Gulf Oil Drag Racing return to USA MFC World Finals

London, UK, 12th November 2018

Following their success in securing an outstanding 11th FIM European Top Fuel Bike Championship with new rider Filippos Papafilippou from Greece, the team round off their season with a return to the US with former rider Ian King in the hot seat for the MFC World Finals.

photo courtesy of Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes

Once again long time team backers John and Dea Morgan Racing from Palm Desert California have joined Gulf Oil to activate the trip to South Georgia Motorsports Park in South Georgia with additional support from Joe Koenig of Trim Tex.

Following the decision to ship his operation to the US Ian said: "Our team have enjoyed a great year with Filippos `Fast Fil' Papafilippou exceeding all expectations to run deep in the 5 second zone in his very first races and securing his first and my team's 11th FIM European Championship. But it is strange for me as Team Principal to watch another rider on the bike I conceived and raced so successfully for the last few years and so I am blessed to have the chance to ride it in anger again this year. I am very much looking forward to this race, we have such good friends in our class, fans across the world and awesome sponsors and we hope that we can perform well at the event. We would like to thank Fast Fil, Gulf Oil, John and Deanna Morgan, Joe Koenig, Scott and Michelle Perri Roethemeier, Andrew `H' Smith and Jay Regan of MFC alongside our fantastic technical partners who have stepped up again to make it happen".

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The Gulf Oil Dragracing team exclusively uses and endorses Gulf Oil greases and lubricants in their history making machine. The team is extremely proud to be supported by many leaders in their chosen markets in winning the 2018 FIM European Championship: -

APE – The world’s most innovative manufacturer of aftermarket parts for dragbikes
BARNSDALE LEISURE – The UK’s Premier Knaus Caravan dealer
COMETIC GASKETS - The premier manufacturer of racing gaskets
Gates – The world’s most trusted name in drive belts, hoses and hydraulics.
Goodridge UK – The original and the best in fluid transfer systems.
GRAND PRIX ORIGINALS - The brand for drive and lifestyle, past and present
GULF OIL INTERNATIONAL - The world’s most iconic brand in automotive fuels and lubricants
GRAPHITE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - A leader in 3D printed technologies and rapid prototypin
HOTROD HANGAR – Home of the world renowned custom artist Knud Tiroch
HYPERPRO - The leading producer of progressive suspension products for motor bikes
JE Pistons - The world's premier manufacturer of high performance forged pistons
JOHN AND DEA MORGAN RACING – The creators of the world’s most advanced New Age Funnybike
Kibblewhite Precision Machining, Inc. - the highest quality valve train components on the market.
Mickey Thompson – Simply the best drag race tyres in the world bar none.
MRE – Leaders in trackside support for drag race components and air shifting systems
MTC ENGINEERING - Manufacturer of clutches for the fastest motorcycles in the world
NitroShutter – The combined efforts of ace photojournalists Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes
NCTENGINEERING - Manufacturer of the world’s leading non contact torque sensors for motorsport
NGK SPARKPLUGS UK – The world’s number one spark plug manufacturer
PAR WILLEN – Master webmeister and proprietor of
Portable Shade - The best custom branded collapsible canopies available
Pro Alloy – UK’s leader in fabrication of alloy racing tanks, intercoolers and radiators.
ROSE AND COMPANY - The UK’s largest importer and stockist of Thule RV products SCOTT PERRI TRUCKING - Logistics solutions par excellence
TRIM TEX - The premier manufacturer of vinyl drywall beads & accessories
TRYKA LED - the UK’s cutting edge LED lighting manufacturer.
VAN ES MOBILITY – The leading manufacturer of telematic products for management of moving objects
VANSON LEATHERS - The most iconic brand in motorsport leather goods
WEB CAMSHAFTS INC - Simply THE company for Top Fuel Bike camshafts
Worldwide Bearings – The premier source for high performance ceramic bearings
Zodiac – Europe’s largest supplier of performance and aftermarket HD parts.

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