Drag Racing Challenge

 

We all know how easy it is to brag about the 20,000hp you're making or the 6 second ETs your running in your girlfriend's daily. Well there's only one way to prove what you've got: run your hot rod down the quarter mile. So here we have the Butty Run Drag Racing Challenge. It's simple, the only rule is your car (truck, bike, what have you) needs to appear in two of the normal Butty Run galleries - to establish you're a Butty Runner. No excuses, no handicaps, no prizes other than bragging rights. Get yourself along to a RWYB/test & tune event. If you've got witnesses then fine, otherwise show up to a Butty Run with your timing slip and we'll post the times here for all to see.

Obviously your car has to meet the strip's regulations, which means you're very likely to need a helmet and seat belts (a lap belt is normally enough).

We had the first group of cars go at the 2008 Nostalgia Nationals at Shakespeare County Raceway. The results so far are:

 
If you haven't already, could you supply me with your 100th of a second figures please? If you don't I'll assume it's 5 and rank you accordingly. Thank you.

  11.61  
Driver Mat Cooper
Car Opel Manta
Engine 355 Small Block Chevy
Tyres Road
  11.6  
Driver Tim Eastwood
Car Suziki GSX-R
Engine Turbo'd 1100cc
Tyres Road
  11.7  
Driver Neil LAlouette
Car '68 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Engine 502ci Chevy
Tyres Slicks
11.99
Driver Gary the Snail
Car Ford Pop
Engine 350ci Chevy
Tyres Road
13.00
Driver Nigel Hale
Car Chevy Pickup
Engine 572ci Chevy
Tyres Road
13.91
Driver Maz
Car Ford Model B
Engine 350ci Chevy
Tyres Road
13.95
Driver Paul Haywood
Car Ford Model A
Engine 350ci Chevy
Tyres Road
14.01
Driver Nicky Inskip
Car Dodge Challenger
Engine 6,100cc Hemi
Tyres Road
14.0
Driver Carl Studly
Car Plymouth Duster
Engine 440ci Mopar
Tyres Road
14.6
Driver Jimmy the Ditch
Car '67 Chevrolet Camaro
Engine 327ci Chevy
Tyres Road
14.7
Driver Ollie 'o dog' Finch
Car '33 Plymouth Pickup
Engine 301ci Pontiac
Tyres Road
14.77
Driver Dean Inskip
Car Dodge Charger
Engine 6,100cc Hemi
Tyres Road
14.9
Driver Ian Wild
Car Ford Pop
Engine 3900cc Rover
Tyres Road
14.9
Driver Doug
Car 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
Engine 403ci Oldsmobile
Tyres Road
15.10
Driver Gary Denham
Car Ford Zephyr MkIII
Engine 3500cc Rover
Tyres Road
15.7
Driver Jenny
Car Ford Pop
Engine 3900cc Rover
Tyres Road
15.7
Driver Keith Elderkin
Car Ford Model A
Engine 3000cc Ford V6
Tyres Road
16.3
Driver Amanda Warner
Car Yamaha Virago
Engine 125cc (Tuned)
Tyres Road
16.83
Driver Bob Smith
Car Model A Ford
Engine Ford V6??
Tyres Road
17.6
Driver Keith Elderkin
Car Ford Model T Modified Lakes Roadster
Engine 2200cc Ford Pinto
Tyres Road
25.94
Driver Baron Von Kronken
Car 1956 VW Krankenwagen
Engine 1200cc Stock
Tyres Road
 

We took advantage of the Hot Rod Drags on 13/14th of September to get some more times in and some of us were caught on video. Deep apologies to the driver of the Plymouth Duster, but we missed you! A couple of us made it to the Old Skool Ford Weekend, also caught on video.