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Dragster. Santa Pod Raceway. ENG. NR30

Santa Pod Raceway, the name a nod to the SW USA & the American nature of drag racing, is based on an old RAF airfield at Little Poddington, Bedfordshire. The world record for the 1/4 mile was run at Santa Pod in 1984, in 3.58 seconds and a terminal speed of 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h), set by Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point rocket-propelled car. I saw the first sub 5sec 1/4 mile, with a terminal speed over 305 mph. The noise from such machines is seismic. The ground shakes.