Santa Pod Bike Strip Records

1966 - 2022

Below is a list of all the Santa Pod motorcycle strip records starting from1966. This is entirely unofficial and has been compiled from the entries in the Trakbytes archive for the years up to 2002, and with the kind help of Andy Marrs from 2002 to 2019. I also referred to Keith Lee's Book "Drag Bike Racing in Britain - From the mid 60s to the mid 80s" published in 2010.

The strip record has dropped by five seconds in 43 years. Once E. J. Potter, the first of four American visitors to set the record, had set the mark in 1966 the rest of the sixties was dominated by Alf Hagon who progressively chipped away at his own records before retiring in 1968. His record then stood for another six years before John Hobbs beat it with the first of his three quickest E.T.'s. Alf currently shares his six record performances with Phil Brachtvogel, who clocked up his six consecutive entries in the comparitively short period between July 1989 and September 1990. Brian Johnson managed to reset the mark four times in his career and has the longest time span between entries, 1983 to 2001. There are a couple of question marks in there with runs I was unable to find the details for. If anyone out there can help please let me know.

Year Meeting Date Competitor Time
1966 June E. J. Potter 10.62
1966 June Alf Hagon 10.18
1967 June Alf Hagon 10.11
1967 August Alf Hagon 9.67
1968 April Alf Hagon 9.64
1968 June Alf Hagon 9.43
1968 July Alf Hagon 9.208
1974 June John Hobbs 9.17
1975 May Keith Parnell 9.05
1975 June Keith Parnell 8.93
1975 July Danny Johnson 8.48
1975 September Danny Johnson 8.37
1977 August John Hobbs 8.15
1978 March Henk Vink 8.12
1979 May Ken Annesley 8.09
1979 July John Hobbs 8.07
1979 September Jeff Byne 8.02
1980 September Stefan Reisten 7.87
1982 ? Stefan Reisten 7.72?
1983 ? Brian Johnson 7.51
1983 September Brian Johnson 7.43
1989 July Phil Brachtvogel 7.32
1989 September Phil Brachtvogel 7.17
1990 May Phil Brachtvogel 6.97
1990 July Phil Brachtvogel 6.90
1990 August Phil Brachtvogel 6.85
1990 September Phil Brachtvogel 6.81
1998 September Eric Teboul 6.484
1999 September Brian Johnson 6.121
2001 September Brian Johnson 6.119
2003 September Roel Koedam 6.046
2009 September Peter Svensson 5.9179
2011 September Peter Svensson 5.8817
2012 September Peter Svensson 5.7250
2019 September Filippos Papafilippou 5.6629

 

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