Mr Whippy Racing to compete in the USA

Mr. Whippy Drag Racing Team are preparing to compete in three top-level drag racing events in the United States.

Kevin Grech
26 October 2015, 3:37pm
Monty Bugeja doing a burnout before the start of the race
Monty Bugeja doing a burnout before the start of the race
The 2012 European Champions and 2014 runners-up will not be competing in Europe to concentrate on their new adventure.

Mr. Whippy Racing competes in every event of the European drag racing season, which only consists of six events.

The American championship consists of 27 events, from February to November.

“It is logistically impossible to compete in all of the events, so we decided to compete in the last three events," Matthew Carabott said.

Mr. Whippy Racing will travel to the USA for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, being held between 29 October and 1 November and between 5 November and 8 November for two events. The final event will be the World Finals at Pomona, California on 12-15 November.

The Mr. Whippy Drag Racing car is capable of running the quarter mile in only 5.2 seconds at a speed of 270MPH.

The team: Owner Joe Carabott, Driver Monty Bugeja, Remig Arapa, Matthew Carabott, Mervin Cassar, Sammy Ciantar, Vince Carabott, Larry Mangion, Manuel Pavia and Yourick Scicluna.

Sponsors: IZI BET and Torco Oils.

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