2000 and beyond

Contributors names in brackets after the entries where applicable. All other material researched by myself - Chris. Click on pictures to see a larger view. Text links will open in a new window, close it when you're done.

The majority of news items here are taken from Eurodragster.com and the news page of the Avon Park International Racers Association
2000
January Top Methanol driver Doug Bond announced that for the 2000 season he would be teaming up with Derek Annable. Doug would drive Dereks car (the ex-Barry Sheavills Top Alcohol car) with his own engine while Derek would drive Dougs car with his engine. Shell Oil continued to sponsor the team.

Smax Smith announced that he had purchased Alan Jacksons Oldsmobile Achieva Nitro Funny Car and would be making his fuel car debut at Santa Pods Easter Thunderball Meeting. His old car, the Mainline Meanace Altered was sold to a Sussex racer who would continue to run it with the Supercharged Outlaws.

UK Pro Mod Driver Al Cook announced that he would be retiring from driving. He had run his best ever race at the previous years European Finals at Santa Pod with a 6.70/204 in his  Tim McAmis-built '63 Corvette.

UK Nitro  Funny Car teams Showtime Racing UK, Shockwave and the Carbon By Design Top Fuel Dragster team announced that they would be running 90% nitromethane this season, at least a year in advance of any possibility of NHRA's 90% rule being introduced in Europe.

Avon Park Raceway had a change of identity and was re-named Shakespeare County Raceway

February 4th-6th NHRA Winternationals, Pomona Raceway, California.In Federal Mogul Dragster, the UK's Rob Turner qualified with runs of 5.920/226.20 (9th) and 5.865/219.26 (12th), not bettering this in the third qualifying session to end up 14th. In round one Rob faced Brandon Henkelman and although getting a very slight holeshot clicked it off towards the top end, running 6.044/193.74, and Henkelman took the win.
February 14th It is announced that the Comp Eliminator class would be coming to the UK.Already an established class in mainland Europe, Comp Eliminator was introduced to the UK this year. The index-based class which catered for dragsters, altereds and doorslammers would be tried out over five rounds at Santa Pod Raceway this season, starting at the Thunderball in April and culminating at the October Meet. Talbot Racing were the first competitors to sign up.
March 4th/5th AMA/Prostar Sunshine Nationals, Gainesville, Florida. The UK's Dave Beck faced a nightmarish weekend at this event where he was competing on Jay Regan's Pro Mod Bike. Electrical and nitrous system failures initially prevented Dave from putting in a full pass, and rain delayed proceedings, but it all came together in the last qualifying session where Dave claimed third spot with a tremendous 6.908/197.71. Dave made it as far as the semi-finals. A 6.91 in round one followed by a 6.92 in round two took Dave to the semis where he hit problems, recording a nine-second pass.
March 18th Willowbank Raceway, Australia.Castrol New Year Series. The UK's Steve Read won Top Fuel Dragster. Steve qualified second at 5.548/190.11 and then advanced through the rounds, defeating Roy Smith in round one (11.034/69.53), Darren di Filippo in the semi-finals (5.578/190.11), and Robin Kirby in the final (10.562/70.28). 
April 1st/2nd AMA/Prostar Star Nationals, Atlanta, USA. The UK's Dave Beck qualified 14th with a 7.123/177.18 recorded on his first run. He suffered gearbox problems on his second run and and electrical problem on his third run which led to a blown motor. The meeting was then rained out.
April 8th/9th Doncaster Custom Car Show. Amoungst the entrants are the new Fireforce Chevy Lumina Jet Funny Car of Martin Hill and the nitro Funny Car "Mainline Menace 5" of Smax Smith.
April 22nd-24th Thunderball, Santa Pod Raceway, 22-24 April. Pro Fuel Shootout (Top Fuel Drgasters Vs Top Fuel Funny Cars) MSA Top Alcohol Round One, UK Championship Round One for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Santa Pod saw its first ever Maltese competitor, John Ellul brought his Top Methanol dragster and ran a personal best of 6.03 before wrecking his engine. Len Paget debuted the worlds first Suzuki Hyabusa bodied dragbike in Pro Stock. Also in Pro Stock Bike Dave Beck set new European records of 7.464seconds and 178.13mph. In Super Street Bike Tony Clark ran 8.53/172.82mph to record the fastest mph by a nitrous superstreet bike in Europe.The inaugural Pro Fuel Shootout featured the nitro funny cars of John Spuffard and Gordon Smith racing against the top fuel dragsters of Barry Sheavills and rookie Peter Beck. All cars suffered some mechanical damage but Spuffard was the only competitor to make all three qualifing rounds and ran unopposed to take the final. His third run netted a 5.58, the quickest funny car run in the UK for nearly three years. Smax Smith completed his licensing runs in his nitro FC,  For all class results click here
April 29th-May 1st Super Series 1, Shakespeare County Raceway,  Nitro Funny Car Match Racing, MSA Top Alcohol Round Two, UK Championship Round Two for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Highlight of the weekend was the "Dual Of Fuel" between the nitro FCs of John Spuffard and Gordon Smith. Spuffard won the series with two wins out of three, running even quicker than the previous weekend with a 5.51, a new track record for Shakespeare County. The first race was abandoned at the very last moment when someone spotted an aircraft landing on the shut down area.(Not the first time this has happened in the UK, see the April 21st entry in the 1968 section) Smith recorded a new personal best in the final race and got his first five second run with a 5.79, making the Shockwave car the quickest transmission equiped nitro funny car outside the USA. Only one car turned up in Pro Mod for the second round of the championship, that of Nick Davies, last years champion. In Top Methanol Dragster Rob Turner set a new track record of 5.805 in the first round of eliminations. In Super Street Bike Mark Watkins on his 'Terminator' Suzuki set a new track record of 8.399. For all class results click here.
April 29th/30th Columbus, Ohio. AMA/Prostar event. The UK's Dave Beck was racing on Jay Regan's Pro Mod Bike. On day one of the event, eliminations of the previously rained-out race in Atlanta were run. Dave made it to the semi-finals before going out. In the Columbus race proper, Dave qualified fourteenth with a run of 7.335/185.21 and was eliminated in round two.
May 20th/21st Rockingham, USA. AMA/Prostar event. The UKs Dave Beck went out in round one of eliminations at this weekend's race riding Jay Reagans Pro Mod bike. He qualified eleventh at 7.360/188.54, but was eliminated in round one by David Vantine, 6.966/184.22 to 7.539/184.04. 
May 27th-29th FIA Main Event, FIA Round One for- Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny Car, Pro Stock, FIM Round One for- Supertwin Top Fuel Bike, Pro Stock Bike, Competition Bike, UK Championship Round Three for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike.
This event was overshadowed by the tragic death of Top Fuel Bike rider Chris Hampson in a top end accident.

Rain was a major disruption on the first two days which meant that on the Monday many finals were not run due to the lack of time. In Top Methanol Dragster Maltas Manty Bugeja took the honours in the ex-Peter Beck car with sponsorship from Mr Whippy. He had a solo run in the final having run Maltas first five at the press day on Thursday and Maltas first side by side five with John Ellul in Saturdays qualifying. In Pro Stock the European record took a hammering. On Monday Michael Malmgren ran a new record with a 7.036 backed up by an earlier 7.086 in qualifying. Minutes later Jari Konola ran 7.015 backed up by an earlier 7.069. Malmgren then reclaimed the record with a 7.003 and bettered it in the final round with a 6.990/196.45, the first European six second Pro Stock run. Top Fuel rookie Peter Beck made number one qualifier with a 5.49 but the final was won by Alan Jackson with a 5.27/248.96 to Anita Makelas engine breaking 5.53/205.23. John Spuffard had only one run in the Showtime Pontiac with new sponsorship from Snap On Tools and recorded a storming 5.39/221.45, shutting off early to run the quickest ever European time for a Nitro Funny Car. In FIM Supertwin Top Fuel Ton Pels took the final honours with a new personal best of 6.89/189. For all class results click here.

June 10th/11th Alastaro, Finland. FIA/FIM Round Two. The UK competitors were Barry Sheavills in Top Fuel Dragster and Dave Wilson in Top Methanol Dragster. Sheavills qualified third out of three but won the first round, beating Pele Lindelow 5.45/247.77 to 5.596/198.09. He ran quicker in the final with a 5.337/280.69 but lost to Anita Makela with a 5.312/257.09. Dave Wilson qualified second out of four with a 5.842/238.46 but lost out in the first round with a 5.982/234.74 to Eero Kilpelainens 5.810/242.81
June 17th-18th Super Series 2, Shakespeare County Raceway, UK Championship Round Four for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. With great weather for the two day meeting 12 new track records were set. Jeff Mead ran a new best E.T. for the Custom Car Street Eliminator class of 9.214seconds in his Pop. Jonathon Bond ran a new best E.T. for Junior Stock Dragster of 14.258 as well as a new speed record of 44.73mph. In the Modified Junior Dragster class Phil Cook set both ends of the track record with 8.204 seconds and 79.09mph. Super Street Bike saw Graham Dance set both ends at 8.204 seconds and 173.75mph. In Super Twin Street Steve Piper took his Ducati to new track records of 10.262 and 173.75mph. Super Twin Modified saw John Coombe set a new speed record on his Honda of 129.31 and Super Twin Fuel had Ben Beneke set both ends at 8.045/175.78.For all class results click here.
July 1st-2nd Cannonball, Santa Pod Raceway, MSA Top Alcohol Round Three, UK Championship Round Five for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Photographer Graham Whitehead raffled a picture of Chris Hampson who lost his life at the Main Event and raised a total of £3475.11 for Chris' family. Martin Hill set new European E.T. and speed records for a Jet Funny Car with 'Fireforce II' at 6.265/252.77, managing to break a window in the control tower into the bargain. Brian Johnson set a new Top Fuel Bike speed record of 217.09mph. He ran 6.240 seconds and 6.308 the quicker of the two runs backing up the slower. In Super Street Bike Graham Dance set a new E.T. record of 8.161 seconds. In the Cannonball competition two Methanol Funny Cars made it to the final for the first time in the events history. Micke Kagered took the win over Urs Erbacher with a 6.06/238.54 to a 6.48/217.04. The nitro cars failed to run consistently enough with pre-event favourite John Spuffard suffering two bouts of tyre shake that both deployed the chutes early. For all class results click here
July 1st-2nd AMA/Prostar Chicago. UK Pro Stock Bike racer Dave Beck, riding Jay Regan's MRE Pro Mod Bike, qualified tenth at 7.148/185.84, won the first round against Bruce van Sant at 7.027/187.81, but then went out in round two to Tom Miceli with a 7.043/187.18 to Tom's 6.932/191.81.
July 15th/16th Pitea, Sweden. The Midnight Sun Internationals including The Top Fuel Tour Round One. Britains Al Jackson qualified #2 with a personal best time of 5.070/271.99, just behind Monica Obergs 5.059/280.07. Al won the first round against Pele Lindelow 5.133/283.79 to 11.493/96.25 to meet Peter Lantz in the final. Unfortunately rain stopped play before the final could be run.
July 15th/16th Drachten, Holland. The Dragten Internationals. European Super Street Bike Series Round One. Qualifying saw the numbers one and two spots go to the UKs Tony Clark (#1) with 9.089, and Graham Dance (#2) with 9.265. The final saw Dance face Germanys Frank Hetscher. Dance took the win with an 8.83 over Hetschers 9.27.
July 15th/16th Shakespeare County Raceway. Mini Showdown. Martin Hill continued to improve in the new Fireforce Jet Funny Car. He ran a best performance of 6.163/260.12 to firmly establish himself as the quickest and fastest Jet Funny Car driver outside the USA.
July 29th-30th Super Series 3, Shakespeare County Raceway, UK Championship Round Six for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike, Super Twins. Top Fuel Bike rider Steve Woolatt became the first year 2000 champion to be crowned with a win over Ian King. Nine new track records were set over the weekend. In Super Twin Fuel Ben Beneke set a new E.T. mark of 7.825 seconds. In Super Twin Modified Bart Salentyn set a new E.T. of 10.241 seconds and a new terminal speed of 135.14mph. Steve Piper set a new speed record of 133.95mph in Super Twin Street. In the European Top Gas Bike class Job Heezen ran a new E.T. best of 8.154 seconds. Tony Clark set a new speed record of 174.42mph in Super Street Bike and a new Funny Bike record of 7.274 seconds went to Chris Hall. The Junior Stock Dragster class saw Jonathan Bond set new E.T. and speed records of 13.975 seconds and 45.50mph. Roger Goring made his first full passes in his new Pontiac bodied jet funny car. He ran a best of 6.474/250.00. John Hogarth debuted his Super Comp Corvette but was unable to complete his observed runs and so could not race. His best run of the weekend was an 8.396/163.04. For all class results and some photos from the meeting click here.
July 28th-30th Mantorp Park, Sweden. FIA/FIM Round Three. A four car Top Fuel field saw the UKs Al Jackson and Barry Sheavills qualify 2nd & 3rd with a 5.887/218.59 and a 5.922/223.56 respectively behind Peter Beck. Barry and Al met up in the first round and Barry took the win with a 5.344/280.69 to Als 5.373/257.09. In the final Barry took the win over Anita Makela with a 5.595/262.06 to a 6.462/146.55. The UKs drivers took the top two places in Top Methanol Dragster qualifying, Dave Wilson at #1 with a 5.912/239.08 and Rob Turner at #2 with a 5.927/221.07. Dave Wilson lost out in the first round with a 6.362/232.25 to Kim Raymonds 6.065/232.87. Rob Turner beat Eero Kilpelainen in round one with a 5.933/223.56 to a 6.154/239.70, Peter Schofer in round two, 5.882/237.22 to 6.111/210.51, and won the final against Kim Raymond 5.878/231.01 to 6.547/223.56. FIM Competition Bike was held over the 1/8th mile and Ken Cooper qualified 6th with a 5.018/144.07. He had a 4.827/138.48 bye in round one when Roel Koedam didn't show, won round two against Oivind Dahl 4.752/149.66 to 4.855/159.59 but lost in the final to Sverre Dahl who ran 4.495/175.74 to Kens 4.732/149.66.
August 5th/6th Tullinge, Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish Top Fuel Tour Round Two. In the final of Round One, held over from July 15th/16th, Peter Lantz took the win with a 5.22/271.99 when Alan Jackson blew his motor and coasted to a 7.05/115.50. Al and the team managed to get the car back together for the first round of the meeting proper but their 5.43/229.14 wasn't good enough to beat Monica Obergs 5.33/217.35 in the tracks first side by side five second race.
August 4th/6th Gardermoen, Norway. FIA/FIM Round Four. In what turned out to be a controversial meeting that was called off early, before the finals could be run, Barry Sheavills qualified 3rd out of 3 with a 6.166. He had a bye in round one and improved to a 5.463/261.98. Top Methanol Dragster saw Dave Wilson qualify at #1 with a 5.773 and Rob Turner at #3 with a 5.874. Wilson had a bye in round one and recorded a 6.409. Turner lost out to Eero Kilpelainen. Ken Cooper qualified at #5 in Competition Bike with a 7.286 but went out in round one.
August 12th/13th Shakespeare County Raceway. Bulldog Bash. Amongst the demonstration runs are Martin hill and Tony Baker in the Fireforce Jet Funny Cars. Over the weekend they put in two side by side runs, the first time this had been seen in the UK since 1986. In the second run on the Sunday Tony managed to holeshot Martin but was unable to better Martin's 6.2/258 mph run. Also putting in demo runs was Smax Smith in his Funny Car. He wrecked the car when an oil line broke on a launch causing the car to turn hard into the barrier.
August 12th/13th Indianapolis. AMA/Prostar Pingle Thunder Nationals. The UK's Dave Beck qualified fifth in Funny Bike at 7.116/185.14, won round one against Bob Bodven 7.183/180.90 to 7.271/177.54 before going out to Bryan Bennett in round two, Bryan's 6.854/198.45 too good for Dave's 7.845/126.08.
August 12th/13th York Dragway. PDRC Northern Nationals. Roger Goring put in some more low speed check out passes in the 'Firestorm' Pontiac Firebird Funny Car. After some initial fuel delivery gremlins earlier in the day, Roger ran an eighth-mile speed of 183.29 mph in 4.403 seconds. In the Pro Drag display, Steve Green powered his Ampar-supported Rover assisted Cortina to a day's best of 8.973/154 mph. The Wild Bunch 'On Tour' event fell to the 460ci big block Ford slingshot dragster of Pete Loveridge, from Clayton Round's 'Shortshot' Fiat Topolino. Although the drivers elected to run over the eighth mile, the 'Crazy one' Chris Hartnell put in a storming 9.6 run over the quarter on Saturday. Best reaction time went to Tony Smith in the 'Cunning Plan' Minivan. In eliminations, the hotly-contested Street Shootout went to defending PDRC Points Champion Dave Rushforth with consistent mid fourteen second runs from his road legal Mustang over Steve Gilmore's Ford 100E. The final for the Pro Shootout bracket was all about startline reactions as Dave 'Tig' Napier stole the win from Paul Hudson's Camaro by virtue of a quicker reaction time of .588 to .601, 12.77/103 to 12.919/104. The final of the north of England's true street racer series coupled the Chevy powered Cortina of John 'Moose' Hollingworth against the Model B Coupe of Steve Neimantas. But the race was won on the startline when Neimantas pulled a cherry, 11.50/123 to 10.21/132. Saturday's results included another popular win for Pro ET star Dave Billadeau. Dave pushed his Plymouth GTX past twenty other entries in the tracks 'Big Bracket' over the Hemi Cuda of Derek Gregson 10.94/123 to 11.31/120.
August 19th/20th Hockenheim. Nitro Olympics. Rico Anthes won the Final of the Top Fuel Challenge at 5.253. Peter Beck launched a blower off the start line. Barry Sheavills ran a best of 5.382, Fred Farndon took the low ET of the meet at 5.09. Gordie Bonin did not manage to get down the track.
August 23rd Dave Grady died after  being involved in a motorcycle accident. Dave was known as the father of UK Super Gas racing.
August 26th-28th Super Series 4, Shakespeare County Raceway, MSA Top Alcohol Final, UK Championship Round Seven for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Andy Carter returned to UK Top Fuel racing at the wheel of Barry Sheavills spare car. In a best of three match race Carter took the win with a best run of 5.222. A four car field of Top Fuel Funny Cars saw the debut of Alan Bates new Avenger. The final was between John Spuffards 'Showtime' and the Jungle.com car of Tony Betts. Betts pulled a red light, handing the win to Spuffard. The following new track records were set; Top Fuel; 5.222 (Andy Carter) 274.99 (Andy Carter), Jet Funny Car; 6.154 (Martin Hill) & 261.65 mph (Martin Hill), Super Street Rover; 9.163 (Martin Moore) & 144.69 mph (Martin Moore) Street Eliminator; 9.161 (Steve Pateman) & 154.11 mph (John Sleath), Pro Stock Bike; 7.525 (Dave Beck) & 179.28 mph (Chris Hope), Funny Bike 7.187 (Chris Hall), Super Street Bike; 178.57 mph (Tony Clark). After a sucession of oildowns and outbreaks of rain the meeting was unfinished. (Thanks to Jerry Cookson for the record info)
August 26th-28th Malmo, Sweden. Swedish Top Fuel Tour Championship. The UKs Alan Jackson qualified at #2 but went out in the first round to eventual winner Peter Lantz. In the third place race between Jackson and Pelle Lindelow Alan took the win when Pelle left the start line in a cloud of smoke.
September 8th-10th FIA European Finals, Santa Pod Raceway, FIA Final Round for-Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny Car, Pro Stock, FIM  Final Round for-Supertwin Top Fuel Bike, Pro Stock Bike, Competition Bike, UK Championship Round Eight for-Pro Mod, Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. In Top Fuel Anita Makela and Barry Sheavills met in the first round of Top Fuel Dragster, Anita took the win in the race that decided the FIA Championship. Rookie Tommy Moller took the event win and set low E.T. of the meeting. After qualifying there was an all five-second field in Top Methanol Funny Car for the first time. Jarmo Roivas became the first ever European Top Methanol racer to top 250 mph with a run of 5.76 at 250.18 mph. He backed the run up with a subsequent pass for the record. Brian Johnson ran a superb 6.149/216.40 in FIM Comp Bike and backed it up with an even quicker 6.12 for a new European Record. Hakan Nilsson in Pro Mod clocked 6.499 at 216.02. Nilssons back up run for the record was a quicker 6.493/217.86. It looked as if the new record would not stand for long as Micke Gullquist ran quicker with a 6.47 but he failed to back it up. Nilsson made it to the final and took the win with a new low of 6.33. In FIM Pro Stock Bike Roger Pettersson set a new E.T. record of 7.523/176.85 backed up by 7.532/176.47. (Thanks to Andy Marrs for the record info) For all class results click here.
September 23rd/24th Super Series Finals, Shakespeare County Raceway, UK Championship Round Nine for-Pro Mod (Final), Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. The final round of the Super Series Championships, and the penultimate round of the UK National Drag Racing Championship, was rained out. Good weather on Saturday saw some good qualifying, notably a pass of 8.141/176.47 by Tony Clark in Super Street Bike. Also in Super Street Bike there was an attempt on the altitude record as James Curnick's SSB went vertical and actually left the track, depositing James in a heap. James escaped with heavy bruising. On four wheels, Tim Adam and Nick Davies put in perfect 9.900 runs in Super Gas qualifying, and Tim doubled up by also qualifying first in Super Comp. Bob Hancox put in a 9.379 in his Outlaw Anglia. No racing took place at all on the Sunday as rain started long before eliminations were scheduled to commence, and got heavier as the day went on. A riders' and drivers' meeting was held in the early afternoon at which the owner of Shakespeare County Raceway, Anthony Hodges, and Super Series co-ordinators Obsession Motorsports offered racers the chance to come back at the end of October to run the eliminations and finish the Super Series. The offer was put to a vote but neither side had the required two-thirds majority.
October 7th/8th October Meet, Santa Pod Raceway, UK Championship Final Round for-Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Once again the weather took its toll on the proceedings with Saturday washed out and Sunday reduced to one-shot qualifying and then eliminations. Some of the finals were run but the rain returned and called an early halt to the meeting. For all class results click here.
November 4th SPR. Flame and Thunder Show. Al Platt was the winner in the Car ET Bracket while Lee Workman took the honours in the Bike ET Bracket. The VW Drag Racing Club held their finals at this meet and Ali Southcombe won the VW Pro class while Steve Lee won VW Sportsman. In the demonstration classes Paula Atkin, in her newly Nitrous-equipped Ford Rapid Fit-backed 105E, ran a storming 7.99/166. Martin Hill had predicted a five second run in the Fireforce 2 Jet Funny Car and came very close with a 6.1/255. Tony Baker in Fireforce1put in two low sevens at 204 mph and 223 mph. Martin and Tony rounded off the day with a side-by-side flame and smoke show in the dark, Tony then shut down whilst Martin stabbed the afterburner and ran down the track.
November 15th-18th AMA/Prostar World Finals. Gainsville Florida. UK Top Fuel biker Brian Johnson qualified top with a new personal best E.T. of 6.101 and ran a best speed of 232.27 mph in round one against fellow UK racer Ian King who recorded his own personal best of 6.676 . Johnsons drive belt broke in the semi-final against Chris Hand, who ended up runner-up of the class which was won by Larry McBride. Other Brits present were Ken Cooper, who went out in round one but ran a new personal best time of 7.119 and speed of 187.38 on his Pro Mod Bike, Chris 'Cannon' Hannam who qualified at #16 with a 7.497/175.71 and went out in the first round of Funny Bike and Dave Beck who failed to qualify in Pro Mod Bike with a 7.314/180.97.
For all the 2000 season Championship winners click here

2001
April 1st Atlanta. AMA/Prostar Star Racing Nationals. The UK's Dave Beck qualified seventh in Pro Mod Bike on Jay Regan's MRE machine and made it to the quarter-finals.
March 4th Gainsville, Florida. AMA/Prostar MRE Sunshine Nationals. The UK's Dave Beck failed to qualify on Jay Regan's Pro Mod Bike while Ken Cooper qualified 10th with 7.123/185.95. In round 1 he was defeated by Charlie Farrar 7.228/176.43 to 7.396/177.13.
April 14th-16th SPR. The Thunderball/Pro Fuel Shootout. MSA Top Alcohol Round One, UK Championship Round One for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. In the Pro Fuel Shootout John Spuffard was the winner for the second year running in the Showtime Funny Car. The final was between him and Andy Carter, both cars unable to find traction on the cold track. In top Fuel Bike Brian Johnson ran 6.116/225.26 in round one but was unable to back up either for new records. Steve Pateman set a new speed record of 156.33 mph in the Custom Car Street Eliminator class. In the final he ran 164 mph but could not back this up. For all class results click here.
May 5th-7th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series One. UK Nitro Funny Car Championship Round One. MSA Top Alcohol Round Two, UK Championship Round Two for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, ACU Top Fuel Bike, ACU Pro Stock Bike, ACU Funny Bike, ACU Competition Bike, ACU Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. John Spuffard took the first round of the 2001 Fuel Funny Car Championship from Gordon Smith in a race which culminated in a top end speed of 281.25 mph, the fastest ever speed by a Fuel FC in Europe, which broke not only Shakespeare County Raceway's Fuel FC speed record but the absolute track record which up to that point had been held by Andy Carter in Top Fuel. Smax Smith had problems in his Mainline Menace Fuel FC on Sunday after a valve hung open resulting in a fireball on the car's second pass since its rebuild. Smax was unhurt and the team put the car back together overnight, but were not allowed to compete in the eliminations. Alan Bates also had trouble, drifting out of the groove and eventually tagging the guardrail. Al suffered engine damage on that pass and was unable to take part in the eliminations.In Custom Car Street Eliminator Steve Pateman became the first competitor into the eights with a pass of 8.868 on Sunday which he backed up for a new record. Steve also set a new speed record of 167.29 mph. Super Comp racers Brian Pateman and Paul Marston both spun out at the finish line but neither Brian nor Paul were hurt, and Brian's Firebird and Paul's PT Bruiser were similarly OK. For all class results click here.
May 7th SPR. The Big Bang VW Festival. Martin Hill became the first Jet Funny Car driver outside the USA to record a five-second pass. He ran 5.807/273.34 on an exhibition pass with a 1.07 second 60ft time and 3.973/204.54 at half-track.
May 7th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series 2 UK Championship Round Three for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Pro Stock Bike, Funny Bike, Competition Bike, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. European Top Gas Series Round One. Supertwin Modified racer Tim Boutle set a new world record for a twin-cylinder production bike on his Honda CX650 at 11.151 seconds and 132.39 mph. Supertwin Gas racer Jerry Collier re-set his own world record of 9.671 with a 9.612 on his Jade Racing machine, the quickest two-stroke drag bike in the world. Super Street Car driver Rich Gilbertsons Ford Pop turned very hard right just after launching and flipped up onto its side, sliding across the track and coming to rest against the opposite barrier. In the second session of Custom Car Sue Jackson was in the right hand lane and drifted out of the groove towards the armco, as she corrected the car moved hard to the left, crossing the centre line before the car flipped over onto its roof and came to rest at about 3/4 track. Job Heezen reset the track speed record for Top Gas bikes with a 166mph run. Tim Blakemore recorded a 7.24 in the semi final of funnybike to advance to the final before losing out to Ken Cooper. Steve Pateman reset the Custom Car speed record again with a 168mph run. Mark Newby took his Viper Jet Dragster  to new track records of 203.62 mph on the Saturday and an E.T. of 7.655 seconds on the Sunday. For all class results click here.
May SPR. The Main Event. FIA Round One for Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny car, Pro Stock and UEM Round One for Competition Bike, Supertwin Top Fuel, Pro Stock Bike, UK Championship Round Four for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Saturdays qualifying saw Brian Johnson take out the 1000-foot marker and then plough through the top end lights on his Top Fuel Bike. In Custom Car Street Eliminator Ian Hook got into the eights with a pass of 8.992/154.86. On Sunday in UEM Supertwin Top Fuel qualifying Carsten Andersson bailed out of his badly out-of-shape bike at the top end, going through the speed traps at 140 mph on his back. The sum total of Carsten's injuries was some scratches and a broken hand. In UEM Comp Bike Brian Johnson failed to qualify. In FIA Top Fuel Dragster Anita Makela took the number one qualifying spot with a 5.177/251.32 while Rookie Micke Kagered took number two spot with a 5.221/269.42.  Martin Hill in the Fireforce 2 Jet Funny Car took another trip into the fives with a 5.94/264.60. As Martin went through the top end the FC's body cracked in several places. Monday saw the quickest ever Top Fuel race in Europe with Barry Sheavills 5.00/285.72 (low E.T. of the meeting) defeating Andy Carters 5.08/286.20 in Round One. In the next round Barry was beaten by Peter Beck whos 5.60/246.36 just edged out Barrys blower belt breaking 5.66/158.05. Unfortunately Beck damaged his motor beyond repair leaving Anita Makela to solo to a win in the final. UEM Supertwin Top Fuel saw Anders Karling run a 6.70/186.98 to defeat Erik Nielsen. Anders' 6.70 would have been a new European record but he failed to back it up. For all class results click here.
June 8th-10th Nitro Nationals, Alastaro, Finland. FIA Round Two for Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny car, Pro Stock and UEM Round Two for Competition Bike, Supertwin Top Fuel, Pro Stock Bike. Andy Carter won the Top Fuel class with a 5.23/218.59 against fellow Brit Barry Sheavills who lost traction and went up in smoke. Carter had qualified at #1 with a 5.21/248.40, had a bye run in the first round, and beat Pele Lindelow, who also went up in smoke, in the semis. Sheavills ran a tyre smoking 5.83/199.34 to defeat Peter Beck in Round One and a 5.12/286.90 to beat a blower-belt-tossing Anita Makela at 5.88 in the semis. In Top Methanol Dragster Rob Turner took #1 spot with a 5.78 and took the win in the final with a 5.78 to Miki Falkstedts 6.27. He had byes in the first round and the semis. Dave Wilson qualified with a 5.81 but lost fire in the first round against Falkstedt. In Competition Bike Ian King ran a new personal best of 6.52 in qualifing and progressed to the final with a 6.53/208.03. He finished as runner up to Sverre Dahl when he had mechanical problems.
June 16th/17th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Three. UK Championship Round Five for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. In the Outlaw Anglia class Jeff Mead set a new track record of 154.11mph in his 468ci Ford Pop. For all class results click here.
June 29th-July 1st SPR. "Captain Gumball"/The Cannonball. UK Nitro Funny Car Championship Round Two. MSA Top Alcohol Round Three. UK Championship Round six for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. The Cannonball Funny Car Shootout took on a different form for this year, to incorporate the second round of the UK Fuel Funny Car Championship. Seperate eliminations were held for the Methanol and Nitro cars, with the winners meeting to run off for the Cannonball trophy. John Spuffard won both the Nitro eliminations and the Cannonball trophy. Along the way he set new European E.T. and speed records of 5.339 seconds and 259.12mph. There were also personal bests for Smax Smith with a 5.74, his first five second run, and Gordon Smith with a 5.67. Top Methanol saw one of the closest races of all time with Rob Turner and Dave Wilson both running 5.85 in Round One. The difference at the start line was 0.002 seconds and at the finish line it was 0.004 seconds, Turner taking the win. This meant that Turner was virtually assured of the Championship title at the next round. The Custom Car Street Eliminator saw its third eight second runner, Jeff meads, and its first side-by-side eight between Jeff and Steve Pateman in qualifying. Brian johnson was having problems again with his Top Fuel bike and failed to make the final against Ian King. Amongst the attractions over the weekend was an F1 Tyrrell who was soundly beaten over the quarter mile by first Tim Adam in his Super Comp roadster, and then Barry Sheavills in his tyre-smoking Top Fueler. For all class results click here.
July 27th-29th Sko Uno Drag Festivall. Mantorp Park, Sweden.  FIA Round Three for Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny car, Pro Stock and UEM Round Three for Competition Bike, Supertwin Top Fuel, Pro Stock Bike. There were Brits in competition in Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster and Competition Bike. Top Fuel saw Andy Carter qualify at #3 with a 5.223/251 followed by Barry Sheavills at #4 with a 5.265/280. the pair met in the first round, Carter redlit to a 5.241/275 while Sheavills took the win with a 5.240/285. Sheavills met Top Fuel rookie Kim Reymond in the semis and lost with a 5.183/280 to a holeshot 5.216/253. Reymond went on to win the final. In Top Methanol the Brits dominated. Rob Turner qualifyied at #1 with a 5.77/242 and Dave Wilson made #2 spot with a 5.82/239. The two met in the final where Wilson took the win with a 5.804/235 to Turners 5.905/236. In Competiton Bike (run over the 1/8th mile) Ian King qualified at #2 while Ken Cooper was at #4. The two met in the final where King took the win with a 4.540/170 to Coopers 4.683/155.
August 4th/5th Gardermoen, Norway.  FIA Round Four for Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny car, Pro Stock and UEM Round Four for Competition Bike, Supertwin Top Fuel, Pro Stock Bike. Rain hampered proceedings and eventually curtailed the meeting early. In Top Fuel Barry Sheavills ran a 4.986 in round one making him the first driver to run a four in a Scandinavian country. Rob Turner consolidated his lead in the Top Methanol Dragster championship with a new personal best, and on two wheels there were personal bests for Ken Cooper, with a 7.102 on his Pro Mod bike, and Ian King on his Top Fuel Bike.
August 11th/12th Shakespeare County Raceway.. The Bulldog Bash. Among the many demonstration vehicles putting in runs over the biker weekend were Martin Hill, who took the Fireforce 2 Jet Funny car to a new SCR track record of 6.099seconds, and Jerry Collier who took his 400cc RD Yamaha to new track records of 9.522seconds (an unofficial world record) and 136.78mph.
August 25th-27th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Four. UK Nitro Funny Car Championship Round Three. MSA Top Alcohol Round Four. UK Championship Round seven for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. Ten years after his last appearance in the UK Norm Wilding returned to take the driving seat of Mark & Jackie Hawkins Avenger in the UK Fuel Funny Car Championship. He defeated favourite John Spuffard in a race for grip in round one and went on to beat Gordon Smith in the final with both cars again searching for traction. The Showtime team of Spuffard and Bob Jarrett however secured enough points to take the Championship title for the year and put in a solo run for third place resulting in low E.T. and Top Speed of the weekend with a 5.591/277.78 blast. Smax Smith suffered a huge fireball run in his Fuel FC which saw him out of competiton but unhurt. Rob Turner secured another MSA Top Methanol Championship title despite suffering engine damage in eliminations. He earlier set new SCR track records of 5.771/245.90. Also securing a Championship win was Ian king who took the ACU Top Fuel Bike Championship with a win over Steve Woolatt, and Tony Clark took the informal European Super Street Bike Championship with Graham Dance in second place. For all class results click here.
September 14th-16th SPR. The European Finals. FIA Final Round for Top Fuel, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny car, Pro Stock and UEM Final Round for Competition Bike, Supertwin Top Fuel, Pro Stock Bike, UK Championship Round Eight for Super Pro, Super Comp, Super Gas, Pro ET, Super Street, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster, Super Street Bike, 9.90 Bike, 10.90 Bike. In a very close finish Andy Carter became the 2001 FIA Top Fuel Champion with an event win over Anita Makela. Both Anita and Micke Kagered had dipped into the fours over the weekend. Kagered went out in round one when his motor fireballed and blew out both rear slicks. He was back out later the same day in his TMFC to set a new European record of 5.799. Also in TMFC Lex Joon and Ulf Leanders ran the quickest side by side race in Europe with 5.892 and 5.897 respectively. In UEM Competition Bike Brian Johnson closed his retirement year in the UK with new records of 6.119 and 229.20mph. New records were also set in Pro Stock where Michael Malmgren set both ends at 6.940 and 198.99mph, Pro Modified where Patrik Wikstrom set both ends at 6.323 and 221.45mph, and UEM Supertwin Top Fuel where Anders Karling set both ends at 6.590 and 206.54. For all class results click here.
September 22nd/23rd Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Finals. Once again there was a demo class in the form of Super Modified. Dan Cockerill ran the first seven second pass and followed with a string of 7.90s. His new track records for the class were set at 7.922 seconds and 173.74mph. In Funny Bike Tim Blakemore set a new track record of 7.149 seconds and in Supertwin Modified Lynn Mason-Roe set a new track record of 138.46mph. For all class results click here.
October 6th/7th SPR. UK National Finals. As at the previous years finals rain curtailed the proceedings with no classes being completed.
November 5th/6th SPR. The Flame And Thunder Show. Gary Page was back on the track  for the first time in three years with an early shut off pass in Rune Fjelds Top Fueler. Tyre shake was the culprit. Later in the day Barry Sheavills matched up with Andy Carter for a 'grudge race'. Carter hit tyre shake and shut off while Sheavills ran a half pass for the win at 5.61/176. The car bracket was won by Al Platt while Richard Every took the Bike Bracket win. nigel Green won VW Pro, Steve Lee took VW Sportsman and Joe Bond was winner in Junior Dragster. Martin Hill was back in the fives in the Fireforce 2 Jet Funny Car with a 5.99/255
November 10th/11th AMA/Prostar World Finals, Gainsville, Florida. The UKs Brian Johnson made his final trip to compete in the event before his retirement from racing. He initially lead qualifying in Top Fuel Bike with a 6.487/220.80 but by the start of eliminations was at number three. He went out in Round One with a 6.334/226.13 to Ron Webbs 6.195/218.07. The other Brits competing had little luck also. In Pro Mod Bike Dave Holland failed to qualify with an 8.231/152.33 while Dave Beck qualified at #12 with a 7.016/191.08. Beck went out in Round One with a 7.021/188 to Charlie Farrars 6.931.

2002
January Following his retirement from Drag racing at the end of the previous season Brian Johnson announced that he had sold the Imperial Wizard, his Top fuel bike, to Jimmy Brantley of Florida. Jimmy had previously ridden a Suzuki Hayabusa street bike.
January 19th Willowbank Raceway. Australia. ANDRA 2002 Nationals. UK ex-pat Steve Read took the win in Top Fuel Dragster at the ANDRA 2002 Nationals at Willowbank Raceway in Australia. Steve qualified #1 at 4.943/287.54 before running another 4.9 at 296 mph in the first round and taking out Jim Read in the final with a 5.01 at a slowing 268 mph.
March 30th-April 1st SPR Easter Thunderball. 3rd Annual Pro Fuel Shootout. SPRC & National Championships Round One. For the second year running defending Champion John Spuffard, in the Showtime Pontiac FC, faced the Top Fuel Dragster of Andy Carter. This time Carter took the win as Spuffard lost traction in spectacular fashion. In Top Methanol Dave Wilson took his newly imported car to an off-the-trailer 5.597/252.84. He backed it up the next day with a 5.61/241.89 for a new British record, taking over a tenth of a second off the previous record. He shut off in round one and went out to Steph Milam who was runner up in the final to Rob Turner. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
May 4th-6th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Springnationals. Rob Turner took the win in Top Methanol with late entry Lex Joon taking runner up spot. Earlier on the Sunday Lex set a new terminal speed track record of 234.38mph. In qualifying he had set the TMFC E.T. record at 6.075/227.27. Also in Top Methanol Steph Milam set a new personal best of 6.864/209.30 in her 'She Devil' TMFC. In Fuel Funny Car John Spuffard won the first round of the Championship setting a new track record E.T. of 5.48 in the first round. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
May 11th/12th Santa Pod Raceway. The Speedfreaks Ball. RWYB Bike meeting with demo bikes and thrust vehicles. Sammy Miller made a return to the UK and brought the Vanishing Point Rocket Funny Car out of retirement for the event. His first pass turned out to be the quickest of the weekend, he shut off very early to record a 5.105 at only 197mph. On his second run he clocked 5.429/193.01 but had to take evasive action at the top end. The car steamed up inside and with no vision Sammy spun the car off into the field to avoid a more serious crash. The car was repaired in time for a final blast on the second day but problems led to a 6.258/182.52. Other highlights included a Top Fuel Bike versus Supertwin Top Fuel Bike shootout, won by Ton Pels with a 6.99/198.40 over an 11.29/94.09 from Steve Woolatt, and a Super Street Bike Shootout, won by Mark Fisher with an 8.83/163.74 over Pete Bellinies 9.17/155.51. For photos click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
June 1st-3rd Santa Pod Raceway. The Main Event. The FIA Top Fuel class saw its first side-by-side fours and its first 300mph runs this weekend, in the same race! Qualifying on the Sunday saw Barry Sheavills clock a 4.970/304.71 while alongside him Andy Carter ran 4.897/303.07. Barry was officially the first to the 300mph mark even though he pulled a red light. Later on in Round One of eliminations Carter ran a 4.92/288.26 to back up the previous run for a new European E.T. record while Sheavills ran 4.95/301.65, the previous 304 backing up the speed for a new European speed record. Carter went on to the final where he was defeated by Kim Reymond  who ran his first four, a 4.99/283.96. In the second round of the Nitro Funny Car Championship John Spuffard took the win with a 5.38/286.05, the highest funny car speed outside the USA. Top Methanol Dragster saw Dave Wilson set new European E.T. and speed records of 5.56seconds and 252.84mph. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
June 15th/16th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Midsummer Nationals. In Super modified Danny Cockerill set new track records of 7.693 seconds and 180mph. The Custom Car Street Eliminator class saw Steve Pateman set new track records of 8.746 seconds and 171.10mph. Dave Beck set a new Funny bike track record of 7.506 seconds while in Super Street Bike Tony Clark set a new track record of 179.28mph. In the European Top Gas Bike class Riccardo Giliberto set the track record at 8.099 seconds and Dave Bartz set new records of 10.065 seconds and 140.19mph in Super Twin Modified. For all class results and photos click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
June 29th/30th Santa Pod Raceway. Summernationals. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
August 24th-26th Shakespeare County Raceway. Super Series Fallnationals. In a Top Fuel match race Andy Carter took on Suzanne Callin. In the first round Andy took the win and set both ends of the track record with a 5.191/288.46 after Suzannes tyres went up in smoke off the line. Round two saw an easy win for Andy after Suzannes car would not start. In the third round Andy made it 3-0 with a 5.417/284.81 as Suzanne hit tyre shake and shut off. John Spuffard won the third round of the Nitro Funny Car Championship with a 5.858/251.40 to Gordon Smiths 8.587/102.97. In Top Methanol Rob Turner ran a new personal best and set a new track record  of 5.614/247.25 in the first qualifying session. He went on to clinch the 2002 Championship by making it to the last pair. In a close final Dave Wilson beat Turner 5.688/251.40 5.756/240.64. Pro Stock Bike saw Martin Bishop run a new personal best of 7.667/175.78 in qualifying. Funny Bike saw a new track record of 7.167/166.67 from Tim Blakemore in qualifying. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
September 6th-8th Santa Pod Raceway. FIA European Finals. In the second session of Top Fuel qualifying Barry Sheavills made number one spot with a 4.94/277.46 but the chassis broke at the top end and and the car disintergrated. Barry was ok but the car was written off.  Number two qualifier Micke Kagered (5.006/295.46) met rookie Darryl Bradford in Round One and took the win with a 4.97/282.58. However as he rossed the line the motor exploded destroying the car and sending Micke in the safety cell into the field. He was taken to hospital but was ok. Despite being unable to continue in competiton Micke clinched the Top Methanol Funny Car Championship by virtue of a better head-to-head record with Urs Erbacher whom he tied on points with at the end of the event. In Top Methanol Rob Turner improved on his personal best with his first 5.5 second pass, a 5.58/244.45 in the third qualifying session. Peter Schofer set a new European E.T. record of 5.543/249.21 in the final qualifying session. In Top Methanol Funny Car Qualifying Leif Andreasson ran the quickest ever in Europe with a 5.72/243.67 (he failed to back this up for the record). In the same session Urs Erbacher set the record at 5.78/244.91. Lex Joon went on to re-set the record with a 5.77/242.30 in the first round, backed up by an earlier 5.82. John Spuffard won the Nitro Funny Car fourth round and clinched the Championship for the second year running. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
September 28th/29th Santa Pod Raceway. UK National Finals. For all class results click here. For Eurodragster live updates click here
October 5th/6th Shakespeare County Raceway. Doorslammer Shootout. For all class results click here.
November 2nd/3rd Santa Pod Raceway. The Flame And Thunder Show. Rained Out!
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