Anita Mäkelä defeats Birgitte Bremnes in first-ever all-female FIA Top Fuel final

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Anita Mäkelä raced to victory at the Tierp Internationals in a historic race as it was the first-ever all-female Top Fuel final in the history of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Mäkelä defeated Birgitte Bremnes, and as the Finnish racer was the only driver to record 3.9-second runs at Tierp Arena, she deserved the win at the track where Mäkelä already made history last year with her European record runs.  Continue reading

Michael Gullqvist is fast at the right moment and claims victory at Tierp

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Michael Gullqvist

Michael Gullqvist once again proved at the Tierp Internationals that you don’t have to be the quickest all weekend to win a race. The reigning FIA European Pro Modified champion was the number ten qualifier, but stepped up in eliminations to run 5.9 seconds when he needed to most, and beat Mats Eriksson in the final to take the lead in the championship. But there were other drivers who impressed at Tierp Arena too, such as Åke Persson with 5.88 seconds and David Vegter with two 6.00-second runs.     Continue reading

Rain ends a reign in Pro Stock at Tierp

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For the second round of European Pro Stock at Tierp, ten cars would compete for the eight car ladder and the quality of the field promised excellence in every session.  The weather had other ideas though, and heavy rain managed to put a stop to most of the racing on Friday and all of the racing on Saturday.  Continue reading

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