Swedes at The Strip

Harry Granlund, Annette Heleander and Göran Ekendahl at The Strip in Las Vegas, working with the Safety Safari, the NHRA counterpart to the Safety Group and our track staff throughout Europe.

Last October, a group of Swedes attended a couple of NHRA races. The Las Vegas Toyota Nationals was first out on the tour and they spent four full days together with the NHRA Safety Safari. It is the American equivalent of our Safety Group as well as the staff handling track preparation around Europe. Next up on the tour was the Auto Club NHRA Finals at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.

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From the grandstand into the Pro Modified hot seat

Most people will see it as a reckless bet on a Saturday evening after too much beer, but a few see it as a serious challenge. Per Magnusson is one of those ‘happy few’. Being a drag race fan for many years, but not involved in any team at all, Magnusson bought the brutal ex Patrick Wikstrom blown Camaro to exchange the comfortable grandstand seat for the hot seat of a hot rod from hell. Continue reading

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