JapShow Finale

JapShow Finale

Sunday 4th October 2020 - Santa Pod Raceway

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 3rd October 2020

As the season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with the country's quickest cars competing in the FWD Drag Series, Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area, Show & Shine, Club displays, Drifting, Jet Dragster, Stunts and more!

So leave those winter wheels off for the weekend and hit the strip at Santa Pod.

2020 event details coming soon!

JapShow Finale 2019 Video

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JapShow Finale 2019 Report

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it! Despite a wet and windy day, we did have some spells of sunshine and Japshow Finale was as dedicated to showcasing power, performance and perfection as ever! We witnessed an exhilarating line up of Japans fastest and finest masterpiece as the Show Paddock, Club Displays, FWD Drag Series and RWYB presented some legendary machines in true Jap style.

The Show Paddock hosted the Autoglym Show & Shine Competition, displaying some fantastic high-spec vehicles making it difficult for the judges to decide. These fantastic machines are really worth admiring, the winners were as follows:

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Best of Show: Marcin Pyziak – 1999 Skyline R34 GTR
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Judges Choice: Gary Preston – 2017 Nissan GTR, Orange
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Top 5: Dean Sands- 2006 Mazda RX8, black
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Top 5: James Bishop – 1996 Toyota Supra, Silver
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Top 5: Ciprian Topor- 2005 Subaru Impreza STI
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Top 5: Sian Rees – 2002 Honda civic EM2 Coupe
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Best Retro: Jacqueline Ling – 1987 Toyota MR2 MK1, white

FWD DRAG SERIES
There has been many ups and downs for all of our racers by their own high standards this season but the star of the season and 2019 Champion is Dougie Gemmel! It was great to see new faces in the series this year with Scott Lewry, Brad Morgan and Josh Holmes all making their debuts.

A massive congratulations to Dougie Gemmel for winning the 2018 Championship and well done to Runner up Allan Duthie.

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2019 CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER: Dougie Gemmel
RUNNER UP: Allan Duthie

The RWYB competition saw some exhilarating competition throughout the classes; we witnessed full throttle action as an array of Japanese cars flew down the track at some impressive speeds. The winners of the RWYB classes are as follows:

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Class A: Nissan Skyline – Serkan Mustafa. 9.91 @152.64
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Class C: Honda Civic – Hasan. 13.43 @117.75
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Class D: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution FQ-320 – Henry Garth. 12.24 @125.46
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Class E: Subaru Impreza – Ben Fox. 11.94 @ 136.17
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Class G: Suzuki Swift – Jack Smith. 18.81 @71.24

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Throughout the day the legend himself DJ Richie Don kept us entertained with the perfect JapShow Finale soundtracks on the live stage. The Live Action Arena left us as astounded as ever as Clumsy & Evan from Bowers stunts showcased some of the most technical freestyle tricks and Jon Moore pulled out all the stops in a fleet or Terry Grant’s cars where we witness some sensational precision driving. Not forgetting drifting and burning rubber galore over in our drift arena as well as the Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster flying down the ¼ mile in an incredible 5.66 seconds at 211.82mph!
From all of us here at Santa Pod, we would like to thank everyone who attended JapShow Finale 2019, we hope you had a brilliant day!

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Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.

If reports of antisocial driving reach the venue from local residents, drivers responsible run the risk of being refused admission without refund.


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