UK Sportsman ET Drag Racing Team
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Driver: David Dibley
Hometown: High Wycombe
Race Number: None / S3 (1976-1978)
Car: 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Current) 1967 Ford Mustang (1975 -1978)
Specs: 5.7 LS1 tuned using EFILive, lowered with Eibach springs
Best ET: 13.74
Best MPH: 102.10
Bio: In the sixties I lived close to Blackbushe and the Dragfests there were covered in the local paper. I became interested in the sport and started going to Santa Pod in the early seventies. I bought the first 289 Mustang in 1975 just before the new Street Roadster bracket racing class was started in the UK. I was fairly successful with the Mustang (Race no.S3) and won many NDRC and BDR/HRA meetings around the country during the seventies. I got the Mustang down in the 14 secs bracket before retiring after the 1979 season for family reasons.
I stayed connected with the sport as spectator until in 2014 when Andy became interested at giving it a try. I now provide support, encouragement and finances to the team and maybe I will come back to driving at some point in the future.
Driver: Kirstie Tramm
Race Number: SP/ET 15
Car Owner: Andy Dibley
Crew Chief: Tom Atkinson
Car: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Specs: 305 TBI stock engine, built 700R4 Gearbox with B&M Shiftkit, built 10 bolt rear end w/ 3.73:1 gears and Eaton Trutrac LSD, Superior half shafts, UMI Performance LCAs, UMI Performance LCA Relocation Brackets, UMI Performance Adj Panhard bar, QA1 Torque arm, Lakewood 50/50 Drag shocks on rear, KYB AGX Adjustable front struts, Summit lowering springs all round.
Best ET: 15.71 (Big Bracket Gamblers 2016)
Best MPH: 90.12 (Open Sports Nationals 2016)
Bio: You could say I was born into drag racing. Every weekend since I was six weeks old and rarely a big race meeting missed, you could say that the race track is my second home.
My family has always worked in and around the race track and after my brother switched to driving duties, I guess competing in the National MSA Drag Racing Championships seemed like a natural thing to do!
Winning the 2016 Dial In Day for beginners and the loan of the Camaro from Andy made it an easy decision! Winning the competition only solidified what I always knew, drag racing has always been in the blood.
Driver: Andy Dibley
Hometown: High Wycombe
Race Number: SP/ET 4179
Car Owner: David Dibley / Andy Dibley
Crew Chief: Ben Barnwell
Car: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Specs: Edelbrock 350 Performer RPM crate engine, built 700R4 Gearbox w/ TCI 2300rpm stall convertor, Moser 9" rear end w/ 3.50:1 gears and Detroit locker LSD. UMI Performance adjustable LCAs, UMI Performance LCA Relocation brackets, UMI Performance Adj Panhard bar, Sphoon Torque arm, Lakewood 50:50 Drag shocks on rear.
Best ET: 13.38 (Big Bang 2016)
Best MPH: 104.79 (Big Bang 2016)
Bio: I was brought up around American cars from an early age and first started attending the drag racing events at Santa Pod and Avon Park in the early 1990s.
When I turned 25 I was able to get insured on my first American car, a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro (50 Shades of Green) and attended the Dial-In Day at Santa Pod Raceway. This introduction to bracket racing got me hooked but it wasn't until my friend Tom convinced me to enter Sportsman ET at the Springspeed Nationals 2015 that I would first compete on a National level.
Even after missing two events and an 'all rounds' bonus I still managed to finish 7th in the National Championship, 9th in the SPRC Championship and 3rd in the Shakespeare Country Raceway Championship.
Coming runner-up at Bug Jam and the National Finals I was nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at the SPRC Awards night. For coming third in the Shakespeare County Raceway Championship I was also nominated and won 'Best Newcomer'.
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