Monthly Archives: June 2016

Anita Mäkelä defeats Birgitte Bremnes in first-ever all-female FIA Top Fuel final

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Anita Mäkelä raced to victory at the Tierp Internationals in a historic race as it was the first-ever all-female Top Fuel final in the history of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Mäkelä defeated Birgitte Bremnes, and as the Finnish racer was the only driver to record 3.9-second runs at Tierp Arena, she deserved the win at the track where Mäkelä already made history last year with her European record runs.  Continue reading

Michael Gullqvist is fast at the right moment and claims victory at Tierp

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Michael Gullqvist

Michael Gullqvist once again proved at the Tierp Internationals that you don’t have to be the quickest all weekend to win a race. The reigning FIA European Pro Modified champion was the number ten qualifier, but stepped up in eliminations to run 5.9 seconds when he needed to most, and beat Mats Eriksson in the final to take the lead in the championship. But there were other drivers who impressed at Tierp Arena too, such as Åke Persson with 5.88 seconds and David Vegter with two 6.00-second runs.     Continue reading

Rain ends a reign in Pro Stock at Tierp

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For the second round of European Pro Stock at Tierp, ten cars would compete for the eight car ladder and the quality of the field promised excellence in every session.  The weather had other ideas though, and heavy rain managed to put a stop to most of the racing on Friday and all of the racing on Saturday.  Continue reading

DutchBoxx Golfkarton new partner of Vegter Pro Mod Racing

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Vegter Pro Mod Racing are proud to announce DutchBoxx Golfkarton as a new partner of the team. The Heerenveen based company have joined the Dutch Pro Modified team with immediate effect. Vegter Pro Mod Racing are one of the frontrunners in the FIA European Pro Modified Championship. “We are very happy and proud to represent such a great company that makes such high quality products. I’m looking forward to a great cooperation and I’m sure it will be successful for both DutchBoxx and our team,” said David Vegter, driver and driving force behind Vegter Pro Mod Racing.  Continue reading

Personal bests and semi-final finish for Vegter Pro Mod Racing at Tierp Arena

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Vegter Pro Mod Racing can look back at a very successful Tierp Internationals, the second round of the 2016 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. At Tierp Arena, David Vegter reset his personal best ET and top speed twice, advanced to the semi-finals, and the Vegter Pro Mod Racing ’67 Camaro was the third fastest combination of the field. Vegter was close to breaking into the 5-second zone in the semi-final with 6.002 seconds. “We are extremely happy with our performance in Sweden, and the way the Camaro runs now,” said the Dutch Pro Modified driver about the Swedish race.  Continue reading

Chris Polidano maximizes at Tierp Internationals

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With two entrants, there were not too many points to collect in Top Methanol Dragster at the Tierp Internationals. But Chris Polidano made the best of it and couldn’t have done any better, earning the bonus points for being quickest in every qualifying session, ending up as the number one qualifier, and winning the final. The 2014 FIA European TMD champion from Malta is also the new leader in the 2016 championship.  Continue reading

Johnny Oksa takes his first ever FIA Top Methanol Funny Car win in style

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Johnny Oksa had already come close a few times, but at the Tierp Internationals nobody could stop the Finn from winning his first ever FIA European Championship Top Methanol Funny Car race. Oksa did it in style with a number one qualifying position and low ET of the meeting. That he didn’t meet any competition in eliminations, was not his fault, as all his opponents ran into problems, while the Finn stayed out of trouble.  Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä wins first-ever all-female FIA Top Fuel final at Tierp Internationals

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Birgitte Bremnes and Anita Mäkelä

Anita Mäkelä from Finland raced to victory by defeating Birgitte Bremnes from Norway in the first-ever all-female Top Fuel final in the history of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Mäkelä was the only driver to record 3.9-second runs in the semi-final and final at the Tierp Internationals. Reigning champion Micke Gullqvist was the winner in Pro Modified while Magnus Petersson defeated Bengt Ljungdahl in the Pro Stock final. Chris Polidano from Malta and Johnny Oksa from Finland were winners in Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car in the second round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden.  Continue reading

No changes in qualifying order at Tierp Internationals

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Due to the heavy rain that started last night and until now still didn’t stop, and the bad forecast for the next few hours, the race director cancelled today’s qualifying for the Tierp Internationals, round two of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Eliminations will start at 9 AM tomorrow. As the weather for tomorrow looks good, it will be an action packed day.

Here the link to the eliminations ladders: http://www.dragracing.eu/results.asp

Urs Erbacher, Chris Polidano, Johnny Oksa, Mats Eriksson and Jimmy Alund provisional leaders at Tierp Internationals

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Urs Erbacher

Urs Erbacher raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Tierp Internationals, round two of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Pro Modified Mats Eriksson jumped into the number one qualifying position in his second run of the day. With still two qualifying runs to go, Johnny Oksa (Top Methanol Funny Car), Chris Polidano (Top Methanol Dragster) and Jimmy Alund (Pro Stock) are the provisional leaders in their respective categories at Tierp Arena, Sweden.  Continue reading