Monthly Archives: September 2018

Anita Mäkelä, Dennis Habermann, Jimmy Ålund and Bengt Ljungdahl clinch the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in style at Santa Pod

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Dennis Habermann (Top Methanol), Jimmy Ålund (Pro Modified) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in style by claiming the victory in their respective category at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, the final round of the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Roger Johansson, Sandro Bellio and Bengt Ljungdahl remain number one qualifiers at European Finals

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Roger Johansson (Pro Modified), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol) and Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the sixth and final round of the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. With the points he gained in qualifying, Ljungdahl also clinched the 2018 FIA European Pro Stock title, while newly crowned champion Mäkelä reset the European Top Fuel elapsed time record to 3.870 seconds in her third run of the weekend. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Roger Johansson, Sandro Bellio and Bengt Ljungdahl leaders after the first day of qualifying for the European Finals

Anita Mäkelä raced to the provisional number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the European Finals, the sixth and final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Santa Pod Raceway in England. With her qualifying run Mäkelä also clinched the 2018 FIA Top Fuel title. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is the leader after day one, while Roger Johansson stormed to a stunning 5.794 second Santa Pod track record to take the lead in Pro Modified. In Pro Stock Bengt Ljungdahl claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

Santa Pod Raceway ready for FIA European Championship grand finale

Barely recovered from the record setting fifth round of the title race in Sweden, the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship goes down to the wire with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. In three categories at least two drivers can still claim the title, so the sixth and final race of the season is one to look forward to. In Top Fuel Anita Mäkelä extended her lead over Antti Horto with a win at Tierp Arena. In Pro Stock Bengt Ljungdahl is the leader, but Stefan Ernryd is in striking distance. Jimmy Ålund is the 2018 FIA European Pro Modified champion after the Swede ousted Michael Gullqvist from the first position with a runner-up finish at Tierp and the 2017 champion decided to withdraw his entry from the Euro Finals. In Top Methanol Timo and Dennis Habermann are separated by only 15 points and so the title race might be decided in the final run of the year. Continue reading