FWD Drag Series

The FWD Drag Series

The FWD Drag Series will not run in 2022. For those interested in FWD / Sports Compact Drag Racing there will be 4 stand alone Shootouts in 2022. Detail at https://santapod.co.uk/sports-compact.php


About the FWD Drag Series 2019

The FWD Drag Series at Santa Pod Raceway is the ultimate test of tuned front wheel drive cars. The FWD Drag Series is a full MSA sanctioned Championship for FWD cars from 4 to 6 cylinders, drivers go head to head in elimination Drag Racing competition against the best European and Japanese cars the UK FWD scene has to offer.

The History

2019 was the 7th year of the FWD Drag Series at Santa Pod Raceway and was won by Dougie Gemmell in his 2003 Honda Civic Type R.

The first season of the FWD Drag Series in 2013 following the merger of JDS FWD, ESC Street & ESC Pro was a huge success, it surpassed all expectations and produced some very exciting racing with many record breaking runs. Keil Priestman won the championship, Richard Batty ran the first UK FWD 8 second pass and Tom Barnes set a World Record for a New Mini.

The 2014 Championship was won by Sam Bolton and Robert Johnston who raced their Tigra as a team, Richard Batty was runner-up for the second year running. 2015 saw Glenn Robson take the title with a race to spare ahead of Paul Atkinson. In 2016 Allan Duthie was champion in his first season and in 2017 Paul Atkinson finished the season in the number one spot after two years as runner-up.

In 2018 Phil Reeves took the title in his second season and became the first Ford racer to win the championship.

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Facebook Group

There is a Facebook group for the FWD Drag Series at www.facebook.com/groups/FWDdragseries. This is an ideal place for racers, fans and tuners to discuss drag racing with Front Wheel Drive cars.