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FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – general information

FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th

FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3
Venue: Alastaro Circuit Finland

FIA Classes on site – Top Fuel Dragster, Pro Stock Car, Pro Modified and Top Methanol Funny Car (no entries in Top Methanol Dragster at this event).

Qualifications are run Friday-Saturday with two sessions/day and eliminations are on Sunday.

Event organizer: FHRA Finnish Hot Rod Association www.fhra.fi
Track website: www.alastarocircuit.fi

Results are published online continuously at this adress
http://www.fhra.fi/drag-racing/ilmoittautuminen-ja-tulokset/

Link to FIA European Dragracing on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FIAdragracingchampionship

Please note, broadcasting from this event is only available to watch within Finland via the service of IS Extra pay TV-channel.

Link to Entry list FHRA Nitro Nationals 2015

See the FIA class preview articles under class reports!

FHRA Nitro Nationals – Preview Pro Modified

Mats Eriksson with his two sons, who are both part of the crew

Preview FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3

FIA Pro Modified

Last year we saw 9 entries in Pro Mod at Alastaro and Mattias Wulcan as winner. This time things will be different for sure. To start with Wulcan had an incident and smashed the car into the barrier at Tierp in June. He also hurt his ribs and will not be competing at Alastaro. Runner-up from last year Roger Johansson is entered and he is currently 5th in the championship points rankings. In championship lead a driver who has been successful at Alastaro before, Mats Eriksson with the Green Goblin Crown Victoria and Eriksson will be racing at Alastaro. Continue reading

FHRA Nitro Nationals – Preview Pro Stock Car

Championship leader Jimmy Ålund

Preview FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3

FIA Pro Stock Car

In points lead before Nitro Nationals, Jimmy Ålund who is after his 10th championship title. The capacity from Ålunds car has so far been in a class of its own and European records have been set by Ålund and crew at both championship rounds this season. An impressive ET of 5.498 is the most recent one. Continue reading

FHRA Nitro Nationals – Preview FIA Top Fuel Dragster

Championship leader Anita Mäkelä

Preview FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3

FIA Top Fuel Dragster

11 drivers from five nations are on the entry list. Last year we saw a final between Anita Mäkelä Finland and Stig Neergaard, Denmark and one which ended in Neergaards favor. It was an event of tight racing with a low ET during the meeting of 4.32 sec. (Thomas Nataas). Continue reading

FHRA Nitro Nationals – Preview Top Methanol Funny Car

Leif Andreasson

Preview FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3

FIA Top Methanol Funny Car

During the recent Tierp Internationals there was a nasty incident where the car of Mikael Larsson got over in the wrong lane and hit Leif Andreassons car. Although both drivers were ok, the damage to the cars was extensive. At this time and as far as we know Andreasson is going get the car race ready in time for Alastaro and Larsson, who is also on the entry list is not. Continue reading

Alastaro Circuit, the place to be for Finnish drag race fans

Alastaro_circuit_1

Alastaro Circuit is the second stop for the riders and teams of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship and the third round included in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. With a racetrack, rally cross track and dragstrip, Alastaro is a multipurpose motorsport facility and very important for Finnish motorsport. But in the first weekend of July, with the FHRA Nitro Nationals, it’s all about drag racing at Alastaro. Teams and fans are looking forward to visit this special place. And as we understand, when you see ‘2 Moottoriurheilukeskus’, one of the most photographed road signs, you are almost there.  Continue reading

Pro Modified Review Tierp Internationals

Micke Gullqvist clocked the quickest time in Pro Mod at Tierp Arena

This weekend taught us the sport is very safe, but however anything can happen. And we can also tell that the racers who were involved in the weekend incidents are, under the circumstances, well.

The event started out with very good weather and the forecast promised that this should continue except for some small showers. That wasn’t really the truth. Saturday ended in rain and heavy wind. And Sunday wasn’t much better. Only FIA classes, EDRS Pro motorcycles and Top Doorslammer had one elimination round before the rain ended the event. The track was very good from start, which made it a bit hard with the settings in first round, except for a certain Old 51 –car. Continue reading

Even flames can’t hold back Anita Mäkelä from running 3.9 seconds

Anita Mäkelä

New personal bests in qualifying and an exciting first round of eliminations, that was what everybody expected to see, and got to see, at the state-of-the-art and ultra-fast Tierp Arena dragstrip. But the Saturday rain came back on elimination day, and with the Top Fuelers almost lined-up for the semi-finals, the race director had no other choice then to make an early end to the Tierp Internationals, the second round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. As the number one qualifier, first round winner, and again, only driver in the 3 seconds, Anita Mäkelä will go to Alastaro as the leader in the championship.  Continue reading

Presenting the FIA Championship leaders..

Anita Mäkelä – Top Fuel Dragster

TOP FUEL DRAGSTER: Finland Anita Mäkelä took the lead already after championship round #1 at Santa Pod. At Tierp Anita and team delivered again by taking the no. 1 position after qualifying ET 3.97 sec at a speed of 480 km/h. During round one of eliminations Anita improved further running a 3.92. This lady is sure after the European Champion title!

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Tierp Internationals – Event full of action

The Tierp Internationals came to an early halt due to a combination of weather conditions and delays late on Sunday afternoon. Before that there had been numerous of new personal bests set and also a new European record. The traction conditions was extremely good and it was a big but positive challenge for the teams to adjust the cars to make the outmost use of it. The event also included some spectacular incidents..

Jimmy Ålund Pro Stock Car

In Pro Stock Car Jimmy Ålund set a new European record during the qualifications. 6.49 sec. and was still in competition when the event was called off. The other semi finalists was Thomas Lindström, Michael Malmgren and Magnus Petersson. Continue reading