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Sep 11 2009

RUSS FELLOWS RUNS 9.34 AT 150MPH! IN A FLOORPAN’D BUG

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VETERAN VWDRC RACER KEEPS RAISING THE BAR

On 10th September 2009, longtime VWDRC Racer, Russ Fellows ran the Santa Pod quarter mile in 9.34 seconds at a crazy 150mph in his ‘street legal’, floorpan’d Bug at the Euro Finals.

RUSS FELLOWS' 9-SECOND 'STREET LEGAL' BUG

RUSS FELLOWS' 9-SECOND 'STREET LEGAL' BUG

Russ had just ran the quarter in 9.36 seconds the weekend before at the very popular VW Action event, also at Santa Pod. This undoubtedly makes him the quickest man in the UK in a full-bodied, floorpan’d VW.

Russ started Drag Racing his Bug back in the the early nineties in the old VWDRC ‘Street’ class and steadily progressed through ‘Super Street’ to ‘Modified’ winning many class championships along the way. When the VWDRC classes were re-structured Russ moved into VW Pro, where he still regularly competes.

RUSS FELLOWS COLLECTS HIS VW ACTION HALL OF FAME 'OSCAR'

RUSS FELLOWS COLLECTS HIS VW ACTION HALL OF FAME 'OSCAR'

VW Action also saw Russ inducted into both the VW Action 9-second Speed Club and the VW Action Hall Of Fame – where ‘movers and shakers’ from within the VW Scene are rewarded for their efforts with a VW Action ‘Oscar’. Never was there a more deserving case, Russ’s long term to commitment to ‘going quicker’ sets a wonderful example to all would-be racers.

BURROWS RETIRES

VW Action also saw the last ever run up the dragstrip from another veteran VWDRC Racer, Brian Burrows. Brian has retired from drag racing and decided to bow out in style, whilst realising one of his all time ambitions – a launch in a Fuel Funny Car. The car in question belongs to the Shockwave team, who allowed Brian to rent a ride in the car during the night racing session at the VW Action event on Saturday 5th September. Both Santa Pod race directors, Darren Prentice and Ian Marshall were very complimentary about Brian’s burnout, stage and launch which certainly didn’t look like it was his first ever (and only) drive of a Fuel Flopper.

BRIAN BURROWS PILOTS THE 'SHOCKWAVE' FUEL FUNNY CAR IN THE DUSK AT VW ACTION 2009

BRIAN BURROWS PILOTS THE 'SHOCKWAVE' FUEL FUNNY CAR IN THE DUSK AT VW ACTION 2009

Brian has campaigned many different VWs in the VWDRC Race Series over the years – including winning a championship in the UK’s first ever New Beetle and more recently racing a gorgeous 1957 Oval Bug. His Outrage II VW Funny car still holds the world record for VW AF/C – set way back in 1993.

OUTRAGE!!

OUTRAGE!!

We at Volkszone would like to wish Brian a long and happy retirement and congratulate Russ on his amazing achievement(s). Way to go fellahs!

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