FWD Drag Series

The FWD Drag Series

The FWD Drag Series will not run in 2021. For those interested in FWD / Sports Compact Drag Racing there will be stand alone Shootouts in 2021.

There will be a FWD only Shootout at USC this year along with Shootouts where FWD cars can enter alongside compact 4WD and RWD cars at Fast Show Reloaded and JapShow Finale.

The entry fee for the USC Shootout is £200 inc 2 weekend tickets and £100 for the other events inc 2 weekend tickets.

All entries must be proven to have run quicker than 11 seconds at USC and 12 seconds at the other events to be eligible for the shootouts (entries for USC will be opened up to slower cars nearer the events if the shootout is not sold out). All entries are on a first come, first served basis. Entries are limited to 20 cars qualifying for a 16 car elimination ladder so if you want to race enter now.

Entries are now open at www.racers.santapodtickets.com

Full details at:
www.thefastshowreloaded.co.uk/shootout.php 4th July 2021
www.ultimatestreetcar.co.uk/fwdshootout.php 6th / 8th August 2021
www.japshowfinale.co.uk/shootout.php 3rd October 2021


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.