Jap Drag Series
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Jap Drag Series

Welcome to the Jap Drag Series, a 5 round championship drag series for Japanese cars with Street and Pro Classes.


Jap Drag Series 2016 - Rounds

There will be five rounds in the Jap Drag Series in 2016, all at Santa Pod raceway with both Pro and Street classes competing.

Event Date Event Website
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Sun 10th April 2016 TheFastShow.com
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Sat 23rd & Sun 24th April 2016 Big-Bang.co.uk
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Sun 10th July 2016 JapShow.com
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Sat 6th & Sun 7th August 2016 UltimateStreetCar.co.uk
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Sun 2nd October 2016 JapShowFinale.com

For full details of events that hold Jap Drag Series rounds please visit the relevant website.


Jap Drag Series WebTV Show - Round 5 JapShow Finale 2015


About theJap Drag Series

A history lesson: The Jap Drag Series has evolved from the first Jap Drag Series which ran in 2007, which was born from the Pro Shootout events that ran at the JapShow events. These in turn were born from an argument that started at the very first Japanese Performance show, way back in October 2003, where two big on-track rivals were running head-to-head to win the Run What Ya Brung competition. One ran fractionally quicker than the other, but detonated his engine, and it was clear this rivalry was no longer “Run What Ya Brung” but a serious competition between racers.

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The Jap Drag Series takes things to the level of true drag racing with Japanese Cars, and it’s no longer good enough to just turn up, run one decent time and go home with a trophy. Real drag racing is about being quick on the lights, having reliable power and consistent speed. Breaking down will not be an option, and dozing on the lights will see you lose.

In addition to providing exciting real drag racing for fans of Japanese cars, it’s also a chance to bring some safety to a potentially dangerous sport. Santa Pod has the finest safety features of any drag strip in Europe, and with terminal speeds of over 200 mph, it has to be safety first and safety FAST!


The Race Classes

Cars in the Pro Class are either purpose-built drag cars with lightweight chassis and huge slick tyres or heavily modified production cars. Expect Pro cars to run sub 8 secs.

Street cars retain their full monocoque chassis, street equipment and a finished appearance throughout. All the hard work is done by the monster-power engines. Manuy Street class cars are now running in the 8s and 9s.


How to Enter

If you are interested in competing in the Jap Drag Series, have a look at the How To Enter page first then you can download the Jap Drag Series rulebook from the Rules page, where you will find information on what is needed to make you and your car eligible to compete.