Jap Drag Series
Welcome to the Jap Drag Series, a multi round championship drag series for Japanese cars.
There are five rounds of the Jap Drag Series scheduled in 2018, all at Santa Pod raceway.
Jap Drag Series Rounds 2018
Round 1 - All Torque Test Day www.RWYB.co.uk Sun 15th Apr 2018
Round 2 - The Fast Show www.TheFastShow.com Sun 29th Apr 2018
Round 3 - JapShow www.JapShow.co.uk Sun 10th June 2018
Round 4 - USC www.UltimateStreetCar.com Sat 4th & Sun 5th Aug 2018
Round 5 - JapShow www.JapShowFinale.co.uk Sun 23rd Sep 2018
For full details of events that hold Jap Drag Series rounds please visit the relevant website.
About the Jap 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.
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
Only the Street Class will run in 2018.
The Street Class will be run as an PB ET Class where drivers will leave the line on a staggered tree based on their PBs, first across the line wins, no break outs.
How to Enter
If you are interested in competing in the Jap Drag Series, have a look at the How To Enter page first where you will find information on what is needed to make you and your car eligible to compete.