Monthly Archives: January 2017
Last but never the less, FIA dragracing awards of 2016 ended the Bilsports Gala in Stockholm last Saturday.
Johnny Oksa started the 2016 season with the main goal of winning his first ever Top Methanol Funny Car race, and ended the season with three wins and the FIA European Championship title! A dream season for the Finn and his team, as they did everything on their own and in their own way! Continue reading
Vegter Pro Mod Racing, one of the leading Dutch and European Pro Modified drag racing teams, enter a new era and step up to the next level. The relationship between Vegter Pro Mod Racing and sponsor and partner PedalToTheMetal Musclecar Performance will be intensified as the team around driver David Vegter will continue as PTTM Drag Racing. “Fred Dorland, driving force behind PTTM Musclecar Performance, will become the team manager. That gives me the opportunity to focus on the technical part of the racecar and the driving job,” said David Vegter about the cooperation that led to a new team structure and team name. Continue reading
After an unfortunate period half way through the 2016 season, Michael Gullqvist took the FIA European Pro Modified Championship in style by dominating the European Finals and retaining his title. With five FIA European Pro Modified Championship titles in the last six years, Gullqvist is the man to beat in the ultimate doorslammer category of drag racing. But it will not be business as usual for the Swede, as he will have to do it without long time crew man ‘Turbo’ at the track, and with an almost brand new crew. Continue reading
Jonny Lagg is the 2016 FIA European Top Methanol Dragster champion, and at least for a while, the Swede will be the last one. Starting this season, Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car will race in one category, and to win another championship, Lagg will not only have to beat his Dragster companions, but also their full bodied counterparts. Continue reading
FIA Champion of 2016 Anita Mäkelä and Tommi Haapanen made a visit to ME Racing Service in Borlange for a delivery of their top fuel dragster chassis.
Vegter Pro Mod Racing is proud to announce a partnership with Red Line Oil Scandinavia for the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. The Dutch Pro Modified team, frontrunners in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship for many years, will use the high quality Red Line Oil products in close cooperation with the Swedish distributor of the American lubricants brand. “Especially in the world of drag racing, Red Line is known as the best oil money can buy, and we at Vegter Pro Mod Racing are extremely proud to represent Red Line Synthetic Oil at, but also outside the European race tracks,” said David Vegter, driver and driving force behind Vegter Pro Mod Racing. Continue reading
Autosport International is Europe’s largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and will be celebrating its 27th anniversary from 12th-15th January 2017 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Drag racing will be represented by Santa Pod Raceway, as the home of the opening and final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship has its own stand at Autosport International. Continue reading
The 2016 FIA European Drag Racing Championship was a great one, with three out of five titles decided in the penultimate runs of the season, the semi-finals of the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. But that was 2016, and with 2017 just started, it’s time to look ahead. Anita Mäkelä, Michael Gullqvist, Jimmy Ålund, Johnny Oksa and Jonny Lagg will wear the number one plates for the next nine months. In six great race events, they will try to keep ahead of the ever stronger competition. Continue reading