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The Main Event, the lights turn green again for a challenging 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship

Only one week to go and the 2018 FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off with The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. After a long winter, drivers, teams and fans are looking forward to the start of the new season where everybody has to start from zero again. And at The Main Event that zero has more than one meaning. All teams can forget their gathered Santa Pod data as they will have to find a new set-up for a brand new state-of-the-art all concrete racetrack! In all four categories the 2017 champions will defend their hard fought titles, but will once again meet tough competition as in all classes last year’s top contenders are back for more. Continue reading

VP Racing Fuels official racing fuel partner for Speedgroup

VP Racing Fuels and Speedgroup are proud to announce that they have closed a deal that makes VP Racing Fuels the official racing fuel partner for Speedgroup for the next three years. This deal means a major expansion of the cooperation that started when VP Racing Fuels joined the Speedgroup contingency program in early 2017. “When we met last year we discussed about how we could do something to try and raise the awareness of the VP brand. Becoming the official fuel of Speedgroup is a great opportunity for everyone involved,” said Marc Wesler, VP Racing Fuels’ International Sales Manager. Continue reading

Duncan Micallef wants to take a second TF crown back home to Malta

For Duncan Micallef 2017 will be a year to remember forever. He claimed his first FIA European Top Fuel Championship, won three races, was crowned Maltese Sportsman of the Year for the second consecutive time and had numerous prize giving galas to attend with the official FIA Prize Giving ceremony in Versailles, Paris, as a highlight. The Top Fuel champion took some time to think about the future, but decided to come back for a title defence. The Maltese Lion is still hungry and wants to take another trophy back home to the island of sunshine. Continue reading

The beast from Finland, Johnny Oksa, is back

After winning the 2016 FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship, Johnny Oksa took a year off to spend more time with the family. But Oksa immediately warned his competitors that one year was the max, and that he would be back, stronger than ever before. Well, that moment has come and the popular and undaunted ‘beast from Finland’ not only took some time for the family, he also used that year to collect new and fast parts. If you thought that was enough, think again. The 2016 champion will get tuning advice from a 2-time NHRA world champion. Continue reading

Sandro Bellio looking for more after his 2017 dream debut season

Sandro Bellio made a stormy entrance in the FIA European Top Methanol ranks last season. The young Belgian won his debut race, finished runner-up in the second race, to win again and fall only 0.023 seconds short of the European record in his third outing with the family run Chevy Monte Carlo. This season Bellio wants to exceed this stunning debut season with an assault on the FIA European Top Methanol crown. Continue reading

An almost perfect number seven for Michael Gullqvist

Michael Gullqvist won his third consecutive FIA European Pro Modified Championship in 2017, his sixth FIA title out of the last seven years and the seventh FIA title in the Swede’s illustrious Pro Mod career. Gullqvist claimed that seventh trophy in style as he only lost one elimination round this season, scoring an almost perfect 19 to 1 win/loss ratio and reset the European record to 5.833 seconds at Tierp Arena in August.   Continue reading

New first class drag strip in Kauhava, Finland

FHRA Marketing Oy and LSK Business Park Oy have signed a mutual agreement to build an international level drag racing arena at Kauhava airfield, Finland. The construction work will start almost immediately and the track will host its first race in August. From 2019 Kauhava will be the new home for the FHRA Nitro Nationals, the Finnish round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Number one for Bengt Ljungdahl

The 2017 season was one to remember for Bengt Ljungdahl as the Swedish driver won his first FIA European Pro Stock Championship. With the blue VP Racing Fuels backed Chevrolet Camaro, he succeeded the other blue Camaro of 10-time European champion Jimmy Ålund. With the number one on the car, Ljungdahl will go for another title in 2018, but as the competition in Pro Stock is extremely close, he knows it will be tough. Continue reading

Santa Pod Raceway completes the new concrete track

The build of the brand new state-of-the-art Santa Pod Raceway concrete quarter mile track has been completed. Last Saturday the two highest bidders in an online charity auction became the first drivers to traverse Santa Pod Raceway’s brand new, all-concrete race track. A new drainage system and a full refurbishment of the spectator grass bank was also part of the project. Continue reading

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