Dennis Nilsson didn’t make headlines with his final licencing run. No wonder, as the Swede had to do it on a cloudy and rainy Sunday, one week after the European Finals and without the die-hard drag race fans in the Santa Pod grandstands. But one attempt was enough and with 4.32 seconds at 272.11 mph Nilsson had his Top Fuel licence in his pocket. As the car is waiting in the workshop, the planning for a 2018 FIA European Top Fuel Championship campaign can really take off.
Invitation to 2017th banquet and awards presentation for the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, Summit Racing EDRS Series, EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship. Book the 25th of November at Sunlight Hotel & Conference in Nyköping. Everyone in our dragracing family is most welcome to this event! Read the invitation closely as al information about the event is to be find there.
Then register latest 25 October at: http://www.dragracingeurope.eu/banquet-2017/
The European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway was the sixth and final race of the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Bad weather hampered the grand finale, but the champions couldn’t be stopped by the rain as they all reached the finals in their respective categories. With Duncan Micallef, Timo Habermann, Michael Gullqvist and Bengt Ljungdahl the FIA European Championship got the champions that deserved the titles the most, and luckily, the title race in all four classes was already decided before the rain brought an early end to the last event of the championship. The qualifying and eliminations results were published on Dragracingeurope.eu during the event, and all details can always be reviewed in the excellent live coverage on Eurodragster.com. In this article we look back at some highlights and notable events of the European Finals. Continue reading
Duncan Micallef, Timo Habermann, Michael Gullqvist and Bengt Ljungdahl clinch the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles at Santa Pod
Duncan Micallef (Top Fuel), Timo Habermann (Top Methanol), Michael Gullqvist (Pro Modified) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) are the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing champions. All four drivers secured the title in style by reaching the final in their respective categories at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. For Micallef, from Malta, and Ljungdahl, from Sweden, it is their first European championship. Habermann and Gullqvist, already multiple champions, clinched their title on Friday in qualifying. Continue reading
Antti Horto, Timo Habermann, Jimmy Ålund and Stefan Ernryd number one qualifiers at Santa Pod Raceway
Antti Horto (Top Fuel), Timo Habermann (Top Methanol), Jimmy Ålund (Pro Modified) and Stefan Ernryd (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the sixth and final round of the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading
Andy Robinson and Dennis Habermann leaders after Friday qualifying at rain delayed European Finals at Santa Pod
Andy Robinson raced to the number one qualifying position in Pro Modified at the first day of qualifying for the European Finals, the sixth and final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Top Methanol Dennis Habermann was quickest at Santa Pod Raceway. Top Fuel and Pro Stock didn’t run, as after a very long rain delay, there was too much moisture in the air to run safe for these two categories. Continue reading
It´s time to book the date of big celebration!
The 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship goes down to the wire with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. In Top Fuel Duncan Micallef is the leader, but the Maltese driver saw Antti Horto reduce the gap with a win at Tierp Arena. The same is true for Bengt Ljungdahl in Pro Stock, as Stefan Ernryd came back in the title race with a win at Hockenheim and a runner-up finish at Tierp. In Top Methanol Timo Habermann is the clear favourite to claim the title, while in Pro Modified Michael Gullqvist will very likely retain his FIA European championship. But in racing strange things can happen, so nothing is decided yet. Continue reading
Antti Horto from Finland raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Dico Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. It was the first win for the young Finnish driver this season, who is also the number two in the championship standing at this moment. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio won for the second consecutive time at Tierp Arena, as the young Belgian driver won the first Top Methanol race of his career in June at the same track. Reigning Pro Modified champion Michael Gullqvist was the winner in his category and also reset the European record to 5.834 seconds. In Pro Stock 10-time FIA European champion Jimmy Ålund defeated Stefan Ernryd in the final and took the win. Continue reading
Liam Jones, Timo Habermann, Åke Persson and Jimmy Ålund number one qualifiers at Dico Internationals
Liam Jones (Top Fuel), Timo Habermann (Top Methanol), Åke Persson (Pro Modified) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Dico Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at round five of the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading