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MSA British Drag Racing Championship

Round 1: Festival Of Power, Santa Pod Raceway, 18-20 April

Robert Joosten took the early championship lead as the top qualifier at Santa Pod Raceway, where the eliminations were rained off.

While others struggled for form, Joosten declared his early-season intent with a storming pass; the Dutch star clocked 6.068 seconds at 236.52mph for pole position. Steve Hall achieved career-best figures to qualify second, while Andy Robinson, blighted by tyre-shake, was third.

New cars were debuted by Kevin Slyfield (’57 Ford Thunderbird, supercharged) and the new team of Chris Isaacs & Spencer Tramm (’70 Plymouth Duster, turbocharged).

Results (qualifying)
1 Robert Joosten: 6.068sec. / 236.52mph
2 Steve Hall: 6.561 / 218.97
3 Andy Robinson: 6.983 / 228.97

Low Elapsed Time of the Event: 6.068sec. – Robert Joosten
Top Speed of the Event: 236.52mph – Robert Joosten

Provisional championship standings
1 Robert Joosten – 23 points
2 Steve Hall – 17
3 Andy Robinson – 16
4 Kevin Slyfield – 15

2014 Calendar (all events at Santa Pod Raceway)
April 18-20: Festival Of Power
May 23-26: FIA Round 1
June 28-29: Summer Nationals
July 25-27: Mopar Euro Nationals
September 4-7: FIA European Finals
September 20-21: National Finals