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Friday, 11 September 2015

Flaming, ear piercing 300mph jet car to go for British record near York late Sept.

Julian Webb fires up the after burner on his jet car 'Split Second'

A flaming, ear piercing 300mph jet car will go for British record near York in late September. It will be followed closely behind by a motorised shed and the current world wheelie champion all bidding for British and world records. This will take place at a Straightliners automotive event at Elvington Airfield near York the 19th and 20th of September

Gary Rothwell does a wheelie during the world championship
At this event there will be a whole range of two and four wheel vehicles vying for world and Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) records. To establish a record participants have to complete a run in both direction records meeting over a kilometre or a quarter mile. Record ratification and timing is administered by to UK Timing Association (UKTA) for this event.

Kevin Scott and his 'War Horse' monowheel

The participants of particular note are:
  • The jet car is called 'Split Second' and is driven by Julian Webb from Lincolnshire who is attempting a British record aiming for over 300mph - ear protectors essential! 
  • The worlds first motorised garden shed - a two ton, steel frame concoction with a 4-wheel drive Volkswaagen Passat inside took seven months to build. It was inspired, by 50 year old father of one from Oxfordshire, Kevin Nick's horticultural work and a "What to do with" the remnants of said same vehicle sitting on the driveway 
  • World wheelie champion Gary Rothwell will also be back going for a new world record of over 200mph! 
Uniquely Straightliners events offer an "open door" policy to motorsport professional and enthusiasts by removing unnecessary red tape. Once potential participants pass official scrutineering they are free to enjoy the top speed and skilled handling events.

Speaking about this event Trevor Duckworth of Straightliners said "What is particularly significant about this event is the fact that the main international automotive speed event at Bonneville in Utah this year has been called off due to surface problems. As a result the Straightliners meet is the main speed event for UK participants is the last major event for 2015."
Kevin Nicks drives the worlds first motorised shed
Admission is £10 per person, weekend camping £25 per person and children under 16 years  free. Race entry is £250 for the weekend or £150 for one day for bikes. £300 for cars for the weekend and £200 for one day. Entry includes admission. For booking for participants and the public should go to the website here http://www.straightliners-events.co.uk/event/events/ukta.html

Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com

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