STATISTICS
  • Career Best Elapsed Time: 3.93 sec
  • Career Best Speed: 310.68 mph
  • FIA European Top Fuel Champion: 2005
  • FIA European Top Fuel Runner-Up: 2007 & 2008
  • Best Overall European Top Fuel Driver: 2005-2009
  • Best Appearing Crew: November 2009 (Las Vegas, NV)
Lex proudly standing behind his impressive collection of trophies.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Competed at the following races:
    • Indianapolis, IN – St. Louis, MO – Bristol, TN
  • Competed in Indianapolis at the U.S. Nationals
  • Finished season ranked 18 (out of 41 drivers in the Top Fuel Dragster category)
  • Competed at the following races:
    • Gainesville, FL – Charlotte, NC (2)- Richmond, VA – Chicago, IL – Topeka, KS – Bristol, TN – Norwalk, OH – Indianapolis, IN – Reading, PA – St. Louis, MO 
  • Competed in two events
  • Licensed in top fuel category in the United States
  • First European driver who received a Green card and moved to the USA
  • First European driver who chased The American Dream
  • Set new 60 ft track record, Drachten July 0.834 sec
  • Top 10 finish qualifying Friday Pomona, CA 4.12 sec
  • No 1 qualifier Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway, England
  • Winner “Best Appearing Crew” Las Vegas, Nevada
  • First Dutchman ever to run a Top Fuel dragster in the USA We called it “The American Dream Tour”
  • New Personal Best, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Winner Nitro Nationals, Alastaro, Finland
  • Finalist, Easter Thunderball, Santa Pod Raceway, England
  • No 1 Qualifier Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • New track ET record, 4.77 sec, Nitrolympics, Hockenheim
  • Finalist Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • First 4 second run ever during the night show at Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Finalist European Finals, Santa Pod Raceway, England
  • Runner up in 2008 FIA Top Fuel Dragster Championship
  • Winner Easter Thunderball, Santa Pod Raceway, England
  • New personal best ET, 4.750 sec, Easter Thunderball, Santa Pod Raceway
  • Winner Veidec Festival, Mantorp Park, 3rd round of FIA Championship
  • New track ET record, 4.79 sec, Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Runner up in 2007 FIA Top Fuel Dragster Championship
  • Winner Explorama Drag Challenge at Amcar Raceway, Gardermoen, Norway
  • Moved up in the championship from 5th to 3rd in standings
  • Beat all of the 2006 FIA event winners: Fallstrom–round 1 (Santa Pod), Nataas–round 2 (Finland), and Nilsson–round 3 (Sweden)
  • FIA European Top Fuel Dragster Champion
  • Winner, Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway, England
  • First Dutchman to win an FIA drag race title
  • First Dutchman to break the 5 second ET barrier, May 29, Main Event, Santa Pod, England – 4.920 seconds
  • First Dutchman to break the 300 mph barrier, September 11, at 304.19 mph
  • Track Record, Airstrip Drachten, July 17, MPM Internationals, Drachten – 3.64 seconds
  • First Dutchman to break the 4 second barrier, July 16, MPM Internationals, Drachten, 3.67 seconds
  • Runner Up, Top Fuel Challenge Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Quickest Top Fuel Dragster run of the 2005 season, Mantorp Park, Sweden – 4.788 seconds
  • Quickest side by side run, 4.788, Lex Joon, defeated 4.953, Andy Carter, Mantorp Park, Sweden
  • Started own Top Fuel Dragster team; MPM Top Fuel Racing
  • Finished 7th, FIA Top Fuel European Championship
  • Semi finals: Mantorp Park (Sweden), European Finals (Santa Pod)
  • Runner Up, Pro Fuel Shoot Out, Easter Thunderball, Santa Pod
  • Debut in Top Fuel Dragster class (CBD-team)
  • Two races with Top Fuel Funny Car
  • Immense fire with Top Fuel Funny Car, England
  • First year with MPM International Oil Company as main sponsor
  • Finished 3rd, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car Championship (entered 5 out of 6 races)
  • Winner, Gardermoen, Norway
  • First Dutchman to win FIA drag race event
  • Runner Up, Sko Uno Festival, Mantorp Park, Sweden
  • European Record holder: European Finals, Santa Pod, 5.778 sec
  • Finished 8th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car Championship
  • Finished 7th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car Championship
  • Entered NHRA Auto Club Finals event, Pomona Raceway, USA
  • Finished 7th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car Championship
  • Finished 3rd, MSA British Drag Racing Championship
  • Finished 4th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car Championship
  • Two Runner Up finishes in FIA European Championship
  • Finished 11th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car/Dragster Championship (entered 3 out of 5 races)
  • Winner Nitrolympics, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Finished 8th, FIA Top Methanol Funny Car/ Dragster Championship (entered 3 out of 4 races)
  • Winner, Cannonball, Santa Pod, England – Worlds quickest Funny Car race
  • Rookie of the Year, Top Methanol Funny Car Class
  • Entered the Pro Street and Competition classes
  • European Champion, Pro Street 1989
  • Dutch Champion 7 times