30.01.06 - Flynn fired
UK Super Pro ET racer Derek Flynn and the Gold
RV Racing team have rebuilt his six-second dragster's
engine and fired it up for the first time on Friday. "It
was really neat to be back in the office again and to
hear and smell that blown V8", says Derek. "Roll on April,
we just can't wait!"
"2005 was a steep learning curve for us, and whilst we
eventually got the performance from our car we lacked
consistency. We are all really excited about this year.
We hope to add consistency to our performance, after all this will be the first
year the team have had the same configuration to work with, only just though.
"I don't think it is any secret that I have a very keen interest in Top Methanol
and Top Fuel, with good friends in both the Turner
Motorsport and Carter
Motorsport camps. Both Gold RV and I are pleased
to be involved with such winning combinations. It is
going to be a really challenging and exciting year for
both these great teams, and we would like to wish them
all the best for 2006. Although very tempted to take
a step up performance again this year, it just never
really seemed to come together and deep down I feel that
as a driver and a team we still have so much to learn
before we can go to the next level of car. Also the level
of professionalism and commitment required to run such
beasts has been fully demonstrated to us by the likes
of the Turners, Andy Carter and Dave Wilson, all of whom
have assisted us and have shown us exactly what is required
to win. Thanks all, it is very much appreciated.
"It is great to see more sponsors in the National Championships in 2006 - thanks
to everyone concerned in achieving this. Our Championships are some of the best
in Europe, and represent excellent marketing opportunities for so many types
of businesses. Gold RV not
only sponsor our own race operations but we are proud to
announce that our logos will again be carried by both the
Turner Motorsport and Carter Motorsport teams and we have
also continued with our track sponsorships as well. We would
also like to take this opportunity to thank our many drag
racing customers and friends (you know who you all are) and
would like to wish them all the best for their respective
"In our own Super Pro ET Championships the level of both performance and consistency
achieved by so many teams is quite astonishing, and with bigger and faster fields
cars each year we shall have to do very well if we are to finish higher than
we have before. That’s our goal, along with hopefully being one of the
quickest in our class.
"Don't forget that Gold RV not only supply a great range
of new and used American and Canadian Motorhomes at www.goldrv.co.uk but
we also offer a complete range of race car trailers at www.goldrvracing.co.uk/trailers_racecar.htm.
It it is still not too late to sort you out with a new rig
Original article taken from Eurodragster.com.