Robin Norén step-by-step to the Pro Stock top

Drag Racers are an eclectic and generally likeable bunch of people and all have a story of how they came to be at the track racing, crewing, marshalling or spectating. Among these stories there is occasionally one that stands out a little higher than the rest. Robin Norén’s is one such story. When I first met Robin and his team, they were attending the Main Event at Santa Pod in 2017. Travelling in a converted removals truck which I think is older than Robin, the team made an immediate impression on me. As we got to know them better, we realised that this was a team driven by a love of racing, a love of engineering and a competitive spirit that could not be diminished. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Dennis Habermann, Jimmy Ålund and Bengt Ljungdahl clinch the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in style at Santa Pod

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Dennis Habermann (Top Methanol), Jimmy Ålund (Pro Modified) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in style by claiming the victory in their respective category at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, the final round of the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Roger Johansson, Sandro Bellio and Bengt Ljungdahl remain number one qualifiers at European Finals

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Roger Johansson (Pro Modified), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the sixth and final round of the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. With the points he gained in qualifying, Ljungdahl also clinched the 2018 FIA European Pro Stock title, while newly crowned champion Mäkelä reset the European Top Fuel elapsed time record to 3.870 seconds in her third run of the weekend. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Roger Johansson, Sandro Bellio and Bengt Ljungdahl leaders after the first day of qualifying for the European Finals

Anita Mäkelä raced to the provisional number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the European Finals, the sixth and final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Santa Pod Raceway in England. With her qualifying run Mäkelä also clinched the 2018 FIA Top Fuel title. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is the leader after day one, while Roger Johansson stormed to a stunning 5.794 second Santa Pod track record to take the lead in Pro Modified. In Pro Stock Bengt Ljungdahl claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

Santa Pod Raceway ready for FIA European Championship grand finale

Barely recovered from the record setting fifth round of the title race in Sweden, the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship goes down to the wire with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. In three categories at least two drivers can still claim the title, so the sixth and final race of the season is one to look forward to. In Top Fuel Anita Mäkelä extended her lead over Antti Horto with a win at Tierp Arena. In Pro Stock Bengt Ljungdahl is the leader, but Stefan Ernryd is in striking distance. Jimmy Ålund is the 2018 FIA European Pro Modified champion after the Swede ousted Michael Gullqvist from the first position with a runner-up finish at Tierp and the 2017 champion decided to withdraw his entry from the Euro Finals. In Top Methanol Timo and Dennis Habermann are separated by only 15 points and so the title race might be decided in the final run of the year. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Andreas Arthursson, Dennis Habermann and Jimmy Ålund winners at record setting Tierp event

Anita Mäkelä and Antti Horto

Anita Mäkelä raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena in Sweden. The Finnish racer extended her lead in the championship and reset the European Top Fuel elapsed time record to 3.877 seconds. In Pro Modified Andreas Arthursson claimed the victory and reset his one day old European record in the final to 5.751 seconds. In Top Methanol Dennis Habermann defeated Sandro Bellio to take his second win of the season. In Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund was the winner as the 10-time champion defeated Thomas Lindström in the final. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Andreas Arthursson, Sandro Bellio and Bengt Ljungdahl number one qualifiers at Tierp Arena

After a mind-blowing second day of qualifying Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Andreas Arthursson (Pro Modified), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the fifth round of the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Andreas Arthursson, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying at Tierp Arena

Anita Mäkelä raced to the provisional number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena in Sweden. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is the leader after day one, while Andreas Arthursson stormed to a stunning 5.83 seconds to take the lead in Pro Modified. In Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

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