Monthly Archives: April 2016

More races and new PBs for Björn Mårtensson

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After licencing in 2014, Björn Mårtensson made his official Top Fuel debut in 2015 with three races in the FIA European Championship. This year, the Top Fuel driver and his Nitrobear team are stepping up their operation, and with five races, including Santa Pod, they want to do an almost full championship tour. “There’s nothing as cool as racing a Top Fueler! We learned so much last year with the tuning but also working together as a team. This season we want to go faster, but also keep the car in one piece,” said Mårtensson, already looking forward to the start of the season. Continue reading

New car for Christian Sagelv

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Pro Stock racer Christian Sagelv of Stockholm, Sweden is replacing his previously raced Ford Escort with a Jerry Haas built 2012 Ford Mustang. The new car will make its competition debut at the NitrOlympX or Scandinavian Internationals. Continue reading

Jerry Lackey in full swing as the 31st NitrOlympX approaches

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The NitrOlympX is always one of the highlights of the European drag racing season. The Hockenheimring facility, the special atmosphere of the Motodrome and of course the traditional Saturday Night Show all make this race of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship a special one. After the very successful 30th edition last year, number 31 promises to be even bigger and better. Now, with the start of the 2016 FIA season quickly approaching, it’s time for an interview with Jerry Lackey, who since 2009 has been the race director of the NitrOlympX and with 47 years in drag racing is one of the most experienced people in the sport. The former racer and still promoter, organizer and race director talks about the event that marks his life. Continue reading

Nitro power for Urs Erbacher and daughter Jndia

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Good news for the fans of Urs Erbacher! The multiple FIA European champion will do the full FIA European Top Fuel Championship Tour in 2016! As expected, the very popular Top Fuel driver only has one goal, and that’s to bring back the FIA Championship to Switzerland. At the NitrOlympX Urs will be accompanied by his 21-year old daughter Jndia. She will be driving in the Top Methanol Dragster category with Anthony Dicerio’s Nitro University A/Fuel Dragster which she recently drove in Las Vegas. Continue reading

2016 ‘the winning year’ for Johnny Oksa

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In his fourth year in Top Methanol Funny Car, Johnny Oksa will chase an important goal: a race win in the FIA European Championship. After several round wins, semifinal finishes, and even a runner-up position in last year’s home race at Alastaro, it’s time for the Finnish driver and his OK Racing Team to win a trophy. Continue reading

Johan Lindberg to Drive The Old 51- Injury Sidelines Andersson

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Malmö, Sweden (April 9, 2016) – A change to the driver’s seat has been announced from The Old 51 Drag Racing Team. Magnus Petersson, owner and crew chief of The Old 51 Chevy Coupe Pro Mod, and driver Niclas Andersson had to make a tough decision this past week with Andersson’s back problems preventing him from competing on the FIA European Drag Racing Championship series.
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Woodstock Racing recruit F1 engineer!

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With Ari Pietilä as their driver, Woodstock Racing compete in the Top Methanol Funny Car (TMFC) class of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship.  For this season the team have recruited top level motorsport knowledge in the form of former F1 engineer and Technical Director of Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Ossi Oikarinen who has joined the team. Continue reading