Ultimate Street Car

USC - Ultimate Street Car

Fri 7th to Sun 9th August 2020

USC at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung public track time, Drag Racing, Music*, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more, it's the UK's most extreme Car Show.

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Ultimate Street Car 2019 Report

Ultimate Street Car 2019 – what a weekend! A car show like no other; the largest, loudest, hottest and fastest car festival in Europe sure lived up to its name with a colossal line up. The weekend will go down in history as one of the biggest and best yet with electrifying and high-octane entertainment everywhere you looked! We hope you all enjoyed what we had in store as much as we did.

Fighting off some tough opponents and putting those driving skills of speed and precision to the ultimate test, Kai Lewis in his Toyota Yaris was the winner of the USC Handling Track Competition 2019 with a time of 29.25 seconds – well done Kai!

USC 2019
USC 2019
Handling Track: Winner Kai Lewis

The Man vs. Food competition was yet again a sight to behold as participants scoffed and demolished their way through the ‘tin can challenge’ (a varied and frankly quite gross assortment of tinned food!) a giant bag of marshmallows, a cup of flour, 2 pints of milk, a jar of jalapenos finishing with a large raw onion! The onion proved the most challenging for our finalists – sick buckets were at the ready! A massive well done to winner Robert Kemp – our King of USC Man vs. Food for the second year in a row!

USC 2019
USC 2019
Man v Food: Winner Robert Kemp

As always, the awesome music line up at USC was as large, loud, hot, fast and jam-packed than ever before with world famous acts and DJs! Providing us with one hell of a USC soundtrack, Kojo Funds and Big Narstie headlined the main stage with P Money and Tinchy Stryder alongside the mesmerising Bass Honeys. Drum & Bass masters Random Concept and dance legends Club MTV featuring Jaguar Skills, blew the lid off the big top alongside the glamorous Narnishakers. We partied hard over in Fuelers Bar, The Silent Disco Company kept those decks spinning with a variety of tunes to boogie along to until the early hours; the best of UK garage & grime was on the agenda too with Sidewinder Raw. DJ Richie Don and his eclectic crew of DJs and MCs kicked off the Saturday night celebrations and kept the party going on Sunday rounding off our USC weekend of mammoth music!

The on-stage entertainment was awesome as always with all sorts of fun and frolics - Mr and Miss USC was an awesome combination of cringy yet hilarious shenanigans! First up was Mr USC; after frozen t-shirts, smelly socks & lager, push ups, go fetch and a strip tease or two we crowned James Cripps Mr USC – well done James! Next up was Miss USC with a sucking card game, wet t-shirts, condoms on bananas, twerking all finishing with a lap dance. Eventually we crowned Leah Atkin winner of Miss USC – well done Leah!

USC 2019
USC 2019
Miss USC: Winner Leah
USC 2019
USC 2019
Mr USC: Winner James

Other competitions were the Flameout and USC Burnout Competitions which were both awesome and quite frankly mental! The USC Burnout was up first on the Saturday afternoon with tyre-shredding, rubber-burning, smoke action aplenty. Cheering the loudest, you guys deemed the winner Martin Shepard in his E46 BMW! As darkness fell, the Live Action Arena was lit up as contestants and their cars took part in the Flame Out Competition. Man and machine attempted to outdo each other with the biggest cheer going to Chris Eade in his Mk3 Fiesta with a massive flame thrower kit! One of the highlights of the show is undoubtedly when all participants flameout at the same time – the crowd was massive – we hope you enjoyed it!

USC 2019
USC 2019
Burnout Competition: Winner Martin Shepard
USC 2019
USC 2019
Flameout Competition: Winner Chris Eade

Saturday was also Round 4 of the Formula G Championship. Well done to all the winners and runners up in the following classes:
RWD: 1st- Mantas Šliogeris, 2nd- Neal Beasley, 3rd- Ryan Milton
AWD: 1st - Jonathan Buck - Scoobyclinic Racing, 2nd - Dmitrij Sribnyj, 3rd- Michael Irwin

Mayhem unfolded in Car Football as Santa Pod Staff took on our Live action legends! The Live Action Arena played host to stunt shows and diverse displays over the weekend. First up was the thrill-seeking freestyle motorcyclist Lee Bowers with his fleet of Kawasakis; next up was a performance from stunt show legend, the death-defying Terry Grant.

The Autoglym Show & Shine competition on Sunday showcased a vibrant and varied congregation of immaculate cars with some very impressive modifications. It was a very tough decision process for the judges with some very high-spec vehicles on display. We salute all of you who entered! After many a turn around the Show Paddock, the judges had made their minds up, congratulations to the following winners:

USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST INTERIOR: Richard Lines – Sparkle White “Unicorn Spunk” 2012 Seat Leon – Full metal flake respray, complete one-off paint flake imported form America. 150 Fibre optics in roof lining, very rare Schmidt UN line alloys. Big brake conversion from Audi TTRS. Full red leather interior – dash, seats, doors, floor matts. Massive Vibe Black Death audio install.
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST EXTERIOR: Jared Carter-Oram - Red colour flip 1993 Mazda RX7 – Self built body kit over 15j rear wheels. Custom self-made custom colour flip paint.
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST ENGINE BAY: Andy Boyle – White 2000 Hinda Civic Type R – Smoothed & tucked engine bay with K20 engine from 2003 Integra.
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST RETRO: Baz Garbett – Mercury Grey 1989 Ford Escort RS Turbo – Chrome engine bay, interior all re-done, 80s style is still strong!
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST ICE:  Paul Underdown – Black 1997 Ford Mondeo – Complete dash build – Audio!
USC 2019
USC 2019
SHOW & GO: Matt Wheeler – Midnight Purple 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR – 24-year-old paintwork – still as good as new! ET: 12.4
USC 2019
USC 2019
MOST EXTREME: Simon Crowley – Red 1983 VW Mk1 Golf – 1000hp FWD Drag car, never entered Show & Shine before!
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST ALL ROUNDER: Mark Shaw – Atlantic Blue 2000 BMW E46 – Full handmade white interior, Tesla screen in dash, handcrafted M4 front & rear bumpers, wide arch M4 strut brace, M4 paintwork, full white engine bay.
USC 2019
USC 2019
JUDGES CHOICE: Roger Giugno – Purple 2008 Vauxhall Astra Van – Air ride suspension, custom hand fabricated wide arches & bumpers, 751bhp, BC forged wheels, Lambo paint.
USC 2019
USC 2019
BEST OF SHOW: Danny Stuart – Bronze 2000 Ford Mk5 Fiesta – Custom bodywork & arches, custom interior with bench seats, Copper plated split rims, Smoothed/tucked engine bay – immaculate!

Bringing a heavy dose of flame and thunder to the USC party, FireForce 3 The Jet Funny Car took to the track; Martin Hill’s fire breathing machine reached an unimaginable 266.62mph in a breath-taking 5.93 seconds! And if that wasn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, the fastest man on 2 wheels - crazy French man Eric Teboul, was next out with his Rocket Bike flying down the quarter mile in an unbelievable 5.52 seconds at 238.52mph. 

The ¼ mile played host to some fierce competition with Round 4 of the FWD Drag Series. Phil Reeves was due to meet Dougie Gemmell but unfortunately rain stopped play.

USC 2019
USC 2019
FWD Final: Phil Reeves v Dougie Gemmell

The Ultimate Drag Kart Shootout saw an exciting line-up of weird and wonderful drag karts hit the quarter mile. Congratulations to the following racers:
Semi 1: DK08 Mick Desmond defeated DK01 Scott Cooper.
Semi 2: DK04 Dan Goodwin defeated DK02 Wayne Turner.

The final was rained off but the event win was awarded to DK08 Mick Desmond based on being number 1 qualifier.

Throughout the classes of the RWYB competition, we ended up with positions being clinched by hundredths of a second - ccongratulations to the following winners:

USC 2019
Class A – Jake Barney – Ford Fiesta – 12.82 @ 115.83mph
USC 2019
Class B – Roman Pryne – Ford Focus – 11.75 @ 127.03mph
USC 2019
Class C – Luke How – Mercedes C63 – 12.55 @ 116.40mph
USC 2019
USC 2019
Class D – Ged Jefferson – Mitsubishi Evo 8 – 9.72 @ 148.65mph (every year!)
USC 2019
USC 2019
Class E – Tony Bozzi – Cadillac CTS-V – 10.57 @ 132.06mph
USC 2019
Class F – Carl Magfofra – Telsla S – 11.99 @ 112.80mph
USC 2019
USC 2019
Class G – Kyra Kempton – Toyota Starlet Glanza V – 11.13 @ 125.49mph
USC 2019
USC 2019
Class X – Carl Hartley – Vauxhall Astra GTE – 10.36 @ 147.12mph
The Livestreams form USC 2019 are available to view at www.SantaPod.TV and Timing data is available at www.ETSlips.co.uk.

So that’s USC done for another year! Thanks to every one of you that came along with your cars; we’re extra thankful to the clubs for their continued support and everyone that gets involved and takes part in one crazy competition after another. Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you next year at USC 2020 – the 21st Anniversary – it’s going to be epic – we’ll see you there! 

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