Monthly Archives: June 2017

Four reigning FIA European champions provisional leaders at Alastaro

Michael Gullqvist

Four reigning FIA European champions are the leaders after the first day of qualifying for the FHRA Nitro Nationals, round three of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Alastaro, Finland. In Top Fuel Anita Mäkelä raced to the number one qualifying position. In Pro Modified Michael Gullqvist was quickest and leads the field with two more qualifying sessions to go. In Pro Stock 10-time FIA European champion Jimmy Ǻlund is the number one qualifier, while in Top Methanol Jonny Lagg leads the field after day one. Continue reading

The Tierp Internationals, some highlights and notable events

The Tierp Internationals had everything that makes drag racing so interesting. After the rain shortened opening round at Santa Pod, round two of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship finished without any problems and with large numbers of entrants in all classes, exciting races, great elapsed times, a new European record and a rookie winning his first FIA race all made the Tierp Internationals a great event. The qualifying and eliminations results were published on the Dragracingeurope.com website during the event, and all details can always be reviewed in the excellent live coverage on Eurodragster.com. In this article we look back at some highlights and notable events that happened at Tierp Arena. Continue reading

Duncan Micallef, Sandro Bellio, Bengt Ljungdahl and Michael Gullqvist win at Tierp Internationals in Sweden

Duncan Micallef

Duncan Micallef from Malta raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Tierp Internationals, round two of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio surprised with a win in his first ever FIA race by defeating Dennis Habermann in the final. Reigning champion Michael Gullqvist was the winner in Pro Modified and reset the European record to 5.836 seconds, while Bengt Ljungdahl defeated Stefan Ernryd in the Pro Stock final to take the win. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Sandro Bellio, Michael Gullqvist and Bengt Ljungdahl number one qualifiers at the Tierp Internationals

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Michael Gullqvist (Pro Modified) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at round two of the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Antti Horto, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying for the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena

Antti Horto

Antti Horto 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 Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is the surprising leader after two runs. Jimmy Ålund made headlines by claiming the number one qualifying position is Pro Stock and Pro Modified as well!

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Tierp Arena and Alastaro, next stops for the FIA European Drag Racing Championship

After the rain shortened start of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Santa Pod Raceway, the teams have a tight schedule ahead of them with the Tierp Internationals and the FHRA Nitro Nationals separated by only one weekend off in which to service their cars. The key players from Santa Pod will also be at Tierp and Alastaro, but will be joined by many new competitors who will start their season in northern Europe. With a great entry in all of the Pro classes, the FIA European Drag Racing Championship accelerates to the next level with the Tierp Internationals and the FHRA Nitro Nationals. Continue reading

The Main Event from a different point of view

The FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicked off with the traditional Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. After two great days of qualifying with sunshine and summer temperatures, mother nature had other ideas for elimination day, and before the semi-finals arrived, rain brought an early end to The Main Event. But looking at the competition in all classes, the elapsed times so early in the season, and some new young drivers making their licencing passes, it seems like we have a great season ahead of us. The qualifying and eliminations results were published on Dragracing Europe during the event, and all details can always be reviewed in the excellent live coverage on Eurodragster.com. In this article we look back at some other interesting things that happened during The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. Continue reading