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Blue Streak wins at Ultimate Street Car Event, UK

The RIPS Blue Streak is having another successful campaign in the UK.

Dangerous Dave reports in from a successful weekend at the Jap Drag Series, Round 3 at the Ultimate Street Car Event at Santa Pod on 2-3 August, 2014

The third round of the Jap Drag Series was held at the Ultimate Street Car Event at Santa Pod.

The event was held across Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is heavily attended, with over 50,000 of the public showing up to see all the action.

The schedule was several qualifiers Saturday and Eliminators Sunday.

With Saturday weather looking decidedly wet, the RIPS Blue Streak Crew from Southern Motor Developments arrived early for sign on and scruitineering.

Jeff in the GTR33 Sherbert Lemon and I in RIPS Blue Streak lined up for our first qualifying run. With limited grip and things a bit squirrelly I ran a 1.38sec 60ft and 8.6sec@158mph.  Jeff managed and equally lively 8.9sec to place us first and second fastest qualifiers. We both agreed the track preparation did not seem to be of a high standard.

Not long afterwards the heavens opened with heavy, repeated rain to point paddock became flooded.  We waited until around 4pm and decided there was going to be no more qualifiers on Saturday, packed up and left for day.

Sunday came, bright, with blue skies. First eliminator had me lined up against a Mitsubishi GTO. No half measures for me, lights and go, banged off a 8.49sec@159mph for the win.

The final looked like being a good one. Jeff in the GTR33 Sherbert Lemon capable of 8's and myself in the GTR34 RIPS Blue Streak.

We did burn outs and staged. Lights went and we both cut 0.2sec RT's.

Blue Streak launched sweet and straight, another 1.3sec 60 foot. Quick glance in side mirror cannot see Jeff. Must be alongside in the blind spot. Foot in all the way, cut an 8.5sec@160mphto take the win.

8.49 run at Santa Pod USBC

Dave with trophy Ultimate Street Car Event trophy 2014

Now second in the Championship, with two rounds to go, next one being the Monster Truck National on 17th August at Santa Pod.

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