Monthly Archives: June 2015
Sverre Dahl, Samu Kemppainen, Robert Karlsson and Richard Stubbins provisional leaders after day one at Tierp Internationals
With a new personal best of 6.13 seconds, Sverre Dahl is the leader in Top Fuel Motorcycle after the first day of qualifying for the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena, the first round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. In Super Twin Motorcycle Samu Kemppainen was in a class of his own and is the provisional leader. Robert Karlsson surprised in Pro Stock Motorcycle with 7.04 seconds to take the lead, while in Super Street Bike Richard Stubbins is number one qualifier. Continue reading
Venue: Tierp Arena Sweden Dates: June 4-7th 2015
General Event Preview
FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #2 is hosted by Tierp Arena in Sweden. The venue, which is located an hour north of the capital Stockholm was built in 2011. It is the only purpose built concrete drag racing track in Europe. And like the tag line states, Tierp Arena is a world class facility for the sport of drag racing. The privately owned track got new owners in 2014, but the two founders who made it happen are still highly active operating teams in the FIA Championship; Lars-Erik Lindberg and Leif Andreasson (both are in the methanol funny car class).
Close to 280 teams are entered for Tierp Internationals and they come from 8 countries in Europe.
The event is included in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship (cars), EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship, EDRS European Drag Racing Series (cars and motorcycles and including Junior Dragster). For three of the car classes, Pro Modified, Competition Eliminator and Junior Dragster, this also counts for Swedish drag racing championship Dragracing SM (only applies to Swedish contestants).
Qualifications in the EDRS classes starts on Thursday June 4th while the FIA Championship cars and Nordic championship motorcycles enter the track on Friday June 5th for qualifications, two sessions and further two on Saturday. On Saturday some of the EDRS classes start the eliminations and Sunday June 7th is race day for the championships and EDRS teams still in competition.
Event coverage – useful Links:
– Venue website: www.tierparena.com
– Participants Tierp Internationals 2015
– Schedule Tierp Internationals 2015 general
– Live reports available through the service of Eurodragster.com
– Timing system data published throughout the event at www.dragracing.eu
– Live streaming web-TV coverage Saturday-Sunday, services provided by SMART-TV.
€15 covers two days Signup opens Thursday at www.smartv.se /direct link http://ppv.smarttv.se/
Speedgroup´s media crew on site look forward covering the event in co-operation with Tierp Arena, Eurodragster.com and SMART-TV!