RESULTS FHRA NITRO NATIONALS
Alastaro, FINLAND July 2-5th
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
Full results online at http://www.fhra.fi/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/NITRO-2015_PRO-Cars-Q-E.pdf
Brief comments – TOP FUEL DRAGSTER
In round one Micke Kågered, Sweden took out Finland´s Janne Ahonen on a hole shot in a very tight race. Championship leader Anita Mäkelä lost in round one very narrowly to UK´s Liam Jones. Stig Neergaard who was low qualifier met Micke Kågered in the semifinal and was outrun by the Swede. Winning ET 4.20 to a loosing 4.31. The final was to be between Micke Kågered and Antti Horto, Finland who had made his way to the final via wins over Halinen and Jones. Horto however damaged the engine in the semifinals and the final was a bye run. Winner Sweden´s Micke Kågered.
TOP METHANOL FUNNY CAR
Four entered drivers for this event and Johan Lindberg was the quickest during qualifications. He was also one of the finalists after having outrun Finland´s Ari Pietilä. Johnny Oksa took out Leif Andreasson in the semi-final and the final was between Oksa and Lindberg. Win for Johan Lindberg at a great time of 5.567 sec/417 km and loosing time for runner-up Johnny Oksa 5.896 sec /392 km
Number one qualifier Michael Gullqvist went out in the first round of eliminations after a red-light. In the semifinals Anders Nilsson, Sweden won over Andreas Arthursson also Sweden. Nilsson who qualified number four ran consistent and stable during eliminations. In the other semifinal championship leader Mats Eriksson was up against Bruno Bader Switzerland. Win and quickest ET of the weekend for Bader 6.08 sec. Bader and Nilsson opponents in a close final the win to Anders 6.14 sec against Baders 6.17. It is Anders Nilsson´s thirds season in FIA Pro Modified and the first time he is on the podium.
Championship leader Jimmy Ålund was taken out in round #1 and into the semifinals it was Richard Sundblom up against Jan Ericsson and Magnus Petersson vs. Thomas Lindström. Ericsson was a no show due to technical problems and Sundblom got a bye run and moved onto the finals. Petersson took out Lindström and in the final, Richard Sundblom continued to show he had figured out the Alastaro track better than anyone. Runner up Petersson.
Next FIA championship round is at HockenheimRing in Germany August 6-9th.