• Brad Jackson
    UK National Super Pro Champion 2018

    Brad collecting his trophy at the Santa Pod Racers Club awards evening.

    Brad won both the Super Pro UK National Championship and the Santa Pod Racers Club Super Pro Championship.

  • Brad Jackson
    UK National Super Pro Champion 2019

    Brad  is the UK National Super Pro Champion for the second consecutive year!


    Brad won both the Super Pro UK National Championship and the Santa Pod Racers Club Super Pro Championship.

Brad : UK National Super Pro Champion for two consecutive years!

The whole team are ecstatic, in the 6 years Brad has raced in Super Pro he has finished, 5th, 3rd , 2nd twice and won the championship twice, a fantastic record in the fastest and most competitive bracket class in Europe!

UK National Super Pro Champion 2018 & 2019

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We headed to Santa Pod for the final meeting of the year, Brad had a healthy lead of 410 points but the championship realistically was between Brad and the team Time is Money car driven by Tom and John Atkinson.

Tom had a great meeting at the European finals taking the win after Brad’s throttle cable body broke on the line thus putting their team in contention for the title, they needed to out qualify Brad and hope that Brad went out in the first round and if they took the event win they would overtake Brad and win the National title, Tom’s father John is the driver for this weekend.

We decided to test the car on the Friday just to make sure that everything was working correctly with the car after the new cable had been fitted, Brad completed a test run with a promising 0.027 reaction time and eased to a 171 mph safe quarter mile, with Brad’s first reaction time of the day being a good one we knew Brad was ready for the weekend.

Saturday was a beautiful sunny day and the weather looked set for the day, qualifying could be crucial because the weather forecast for the UK on raceday was torrential rain due the latter end of the hurricane Dorian coming from the USA and the Bahamas.

Q1 Brad had a 0.088 reaction time and ran 7.72 on a 7.66 dial in, the track was still a little bit cool but 6 hundredths of a second over dial in was good enough for 3rd at the end of the session with John qualifying 5th.

Q2 3 hours later the sun had heated the track and the Pro Mods had laid some rubber on the track we knew the car would be in good shape for this run, Wayne chose a dial in of 7.67, Brad pulled a 0.023 reaction time and ran 7.6794, 9 thousandths of a second over dial in put Brad into 2nd place with John keeping the pressure on by moving up to 4th.

Q3, the final qualifying session of the day, Wayne thought the car would run slightly quicker and dialled 7.66, the car was amazingly consistent and ran another 7.6792, 2 – 10 thousandths of a second quicker than the previous run.

Sunday Eliminations Day

We woke on Sunday morning to find it had been raining through the night, the Santa Pod track crew dried the track and we went to the first round of eliminations. John was in front of Brad and John faced Dave Russell, Dave had a better reaction time than John and took the win, so that was it,

Brad was the UK National Super Pro Champion for the second consecutive year!

The whole team are ecstatic, in the 6 years Brad has raced in Super Pro he has finished, 5th, 3rd , 2nd twice and won the championship twice, a fantastic record in the fastest and most competitive bracket class in Europe!

Brad and Wayne would like to thank all the crew, Nick Good, Cristiaan Carlo, Dave Catton, Ian Baker and Neil Baker whose help and dedication to support Brad helped greatly in Brad achieving this result!

Brad and Wayne would also like to thank all our loyal sponsors, without their support we could not continue to compete with this front running professional team, many thanks to, Lucas Oil UK, The Plytek Group, The Taxi Shop, Martin Williams (Hull) Ltd, D&S signs, and Racewearonline.com

Brad has now resigned from his daytime job and is taking some time out to explore the World, he sets off to Japan next month, with further flights booked for Australia and New Zealand, it is unlikely Brad will be in the UK to collect his Champion’s trophy at the Santa Pod Racers club presentation on the 1st February 2020, but Wayne and all the team will be there, providing we raise the funds for the 2020 season Brad should be back for the 1st meeting , The Festival of Power at Easter.
Many thanks to all our supporters, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will hopefully be on the start line at Easter 2020 !

Brad Wins Summer Nationals !!

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Summer Nationals 22nd – 23rd June 2019

Santa Pod

We arrived at Santa Pod late on Friday night so missed scrutineering so had to be up early Saturday morning to get the car scrutineered before the event started, we woke up to a beautiful day and Brad was looking forward to this race weekend.

With only 3 qualifying runs on Saturday  it was imperative to qualify well, qualifying one we dialled a safe 7.67 and ran 7.72, 5 hundredths of a second over dial in left Brad in 9th from 23.

Q2, we dialled 7.68 and ran a 7.677, we broke out by just under 3 thousandths of a second (0.0021) and Brad dropped to 14th place.

Q3 we dialled a 7.64, this was a strategic dial just to improve on the 500th’s position, the plans all went wrong when Brad had a massive slide at half track and scrubbed too much speed off collecting the car, this left Brad in 16th place from 25 drivers, Brad’s worst qualifying position for a very long time, however Brad was confident that once we got into eliminations we would recover this position.

Sunday morning brought cooler temperatures and a dull cloudy sky but the weather did improve throughout the day.

Eliminations 1 Brad faced Peter Walters, Pete has had a torrid time with minor gremlins in his car but he was running well at this meeting, Pete had a slight edge on Brad off the line but Brad was closer to the dial in and Brad took the win by 0.019 of a second.

Eliminations 2 Brad faces Laura Turburville Brad’s friend from the Junior Dragster days, infact Brad and Laura both ran their very first runs together 10 years ago

Brad pulled a 0.01 reaction time to Laura’s 0.06 and had the edge but Laura went too fast and broke out by 0.015, Brad ran 7.69 0n his 7.67 dial and took the win.

Eliminations 3 Brad was racing against Dave Evans, Dave‘s reaction time of 0.111 was too slow to an in form Brad whose 0.02 reaction time gave him the edge and Brad took the quarter final win.

In the semi Final Brad faced Bob Doyle, Bob was better of the line with a 0.022 reaction to Brad’s 0.038 reaction but Brad was much closer to his dial in, 7.67 dial and ran 7.70  and Brad took the win and was now in the final !

In the final Brad was racing against Dave Fulton, Dave was having a good day and was 2nd to Brad in the points championship, if Dave took the win Dave would be just 200 points behind Brad in the championship, if Brad took the win Brad would have a substantial lead of 510 points in the championship which would help Brad in his quest to retain his title again this year!

 

They both left the line with almost the same reaction time, Dave had the edge with a 0.052 to Brad’s 0.056, Dave ran too quick with a breakout 8.93 on a 8.99 dial, however Brad would have been hard to beat with Brad having a 7.68 time on a 7.67 dial, so Brad took the Summer Nationals win!

Brad is having a great year, his lowest position this year has been the quarter finals so Brad has a healthy points lead in the championship, the points have to be ratified yet but Wayne makes them to be;-

Brad would like to thank Nick and Cristiann for delivering a great race car yet again, Dave Catton for his tow car driving skills and crew help

We now have a summer break until the European Finals meeting at Santa Pod in early September, we  cannot wait!

Brad wouldn’t be in this position, without the continued Support of all our sponsors  , to whom we are very grateful

Main Event Santa Pod 2019

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FIA / FIM Main Event Santa Pod Raceway 24th – 27th May 2019

We headed to Santa Pod on Thursday to set the pit up and prepare the cars and pit for the 4 day FIA/FIM meeting with over 270 drivers and riders for this prestigious event.

Brad is currently in second place in the UK Championship and was looking to score heavily at this event to keep his sights on the 2019 title, hopeful of retaining the no 1 on the car at the end of the season, a tall order at this event with 45 competitors in Brad’s class with many from various European countries, male and female, and a sport where women compete with men on a true equal footing!

Friday morning was a beautiful day with great weather forecast all day, there were 45 drivers qualifying for a 32 car field so the pressure was on to get in the show, Brad’s first run we dialled a 7.64 and Brad ran a 7.67, 3 hundredths of a second over dial was good enough for 8th place so safely in the field.

Brad’s second run we dialled the same 7.64 and ran 7.66, an improvement to 2 hundredths of a second over his dial in, other drivers had improved and Brad actually dropped a place to 9th.

Brad’s 3rd run he left the dial at 7.64 confident that the sun heating the track would bring the time he was looking for and actually ran 7.647, 7 thousandths of a second over dial, once again others improved so Brad had dropped to 15th but this time put him back up to 8th place!

Brad reported hearing a noise from the back of the car, Nick and Cristiann had a look at the car and decided it could be damage in the rear axle so stripped the axle to find that the crown wheel and pinion had stripped 3 teeth and most of the other gear teeth had cracked, this was a terminal problem and it looked like the end of Brad’s meeting.

Geof and Scott Hauser, fellow competitors in the class heard of Brad’s demise and offered to open their nearby race car workshop, www.hauserracing.com and rebuild the diff, we gratefully accepted their offer and Scott returned the diff back at 1030 at night and Nick and Cristiann burnt the midnight oil and put the car back together.

We cannot thank Geof and Scott enough, what a true act of sportsmanship to repair a competitor’s car!

Brad had 3 further qualifying runs but he couldn’t improve on his 0.007 time, this was good enough for 11th place, incredibly 17 competitors were under 1 hundredth of a second, 17th place being 0.009! The 32nd place bump spot was 1 tenth of a second!

The race ladder for round 1 of eliminations brought the surprise that Brad ( currently 2nd in the championship ) would face multiple Junior Dragster champion Joe Kellett who is leading the championship !

In round 1 of eliminations Brad’s 0.04 light to Joe’s 0.07 light gave Brad the advantage and he took the win.

In round 2 Brad faced Mark Bailey; Brad pulled a 0.06 light to Marks very uncharacteristic 0.2 light gave Brad an easy advantage to take the win.

In round 3 ( quarter finals ) Brad faced Callum Swinchatt and ex Junior Dragster driver, Brad and Callum haven’t raced each other for a few years, Brad pulled another great light, 0.05 to Callum’s 0.09 reaction time helping Brad to the win and now he moves into the semi finals.

n the semi Finals Brad faced Dan Giles, Brad knew he would have to be on his game to beat Dan and pulled and impressive 0.03 light, but Dan pulled an 0.02 light, Brad dialled a 7.69 and ran 7.71, 2 hundredths over dial in but Dan took the win with a 7.418 on a 7.40 dial giving Dan the victory by just under 2 hundredths of a second, on the track (at 170 + mph) a distance of 1.38 metres!

So Brad was out but he had a great event getting to the last 4 of 45 drivers, and the great points haul means that Brad now leads the championship, these points have to be ratified

Brad would like to thank, Geof and Scott for their generous help.

Nick and Cristiann for repairing and giving Brad a great race car.

Dave Catton, Tow car driver extraordinaire and all round good egg !

We couldn’t race without their generous support of  all our sponsors.

Thank you !!

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