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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Robert Joosten

Robert Joosten

Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Occupation: Commercial barge captain / Director: barge industry consultancy
Home Town/Country: Netherlands
Team: Pro Dutch Racing
Best ET: 6.174 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 232.93mph
Netherlands

Pro Dutch team’s ex-Oddy/Hahn USA machine, built by Australia’s Murray Anderson, won Hockenheim 2006, Santa Pod’s 2007 Easter Thunderball, Mantorp Park 2008. In 2009, hit tremendous 6.20/230 low qualifier in damp near-darkness at Easter Thunderball (MSA Rnd.1), only for tyre-smoke to spell first-round defeat. Qualified 6th at Main Event (MSA Rnd.2) but crashed spectacularly in opening round, fortunately without injury and with less car damage than originally feared.

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Car Specifications

Car / bodyshell: 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 - fibreglass
Chassis: Murray Anderson (Australia)
Engine: 526ci CN /Oddy/Veney heads – supercharged/methanol
Supercharger/Turbos: Kobelco
Pistons: Venolia
Ignition: MSD
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Clutch: Crower titanium  
Rear axle: Tim McAmis (USA)
Wheels: Weld
Tyres: Goodyear
Parachutes: Stroud

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