Monthly Archives: July 2015

The NitrOlympX kicks off part two of the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship

The 2014 NitrOlympX Top Fuel final

The 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is halfway through the season and part two kicks off with the NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. The special atmosphere of the HockenheimRing, Motodrome and the Rico Anthes Quartermile, the action packed Nightshow, it all makes the German round of the FIA European Championship to a very special event. But even more important, the NitrOlympX is the start of the second half of the season, and with three races in one month, it’s the busiest part of the year. Gaining points at Hockenheim is important to stay in the championship race, to catch up with the leaders, or increase the lead.  Continue reading

The Pro Stock Championship heats up at Alastaro

Hannu Kalliomäki and Magnus Petersson

After record breaking performances at the first two rounds of the season, even the most cautious would have been tempted to put money on Jimmy Ålund in Finland, but if you had taken that bet, you would have lost. Not only did the nine time European champion qualify in an uncharacteristically low fourth place, he was eliminated in round one.  When Pro Stock turns cruel, it turns really cruel.    The rest of the top four in the championship suffered mixed fortunes, Michael Malmgren was also eliminated in round one, whilst Thomas Lindström went out in the semis. Magnus Petersson made it to another final, but the glory of the weekend went to Richard “Nixxon” Sundblom who won at his home track in his first event of the year.  Continue reading

Johan Lindberg storms to victory at Alastaro

Lindberg Bros

Reigning champion Johan Lindberg was the man to beat in Top Methanol Funny Car at the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro. Together with a number one qualifying position and both low ET and top speed of the weekend, the Lindberg Bros team gave their new sponsor Rovalin AB their first victory. In the championship Lindberg is number two, but closing in on leader Leif Andreasson.  Continue reading

Reigning champion Micke Kågered in command again

Micke Kågered

You don’t have to be the fastest to win races. It’s all about being fast enough in the right moment to defeat your opponent. And that’s exactly what Micke Kågered did at the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro. The reigning FIA European Top Fuel champion took a hole shot win against Janne Ahonen, saw Stig Neergaard run into problems with an engine explosion in the semi-finals, to have a bye-run in the final. With his victory the Bahco Express driver is the new leader in the championship after the Finnish round of the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship.  Continue reading

RESULTS FHRA NITRO NATIONALS

Anders Nilsson Pro Modified winner at Alastaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alastaro, FINLAND July 2-5th

Winners:

FIA Top Fuel Dragster: Micke Kågered Sweden
FIA Pro Modified: Anders Nilsson, Sweden
FIA Pro Stock Car: Richard Sundblom, Finland
FIA Top Methanol Funny Car: Johan Lindberg, Sweden

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