One of the oldest tracks in Sweden is having their 33rd Linde Open event 20-21 of August and its crayfish time here in Sweden. What is something, at least the Junior drivers, highlights this weekend. That means long tables are set in the pit and all racers, crew and spectators bring crayfish for dinner.
‘It’s raining again’ from Supertramp would have been more suitable for the Drag Challenge Grand Opening then AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ that came from the Gardermoen Raceway sound system almost every four hours. You don’t always get what you deserve and that was for sure with the Norsk Drag Racing Gardermoen and their opening of the new Gardermoen Raceway. Continue reading
It’s time for the second and third event in the Russian Drag Racing Championship 2016. And the interest by European drag racers to go est is growing. At this two events, for the first time, a European drag racing team participates. David Vegter from Holland have taken the opportunity to try the Russian drag racing track in Nizhny Novgorod, about 400 km east of Moscow.
David participates in both event at this track, then he heads back to Europe and Hockenheim to race the European Championship. Then he and the team heading north to Tierp Arena for the 5th event in the Championship. A tuff schedule for this talent driver and team.
Adam Flamholc is already on site in Nizhny Novgorod serving Dmitry Samorukov and Oleg Kondakov Vipers.
Adam Flamholc, Rasmus Solberg and Kent Andersson from Sweden are of course at the track to see that Russian driver Dmitry Samorukov and team is getting the best service they can get on the fastest Viper in Russia. Adam have also served Dmitrys old Viper and shipped it back to Russia. We going to see that car on the track with driver Oleg Kondakov. That means that there will be three European cars in the Russian RWD (rear wheel drive) class. And Ukraine driver Andrey Kravchenko, who built up his own Pro Modified car is also participating.
Ukraine driver Andrey Kravchenkos Pro Modified car is also participating.
So let’s see how it all turns out. The interest of European drag racing is grooving in Russia and the Russian Automobile Federation is interested in developing the drag racing cooperation between Europe and Russia. An exciting future is coming up in the drag racing world.