The 2019 drag racing season is very close and Team Mäkelä is preparing their gear. Tommi and Anita made a quick visit to Borlänge and ME Racing Service for updating wings and a chassis.
Finland’s Jere Rantaniemi and Team Pro8 will debut in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship in 2019. The orange Pro Line Racing Hemi powered 2013 Camaro will be seen in Sweden, Finland and Germany. The last two seasons Rantaniemi ran in the Finnish national Top Doorslammer series, winning the championship in 2017 and finishing second in 2018. The team’s first ever appearance abroad was at the Top Doorslammers finals in Sweden last September, a race that Rantaniemi won. Continue reading
Last Saturday evening Voodoo Hemi Racing unveiled their totally rebuilt ’70 Plymouth Superbird. After a year of hard work, the team had the official presentation of their Pro Modified car that was so badly damaged in a crash at Santa Pod Raceway in May 2018. “I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who helped us with this rebuild, in whatever way their contribution was, but for all the Voodoo Hemi crew that spent so many hours in the workshop. Let’s make it a great season,” said Marck Harteveld, driver of the Superbird and driving force behind the Dutch Pro Modified team. Continue reading
David Vegter and PedalToTheMetal Drag Racing are fully focused on the preparations for the start of the 2019 FIA European Championship at the end of May. In the last couple of months many hours were spent in the workshop to bring the ’67 Camaro back into great shape, but now that the ordered parts are coming in from the States, the work continues in the highest gear. “The Camaro has been refreshed completely, we made some adjustments and we will have many new parts in the car,” said Vegter about the fast impending racing season. Continue reading
The 2019 European SFI re-certification tour kicked off yesterday in Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands. Racers and team members from Germany, Switzerland and of course for all The Netherlands, travelled to Hotel Ibis, located almost at Schiphol Airport, to re-certify wheels, bell housings, clutches and flywheel shields, to be race ready for the new season. The SFI crew had a busy morning, but as all teams arrived early, they were ready in time to catch their flight to Helsinki for the second stop on the European tour. Continue reading
We welcome Adam Flamholc back to Europe as he is going to contest the 2019 FIA European Pro Modified Championship. This year it will be in a two-car team together with Dmitry Samorukov out of Russia who will race a freshly built Camaro. The two cars are soon to be shipped to Europe after going some test rounds in the US.
Following a meeting yesterday of the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in Geneva, the governing body of world motor sport has provided provisional approval to the appointment of a new promotor for the FIA European Drag Racing Championship (EDRC). Continue reading
For her first full season in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship Maja Udtian joins Rune Fjeld Motorsport. The 21-year-old Norwegian made her Top Fuel competition debut at the 2017 European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway and will now join forces with the famous team owner Rune Fjeld to make a full assault on the 2019 FIA European Top Fuel crown. “I’m so excited to work with Rune and his team. I know I still have to learn a lot, but I’m sure I have the best people around me for the next step in my career,” said the rising star of Norwegian Top Fuel racing. Continue reading
In just a few weeks the 2019 SFI Tour is on, and all you racers, have the opportunity to get your gears inspected. As usual there is four occasions in Europe.
In 1976 Stig Olsson’s drag racing career kicked off with a nitro car he bought from Krister Johansson. Now, 43 years later and after many seasons in non-nitro categories, Olsson is the proud owner of a nitro car again. And that’s not the only circle that is complete for Olsson, as Johansson will assist Daniel Jedborn, who is also the driver of the StigO Motorsport A-Fueler, with tuning advice. “We bought the BSG Racing A-Fueler from Stefan Gunnarsson and after the licencing procedure we will field the car in the FIA European Top Methanol Championship,” said Olsson. Continue reading