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Rain did not stop entirely, Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship preparation event.

Rain did not stop entirely, Tuesdays (12 April 2016) Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship preparation event. The intention of the day was to have an official practice with all participants timed which would be consider as qualifying criteria for the event. Unfortunately the weather did not co-operate at Elvington Airfield. North Yorkshire, England but a few hardy souls got out in spite of the conditions and did their thing for the media.

(Photo courtsey of David Dunning, Minster FM)

This was taking place for the announcement of Straightliners automotive programme for 2016 which has over 40 events across the UK. The top five of over 40 events Straightliners are organised in 2016.  These are:

1. The historic natural speedway of Pendine Sands, Wales speed event (21st & 22nd May) which brings out two and four wheel rocket vehicles amongst others attempting world, European and UK speed records. 

2. Ramsey Sprint, Isle of Man (June 5th & 7th) - the only place a non-professional biker can race legally during the famous TT and Manx Grand Prix with classes for all bikes just turn up and enter on the day.

3. Ten of the Best (TOTB) (30th-31st July), is a performance road car event aimed at finding the best all round car and drivers in Europe. Handling (sharp cornering, acceleration and braking), top speed and a 1/4m drag strip are used to determine the best of the best, Ten Of The Best!. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

4. The Motorbike World Wheelie and Top Speed Championships (August 20th and 21st.) where the rider that travels the fastest, usually over 200MPH, in the wheelie position for a kilometre is the winner. Also riders aiming for 250 MPH+. Takes place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

5. Weird and wonderful self designed / built vehicles attempt to establish world, European and UK speed records at the main Top Speed Weekend. Rumour has it that a jet power hearse, a motorised portaloo and snowmobile retrofitted for hard surfaces will perform! Takes place Sept. 17th & 18th. Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

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Ten of the Best (TOTB) - one of the UK's top performance road car event

Ten of the Best (TOTB), is a performance road car event run by Straightliners, aimed at finding the best all round car club and drivers in Europe. Handling, top speed and a 1/4m drag strip are used to determine the best of the best, Ten Of The Best!

Drag strip racing is a standing start event over a quarter mile (1320 feet, 402 m). It allows three factors to affect the outcome of the race: reaction time, torque, and traction. Vehicles and motorcycles start their burn-outs to clean and heat up their tyres to improve traction. There is a set of lights known as a 'Christmas Tree' that counts down to the start. There is also a return road for the vehicles to return from the end of the track to the pit area.

All cars that compete in our main road competition class are road legal, taxed, tested and insured. There is also a new "pro-drag class" for the ultimate drag specific cars. Many of the cars that compete at TOTB are modified, some to the extreme. Many of the entrants have built and modified their own vehicles, while others represent the cream of the crop from the tuners and garages that specialise in the types of cars entered to compete.

Points are awarded in each of the three disciplines overall, making it extremely difficult to score points in all disciplines, unless the car and driver are on top form!

The Pro-Drag class will have its own shootout final and trophy, with regular head to head runs during the event.

Individual classes are also used to determine class trophies:
1. FWD (front wheel drive)
2. RWD (rear wheel drive)
3. 4WD (four wheel drive)
4. Pro Drag

The teams who take part are also battling it out for the TOTB team Trophy, a highly contested piece of silverware. Book here https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/category/61-ten-of-the-best-see-shop-for-spectator-tickets.html
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