Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rain makes early end to EDRS Pro Nordic MC round at Alastaro

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Alex Hope

Rain made an early end to the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro, Finland, the second round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. After the first round of Super Street Bike and the Pro Stock Motorcycles in the line-up, a thunderstorm interrupted the programme. The track crew almost got the Alastaro dragstrip in racing condition twice, when at 3.30 PM another heavy shower left the race director no other option than to cancel the event.  Continue reading

Samu Kemppainen, Kalle Lyrén, Jan Sturla Hegre and Richard Stubbins number one qualifiers at FHRA Nitro Nationals

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Kalle Lyrén

Samu Kemppainen raced to the number one qualifying position in Super Twin Motorcycle at the final day of qualifying for the FHRA Nitro Nationals, round two of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Alastaro, Finland. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén stunned with his first ever 6-second run in Europe to claim the number one qualifying position. In Top Fuel Motorcycle Friday leader Jan Sturla Hegre stayed in the number one position, while in Super Street Bike Richard Stubbins was back to form and will enter eliminations as the number one qualifier.  Continue reading

Vesa Lipponen, Kalle Lyrén, Jan Sturla Hegre and Alex Hope provisional leaders at Alastaro

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Vesa Lipponen

Vesa Lipponen raced to the surprising number one qualifying position in Super Twin Motorcycle at the first day of qualifying for the FHRA Nitro Nationals, round two of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Alastaro, Finland. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén impressed with a stunning 7.01 seconds and will enter day two as the clear leader is his category. In Top Fuel Motorcycle Jan Sturla Hegre and in Super Street Bike Alex Hope are the leaders at Alastaro with still two qualifying runs on Saturday to go.  Continue reading

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