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Gail Watson Phillips

Email: fastdrvr@verizon.net

I have been driving and setting Landspeed records for over ten years, both in the U.S. and Australia.  I was the seventh woman inducted into the prestigious Bonneville 200 MPH Club (1999) and the first female to be inducted into the Dry Lakes Racers Australia 200 MPH Club (2001).

I currently hold six World Records: five in the E (engine size) Modified sports class (gas and fuel), driving a highly modified 1959 Austin Healey Sprite, and one in the E/Grand Touring class driving a /C-5 Corvette.  My race team is presently preparing another new Landspeed vehicle to race in the U.S. and Australia, to attempt new records and speeds from 250 to over 300 MPH. 

 

Gail Phillip's Vehicle Information and records:

#1    Body Class:  Modified Sports 1959 Austin Healey Sprite

        Engine Size: E Small block Chevrolet 258 C.I. (Gas and Fuel)

Records:   
                1997 163.44 MPH Muroc Reunion Edward Air Force Base

1997 179.62 MPH Bonneville Speed Week

1999 202.09 MPH Bonneville Speed Week

       7th Woman inducted into Bonneville 200 MPH Club

1999    173.34 MPH El Mirage Dry Lake, Mojave Desert

1999    171.10 MPH Muroc Reunion Edward Air Force Base

2001    205.53 MPH Lake Gairdner, South Australia

2004    205.98 MPH Bonneville Speed Week (w/Nitrous)

 

#2    Body Class: Grand Touring 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

        Engine Size: E Small block Chevrolet 258 C.I.

       Record: 

August 2006   190.156 MPH   Bonneville Speed Week

#3    Body Class: Streamliner Custom hand-formed aluminum body
        Engine Size:  D - 400 CI and C - 304 CI Small block Chevrolet
        motors in Gas and Fuel classes

Goal Speeds:  Over 300 MPH

Gail's fastest speed to date:  215 MPH with 20% Nitrous in Vehicle #1

       Currently holds an A License: allows for speeds up to 250 MPH

      (E-125MPH, D-150MPH, C-175MPH, B-200MPH, A- 250MPH, AA- 300+)

 

Club Memberships: 

Bonneville Nationals, Inc.  (BNI)

Southern California Timing Association (SCTA)  www.scta-bni.org

Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club (GCRR)

Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA)      www.saltflats.com

Dry Lakes Racers Australia (DLRA)                  www.dlra.org.au

Australian Women's Motorsport Network          www.awmn.com.au 

Websites related to Landspeed racing:

www.landracing.com 

www.oilstick.com