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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Car: '53 Studebaker
Occupation: Andy Robinson Race Cars - racing car construction
Home Town/Country: Turgis Green
Team: Andy Robinson Race Cars
Best ET: 6.161 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 229.43mph

2007 MSA British Drag Racing Champion. Began 2008 rattling eardrums with indoor burnouts at January’s Autosport-International exhibition. Outdoors, conquered Easter’s Arctic conditions to win a truncated MSA Rnd.1, then survived two lively qualifying runs at the Main Event (MSA Rnd.2). Engine problems slowed progress at the Summer Nationals (MSA Rnd.3) after a stunning opening qualifying shot of 6.164, just 0.003 off his UK record ET. However, recurrent engine damage suffered during July and August FIA races in Scandinavia and Germany forced withdrawal from competition for remainder of season. UK record-holding Studebaker Commander will resume action in 2009.

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Car Specifications

Car / bodyshell: 1953 Studebaker Commander - fibreglass
Chassis: Andy Robinson Race Cars
Engine: 522ci Brad Anderson Supercharged / methanol
Supercharger: Kobelco
Ignition: MSD
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Rear axle: Andy Robinson Race Cars
Wheels: American Racing
Tyres: Hoosier
Parachutes: Stroud

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