Björn Mårtensson

All of us at Speedgroup were shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of Swedish Top Fuel driver Björn Mårtensson, who died August 6th after suffering a heart attack.

Björn ‘Nitrobear’ Mårtensson was the driving force behind Nitrobear Racing and took part in several FIA European Top Fuel Championship races over the last few seasons. Less than two weeks ago Björn made some runs at Mantorp Park, to be well prepared for next weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena. We had no idea that these runs were his final runs. Björn will be sorely missed by all of us in European drag racing. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, and his Nitrobear Racing team members, and we hope they will find the strength to overcome this terrible loss.

Rest in Peace Björn

The board and everybody involved in Speedgroup

Drag Challenge with first time winners

Ida Zetterström made history by claiming the victory in Super Street Bike at Gardermoen Raceway, being the first female rider to win a race in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship SSB category. Greger Johansson was the winner in Super Twin Motorcycle, and after a difficult start of the season, it was a well-deserved win for the Swedish rider who also recorded the quickest elapsed time of the event with 6.90 seconds in the semi-finals. For Thomas Pettersson the victory in Top Fuel Motorcycle at the Drag Challenge was also his first win of the season and a major step towards another EDRS Pro Nordic MC title. In Super Comp Bike Peter Svensson took the win, while in Super Gas Bike Jonathan Edwards was a very happy winner. Continue reading

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