Sunday 29th March 1970
(29th/30th): The Spring Nationals were held at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire, UK. In front of a record crowd of 12,000 spectators Freddie Whittle ran “Shutdown” at 11.06 120mph. Dennis Priddle in the Woolfes Whistler recorded an 11.1 at 116.55 mph. Mike Hutcherson driving Nobby Hills blown Caddy “Houndog II” ran 11.3/135.14 mph. Bruce Browns Chevy powered “Prospector II” digger recorded a 10.58 and a 10.63 at over 128 mph and Tony Anderson’s blown V6 engined Trouble ran 10.62 and 10.69 at over 121 mph. Top Speed of the meet went to John Siggery’s fuel injected Oldsmobile “Geronimo” with 135.67 mph.