Right from the start Straightliners have offered a‘stepping-stones’ approach for new riders and drivers into the sport of Drag Racing and the driving force behind this organisation has been Trevor Duckworth. As a competitor, Trevor rode various motorcycles at events over the past 50 years, winning many club and national championships and breaking many FIM […]

Ray Baskerville and Pete Miller

Ray Baskerville and Pete Miller started racing within a year of each other at Santa Pod, on home-built bikes, and made contributions singly and jointly to the evolution of the sport through their desire to explore new ways to advance development. Amazingly, Ray had three Studebakers and a DeSoto before he was old enough to […]

The Huxley Family

Lest anyone doubt that Drag Racing is a family sport, the example of the Huxley family is a clear riposte to such a thought. Father of the clan Brian Huxley has enthused over all things American automotive from an early age and his continuing thirst for speed has spilled over to his three sons. Lee, […]

Martin Hill

When you hear the name Martin Hill, you immediately think, “Jet Cars”. With over 40 years’ experience with all things jet, it’s easy to understand why. This year the FireForce brand celebrates 35 years since the original FireForce1 Jet Funny Car debuted in 1989. But where did it all begin? Born In Mexborough, South Yorkshire, […]

John Spuffard

John Spuffard has a long record of achievement in British drag racing. He drove in the Fuel Funny Car class from 1984 to 2015 with only a few years off during this period,  which makes him the longest-standing Funny Car pilot in our history. His early involvement saw him go to the Chelsea Cruises and in […]