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 Video
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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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.
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:
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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