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The European Finals, it’s decision time at Santa Pod

Santa Pod Raceway

The 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is reaching its climax with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. In the sixth and last round of Europe’s most prestigious drag racing championship, five titles will have to be decided, and there is no second chance. In two of the five categories the championship can go down to the wire, in two other classes there is a clear favourite, and in only one category the name of new European champion is already known.  Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä shines with victory and European record at Tierp Arena

Anita Mäkelä

Anita Mäkelä was in a class of her own in Top Fuel at the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena. In her Dom Lagana, Sami Lehtimäki and Tommi Haapanen tuned car, Mäkelä not only drove to victory, the Finnish fan favourite reset the European elapsed time record to a stunning 3.878 seconds, made six (!) consecutive 3 second passes and closed the gap to championship leader Micke Kågered to eighteen points! But Mäkelä was not the only one in the spot light, as more Top Fuel drivers had their best ever race at Tierp Arena.  Continue reading

Johan Lindberg bids farewell to his title with a win at the Scandinavian Internationals

Johan (and Jonnie) Lindberg

Johan Lindberg drove to victory at the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena. With his win, the 2014 FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car champion bid farewell to his title in style, as Lindberg will not take part in the last race of the season, and so Tierp Arena runner-up and championship leader Leif Andreasson can no longer be caught.  Continue reading

New European record for Timo Habermann, but Dennis Habermann wins at Tierp Arena

Timo and Dennis Habermann

As at Hockenheim two weeks earlier, it was another all Habermann party in Top Methanol Dragster at the Scandinavian Internationals, and again it was Dennis Habermann who defeated his brother Timo in the final, to take his second consecutive win and extend his lead in the FIA European Championship. But still, Timo Habermann also had his moment of glory, as the young German reset his own European elapsed time record to a stunning 5.210 seconds!  Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Dennis Habermann, Johan Lindberg, Thomas Lindström and Michael Gullqvist win at Tierp Arena

Anita Mäkelä and her winning team

Anita Mäkelä finished off a record-setting weekend at Tierp Arena by claiming a victory over Duncan Micallef in the Top Fuel final. Michael Gullqvist and Thomas Lindström were winner in Pro Modified and Pro Stock and took over the lead in their respective championship. Johan Lindberg (Top Methanol Funny Car) and Dennis Habermann (Top Methanol Dragster) also were winners at the Scandinavian Internationals, the fifth round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship.  Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Johan Lindberg, Timo Habermann, Jimmy Alund and Michael Gullqvist number one qualifiers at Scandinavian Internationals

Anita Mäkelä

With a stunning 3.878 seconds Anita Mäkelä reset the European Top Fuel record and stormed to the number one qualifying position at Tierp Arena in today’s qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals. Jimmy Alund (Pro Stock) and Michael Gullqvist (Pro Modified) improved on their Friday performance and also stayed in the number one qualifying position. Timo Habermann and Johan Lindberg are the new leaders in Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car and will lead their respective categories into Sunday eliminations for the Scandinavian Internationals, the fifth round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship.  Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Leif Andreasson, Dennis Habermann, Jimmy Alund and Michael Gullqvist provisional leaders at super fast Tierp Arena

Anita Mäkelä

With a great 3.99 seconds Anita Mäkelä stormed to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals, the fifth race of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Pro Modified Micke Gullqvist leads the now 22-car field and in Pro Stock reigning champion Jimmy Alund is the provisional leader. In Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car Dennis Habermann and Leif Andreasson are the leaders after day one. With 418.60 kmh Tero Laukkanen reset the Pro Modified European speed record at Tierp Arena.  Continue reading

Scandinavian Internationals, the key to win the championship

Tierp Arena

With the Scandinavian Internationals, the FIA European Drag Racing Championship enters its most crucial stage of the season. Mistakes or early exits can let point leads disappear and ruin title chances. Micke Kågered, Dennis Habermann, Leif Andreasson, Mats Eriksson and Jimmy Ålund come to the penultimate race of the championship as the leaders in their respective categories. They will all be at Tierp Arena to defend their lead, but competition will be tough with many entries in all classes. And when the weather conditions are good, Tierp Arena can always surprise with new European records.  Continue reading

Micke Kågered Nitro King of the Ring

Micke Kågered

The Hockenheimring must be Micke Kågered’s favourite racetrack. For the second consecutive year Kågered was the winner in Top Fuel, and the way the reigning champion did it was even more impressive: number one qualifier, fastest in all elimination rounds and low ET and top speed of the event! With his victory the Bahco Express driver extended his lead in the championship and took maximum advantage of the first round exit of his closest rivals Anita Mäkelä and Stig Neergaard.  Continue reading

Habermann brothers rule at their home track

Timo and Dennis Habermann

In an all Habermann final Dennis defeated his brother Timo with a margin of only 0.004 seconds to take the win in Top Methanol Dragster at the 30th NitrOlympX. Despite the heat, the Werner Habermann Racing drivers were extremely fast in qualifying and eliminations and deserved the win with their family, so many sponsors and numerous fans in the grandstands. With his victory Dennis Habermann is also the new leader in the FIA European championship.     Continue reading