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Inaugural FIA European Drag Racing Championship race at Kauhava

After two excellent races at Santa Pod Raceway and Tierp Arena, it’s already time for race number three of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, the FHRA Nitro Nationals at the brand new racetrack in Kauhava, Finland. In Top Fuel Anita Mäkelä won the first two races of the season, while Jimmy Ålund took both victories in Pro Stock, and so these two drivers have a reasonable margin to the numbers two in their respective categories. Jonny Lagg and Jan Ericsson travel to Finland as the leaders in Top Methanol and Pro Modified, but in these two categories the pursuers are not far behind. Continue reading

VP Racing Fuels at Kauhava

Message from contingency partner VP Racing Fuels

Specialty Engineering / VP Racing Fuels Finland will supply VP fuels to the Kauhava FIA race on July 5-7th. Please place your order at race(at)speceng.fi latest by July 2nd. Motorsport 109 and C85 fuels are available in 5 gallon pails and 15 gallon drums, M1 and M5 methanol in 5 gallon pails. Handy plastic 5 gallon VP fuel jugs for easy refuelling are also available. Please be sure to show the VP decals on your car/bike to be eligible for the contingency pay-outs, decals available at our ‘little fuel shop’ at track. See you at Kauhava !

Simo Patoharju,

SCE Engineering Oy, Jokisuuntie 3, FIN-00560 Helsinki, Finland

tel +358-440-705 835, www.speceng.fi

Anita Mäkelä, Jonny Lagg, Jan Ericsson and Jimmy Ålund winners at Tierp Internationals in Sweden

Anita Mäkelä from Finland raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the Tierp Internationals, round two of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. The reigning champion defeated Micke Kågered. In Top Methanol Jonny Lagg defeated Silvio Strauch to take the win. In Pro Modified Jan Ericsson took the win over David Vegter, while in Pro Stock Jimmy Ålund defeating Michael Malmgren in the final. For Mäkelä and Ålund it was their second consecutive win as they both won the opening round in their category at Santa Pod as well. Continue reading

Liam Jones, Daniel Jedborn, Michael Malmgren and Andreas Arthursson number one qualifiers at Tierp Internationals

Liam Jones (Top Fuel), Daniel Jedborn (Top Methanol), Andreas Arthursson (Pro Modified) and Michael Malmgren (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the second round of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Liam Jones, Jonny Lagg, Andreas Arthursson and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying for the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena

Liam Jones raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Tierp Internationals, round two of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Tierp Arena. In Top Methanol Jonny Lagg is the leader after two runs, while in Pro Modified Andreas Arthursson stormed to a great 5.84 seconds and is in the number one qualifying position. In Pro Stock multiple champion Jimmy Ålund claimed the provisional number one qualifying position. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Michael Gullqvist, Sandro Bellio and Jimmy Ålund winners at season-opening The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

Anita Mäkelä from Finland raced to victory by defeating Maja Udtian from Norway in a new European record in an all-female Top Fuel final at Santa Pod Raceway. Michael Gullqvist from Sweden defeated his countryman Mats Eriksson to take the win in Pro Modified, while multiple FIA European Pro Stock champion Jimmy Ålund took the win in Pro Stock by beating Michael Malmgren in the final. In the Top Methanol final Sandro Bellio was too quick for Monty Bugeja and is the leader in the championship after the season-opening race of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Sandro Bellio, David Vegter and Michael Malmgren number one qualifiers after final qualifying for The Main Event

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), David Vegter (Pro Modified) and Michael Malmgren (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway and will lead their respective categories into Monday’s eliminations at the opening round of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Jonny Lagg, Michael Malmgren and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying for The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

Anita Mäkelä raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for The Main Event, the first race of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. The reigning Top Fuel champion stormed to a great 3.87 seconds in her second qualifying attempt. In Pro Modified reigning champion Jimmy Ålund took the lead with a great 5.86 seconds. In Pro Stock Michael Malmgren is the surprise leader after day one while in Top Methanol Jonny Lagg is the provisional leaders after day one. Continue reading

The FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off in high gear with The Main Event

Only a few days to go and the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off with The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. It’s a flying start of the season as with only a one weekend break, Tierp Arena in Sweden is the second stop on the tour. Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Bengt Ljungdahl (Pro Stock) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Modified) will all defend their 2018 titles. Only Top Methanol will definitely have a new champion as Dennis Habermann will skip the first half of the 2019 season. One thing is for sure, it will be a tough and close fight as in all categories the competitors have invested in new parts to challenge the reigning champions. Continue reading

Susanne Callin after a break back in Top Fuel action

Seventeen years after her debut in the Top Fuel category and fourteen years after she had her last race in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, Susanne Callin is back where she wants to be, behind the wheel of a Top Fuel car. At the Festival of Power, Callin made the first test runs to get used to the power again and to be well prepared when the lights turn green at The Main Event, round one of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. “There is nothing that is even close to the feeling of being in one of those storming cars, which is something I definitely have missed!” said Callin about her fast approaching comeback. Continue reading