MSA British Drag Racing Championship

Round 4: Santa Pod Raceway, 5-8 September

Bruno Bader achieved a brilliant victory at Santa Pod with the most immaculate Pro Modified performance ever seen in Britain.

Bader’s opening qualifying shot, 6.328sec, was followed by seven consecutive 6.0-second passes en route to a final-round elimination defeat of Robert Joosten.

Bader was not quite the quickest in the all-6-second, 16-car field – Marc Meihuizen clocked the event’s best figures – 5.940sec/242.39mph – in an engine-damaging second round win. Yet none of Bader’s four opponents could muster a blow to derail the Swiss racer’s precision tuning and driving offensive.

Results – semi-finalRobert Joosten 6.283sec, 232.45mph def. Marc Meihuizen did not startBruno Bader 6.044, 233.65 def. David Vegter 6.061, 233.96

FinalBruno Bader 6.056, 230.19 def. Robert Joosten 6.191, 231.65

Low Elapsed Time of the Event: 5.940sec. – Marc MeihuizenTop Speed of the Event: 242.39mph – Marc Meihuizen

Provisional championship standings1 Bruno Bader – 255 points2 Michael Gullqvist – 1723 Rick Garrett – 1714 David Vegter – 1665 Andy Robinson – 149