topnitro.co.uk picture editor, Richard Stirling, captured 'at speed' at the 2005 Xtreme Wheels show, picture by and Copyright (c) Rick Cuthbert.
Welcome to www.topnitro.co.uk. This site is, first and foremost, dedicated to drag racing fans around the world. This site is not a results site - many other superb sites such as www.eurodragster.com and www.nhra.com are the places to go for their excellent services. Here at www.topnitro.co.uk, we cruise the pits extensively, trawling for items of interest we try to capture as much of the really interesting stuff that's going on as possible. We then wrap it up in some anecdotal words and there you go - our view of what is going on. We take pictures and quite often we record sound bytes of warm-ups and runs on the track. We occasionally record on video - usually nitro warm-ups in the pits and occasionally on track action as well. We also host a bundle of other videos of various historical and current action from around the world. Check our extensive video and sound library!
We love our Nitromethane (possible clue there from the website name!) and we make no apology for favouring coverage of the Nitro categories of cars and bikes. We also love Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car. We really really love Pro-Mod and we like Pro Stock, World Street eliminators and many of the other Sportsman categories, too. The motto is, if the car has a nice paint job and looks great (and that is true right down to Junior Dragsters) we'll probably point our camera at it and a picture will almost certainly be published as a result - racers take note!
When we first publish a report or article, or even just a plain picture gallery, we plug the item on the home page at www.topnitro.co.uk and it can also be referenced from the Articles and Reports link on the top left hand side of the main page. There, the entry in the reports listing will remain there for the current year and then be moved down into the archive section for prosperity.
Our Links section contains all the important links between this site and most of the other related sites that you really ought to be visiting! There are links to tracks, racers, other major drag racing sites, other photographers, racing forums etc. Take a look.
Each year we post a schedule of all the major races in the European drag racing calendar plus any relevent international races that we may be attending. Generally speaking, if it is on the schedule, then we will be expecting to attend the event. This is not always possible, but it is our intention. Have a look at the schedule - there may be an event there that you may want to go to, yourself. If you are considering a visit to one of the races and would like some advice on how to get there and costs, etc., then send us an email and we'll try and help.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to www.topnitro.co.uk and that you return here frequently during the racing season to see what has caught our attention. We would also enjoy hearing from you with any comments and suggestions and you may contact us to do so, here.
We would like say a huge thank you to the owners, promoters and all the supporting staff of Santa Pod Raceway, Shakespeare County Raceway, the SPRC and the APIRA for their continued support and courtesies which are gratefully received. Without them, the costs of maintaining this website would escalate massively and the quality of the original pictures taken would diminish considerably. A big thank you must also be said for the generous promotion of our web sites updates by Tog and all at eurodragster.com whose wise words and excellent pictures are eagerly awaited on a daily basis.
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