to date and the quickest & fastest jet outside North America)
5.224@308.34mph

JapShow – Sun 10th June 2018
5.164@308.33mph

As with everything, you can only perform at these speeds for so long before it takes it’s toll and FireForce 5 now needs a little maintenance in preparation for the forthcoming event.

 

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FireForce 5 Hits 308mph!!!

1st May 2018

On Sunday 29th April 2018 at The Fast Show, Santa Pod Raceway – FireForce 5 reached a PB of 5.06 seconds at 308mph over the 1/4 mile.

This was a PB on both speed and time and came certainly blew away the frustrations of the last few rain affected events.

Our next outing is at Big Bang 18th – 20th May.

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FireForce 3 Makeover

27th March 2018

The down season over the winter certainly doesn’t mean that work gets quieter for Martin. This year though, was a busier one than usual.

The trusty old FireForce transit van had a total makeover with a new lick of paint and new graphics making the old boy seem sparkly and new!

      

AND………we are pleased to reveal that FireForce 3 has had a revamp!

The colour is slightly different and the graphics have been tweaked a little but we wanted to keep the car relatively the same so it kept the familiarity of FireForce 3. We know many people have grown up with this car and the fact that it has performed all over Europe at many events, we didn’t want to go for a whole new design and lose the essence of FF3.

But at the same time, we wanted to make it different enough so that it wasn’t a carbon copy of the original design. Hopefully people will like the new look FireForce 3.

We liaised with Santa Pod Raceway on the colour and graphics which resulted in the end product. We  extend our sincere thanks to Santa Pod for their continued support with Number 3!

           

Massive thanks go to Tim at Colourkraft for the superb paintwork and to Mark from Sign Style for the graphics. The professionalism, standard of work and the quick turn around time in which both the van and body were completed was amazing. Thanks Guys!!

So, as we look towards the Easter weekend and our first outing of 2018 at the Festival of Power, we look forward to getting back on the track. Let’s just hope the weather doesn’t stop us.

See you at the track!

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