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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Urban Johansson

Urban Johansson

Car: '63 Chevrolet Corvette
Occupation: Car Painter
Home Town/Country: Visby, Sweden
Team: VBS Racing
Best ET: 6.174 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 229.28mph

The reigning FIA European Champion and a Pro Mod racer since 2001, Urban reached three FIA final rounds in 2006, winning two, including the Main Event. He twice lowered the European elapsed time record, setting an evenual mark of 6.174sec. in his supercharged, methanol-burning ‘Vette.

This year, Urban ran a strong 6.19 to qualify provisionally 2nd at May’s rained-off Main Event (MSA Rnd. 2). In July’s FIA races in Scandinavia, he qualified 2nd again (6.35) at Alastaro, Finland and advanced to the second eliminations round before rain stopped play. At Mantorp Park, Sweden, he used a 6.32 to qualify 5th in Europe’s quickest-ever Pro Mod field but suffered a tyre-shake loss in the opening round of eliminations.

Urban fell short of his usual pace at Santa Pod’s FIA European Finals, (MSA Rnd. 4), qualifying 10th (6.417) and losing his opening-round match.

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Car / bodyshell: '63 Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis: Tim McAmis (USA)
Engine: 526ci Brad Anderson
Supercharger: Kobelco
Pistons: Arias
Ignition: MSD
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Rear axle: McAmis/Strange floater
Wheels: Weld
Tyres: Hoosier
Parachutes: Stroud