When the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) announced that they were giving away tickets to Santa Pod Raceway for the National Hot Rod Finals, the Motor Vehicle Team decided that they would organise a trip for the students to attend the world of Top Fuel Dragster racing.
Students from Level 1,2 and 3 IMI Motor Vehicle courses attended the day trip to see cars and motorbikes competing head to head along the ¼ mile long strip. Nearly all of the top fuel cars were completing the course in under 6 seconds, reaching straight line speeds of over 230mph!
The staff took ear plugs for the students as the noise from the engines was deafening. You could feel the ground shaking beneath you as the cars and bikes accelerated from 0-100mph in under two seconds. Students were treated to a pit lane walk and were able to spend the day looking around the vehicles that were competing and later watched some real high octane race action.
For many students, this was their first experience of Santa Pod and this type of racing. They all came away with some great memories of their first visit to Santa Pod!
Reaseheath Motor Vehicle Team