Game, set, match and championship for Anita Mäkelä

There is no one who knows better than Anita Mäkelä that past performance is no guarantee for future results. After claiming her second FIA European Top Fuel title in 2016, the 2017 season was filled with early exits, mechanical problems and the number five spot in the championship. But in 2018 the Finnish fan favourite and her team bounced back in an extremely dominant way by claiming the title with three race wins, one runner-up spot, two semi-final finishes and a 131-point advantage in the final points standing. Resetting the European ET record in the penultimate and final race of the season added the icing on the cake for the champion. Continue reading

Jimmy Ålund now also number one in Pro Modified

After claiming no fewer than ten FIA European Pro Stock titles, Jimmy Ålund added his first FIA European Pro Modified championship to his impressive list of honours in 2018. Being both quick and consistent, Ålund and the Magnus Petersson-owned and tuned Old ’51 Chevrolet dethroned 7-time FIA European Pro Mod champion Michael Gullqvist after an almost season long battle. And the hunger for more titles is still not over!   Continue reading

A comeback from far behind for Bengt Ljungdahl

In the next couple of weeks we will pay attention to the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing and EDRS Pro Nordic MC champions. We kick off with Bengt Ljungdahl, the only reigning FIA European champion who was able to extend his title with another number one spot. But after two races in the season, the Swede was in third spot, 61 points behind the leader and another title seemed to be far away.   Continue reading

Jaska Salakari with Fuel Express Oy official Racepak dealer for Post & Dros

With immediate effect, Super Twin Motorcycle world record holder Jaska Salakari and Fuel Express Oy are the official Racepak dealer in Finland for Post & Dros Performance Parts B.V, the European importer of all Racepak and MSD products and many other major engine parts and motorsport suppliers. The deal also includes trackside support at major Finnish drag race events. Continue reading

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

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