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19.12.07 - Flynn's Christmas dream comes true

Top Methanol Dragster racer Derek Flynn of Eurodragster.com News sponsor Gold RV has got "The best Christmas present I could wish for" after signing a deal to contest the 2008 FIA European Top Fuel Dragster tour. Derek responded to Knut Söderquist's news item on Eurodragster.com on 24th October and the deal to drive the newest member of the Carbon By Design Top Fuel stable was signed at Knut's workshop this morning (Wednesday).

The car is an awesome piece of kit", says Derek of the Mats Eriksson-built Top Fueller which made its first runs in Harlan Thompson's hands in Bahrain last year. "I just about fit into it so Knut is making some adjustments. We hope to have the car in our workshop in February and then I plan to make licencing passes at the Easter Thunderball. Then I will run the whole European Tour."

It's looking good", said car owner Knut Söderquist. "Derek and his guys are serious, which is important. We are getting the car ready, moving the pedals because Derek has such long legs, and putting on a wheelie bar as required by the rules - nothing major."

We will bring you more from Derek, including photographs from his visit to Knut's workshop, very soon.

Original article taken from Eurodragster.com.

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