Monthly Archives: August 2017

Antti Horto, Sandro Bellio, Michael Gullqvist and Jimmy Ålund winners at Tierp Arena

Michael Gullqvist

Antti Horto from Finland raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Dico Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. It was the first win for the young Finnish driver this season, who is also the number two in the championship standing at this moment. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio won for the second consecutive time at Tierp Arena, as the young Belgian driver won the first Top Methanol race of his career in June at the same track. Reigning Pro Modified champion Michael Gullqvist was the winner in his category and also reset the European record to 5.834 seconds. In Pro Stock 10-time FIA European champion Jimmy Ålund defeated Stefan Ernryd in the final and took the win. Continue reading

Liam Jones, Timo Habermann, Åke Persson and Jimmy Ålund number one qualifiers at Dico Internationals

Liam Jones (Top Fuel), Timo Habermann (Top Methanol), Åke Persson (Pro Modified) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Dico Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at round five of the 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Liam Jones, Timo Habermann, Åke Persson and Bengt Ljungdahl leaders after the first day of qualifying at Tierp Arena

Liam Jones raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Dico Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Top Methanol Timo Habermann stormed to 5.30 seconds and is the provisional leader at Tierp Arena, Sweden. In Pro Modified Åke Persson was quickest and leads an extremely competitive field with two more qualifying sessions to go. In Pro Stock championship leader Bengt Ljungdahl is once again the provisional leader. Continue reading

Duncan Micallef, Timo Habermann, Michael Gullqvist and Stefan Ernryd winners at Hockenheim NitrOlympX

Duncan Micallef from Malta raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the HockenheimRing, Germany. It was the third consecutive win for the driver from Malta this season. Micallef defeated Jndia Erbacher who advanced to the final in her first Top Fuel race ever. In Top Methanol home favourite Timo Habermann had a bye run in the final when Sandro Bellio suffered mechanical problems short before the start of the run. Reigning champion Michael Gullqvist was the winner in Pro Modified, while in Pro Stock Stefan Ernryd won his first FIA European Championship race after defeating championship leader Bengt Ljungdahl. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Timo Habermann, Jimmy Ålund and Michael Malmgren leaders after Friday qualifying for the NitrOlympX

Anita Mäkelä raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the HockenheimRing. In Top Methanol Timo Habermann stormed to a stunning 5.30 seconds and is the provisional leader at his home track in Germany. In Pro Modified Jimmy Ålund was quickest and leads the field with two more qualifying sessions to go, while in Pro Stock Michael Malmgren is the surprise provisional leader. Continue reading

FIA European Drag Racing Championship resumes at Hockenheim and Tierp Arena

The 2017 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is at the halfway point of the season and after the summer break part two kicks off with the traditional NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. From Germany the teams have to travel directly to Sweden, as the following weekend the Dico International at Tierp Arena is the next stop on the calendar. For the drivers and teams not only an extremely tight schedule, but in one week the standings in the FIA European Championship can change dramatically. Duncan Micallef (Top Fuel), Timo Habermann (Top Methanol), Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) and Michael Gullqvist (Pro Modified) are the leaders in their respective categories, but will they still be in front after Tierp? Continue reading