Monthly Archives: July 2018

The final goodbye to Moottoriurheilukeskus Alastaro

The 2018 FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro was a historic one and not only because it was the last FIA European Drag Racing Championship race at this special place. With Jimmy Ålund winning Pro Modified and Pro Stock, it was also the first time in the history of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship that a driver won two categories in one event. Timo Lehtimäki upset the favourites in Top Fuel to take the win, while Timo Habermann extended the 2018 winning Habermann streak with a victory in Top Methanol. All qualifying and eliminations results were published on the Dragracingeurope.eu and FHRA websites during the event. In this article we look back at the highlights and other interesting things that happened during the final goodbye tour at Alastaro Circuit. Continue reading

Jimmy Ålund doubles up with a win in Pro Modified and Pro Stock at Alastaro

Jimmy Ålund

Jimmy Ålund made history at Alastaro by becoming the first driver in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship to win in two categories in one race. In Pro Modified Ålund defeated reigning champion Michael Gullqvist in the final and in Pro Stock the Swede was too quick for reigning champion Bengt Ljungdahl. In Top Fuel Timo Lehtimäki gave the Finnish home crowd something to cheer about by beating reigning champion Duncan Micallef, while in Top Methanol Timo Habermann won his second race of the season. Continue reading