We at Speedgroup were very sorry to hear of the death of former Top Methanol racer and multiple European champion Peter Schöfer.
‘He was a motor athlete with body and soul. The ‘Pat’, as his friends and everyone called him, has achieved a lot in his far too short life. He was a multiple European champion in motorcycle and drag racing. He won many tough fights on the racetrack, but unfortunately he lost his last fight, an unfair fight against cancer. We all hope that where he is now, he will find beautiful racetracks and fair opponents. We will never forget you and honour what you have built.
In eternal beloved memory
Moni, Luna, Sinah, Nicolai
Rudi, Wolfgang, Christina
Rebecca, Leoni, Thomas
Our deepest condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends,
The board and everybody involved in Speedgroup
Rest in Peace Peter, it was an honour to have known you, to see you and your team race all over Europe and take so many pictures of you during your great career,
The recent Åby Dragracing Marknad swap meet attracted a lot more visitors and exhibitors than in previous years. This year’s swap meet was located at the Ingelsta shopping center, a new venue, and around 3500 visitors were counted in by the organizer Åby Motorklubb. That’s about 1000 more visitors than usual and in addition, the number of exhibitors came to about 150.
With immediate effect, David Vegter will be back on track under his own familiar team name Vegter Pro Mod Racing. The Dutchman will once again compete in the FIA European Pro Modified Championship, the championship in which Vegter was so successful in recent years. “The crew will be the same and we are updating the Camaro at the moment. We’re going for it with renewed energy and we are going to make it a great season,” said a driven David Vegter. Continue reading
March 5th-9th is the dates of the year and it all starts in Holland and continues, as usual, to Finland then Sweden and finally England.
The racing season is approaching! And for those who do not have the licenses ready yet, go to Gardermoen in May.
After two seasons taking part in only a few Pro Stock races a year, Jimmy Ålund was back for a full season in 2019 in the category he loves the most. And his opponents knew it, as Ålund immediately claimed the title, his 11th FIA European Pro Stock Championship, and a Pro Modified title included, his 12th in total! The Summit Racing Camaro driver won three races and finished as the runner-up two times to claim the title with a 155-point advantage over Robin Norén. As the icing on the cake of a great 2019 season, Ålund, European Pro Stock speed record holder since 2015, also claimed the European Pro Stock ET record back. Continue reading
As the reigning champion, Anita Mäkelä was challenged several times this season. But with four race wins, one runner-up position, numerous 3-second runs and only losing two elimination runs out of six events, Mäkelä claimed her second consecutive FIA European Top Fuel title and her fourth in total. The Tommi & Anita Top Fuel Racing dragster will bear that number 1 with pride again in 2020 and the team will do everything they can to repel all the attacks of the up-and-coming competition. Continue reading
In what was only his third season as the driver of the Danny’s Racing Team Funny Car, Sandro Bellio claimed his first FIA European Top Methanol Championship in 2019. As the whole operation is run by the family, this title was for all a family effort and a reward for many years of hard work. Last but not least, Bellio’s title was also the first FIA European Championship in drag racing for a driver from Belgium. Continue reading
The 2019 drag racing season ended with a big celebration, at Aronsborgs Conference hotel in Bålsta Sweden, for all of the European drag racing award winners.