English Racing Ready To Invade The 2017 WCF Finals

The World Cup Finals brings more than just individual racers out to prove they can hang with the best in the world, shops also make the trip to Maryland International Raceway to show off what they can do. English Racing.for example, plans on bringing some bad rides to the WCF this year, including a nasty Evo X to run in True Street, and helping to run the ETS GT-R that currently holds the GT-R world record in Radial vs Modified.

The EVO that English Racing is bringing to the WCF event is not your average lancer that came the Mitsubishi assembly line. English Racing’s four-door beast is sporting their own 2.0-liter engine that is filled with Wiseco pistons, GRP rods, and has Golden Eagle sleeves to help hold all the boost in. A 4-Piston Racing CNC cylinder head uses a set of Power Division camshafts and valvetrain to maximize the boost produced by the Precision Turbo 6785 snail, that works with the Extreme Turbo Systems Drag Turbo Kit and intercooler.

When the English Racing team had their first experience at the WCF, it made a huge impression that has drawn them back again, according to Lucas English.

“We came to WCF back in 2014 for the first time with a couple customer cars and our own. It was one of the best races we have ever been to as far as the people, competition, and sportsmanship. Not very often do we go to races that have the amount of passion the racers and fans have at the WCF event. We always have the best time at WCF, so we are super excited to come back again this year!”

Coming to such a large event, let alone qualifying with the best in the world is something that any team can be proud of. For 2017, English Racing wants to go beyond just making the show — they want to go deep into eliminations on race day.

“Honestly, our goal for WCF this year is to hopefully go some rounds with the cars. Imports always get a bad rap for never being able to go rounds; obviously, we have small motors with big turbos pushing the limits, so it is much harder to go rounds since they are always so high-strung. If we can qualify in the top five or six and make it to the semifinals or finals, we will be pretty happy,” English says.

Besides helping with his own shop cars, English will be wheeling one of the most impressive cars on the property: the ETS GT-R. The ETS Nissan just smashed the GT-R record with a monster-sized 6.88 pass at the Woodburn Dragstrip. Now, the goal for ETS is to demolish their own record again on the biggest stage in the import racing world.

According to Michael Roak from ETS, coming to the WCF event is going to give them the greatest opportunity to rewrite history again, but with the bonus of doing it in competition.

“We’re planning on attending World Cup because of the world-renowned track prep from the Miller brothers. The overall goal is to better our world record pass at this legendary event.”

You can see what English Racing can do at the World Cup Finals live RIGHT HERE on SpeedVideo November 1-5. All the action from Maryland International Raceway will be brought to you by presenting sponsor ProCharger, along with Strange Engineering, SCAT Crankshafts, UPR Products, Driven Racing Oil, ATI Performance Products, Neal Chance Racing Converters, Moser Engineering, Miller Electric, Ferrea, RacePak, and OStar Motorsports.

About the author

Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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