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    1/4 mile meets, are they dead?

    as above, nobody seems to be making these meets now shakespeare is no more, nobody interested in santa pod?

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    Problem with santa pod is it gets stupid busy and you have to queue for hours (where you can't see the action) just to maybe get 2 runs on a day. At least with shakey you could still watch the racing whilst queueing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post
    Problem with santa pod is it gets stupid busy and you have to queue for hours (where you can't see the action) just to maybe get 2 runs on a day. At least with shakey you could still watch the racing whilst queueing.
    Having been many many times and living next door I can say it's nowhere near that bad,

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    I must of been on particularly busy days then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post
    Problem with santa pod is it gets stupid busy and you have to queue for hours (where you can't see the action) just to maybe get 2 runs on a day. At least with shakey you could still watch the racing whilst queueing.
    Yeah and at the slightest whiff of a light shower, they close the track for two hours!

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    Welcome back Frankie, I might be up for a pod meet later in the year, just a bit busy at present.

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    Straightliners run events at many tracks including East Kirkby this weekend, cars are running Saturday.

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    Looks interesting, but unfortunately too shorter notice for what I need to get done before olive can rip up the track once more, but I will be keeping an eye out for future meets.

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    The is supposed to be a meet on the 28/29th of Sep at pod with a meet-up of volvos too :they are trying organise it on facearse .im interested because Iím working on my 940 to get it back on the road now .i donít have any volvos now apart from that one .

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    Cool I would be but...

    .. but mine would not make it 1/4 mile up our road, let alone balls out up the strip.
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    The will be a meet on the Saturday 28th sep santapod if anybody is interested.im going defo and camping sat night

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    It all went to pot after I left, seriously though we all had some great times at the 1/4 mile meets,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamest5r View Post
    It all went to pot after I left, seriously though we all had some great times at the 1/4 mile meets,
    We only used to go to watch you break your car, or Frankie bend a rod. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    We only used to go to watch you break your car, or Frankie bend a rod. ��
    At least we put a 100% commitment for your entertainment


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamest5r View Post
    It all went to pot after I left, seriously though we all had some great times at the 1/4 mile meets,
    Yes it is odd how the land owners suddenly decided to stop racing and build houses when you left.....was it the finders fee you got, that allowed you to go and retire in Aus

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Yes it is odd how the land owners suddenly decided to stop racing and build houses when you left.....was it the finders fee you got, that allowed you to go and retire in Aus
    No it was weighing in all the broken parts of his car for scrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    No it was weighing in all the broken parts of his car for scrap.
    Parts of the gearbox that exploded at Shakey are still running fine in my car.....lol

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