Filippos Papafilippou Caps Off Stellar Season With Championship on Former Ian King Top Fuel Motorcycle

Filippos Papafilippou of Athens, Greece knew he was in for a daunting challenge when he purchased the Gulf Oil-backed Top Fuel Motorcycle of 10-time champion Ian King.   The young and talented rider exceeded all expectations in his first year…

Filippos Papafilippou Finding Success on Ian King’s Former Gulf Oil Drag Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle

Gulf Oil Drag Racing kicks off the season with a bang! After their foray in the USA Manufacturers Cup series in 2017 the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle team returned to the opening round of the FIM European Championship with…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Anticipating Rockingham

Following the huge disappointment of the rained out Memphis TN event the Gulf Oil Drag Racing team made the long trip to the inaugural Galot Motorsports Park event in North Carolina with hopes for better luck than the season had…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Ready for Memphis After Strong Performance in Valdosta

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team of Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot Ian King started kicked off their 2017 season at the Manufacturers Cup season opener at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta GA. With the team operation based out of the impressive…

European Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Hoping To Run Entire 2017 U.S. Season

2016 was a momentous year for Ian King and his King Racing – Gulf Oil Drag Racing team. Another record setting 10th FIM European Championship was won, and in doing so Team Principal and rider Ian King became the most…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Gets Magazine Coverage

The 10 time European Championship and now World Land Speed Record holding Gulf Oil Dragracing team enjoyed extensive coverage in the press this month with the publication of the latest editions of Fast Bikes Magazine and Fast Facts. Fast Bikes…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Secures 10th European Championship

Despite the final round exit in the previous German round the Gulf Oil Dragracing team entered the final and home round of the FIM European Dragbike Championship with a small lead over nearest rivals the RG Engineering team of Rikard…

Silver for Ian King in NitrOlympX

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team entered the penultimate road of the FIM European Dragbike Championship with a slender lead over their closest rivals but experienced a less than smooth path towards their goal of securing another Championship crown due to…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King Smokes Goodwood Festival of Speed – Wild Burnout

The Gulf Oil Dragracing team were once again honoured to be invited by the Earl of March and Kinrara to appear at the world’s biggest and most diverse motorsport event – the Goodwood Festival of Speed within the grounds of…

Ian King’s Record Breaking 5 x 5’s

The Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragracing team kicked off their new season in style with consistency of the highest order, a new European Record and an event win to take an early lead in the 2016 FIM European Dragracing…

Gulf Oil International Extend Agreement with King Racing

The Gulf Oil International Group has announced an extension to its agreement for multi European Champions and Record Holders King Racing to manage the operations of the Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Dragracing team in 2016. In an exciting year…

Ian King’s Top Fuel Motorcycle Team Impresses at Goodwood, UK

Following the The Gulf Oil Dragracing team’s inaugural and award winning appearance at the 2013 event they were unable to accept their invite last year due to a clash of racing commitments. However there were no such issues this year and…

Ian King Impresses at Season Opener

Following the amazing run of success for the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team in the FIM European Championship, hopes were high for continued success at this, their home track of Santa Pod Raceway, UK. However,…

Video of Ian King’s 5.83

Check out a clip of European Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Ian King’s career best 5.83 at 232 mph at Santa Pod Raceway.

King Wins 8th European Dragbike Championship

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals continued their amazing win record in the FIM European Championship when rider Ian King clinched his 8th European Championship at his home track of Santa Pod Raceway, UK, and the team’s third…

Motorcycle Drag Racing’s “King” of Mosten

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals took time out from their European Championship schedule to participate in the unique Mosten Raceday in Ørsted, Denmark. The event staged by the British and American motorcycle club Mosten MC is a…

Gulf Oil Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing Tame German Track

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals team headed to the penultimate race of the 2014 FIM European Dragracing Championship with some trepidation. Despite its status as the biggest event on the European tour with an estimated 50,000 spectators…

Gulf Oil Dragracing Breaks Record, Take Honors in Finland

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals team headed to the second race 2014 FIM European Dragracing Championship calendar with a slim Championship lead and with the comfort of an unusually optimistic weather forecast. The `Nitro Nationals’ were hosted…

Ian King’s Top Fuel Dragbike Takes Point Lead

Following the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team success at the opening round of the USA Championship in June they headed to the opening round of the 2014 European Championship `Main Event’ at Santa Pod Raceway,…

Ian King Begins Top Fuel Motorcycle Title Defense

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Motorcycle team start their defense of their 2013 European Championship Crown at the season opening Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, UK this weekend. Along with the usual members the…

Valdosta Was a Fairytale Weekend for Top Fuel Motorcycle Racer Ian King

In what was a truly transatlantic team effort, the Gulf Oil Dragracing Top Fuel team in conjunction with John and Dea Morgan Racing and BlackCat Motorsports made history at the opening round of the 2014 Manufacturers Cup event at South…

King Moves Up on All-time Quickest Dragbike Racer List

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Ian King secured the final spot of the eight-member, MTC 5 Second Club with a personal best of 5.87 at the 2014 Spring Cup in Valdosta, Ga. King also cracked into the top-five on the all-time…

Ian King Wins Top Fuel Motorcycle at The Cup and Joins 5 Second Club

Congratulations to Ian King who won Top Fuel Motorcycle at the MANCUP, April 11-13, from Adel, Ga., with a run of 5.87 at 225 mph to defeat Chris Hand in the final.

Ian King and Gulf Oil Dragbike Team to Compete in The U.S.

The Gulf Oil Dragbike racing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team are pleased to announce that they will be competing in the opening round of the premier series for motorcycle dragracing in the USA, the Manufacturers Cup. The Exoticycle…

Ian King Takes Championship

To say that the Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals team had a successful weekend at the European Championship Finals would be to understate what was achieved by Europe’s most successful Top Fuel Bike team at this, their last home…

Ian King Locks up 7th Championship

  At the weekend’s FIA European Dragracing Championship Finals at Santa Pod in the UK, Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel  Bike rider Ian King ran the first sub six second pass by a UK rider in history…

Gulf Oil / GPO win Gold at NitrolympX

  After last year’s track surface problems the 2013 NitrOlympX sported a partially resurfaced track. However, it was (understandably) a little green at its first (and only) major event on the calendar. However, the Santa Pod track crew who were…

A Year in the Life of a Puma Top Fuel Bike Engine

Some of the more usual questions we get from visitors to the King Racing pit area during a race event are “how long does the engine last?” or “do you have to rebuild it between every run like the Top…

King wins Finals, Secures Sixth Championship Crown

The Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel team rider Ian King secured the 2012 European Dragracing Championship crown in style at the final round of the Championship at Santa Pod, UK at the weekend, a record breaking sixth…

Ian King Suffers in Sweeden

The Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team suffered a significant setback in their quest for the 2012 European Top Fuel Bike Championship after suffering problems when preparing for their first round elimination run. Despite concerns…

King Continues Olympic Success

Whilst Team GB competitors were winning Gold Medals in British rider Ian King’s home town of London his own Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team won Gold at Dragracing’s NitrOlympx in Hockenheim, Germany, increasing their…

New Track Record for Ian King

British rider Ian King and his Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team returned to the Alastaro Motorpark in Finland following their strong showing at the previous round in Sweden intent on extending their points lead…

King Sets New Mark in Sweden

British rider Ian King and his Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team followed their win at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend with another strong showing at the second round of the European Dragracing Championship at…

Puma Engineering Completes Unique Engine

Puma Engineering have completed the engine and pod assembly of their unique blown parallel nitro twin for delivery to its new owner, Norwegian rider Hans Olav Olstad, where it will be fitted in the previously supplied rolling chassis. The engine…

Gulf Oil Motorsports Fielding Several Teams in 2012

2012 could well be the busiest and most exciting year yet for Gulf in International Motorsport, with a massive Gulf representation in top-flight endurance racing across four different teams and more European championship drag racing.   ASTON MARTIN RACING Gulf…

King Ends Season on a High

Following their impressive top three European Championship finish in their very first year on the all new Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike, the team elected to compete in the British season finale, the ACU / UK…

Ian King Finishes in Top Three

Despite heading the championship chase going into the final round of the 2011 European Top Fuel Bike Championship the Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team knew that their slender lead was probably not enough to ensure…

King’s Gulf Oil Team Suffers Another Rough Outing

The team arrived in Oslo to find a country still numb with shock at the terrible events in this very city where 77 people lost their lives less than two weeks before. In a strangely peaceful moment at the racetrack…

Gulf Oil Drag Racing See Red in Finland

The Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike team arrived at this year’s FHRA Nitro Nationals to be confronted by something of a tropical heatwave at the northernmost outpost on the UEM Drag Racing tour. Hot and humid…

Bell to Support Gulf Oil Drag Racing

In a perfect partnership of iconic motorsport brands Gulf Oil Dragracing are pleased to announce that the Bell Helmets brand will be proudly carried on the Gulf Oil Dragracing – Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel Bike for the 2011 season.…

King Overcomes Graveltrap Crash

Following the rain affected home round at Santa Pod, the Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals team eagerly anticipated the first championship event at the new world class facility at Tierp in Sweden. Both the venue and the weather did…

Ian King Suffers Rain in the Main

Following the Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals – Top Fuel Bike’s dream debut at the opening round of the European Championship in Hungary all eyes turned to the `Main Event’, the second round at Santa Pod in the UK.…

King Debuts Gulf Oil Top Fuel Bike

The Gulf Oil – Grand Prix Originals – Top Fuel Bike made a dream debut on the notoriously tricky Kunmadaras track in Hungary when the 1500 horsepower machine (managed by multiple championship winners King Racing) stunned many with an unbelievable…

Gulf Oil Top Fuel Bike Build Part 1

In the first of a series of articles, Puma Engineering and King Racing bring you a step by step pictorial history of the build of the state of art Gulf Oil / Grand Prix Originals Top Fuel motorcycle. The design…

Puma Aquires Pro 1 Suzuki

Puma Engineering, manufacturer of the worlds most powerful motorcycle engines are proud to announce they have concluded the acquisition of the Pro 1 Suzuki business of Canada’s Dawson Engineering. Pro 1 have built an enviable reputation as the aftermarket case…

Ian King Partners with Gulf

An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by iconic oil company  Gulf Oil who have who have joined the team as primary sponsors for their 2011 assault on the UEM European Top Fuel Bike Championship. Normally…

Portable Shade and King Racing set new UK record

After the rain curtailed European Championship opener the Portable Shade Top Fuel Bike team elected to run the UK Summernationals to test their new components prior to the Nordic tour. With the Nitro Nationals in Finland fast approaching they needed…

King Racing on Quest for Fourth Championship Crown

King Racing are set to take on the best that Europe can offer with their strongest team ever in their quest for a fourth European Championship crown. An exciting line up of team partners and associates are headed by South…

Ian King Among New Puma Engineering Management

ragbike engine manufacturer Puma Engineering is to pass into new management under an agreement brokered between Puma Engineering founder Pete Davies, Gerard Willemse and Ian King. The primary assets and intellectual property rights will transfer to Amersfoort, Holland based company…