Stefan Gunnarsson, Johnny Oksa and Jimmy Alund new leaders, while Michael Gullqvist holds on for top spot at Scandinavian Internationals

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Stefan Gunnarsson

An even bigger surprise then Duncan Micallef’s 3.91 seconds in Friday’s Top Fuel qualifying, was today’s stunning 3.90 seconds from Stefan Gunnarsson. With his personal best the Swedish driver raced to the number one qualifying position. In Top Methanol Funny Car Johnny Oksa is the new leader after day two of the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena, while Jimmy Alund changed positions with Bengt Ljungdahl and will lead the Pro Stock field into tomorrows eliminations of round five of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Pro Modified, Michael Gullqvist improved to 5.88 seconds and stayed in the lead. Continue reading

Samu Kemppainen, Kalle Lyrén, Jan Sturla Hegre and Richard Stubbins number one qualifiers at Scandinavian Internationals

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Kalle Lyrén

Jan Sturla Hegre raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel Motorcycle at the final day of qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals, the fourth and final round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Tierp Arena, Sweden. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén stunned with 6.98 seconds to stay in the number one qualifying position. In Super Twin Motorcycle and Super Street Bike, Friday leaders Samu Kemppainen and Richard Stubbins also stayed in the number one position and will lead their respective categories into tomorrow’s eliminations, but couldn’t improve on their Friday performances. Continue reading

Duncan Micallef, Ari Pietilä, Michael Gullqvist and Bengt Ljungdahl leaders after Friday qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals

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Duncan Micallef

Duncan Micallef was the big surprise in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena, as the Maltese driver stormed to a stunning 3.91 seconds in his first run of the 2016 season. In Top Methanol Funny Car Ari Pietilä is the number one qualifier with 5.74 seconds. In Pro Modified reigning champion Michael Gullqvist was the only driver to break the 6-second barrier and leads the field with two more qualifying sessions to go. In Pro Stock Bengt Ljungdahl is the number one qualifier after day one. Continue reading

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