News Issue 22

Life Begins…

This Good Friday, pause for a moment and raise a glass – April 19th, 1979, was the day the first ever issue of Street Machine went on sale. Supposedly the most expensive magazine launch in Europe to date, that May 1979 issue was heralded by print ads and even TV ads, featuring cover star Henry HiRise bursting through a sheet of paper. Will anyone admit to remembering seeing that?!

Rising Star?

Fancy yourself as a British Big Chief? You need to check out StreetFighters UK. Bring yourself, your car and your attitude along to Tibenham Airfield on March 29th, where there’ll be all-day grudge racing on a superb runway. It’s £25 for the driver and car, plus £20 for spectators; kids go free.

You can run all day from 10am until 5pm, perhaps have a flutter on the outcome and, best of all, there’ll be a professional film crew on site, filming a pilot for what could turn out to be a UK version of everyone’s favourite TV show, Street Outlaws. Please note that March 29th is a Friday, so call in sick to work, and you need to get your tickets in advance – if you just turn up, you’ve had a wasted journey.

Tibenham Airfield is just south of Norwich – bung NR16 1NT into the map robot – and you’ll find more details by searching StreetFighters UK on Facebook. Subsequent events will also be on the last Friday of the month.

Monkey Boys

Are you a big fan of Fast’n’Loud? Then stop monkeying around and get yourself along to www.hellsclothing.com, where you’ll find a full range of Gas Monkey, Hoonigan, Diesel Brothers and Quarter Mile official merchandise. T-shirt weather will be here soon – be ready!

BIVA Dam

You’ll notice there’s no BIVA Patrol in this issue. Sadly, our BIVA Diva, Kev Rooney, is suffering a spot of ill health, and has elected to take a step back for the time being. Here’s wishing Kev all the best, a speedy recovery, and hopefully we’ll get to see him out and about over summer!

Proper Shopping!

Over winter, Serck Motorsport and Santa Pod have teamed up to make sure that the Garage Shop in the pits now stocks more of what the racer and RWYBer really needs. That means those spares and consumables you didn’t know you’d be needing and… wait for it… nitrous refills! Darren Prentice, Track Operations Manager, said, “This answers the perennial question: Will there be nitrous fills available at the track this weekend? The answer is now yes, at every event, including RWYB, Test Days and Drifting, too. We’re delighted to be working with Serck to provide this permanent solution.”

Serck Motorsport aren’t just about cooling systems; they provide a massive range of race parts and services. The parts list will be displayed in the Santa Pod Garage, targeted to help the racer in the event of common failures, plus many attractive parts for the browsing shopper also.

“This occurred to me when I was racing Snow White and needed a ring gear urgently,” said Serck gaffer, Graham Smith. “Luckily I managed to get one, but had I been unlucky, I could have missed out on qualifying. The parts list will therefore evolve to suit the customers’ needs and we will also welcome suggestions from the paddock.” It should be up and running by the time you read this.

Roush In The Housh!

Nemesis UK Performance Ltd, an online performance upgrades and replacement parts retailer, recently announced their new ‘Master Dealer’ status awarded by renowned US parts manufacturer, Roush Performance. This is exciting news for UK and European Ford Mustang, F150 and Focus owners and racing enthusiasts looking for Roush parts to enhance the performance of their vehicle.

Guy Tomlinson, Director of Nemesis UK, says, “The top benefit for our customers is that we’ll be holding a larger range of Roush parts in-stock in the UK, providing immediate availability on their most popular exhausts, intake and vehicle styling products.”

Robert Brown, Director of International Programs at Roush Performance, added, “With a positive reputation for providing expert knowledge and advice, as well as great customer service, Nemesis UK is a stand-out supplier for our high-performance range and we hope customers loyal to both our brands will be pleased with this news.” View the entire Roush product range online at nemesisuk.com, or call Nemesis UK on 0121 288 2561.

Prepare For No Prep!

The crew that brought you last year’s Rockingham No Prep Drag Racing events is back, not at Rockingham, but with 10 No Prep Series events all around the UK! Entries are now open, the dates are below, and with some of those limited to a 16-car field, you’d best be quick… Find No Prep Drag Racing on Facebook, email pmdragracing@gmail.com or call/text Paul on 07831 650230 to get your entry forms.

All events will be outlaw-style, heads-up, no time/speed, flashlight start and flag finish. Classes are as listed, plus two new classes have been added this year – True Street and Pro Street – for treads and mufflers, especially at venues where noise is limited to 105db (marked *).

  • April 13th – Sweet 16 Real Street/Pro Street Shootout, Lancaster Raceway, Lincolnshire*
  • April 27th – Sweet 16 Real Street/Pro Street Shootout, Dakota Raceway, Devon
  • May 4th – Sweet 16 Real Street/Pro Street Shootout, Lancaster Raceway, Lincolnshire*
  • June 29th-30th – No Prep Nationals #4 and Monster High Roller Bracket, Leeds East Airport, Leeds
  • July 13th-14th – West Coast No Prep Nationals #5 and Monster High Roller Bracket, Llanbedr Drag Strip, Wales
  • July 26th-28th – Sweet 16 No Prep Cash Days, Silverstone Classic
  • July 27th-28th – Sweet 16 Small Tyre No Prep Shootout, Elvington, Yorks*
  • September 7th – Sweet 16 Real Street/Pro Street Shootout, Lancaster Raceway, Lincolnshire*
  • September 21st-22nd – No Prep Cash Days North v South Team Race, Sywell Classic, Northants
  • September 28th-29th – Sweet 16 Big Tyre North, Kirkbride Airfield, Cumbria
  • October 5th – Sweet 16 Real Street/Pro Street Shootout South, Dakota Raceway, Devon