Most people will see it as a reckless bet on a Saturday evening after too much beer, but a few see it as a serious challenge. Per Magnusson is one of those ‘happy few’. Being a drag race fan for many years, but not involved in any team at all, Magnusson bought the brutal ex Patrick Wikstrom blown Camaro to exchange the comfortable grandstand seat for the hot seat of a hot rod from hell. Continue reading
Last week the FIA World Motor Sport Council gathered in Saint Petersburg for the final 2018 FIA Annual General Assembly. Highlight of the meeting was of course the official FIA Prize Giving ceremony in the Grand Hall of the historic St Petersburg Philharmonia on Friday evening. During this annual gala the FIA champions received their FIA trophies. Drag racing was represented by FIA European Top Fuel champion Anita Mäkelä. Continue reading
Everything comes to and end, and so did 2018th drag racing season as well. But as usual we end it with a big pricegiving ceremony of our talent drivers and riders.
In a real ‘the winner takes it all’ semi-final Dennis Habermann claimed the 2018 FIA European Top Methanol Championship at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. Being in the number two position behind leader and reigning champion Timo Habermann all season long, Dennis won that semi-final and took over the lead for the first time. The two brothers, rivals but also best friends, kept the numbers one and two in the team, but swapped the order compared to 2017. Continue reading
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
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
The 2018 Summit Racing EDRS Series Banquet is getting closer. A lot is going on during the evening. And we start the afternoon with some informations of the past and the future of our sport and actions.
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
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
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