Monthly Archives: August 2016

Leif Larsson

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All of us at Speedgroup were shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the death of Swedish Super Street Bike rider Leif Larsson who was killed in an accident on his way back home from last weekend’s Scandinavian Internationals. Leif raced in Super Street Bike and also worked with the Karlsson’s Pro Stock Motorcycle operation, driving their truck to races.

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Samu Kemppainen and Kalle Lyrén clinch the 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic MC titles with a win at Scandinavian Internationals

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Samu Kemppainen

Samu Kemppainen (Super Twin Motorcycle) and Kalle Lyrén (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship in their respective categories in style by winning the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena, the fourth and final round of the EDRS Pro Nordic MC. In Super Street Bike Björn Friström took the win, with Henri Kolehmainen as the 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic MC champion. In Top Fuel Motorcycle the final between Jan Sturla Hegre and Thomas Pettersson was not contested as rain brought an early end to the eliminations of the Scandinavian Internationals. Pettersson scored enough points to win the title.   Continue reading

Samu Kemppainen, Kalle Lyrén, Jan Sturla Hegre and Richard Stubbins number one qualifiers at Scandinavian Internationals

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Kalle Lyrén

Jan Sturla Hegre raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel Motorcycle at the final day of qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals, the fourth and final round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén stunned with 6.98 seconds to stay in the number one qualifying position. In Super Twin Motorcycle and Super Street Bike, Friday leaders Samu Kemppainen and Richard Stubbins also stayed in the number one position and will lead their respective categories into tomorrow’s eliminations, but couldn’t improve on their Friday performances. Continue reading

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Champions 2017
Jan Sturla Hegré, NOR - Top Fuel MC
Tommy Grimes Jr USA - Super Twin MC
Thomas Olsen, NOR - Pro Stock MC
Mogens Lund, DEN - Super Street Bike
Emil Östlund, SWE - Super Comp Bike
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