Ready to Race!


Karen's new Supercharged MR2 MK1 race car is now complete. Friday will be the first chance that Karen's had to drive the car and this will be at Silverstone as practice for the races to be held on Sunday.

Richard and Karen would like to thank the following people: Darren, Lance, David, Terry, Martin Goldsack, Tim Cartledge, Tom Dyke, Toni Gladding and Garrick Abrahamson. (Plus anyone else who contributed, and I've unfortunately forgotten!) Without their help this project would not have been completed at all, let alone in the time available. Further thanks go to Karen's Sponsors: Rogue Motorsport, MR2 Only Magazine and Red Dragon Autosports. Their sponsorship decals will hopefully be on the car in time for the first races.

Here's hoping that things run smoothly and the car is able to compete in the Nippon Challenge races on Sunday, and finishes them looking as good as it does now!

Winning the race to get ready?


Further progress is being made on getting the Supercharger finished in time to run at Silverstone on 27th April in the first race of the Nippon Challenge. The last weekend saw the racing seat being fitted more securely, the anti-roll bar droplinks being replaced and also the rear toe-arms. The chargecooler system was finally plumbed in and tested.

The remaining tasks are either technically much simpler or cosmetic. One major item that needs sorting is a trip to Powerstation to get the coilovers sorted, the geometry setting and then to have a run on their dyno to get a power figure. It's hoped that Karen will then get a chance for a test day, but things are going to be awfully tight to manage that before the 27th April!

New Sponsor - MR2 Only Magazine


It is with great pleasure that we can now reveal MR2 Only Magazine will be sponsoring Karen's racing in the Nippon Challenge. The editor of the magazine, Stephen Bishop, has kindly agreed to provide all the vinyl decals for the car and Karen will get race reports and further coverage in the magazine as well as other benefits.

MR2 Only Magazine is a dedicated glossy magazine for the MR2 enthusiast and communty worldwide, printed and available via subscription bi-monthly. You wont find MR2 Only Magazine on the newsagent shelves.

MR2 Only Magazine prints regular reports on the MR2 Racing and MR2 Championship race events and will now also be providing reports on the exploits of Karen driving the MK1 Supercharger in the Nippon Challenge.

Please visit for more details of this fantastic publication!

About Karen Phillips

  • Karen races her Impreza WRX in the Classic and Sports Car Club (CSCC) Modern Classics series, with her husband Richard as a 2nd Driver. The races are mini-endurance events involving a driver-swap. Karen has previously raced in the Nippon Challenge, a race series for Japanese and Asian cars. Karen has been racing since 2006, having started in the MR2 Challenge.
  • Please check this site regularly for updates on Karen's progress through the season and developments with her race car.

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