Jari Halinen surprises, as Micke Kågered retains his title

Jari Halinen and Micke Kågered

Reigning champion Micke Kågered entered the European Finals as the leader in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship. But after a dominant win at Tierp and a strong Euro Finals qualifying, Anita Mäkelä was more and more the favourite to win the title in eliminations. Despite that, Kågered did it again, won the rounds he needed to win, and claimed his second consecutive FIA Top Fuel title. Jari Halinen played an unexpected, but major role in the outcome of the championship and race. The Finn didn’t qualify for eliminations, but could enter the race as alternate, to defeat Mäkelä in the first round and win the final from just crowned champion Kågered.  Continue reading

Micke Kågered, Michael Gullqvist, Dennis Habermann, Leif Andreasson and Thomas Lindström clinch the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles

Micke Kågered

The winners took it all in Pro Modified, Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car at the European Finals at Santa Pod, as Michael Gullqvist, Dennis Habermann and Leif Andreasson not only won the event, but also the FIA European Drag Racing Championship title in their respective categories. In Top Fuel Jari Halinen was the surprising winner of the event, but the title stayed with last years champion Micke Kågered. In Pro Stock Jimmy Alund defeated Thomas Lindström in the final, but with a semi-final win against Michael Malmgren, Lindström had already clinched the 2015 FIA European championship title. With the European Finals, the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship came to an exciting end.  Continue reading

Robert Karlsson, Samu Kemppainen and Björn Friström clinch the 2015 EDRS Pro Nordic MC titles in a historic Scandinavian Internationals

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Scandinavian Internationals, Tierp Arena

With the Scandinavian Internationals, the 2015 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship got the final it could only have dreamed of. In Pro Stock Motorcycle it was a historic race with three riders breaking into the 6 second zone, and two of them even running a string of 6-second passes. In a great side-by-side final, Fredrik Fredlund defeated new crowned EDRS champion Robert Karlsson. In Super Twin Motorcycle Samu Kemppainen was not as dominant as earlier this season, but still the Finn won his third consecutive EDRS Pro Nordic MC race, and with it the title. In Super Street Bike, Richard Stubbins from England was in a class of his own and took the win, but with a semi-final finish, Björn Friström extended his EDRS title.  Continue reading

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