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European Funny Car Series

The European Funny Car Series returns for a fourth season in 2016 with the series campaigned over 4 rounds.
  Funny Car

The 2016 Schedule of rounds is as follows:

Round 1 - Festival of Power, Santa Pod Raceway, 25-27 March 2016 (UK)
Round 2 - Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway, 27-30 May 2016 (UK)
Round 3 - Bug Jam, Santa Pod Raceway, 22-24 July 2016 (UK)
Round 4 - European Finals, Santa Pod Raceway, 08-11 September 2016 (UK)

Racer Profiles

Kevin Kent  
Kevin Kent   Driver / Race No: Kevin Kent (1)
Home Town / Country: Higham Ferrers
Car: Ford Mustang
Car Name: West Ten Motorsport
Engine Size: 500ci

 

Gordon Smith  
Gordon Smith  

Driver / Race No: Gordon Smith (527)
Home Town / Country:Hailsham
Car:Dodge Stratus
Car Name:Shockwave
Engine Size: 500ci



 

Patrik Pers  
Patrik Pers  

Driver / Race No: Patrik Pers (1832)
Home Town / Country: Sweden
Car: Dodge Stratus
Car Name: Speed Ghost
Engine Size: 500ci



 

2016 Championship Points

Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Bonus Total
Kevin Kent 129 248 144     521
Gordon Smith 50 31 73     154
Patrik Pers 0 120 16     136

Web TV Show

View the WebTV Show from round 4 of the 2013 European Funny Car Series to see what to expect at a Funny Car championship round.

What are Funny Cars?

Funny Cars originated in 1960s America when venturesome drag racers began merging nitro-burning dragster powertrains with passenger-car bodies and created an instant sensation. Originally dubbed Factory Experimentals, their altered wheelbases and protruding engine parts made them look ‘kinda funny’, commentators said, and the description stuck. The emphasis lies firmly on ‘funny peculiar’, not ‘funny ha-ha’.

Modern Funny Cars still share the same engines as Top Fuel Dragsters, nitromethane-fuelled powerplants packing an 8,000-horsepower punch. Funny Car bodies sit on tube framed chassis and hinge at the back to allow access to the engine and drivers seat, their composite-material bodies might nowadays bear just a slim resemblance to the production cars on which they are modelled, but production-car bodies are not designed to hit 300mph in five seconds flat from a standing start. Channelling such groundshaking force through a short wheelbase makes a Funny famously hard to handle – the racetrack may be straight but the cars often have other ideas.

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