2019 season is done – time for Awards presentation Banquet!

The 2019 season is over and winners and runner-ups are selected! Now is the time to highlight everyone who made this summer filled with happenings, fast and spectacular runs in this dragracing family we all are members in. So, don´t miss out to register to the 2019 Banquet the 23rd of November at Aronsborg in Bålsta Sweden. It´s going ot be fun!

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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

Anita Mäkelä, Jonny Lagg, Jan Ericsson and Jimmy Ålund number one qualifiers at NitrOlympX

Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Jonny Lagg (Top Methanol), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) and Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the NitrOlympX at the Rico Anthes Quartermile of the Hockenheimring and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the fourth round of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading

Anita Mäkelä, Jonny Lagg and Jimmy Ålund leaders after the first day of qualifying for the NitrOlympX

Anita Mäkelä raced to the provisional number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the Rico Anthes Quartermile of the Hockenheimring. In Top Methanol Jonny Lagg is the leader after day one, while Jimmy Ålund  was quickest in both Pro Modified and Pro Stock as well. Continue reading

FIA European Drag Racing Championship resumes in high gear with Hockenheim and Tierp

The 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is at the halfway point of the season and after the summer break part two kicks off in high gear with in back-to-back weekends the NitrOlympX at Hockenheim in Germany and the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena in Sweden. For the drivers and teams not only a tight schedule, but in seven days the positions of the current leaders Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) and Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) can change dramatically. Will they be able to strengthen their positions in Germany and Sweden, or will the fight become even closer? Continue reading