Filippos Papafilippou, Harri Piensalmi, Fredrik Fredlund and Vesa Ruhanen winners at EDRS Pro Nordic MC round 2 in Kauhava

Filippos Papafilippou raced to victory in Top Fuel Motorcycle at the second round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at the new Kauhava drag racing facility in Finland. It was the second consecutive EDRS Pro Nordic MC win for the rider from Greece. In all other categories riders from Finland gave the home crowd a lot to cheer about as all three classes had a winner from Finland. In Super Twin Motorcycle Harri Piensalmi won when reigning champion Marcus Christiansen suffered mechanical problems in the final, in Pro Stock Motorcycle Fredrik Fredlund defeated Janne Koskinen, while in Super Street Bike Vesa Ruhanen claimed his second consecutive win of the season after beating Ida Zetterström in the second all Finnish final of the day. Continue reading

Timo Lehtimäki, Sandro Bellio, Peter Kunc and Simon Gustafsson winners at FHRA Nitro Nationals in Kauhava

Timo Lehtimäki gave the Finnish home crowd something to cheer about by winning the Top Fuel final of the FHRA Nitro Nationals, round three of the 2019 FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the new Kauhava drag racing facility in Finland. Lehtimäki, also winner of last year’s FHRA Nitro Nationals, defeated Maja Udtian from Norway in the final. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio had a bye run in the final to take his second win of the season. In Pro Modified Peter Kunc was the surprise winner over Andreas Arthursson in the final, while in Pro Stock there was maybe an even bigger surprise when Simon Gustafsson defeated reigning champion Bengt Ljungdahl in the final. Continue reading

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