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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Henri Joosten

Henri Joosten

Car: '55 Chevrolet Bel Air
Occupation: Garage Owner
Home Town/Country: Rijsenhout, Netherlands
Team: Joosten Racing
Best ET: 6.62 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 206.74mph

Considered retiring in 2008 but instead bought fresh car from US Pro Mod legend Charles Carpenter. Clocked career bests at Hockenheim. Began 2009, his 25th year in drag racing, winning Easter Thunderball (MSA Rnd.1) in rare all-nitrous final against Roger Moore. Qualified 17th (first alternate) at Main Event (MSA Rnd.2).

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Car Specifications

Car / bodyshell: '55 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chassis: Tommy Mauney (USA)
Engine: 738ci Gene Fulton naturally-aspirated/nitrous/petrol
Supercharger/Turbos: -
Pistons: Venolia
Ignition: MSD
Transmission: Lenco 4-speed
Clutch: Crower  
Rear axle: Mark Williams
Wheels: Cragar
Tyres: Goodyear
Parachutes: Stroud

Team Sponsors

Eagle International Freight BV / Rijsbergen Auto