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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Philip Englefield

Philip Englefield

Car: '38 Ford Coupe
Occupation: Automotive engineering
Home Town/Country: Dorking, Surrey
Team: BA Racing
Best ET: 6.552 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 215.15mph
UK

2008 MSA British Drag Racing Champion.
Runner-up to Andy Robinson in 2007 MSA points and again at 2008’s Easter Thunderball opener (MSA Rnd.1). Debuted a new Brad Anderson methanol motor (521ci/8.5ltr) and Darren Mayer fuel system in promising style at May’s Main Event (MSA Rnd.2), qualifying 14th (6.605/212.00). Then achieved first victory of new millennium at June’s Summer Nationals (MSA Rnd.3), setting new personal-best ET (6.552), to lead MSA points for the first time. Qualified 10th (7.139/176.39) in single-session ‘lottery’ at rain-wrecked European Finals (MSA Rnd.4), then 3rd (6.851/211.91) at National Finals (MSA Rnd.5) to clinch the championship. 2008 was the BA Racing team’s fourth season with Lucas Oil backing.

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Car Specifications

Car / bodyshell: 1938 Ford Coupe - fibreglass
Chassis: BA Racing
Engine: 521ci Brad Anderson Ent. – supercharged/methanol
Supercharger: Kobelco K9 Superman
Pistons: JE
Ignition: MSD 44
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Clutch: AFT 11-inch  
Rear axle: Andy Robinson Race Cars (Ford 9.5)
Wheels: Weld Alumastar
Tyres: Hoosier
Parachutes: Stroud

Team Sponsors

Lucas Oil / DA Wright Engineering