JapShow Finale

JapShow Finale 2017

Sunday 1st October

With RWYB on Saturday 30th September 2017

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, Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and more!

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

JapShow Finale 2017 Report / Gallery / Video

Watch the Highlights Video, read the 2016 report and view photos on the FaceBook Gallery.

JapShow Finale 2017 Highlights Video

JapShow Finale 2017 Gallery

View photos from JapShow Finale 2017 on the Facebook Photo Gallery page.

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JapShow Finale 2017 Report

Showcasing power, performance and perfection, JapShow showcased the fastest and finest ensemble of automobiles from Japan.

The weather wasn’t on our side first thing but that didn’t stop you die hard Jap fans flocking to the Pod for a day celebrating all that Japanese manufacturers have to offer! It was a feast for the eyes; from the Pairing Lanes to the Show Paddock, Club Displays to Live Action arena, everywhere you looked these legendary icons tantalized our taste buds from modified classics to peak performance masters.

The Autoglym Show & Shine Competition over in the Show Paddock presented a stunning and varied congregation of Japanese beauties. A huge thank you and well done to all who entered; despite the clouds and the rain you guys relentlessly polished that paintwork and buffed those wheels! After many turns around the paddock, I’m sure you’ll agree, the judges decided the winners were as follows:

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Best Bike: James Phelps – Gold 2003 Kawazaki 21000
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Best Retro: Derrick Burgess – Candy Red 1979 Datsun 280ZX
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Top 5: Peter Linnett – Yellow 1995 Mitsubishi FTO
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Top 5: Matt Hitchin – White 1995 Nissan Skyline
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Top 5: Craig Allen – Red 2005 Honda Civic Type R
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Top 5: Del Milnes – Grey 1991 Nissan Skyline GTR32
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Judges Choice: Lewis Peacock – Red 1990 Nissan Sunny ZX Coupe
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Best of Show: Kevin Cham – Blue 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Craig ‘Cut Up’ Jones hosted the Live Stage providing us with the perfect soundtrack and entertainment this JapShow Finale; beatboxers, BeatFox and Soundbytz were joined by the gorgeous, fire breathing, stilt walking Infin8 Dancers, whilst Andrew ‘A2W’ Wilding showcased his amazing freestyle basketball show with incredible skills and tricks. 

RWYB took centre stage seeing with some cutthroat competition throughout the classes; we witnessed a dynamic array of Japanese machinery hit the track with some very impressive ET’s. The results of the RWYB competition were as follows:

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Class A – Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti – Bob Bentley – Datsun GTR – 10.5714 @ 123.22mph
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Class B – Toyota/Lexus – Zach Woolley – Toyota Supra – 11.1023 @ 138.19mph
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Class C – Honda/Acura – Marc Hadfield – Honda Civic – 12.4166 @ 125.84mph
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Class D – Mitsubishi/Proton – Adem Erenoglu – Mitsubishi Evo 3 – 11.4750 @ 121.23mph
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Class E – Subaru – Yordan Andreev – Subaru Impreza – 13.0226 @ 107.31mph
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Class F – Mazda – Michael Wheatley – Mazda MX5 – 12.84 @ 105.22mph
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Class G – Suzuki/Daihatsu/Isuzu – Abigail Tailor – Suzuki Swift – 18.5953 @ 72.50mph
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Class H – Jap Bikes – M. Preen – Suzuki GSXR – 9.0763 @ 163.08mph
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Class X – Non-Road Legal & Non-Jap – Errol Huell – Honda CRX – 11.0894 @ 125.27mph

The ¼ mile showcased some exciting and intense competition with the FWD Drag Series. Paul Atkinson went into the final round of the 2017 FWD Drag Series 60 points behind Kiel Priestman. After the rain enforced 1 shot qualifier that deficit was 20 points and when Kiel went out in round 1, Paul took the championship with the round 1 win. Luke Pritchard beat Paul in the final after running multiple PBs along the way.

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FWD Drag Series Round 5:
Champion: Luke Pritchard 9.560 @ 160.18mph
Runner Up: Paul Atkinson 15.758 @ 121.87mph
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2017 FWD Drag Series Championship:
Champion: Paul Atkinson
Runner Up: Kiel Priestman

View the full championship table at www.fwddragseries.co.uk.

Nothing quite compares to the sight and sound of a jet vehicle fire up on the start line. Jet legend, Martin Hill, gave us a masterclass in power and speed with FireForce 5 The Jet Dragster; this record-breaking flame thrower tore down the strip in an astonishing 5.3474 seconds at a mind-blowing 276.37mph!

New for 2017, the Live Action Arena this year played host to Round 5 of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint, an exciting mix of drag racing and drifting where driver skill and precision were the name of the game. Well done to all that took part.

We would like to say a big thank you to all those hardy clubs for attending - we marveled at the pristine machinery on display – see you next year!

We would like to thank everyone who attended JapShow Finale 2017 and from all the Santa Pod team, we hope you had a great day. We hope to see you all next year as we kick off the show season with The Fast Show 15th April 2018 – watch this space!

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Posted by Santa Pod Raceway on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
 

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