Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stig Neergaard, Bruno Bader, Jimmy Alund and Jonny Lagg win season-opening Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

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Stig Neergaard and Micke Kågered

Stig Neergaard from Denmark raced to victory by defeating reigning FIA European champion Micke Kågered in the Top Fuel final at Santa Pod Raceway. Bruno Bader from Switzerland also had to defeat a reining champion, Michael Gullqvist, to take the win in Pro Modified. Jimmy Alund recorded the quickest ever European Pro Stock ET to win the final and also beat the reigning champion, Thomas Lindström. Jonny Lagg was the winner in Top Methanol Dragster at The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, the season-opening race of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Saturday leaders Stig Neergaard, Chris Polidano, Bruno Bader and Jimmy Alund hold on for top spots at The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

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Stig Neergaard

Saturday leaders Stig Neergaard (Top Fuel), Chris Polidano (Top Methanol Dragster), Bruno Bader (Pro Modified) and Jimmy Alund (Pro Stock) claimed number one qualifying positions at The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway and will lead their classes into Monday’s eliminations at the opening round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Stig Neergaard, Chris Polidano, Bruno Bader and Jimmy Alund provisional leaders at The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

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Stig Neergaard

Stig Neergaard raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for The Main Event, the first race of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Pro Modified Bruno Bader leads in a new personal best of 5.94 seconds at 234 mph. In Pro Stock Jimmy Alund is the provisional leader and in Top Methanol Dragster 2014 champion Chris Polidano from Malta is the leader after day one. Continue reading

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Stefan Gunnarsson sticks to Top Fuel

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Sweden’s Stefan Gunnarsson is leaving his injected-nitro Top Methanol Dragster in the workshop for the foreseeable future. Tuner Peter Lantz said that running both a Top Fuel Dragster and a Top Methanol Dragster was a crazy idea and that this season’s goal is to get Stefan’s Top Fueler into the threes – the sooner the better.  Continue reading

The Main Event kicks off a thrilling 2016 FIA European Championship season

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Less than a week to go and the 2016 FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off with The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. All drivers will have to start from zero again and will do their very best to get their names on top of the championship standings after race one. In  Top Fuel, reigning champion Micke Kågered will face some strong competition, but the same can be said about champions Thomas Lindström and Michael Gullqvist in Pro Stock and Pro Modified. Santa Pod’s 50th Anniversary will be celebrated in style with a fantastic opening of the 2016 FIA European Championship. Continue reading