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JapShow 2014 - Sunday 6th July - Report

Read the JapShow 2014 Report below to see who won what, view more photos on the Gallery and watch the video.

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JapShow 2014 Photo Gallery
View more photos from JapShow 2014 on the official FaceBook Gallery.

JapShow 2014 Highlights Video

JapShow 2014 Report

After a wet start on early on Saturday morning the weather soon brightened up allowing a solid afternoon of on track Run What Ya Brung action. As the evening arrived the camp field was full of campers enjoying the last evening rays before heading over to Fuelers Bar. The Narni Shakers were on hand performing throughout the night alongside S.R.E with a mix of club classics, anthems and finishing with some Drum and Bass.

The morning started early with people queuing at the gates from 7am. Once the gates opened there was an incredible amount of high quality cars filling up the site.

The Autoglym Show& shine competition was run at an incredibly high standard as usual with a great variety of Japanese cars on display. As always with such high quality cars on show Judging was always going to be difficult. It proved to be with a number of disagreements between the judges.

Show & Shine

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Best Of Show
Ben Barnes in his 95 Honda Civic


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2nd

Nick Brown in his 96 Honda Civic Coupe


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3rd
Amy Slade in her sora blue Nissan 350z


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Best Retro

Derrick Burgess and his Datsun 280zx


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Best Bike

Gaz Preston with his Orange Kawasaki ZX-6R


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Judges Choice
Tom Shaw and his crazily low Mazda Eunos

The Great weather on Sunday allowed for a largely uninterrupted RWYB Competition, Jap Drag Series and FWD Drag Series.

The Jap Drag series saw Jeff Ludgate crowned the winner of the 2nd round of the JDS Street competition. Having qualified in first place and winning his first round of eliminations Jeff earned a bye into the finals. Jeff managed to see off Andre Gysler with an 8.922s E.T @ 163.67mph.

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JDS Street Class
Winner: Jeff Ludgate Runner Up: Andre Gysler

The FWD Drag Series was also at Japshow, seeing Richard Batty increase his lead at the top of the Championship with a winning E.T of 9.193s @ 166.13mph.

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FWD Drag Series
Winner: Richard Batty Runner Up: Calvin Skeritt

The legendary Santa Pod strip was busy all day, the RWYB Competition saw some blistering times set across all classes. The RWYB winners are as follows:


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Class A - Nissan
Jamie Lumley
Nissan GTR
9.6318s @ 143.38mph


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Class B – Toyota
Simon Paul
Toyota Supra
12.1004s @ 120.58mph


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Class C – Honda
Chris Sutton
Honda Civic
10.7640s @ 121.75mph


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Class D – Mitsubishi       
Ged Jefferson
Mitsubishi Evo 8
11.0079s @ 129.79mph


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Class E – Subaru
Chris Clements
Subaru Impreza
11.1833s @ 128.05mph


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Class F – Mazda
Andrew Jarvis
Mazda RX7
13.2672s @ 103.53mph


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Class G – Daihatsu
Jeff Whitbrook
Daihatsu Charade Gtti
13.0640s @ 113.64mph


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Class H – Jap Bikes
Ray Spong
Suzuki GSXR K5
9.4900s @ 143.38mph


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Class X – Non Road Legal
Allan Duthie
Vauxhall Corsa
10.5076s @ 140.71mph

The Podkhana track was well subscribed this year. The tight track proved a challenge to many but was a great leveller putting Imprezas against Protons and even a Subaru powered Corsa giving close racing every time. The final was Dramatic as Dmitrij Sribnyj nearly threw away a ten second lead at the final corner, he eventually finished the course with only a second in hand crowning him the Podkhana winner for 2014.

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Podkhana
Winner: Dmitrij Sribnyj - Subaru Impreza

Thanks to everyone that came to Japshow 2014 we hope you had as much fun as we did! Don’t forget our next modified show Ultimate Street Car is fast approaching on the 1st- 3rd August for more info and tickets visit www.ultimatestreetcar.com.

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JapShow Finale 2014 - Sunday 12th October
With RWYB on Saturday 11th October

The last major event of the year for Japanese car fans at Santa Pod Raceway is JapShow Finale. Featuring Run What Ya Brung, Jap Drag Series, FWD Drag Series, club displays, drifting, drag demos, Show n Shine and more. Details at www.JapShowFinale.com.

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