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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Marko Lantto

Marko Lantto

Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Occupation: Company president: Pipe Machine Engineering Oy
Home Town/Country: Pietarsaari, Finland
Best ET: 6.394 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 219.96mph

Marko used Brad Anderson motive power to secure 9th place in last year’s FIA Championship. One of the smaller engine capacities on this weekend’s entry list --- 511 cubic inches, a mere 8.3 litres --- has earned the ‘Vette stout performance figures of 6.39sec./219mph.

At May’s Main Event (MSA Rnd. 2), Marko qualified provisionally 12th (6.74) before rain curtailed the action. In July’s FIA races in Scandinavia, he qualified 13th (6.68) at Alastaro, Finland, and won his opening match of eliminations before rain again stopped play. At Mantorp Park, Sweden, he qualified 14th (6.59) in Europe’s quickest-ever Pro Mod field but lost his first-round match despite a stronger, 6.43/219mph effort.

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Car / bodyshell: Chevrolet Corvette
Chassis: Flat Out Racing
Engine: 511ci
Supercharger: Kobelco K-11
Pistons: JE
Ignition: MSD 44
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Clutch: Crower  
Rear axle: Strange
Wheels: Weld
Tyres: Hoosier
Parachutes: Stroud