The 2017 season was one to remember for Bengt Ljungdahl as the Swedish driver won his first FIA European Pro Stock Championship. With the blue VP Racing Fuels backed Chevrolet Camaro, he succeeded the other blue Camaro of 10-time European champion Jimmy Ålund. With the number one on the car, Ljungdahl will go for another title in 2018, but as the competition in Pro Stock is extremely close, he knows it will be tough. Continue reading
The build of the brand new state-of-the-art Santa Pod Raceway concrete quarter mile track has been completed. Last Saturday the two highest bidders in an online charity auction became the first drivers to traverse Santa Pod Raceway’s brand new, all-concrete race track. A new drainage system and a full refurbishment of the spectator grass bank was also part of the project. Continue reading
A familiar car with a new driver is coming out at the tracks this summer. Per Magnusson from Gothenburg is an active and skilled guy that always have been interested of motorsports. Now he got his hands on a well-known Pro Modified car and the former driver of that car as crew chief.
TFJ Motorsport and Hope Racing are two familiar team names in Top Fuel (car) and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively. With immediate effect the two teams join forces under the new umbrella Team Asylum and will fly the flag for CBD Asylum in FIA Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle. The best of two worlds joined in one team! Continue reading
Last Sunday the SFI Tour 2018 left Persakers Speedshop and headed of to Santa Pod for the last pieces to inspect for this time. A new generation have grown in to the challenging work and Jen Faye from the SFI commission in US is the only US citizen nowadays. Continue reading
No big announcements, but observant Facebook drag race followers must have taken notice of the short posts about a Swiss racer crossing the ocean to pick up a Top Methanol Funny Car. That Swiss racer was former Competition Eliminator driver Sascha Pretzsch, and yes, he is the new owner of the ex Sir Geoff Goodwin, Greg Hunter driven Synoil Racing TAFC Chevy Monte Carlo. Still a roof, but no doors anymore for Pretzsch, who will make his TMFC debut later this season, to go for a full FIA European Top Methanol Championship assault next year. Continue reading
The 2018 European SFI re-certification tour kicked off today in Heemskerk, The Netherlands. Racers and team members from Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and of course The Netherlands travelled to the Dutch Hot Rod Association headquarters in Heemskerk to re-certify wheels, bell housings, clutches and flywheel shields, to be race ready for the 2018 season. The SFI crew had to work hard as it was very busy on this first day of the SFI tour. Continue reading
A new look, new T-shirts, a new block, testing on the Dyno Unlimited dyno and more news about Michel Tooren and Pro Dutch Racing, the Pro Modified team from The Netherlands, participating in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Continue reading
The Pro Modified class is constantly growing and for the coming season we can present some new drivers and teams. From Norway we can see a new team being formed for the class. But the fact that Stian Rusånes and Erik Hammer of Hammer Motorsport will be joining this summer, could be the first sign of a trend with more Norwegian teams to appear in the Pro Mod class in the future.
Lena Perés and Carl-Erik Kihlman from Speedgroup was on site having a chat with all and everyone.
Success for this year’s drag racing market in Norrköping, organized by Åby Motorklubb. More than filled with exhibitors and a fierce stream of visitors became the result of this racing season start-up.