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Johnny Bee Good in Pro Mod

It was not a secret that John Tebenham would make his entrance in the Pro Modified category this season. But this is how the 1953 Corvette will look when it comes to Santa Pod Raceway in May for Tebenham’s first official runs in the car. If the licencing procedure goes according to plan, Tebenham will go for a full tour in the 2019 FIA European Pro Modified Championship. Continue reading

Tethys Back in the saddle

“The last time I made a public announcement about my racing, it was to say that I had cancer, which had forced me to take a step back. While I’m not completely out of the woods yet, I’m fortunate that my health is currently good, at the moment I’m cancer free and can get on with life again,” said Tethys about his comeback in the Top Fuel category of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Team Pro8 to compete in FIA Pro Modified with a new Pro Line Racing Hemi

Finland’s Jere Rantaniemi and Team Pro8 will debut in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship in 2019. The orange Pro Line Racing Hemi powered 2013 Camaro will be seen in Sweden, Finland and Germany. The last two seasons Rantaniemi ran in the Finnish national Top Doorslammer series, winning the championship in 2017 and finishing second in 2018. The team’s first ever appearance abroad was at the Top Doorslammers finals in Sweden last September, a race that Rantaniemi won. Continue reading

Voodoo Hemi Racing ‘70 Plymouth Superbird like a phoenix risen from its ashes

Last Saturday evening Voodoo Hemi Racing unveiled their totally rebuilt ’70 Plymouth Superbird. After a year of hard work, the team had the official presentation of their Pro Modified car that was so badly damaged in a crash at Santa Pod Raceway in May 2018. “I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who helped us with this rebuild, in whatever way their contribution was, but for all the Voodoo Hemi crew that spent so many hours in the workshop. Let’s make it a great season,” said Marck Harteveld, driver of the Superbird and driving force behind the Dutch Pro Modified team.   Continue reading

2019 season preparations in full swing for David Vegter and PTTM Drag Racing

David Vegter and PedalToTheMetal Drag Racing are fully focused on the preparations for the start of the 2019 FIA European Championship at the end of May. In the last couple of months many hours were spent in the workshop to bring the ’67 Camaro back into great shape, but now that the ordered parts are coming in from the States, the work continues in the highest gear. “The Camaro has been refreshed completely, we made some adjustments and we will have many new parts in the car,” said Vegter about the fast impending racing season. Continue reading

SFI Foundation re-certification tour kicked off in The Netherlands

Luke Robinson, Jen Faye, Andy Robinson, Jaap Blom, Sven Klut, Lars-Göran (LG) Eriksson

The 2019 European SFI re-certification tour kicked off yesterday in Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands. Racers and team members from Germany, Switzerland and of course for all The Netherlands, travelled to Hotel Ibis, located almost at Schiphol Airport, to re-certify wheels, bell housings, clutches and flywheel shields, to be race ready for the new season. The SFI crew had a busy morning, but as all teams arrived early, they were ready in time to catch their flight to Helsinki for the second stop on the European tour. Continue reading

Maja Udtian joins RFM for 2019 FIA European Top Fuel Championship campaign

For her first full season in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship Maja Udtian joins Rune Fjeld Motorsport. The 21-year-old Norwegian made her Top Fuel competition debut at the 2017 European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway and will now join forces with the famous team owner Rune Fjeld to make a full assault on the 2019 FIA European Top Fuel crown. “I’m so excited to work with Rune and his team. I know I still have to learn a lot, but I’m sure I have the best people around me for the next step in my career,” said the rising star of Norwegian Top Fuel racing. Continue reading

Two circles are complete for Stig Olsson

In 1976 Stig Olsson’s drag racing career kicked off with a nitro car he bought from Krister Johansson. Now, 43 years later and after many seasons in non-nitro categories, Olsson is the proud owner of a nitro car again. And that’s not the only circle that is complete for Olsson, as Johansson will assist Daniel Jedborn, who is also the driver of the StigO Motorsport A-Fueler, with tuning advice. “We bought the BSG Racing A-Fueler from Stefan Gunnarsson and after the licencing procedure we will field the car in the FIA European Top Methanol Championship,” said Olsson. Continue reading

Johnny Oksa’s comeback part two

After winning the 2016 FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship, Johnny Oksa took a year off to come back at last year’s Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena. It was a dramatic return to the track as Oksa suffered a devastating crash in qualifying that brought an end to his season before it had even started. Shaken, not stirred, ‘the beast from Finland’ wanted to be back on track as soon as possible, and with a new car, Oksa will celebrate a second comeback in 2019! Continue reading