The FIA Top Fuel class at the Santa Pod Raceway saw its first side-by-side fours and its first 300mph runs, in the same race! Qualifying saw Barry Sheavills clock a 4


Sunday 2nd June 2002

The FIA Top Fuel class at the Santa Pod Raceway saw its first side-by-side fours and its first 300mph runs, in the same race! Qualifying saw Barry Sheavills clock a 4.970/304.71 while alongside him Andy Carter ran 4.897/303.07. Barry was officially the first to the 300mph mark even though he pulled a red light. Later on in Round One of eliminations Carter ran a 4.92/288.26 to back up the previous run for a new European E.T. record while Sheavills ran 4.95/301.65, the previous 304 backing up the speed for a new European speed record. Carter went on to the final where he was defeated by Kim Reymond who ran his first four, a 4.99/283.96. In the second round of the Nitro Funny Car Championship John Spuffard took the win with a 5.38/286.05, the highest funny car speed outside the USA. Top Methanol Dragster saw Dave Wilson set new European E.T. and speed records of 5.56 seconds and 252.84 mph.


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