Monthly Archives: February 2016

Speedgroup hold information meeting in Helsinki March 11th

SpeedgroupOn Friday March 11th Speedgroup´s Åsa Kinnemar invites teams and stewards to an information meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

The location is FHRA:s office at Malmin Lentoasema (same day and location as the SFI certification)
The meeting is scheduled to 11.00 and last approximately one hour.

The meeting will include information about the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, EDRS, EDRS Pro Nordic and general Speedgroup matters. Sign up is not needed for this meeting.

Any questions please email asa.kinnemar@speedgroup.eu and very welcome to attend the meeting!

Jonnie Lindberg wins again at Pomona, Leanders, Ålund and Svensson less fortunate

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The Circle K NHRA Winternationals kicked off the 2016 American drag racing season. With Jonnie Lindberg and Ulf Leanders in Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Jimmy Ålund and Markus Svensson in Stock Eliminator, four Swedes entered the tradition-rich first race of the season at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Lindberg, the 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car champion and defending Winternationals winner, had the best possible start of the season by bringing another Wally to the winners circle. Leanders was defeated in the quarter finals when he was hit by tire shake, while Ålund and Svensson both pulled red lights in early rounds of eliminations. Continue reading

Pro Stock news for 2016 season

As the 2016 FIA European Drag Racing season approaches, kicking off at Santa Pod, England in May, there is much news in the class to relate.

For the 2016 season, NHRA have mandated the use of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engines. The familiar hood scoops of Pro-Stock cars are no more, at least for the American racers of the NHRA. In Europe, the teams will be allowed to continue with naturally aspirated, carburettor power plants for the 2016 season. An EFI team would be allowed in to competition this year, however there are no such equipped teams therefore it is a largely irrelevant point. Continue reading

Playboy Energy Drink gives Vegter Pro Mod Racing energy to play

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Vegter Pro Mod Racing get an extra energy injection, as the Dutch drag racing team is proud to announce Playboy Energy Drink as a new partner. The world famous logo will be seen on the Vegter Pro Mod Racing ’67 Camaro in their 2016 FIA European Pro Modified Championship campaign. “A great name and a world famous logo, of course I’m very proud and happy to represent them”, said David Vegter. After last week’s announcement that Sonic Equipment and WVB Holland extended their partnership with the team, there is even more good news, as longtime partner HKR Techniek will also support the Dutch Pro Modified team again in 2016.  Continue reading

Tierp Arena by winter

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Pierre showed the conference facilities in the main building which us racers maybe more often think of as the race control tower, VIP and media center.

On Ferbruary 3rd, Speedgroup´s CEO Åsa Kinnemar paid a visit to Tierp Arena for a meeting with Pierre Tilleaus,
the local operations manager since the autumn 2015. She took the opportunity to take a tour and check out what the now completed conference facilities look like… Continue reading