This next weekend, the 10th and 11th of October, sees the third Extreme Performance Bike Weekend at Santa Pod, and it's set to be the biggest yet!
Incorporating not only the finals of the ACU Drag bike championship, but also the Straightliners championship too, close and exciting racing is guaranteed, with a number of classes in both championships set to go to the wire.
For those folk entering in an ACU or Straightliners class (and remember, Straightliners will take on-the-day entries), there's a Perfect Light Award sponsored by Eurodragster.com/Speedflow with a £50 prize for the first racer to clock a perfect reaction time! There's also a further fifty quid up for grabs in the Eurodragster.com/Gold RV Perfect ET award, payable to the first person who runs a perfect ET in their bracket class. More details from Eurodragster
As this year is the tenth anniversary for Suzuki's Hayabusa, Suzuki GB are in attendance, with a selection of test bikes for use on the roads around Santa Pod (so take your driving licence), as well as two racing classes specifically for Hayabusas and B-Kings (bog standard, and mildly modified, open to bikes witrh aftermarket exhausts and fuelling computers like Power Commanders).
There's also the final of the Straightliners Stunt Championship, which'll include Suzuki's own pet stunter, Matti Griffin.
Additionally, there's the second annual Muscle Bike Show, a ride-in show catering for the big, brutal muscle bikes of yore - stuff like Zed Thous, Katanas and CBX Thous, alongside modern muscle like GSX 1400s, ZRX 12 and 13s and the new V-MAX. This year also has a new category, that of Developed Muscle, designed to incorporate those bikes that were a development of the original muscle bikes, and which have been further developed by their owners to produce more power than most folk would consider sensible - yes, this is the class for turbo, nitrous nutter GSX-Rs!
The Santa Pod gates are open from 5pm on Friday, tickets are £10 per day or £25 for the whole weekend, including camping. More details are available from Extreme Performance Bike