Racing at Santa Pod 2019

We have a big post for you today with lots of pics from the Mustang Owners Club Of Great Britain orgnised day trip to Santa Pod which was a couple of days ago. Mustang Maniac was invited to come and play, which of course was challenge accepted. Yogi had his engine in and completed mid week which has just a handful of miles on the engine since the rebuild. So for this time Yogi was not running flat out as normal, he was still running the engine in, revs turned down a bit and gently does it. For Yogi, it was mostly taking passengers down the quarter mile for a little fun. A well turned out meeting and not just for Mustangs ready to tear up the strip either.

Less chat from me and on with the pics. This year the pics were not taken by our usual source on the day, but by Mustang Maniac’s own in house Professional Photographer; Chris Tilley from Drive Photography. Pop over and give him a like:

http://www.facebook.com/drivephotography

There is a great video on YouTube of the day that Chris has created here:

Morning briefing before the fun begins.

The cars ready to race.

Action for the rest of the day, in no particular order;

Is it just me, or this a menacing shot? Yogi comes out to play!

Yogi did have a run on his own and found out his traction issues were compounded by the extra horses he had under the hood, he did declare than he needs better tyres before he plays properly next time. All in all, he was fairly happy with the day’s running.

Everybody was interested in the times between the Mustang 2.3lt EcoBoost vs the V8 bigger brother, it was not the wipe out as expected. Adam bringing home the “Enos 350” Eco boost in just 0.5second behind the V8s. Now that is impressive from an engine around half the size of the V8s.

Yogi with one of his passenger runs.

A fantastic days fun, and we must put out a big thanks to Roy & Jacqui from the MOCGB who were the principle organisers this year. Thank You.

Why do we do these things?

Put us down for more next year! 🙂

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6 Responses to Racing at Santa Pod 2019

  1. Boris says:

    Great blog and fantastic photos! I was lucky enough to be there watching all the mostly Fords but also the GMs and Mopars displaying outrageous gobs of horsepower….. seems to me though when watching these monsters on the strip, it’s not about the horsepower numbers…but more about the skill of the pilot. Some cars with huge horsepower simply left most of it on the start line. Those who took more care of the launch got better times with less power….seems less is more – particularly the lovely old classic muscle cars there. Adams runs in the Eco Boost proved the point. Yogi’s car looked and sounded amazing. Nice one boys and thanks for the invite!

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    • Thanks for the comments Boris. You are correct regarding the power of the line. Yogi found that, horse power is nothing without traction. The EcoBoost surprised a lot of people and the the “Enos 350” decals and its relative performance to the bigger bits.
      A pleasure to have you along, see you next year.

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  2. What a great day by the looks of it. Sad I couldn’t get there. Great pics.

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  3. It was a good day and great spirits all round.

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  4. Debbie says:

    Such beautiful pictures! Am I correct that some steering wheels are on the left, and some on the right? Greetings from St. Louis!

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    • Hi Debbie, you are correct, there was indeed some right hand drives, they just don’t look right though. We will pass on your compliments to Chris. Our regular photographer wants him banned from future events now. We’re sure he will get over it, soon. 😂

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