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25 May 20152 min read

Nylacast team up with MD Racing

Nylacast are proud to be joining forces with race car driver Mark Draghicescu for the new season of HSCC historic Formula Ford Championship.

Originally from the US, Mark moved to England when he was 18 to pursue his motorsport dream.

Competing under the banner MD Racing, he will be driving Speedsport’s 1971 Merlyn MK20 this season in the historic FF1600 series for single-seater cars built and raced before 1972, the glory years of Formula Ford.

He attracted the support of Nylacast because automotive is a key sector for the company. Nylacast has two bases in the US as well as a major manufacturing operation in Leicester, UK, and offices in South Africa.

Nylacast Marketing Manager Junaid Makda said: “Success in car racing requires many of the qualities that our customers value in our products, such as strength, reliability and precision. Racing drivers have to perform in challenging conditions, and our products also have to stand up to testing environments in some of the toughest industries in the world.”

Nylacast provides leading edge engineered plastics and is a world leader in the development of engineering plastic components. Nylacast engineering plastics are stable, corrosion-resistant, strong, and wear resistant, making them ideal for the high performance motorsport environment.

Already an accomplished race car driver with numerous wins and podium finishes, Mark aims to reach the pinnacle of sports car racing. “Racing is my passion” he says, “I started racing go-karts at the age of 13 and the feeling of winning is like no other. It is great to have Nylacast’s backing, and as an engineering graduate, I am very interested in the research and development behind their products in motorsport and beyond. It’s also great that they have a strong connection with my home country.”

Founded in 1967, Nylacast has more than four decades of experience in the development of engineered plastics. With continuous investment in R&D, Nylacast is regarded as a world leader in the development of engineering polymer components. This level of experience, combined with the ability to produce rapid prototypes and complex one-off components, has seen Nylacast involved in a number of collaborative projects with blue chip organisations such as JCB, Caterpillar, BP and Shell.

Nylacast exports 70 per cent of its output. It employs more than 400 people, mostly in Leicester.

MD Racing’s 2015 season began at Thruxton in April and he will be racing at Donington at the end of this month.


  • 30/05/2015/Donington/Castle Donington, UK
  • 13/06/2015 ‰- 14/06/2015/Snetterton/Norwich, UK
  • 27/06/2015 ‰- 28/06/2015/Cadwell Park/Louth, UK
  • 11/07/2015 ‰- 12/07/2015/Brands Hatch/Longfield, UK
  • 08/08/2015 ‰- 09/08/2015/Croft/Dalton On Tees, UK
  • 30/08/2015 ‰- 31/08/2015/Oulton Park/Little Budworth, UK
  • 26/09/2015 ‰- 27/09/2015/Brands Hatch/Longfield, UK
  • 17/10/2015/Silverstone Circuit/Silverstone, UK

For more information on MD Racing visit www.markdraghicescu.com

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