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Marck Harteveld and Voodoo Hemi Racing join the 2020 FIA tour

In a great ‘end of the season party’, Voodoo Hemi Racing thanked their sponsors and partners and celebrated Marck Harteveld’s 2019 Motorsport UK Pro Modified championship last Saturday evening, October 12th. But the team didn’t only look back at last season, Harteveld also announced that Voodoo Hemi Racing will focus on the FIA European Pro Modified Championship next year and will join the full 2020 FIA tour. Continue reading

Drag Racing Europe AB announces the 2020 FIA European Drag Racing Championship calendar

The calendar for the 2020 FIA European Drag Racing Championship has today, October 4th, been ratified by the FIA World Motor Sport Council and will be campaigned with the following rounds.

*Round 1 – ‘Main Event’ (Santa Pod Raceway) – UK  May 22nd / 25th

*Round 2 – ‘Tierp Internationals’ (Tierp Arena) – Sweden 4th / 7th June

*Round 3 –  ‘Summit Internationals’ (Tierp Arena) – Sweden 13th / 16th August

*Round 4 – ‘Nitro OlympX’ (Hockenheimring) – Germany 28th/ 30th August

*Round 5 – European Finals’ (Santa Pod Raceway) – UK 10th/ 13th September.

There will be five (5) rounds in 2020. The FHRA has decided to not hold the round in Finland in 2020.  “We have decided to not host a FIA Drag Racing Championship round in Finland for 2020. In 2019, the move to the new track in Kauhava took a lot of efforts and we need some time to make sure we can be a successful part of the FIA championship again in 2021. This will give us the opportunity to improve the Kauhava facilities to better meet the needs of the European Championships. We look forward to getting back to calendar on 2021”, said FHRA’s Chairman Lasse Koskinen

The board of Drag Racing Europe AB (DRE) will continue to communicate with the FHRA to look towards the future and a return of Finland to the FIA European Drag Racing Championship.

Anita Mäkelä, Jan Ericsson, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund clinch the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles at Santa Pod

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) claimed the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in their respective category at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. Mäkelä and Ericsson won their titles in style by claiming the victory in the final round of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship as well. Bellio and Ålund also advanced to the final, but in Top Methanol and Pro Stock the win was claimed by Monty Bugeja and Robin Norén respectively. Continue reading

Maja Udtian, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund number one qualifiers at European Finals

Maja Udtian (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Modified and 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 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. With her 3.806 seconds Udtian also reset her own European Top Fuel elapsed time record from two weeks ago at Tierp. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Jan Ericsson, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund 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. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is the leader after day one, while Jan Ericsson stormed to a great 5.823 seconds to take the lead in Pro Modified. In Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

Santa Pod Raceway welcomes the FIA European Championship grand finale

The FIA European Drag Racing Championship reaches its climax with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, the traditional grand finale of the season. In three categories the championship still has to be decided and especially in Pro Modified, where the numbers one and two, Michael Gullqvist and Jan Ericsson, are separated by only four points, the title fight may last until the final run of the season. In Top Fuel Anita Mäkelä is the favourite to retain her title, while in Top Methanol Sandro Bellio might become the first Belgian driver to win an FIA European title in drag racing. In Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund claimed the title in the penultimate race of the season at Tierp Arena, but in this category the fight for the second position is still open. All in all great prospects for a spectacular grand finale. Continue reading

Maja Udtian, Michael Gullqvist, Sandro Bellio and Robin Norén winners at Tierp Arena

Maja Udtian raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena in Sweden. It was the first win for the 21-year-old racer from Norway in her first full season in the championship. Udtian also reset the European elapsed time record in eliminations and defeated reigning champion Anita Mäkelä in an exciting all-female final. In Pro Modified Michael Gullqvist claimed the victory after elimination rounds full of major upsets. In Top Methanol championship leader Sandro Bellio extended his lead with a win. In Pro Stock Robin Norén upset with a win in the final over championship leader and 10-time European Pro Stock champion Jimmy Ålund. Continue reading

Jndia Erbacher, Jan Ericsson, Jonny Lagg and Jimmy Ålund number one qualifiers at Tierp Arena

After a mind-blowing second day of qualifying Jndia Erbacher (Top Fuel), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified), Jonny Lagg (Top Methanol) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the fifth round of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Erbacher claimed her number one qualifying position in a stunning new European record of 3.817 seconds and also reset the European speed record to 513.31 km/h. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Jan Ericsson, Linn Engan Fløysvik and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying at Tierp Arena

Anita Mäkelä raced to the provisional number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals, round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena in Sweden. In Top Methanol there is also a female driver the leader after day one, as Linn Engan Fløysvik claimed the provisional number one position. Jan Ericsson stormed to the lead in Pro Modified, while in Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä and Timo Habermann winners, and double gold for Jimmy Ålund at Hockenheim NitrOlympX

Anita Mäkelä raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the Rico Anthes Quartermile of the Hockenheimring. The reigning FIA European champion defeated Maja Udtian in an all-female final, the second of this season. In Top Methanol Timo Habermann claimed the win after defeating Jürgen Nagel in an all-German final. Most successful driver at Hockenheim was Jimmy Ålund. The reigning FIA European Pro Modified champion was the winner in Pro Modified and Pro Stock as well. In Pro Modified Ålund defeated Jan Ericsson, and in Pro Stock the Swede was too quick for last year’s NitrOlympX winner Robin Norén. Continue reading

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