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Drag racing comes to Long Marston

Top-fuel drag bike (Dick Parnham)
Top-fuel drag bike (Dick Parnham)

The third annual Open Sport National drag races descend on Warwickshire's Shakespeare County Raceway over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Headlining the event in Long Marston will be nitro-fuelled drag cars that can reach speeds of up to 200mph.

The fifth round of the UK Open Sport National Championships will also be contested over the three days.

With classes for cars and motorcycles over 200 people will try to qualify for Monday's elimination event.


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