BILSPORT steps up class sponsorship for Pro Mod
Swedish BILSPORT Magazine is the long-time class sponsor for the Pro Modified class. BILSPORT is one of the titles owned by the leading motor publishing house in the Nordic region. The company, Albinsson & Sjöberg, publishes around 15 magazine titles, which are distributed in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Poland. Furthermore some 15 exhibitions and events are arranged yearly attracting around 200 000 visitors. www.fabas.se
The BILSPORT Pro Mod class sponsorship is connected to the EDRS Pro concept, which is part of the Summit Racing EDRS Series. The BILSPORT Pro Mod calendar 2017 includes the four biggest drag racing events in the Nordic region:
15-18 June Tierp Arena SWE
30 June – July 2 Alastaro FIN
27-30 July Gardermoen NOR
24-27 August Tierp Arena SWE – FINALS
For the 2017 season the class sponsorship prize fund has been increased by 25% to 100 000 (SEK).
It will be shared by the top 5 drivers. Based on the final points rankings after the four events the winner gets SEK 50 000. The runner-up is entitled to SEK 20 000, while the 3rd placed driver will enjoy a payout of SEK 15 000 for his/her achievement. Position 4 is awarded with SEK 10 000 and finally the 5th position will get SEK 5 000.
The 2016 EDRS Pro winner Micke Gullqvist, Sweden appreciates BILSPORT´s continued support and confirms he will once again battle for the title;
– Yes, we will race the EDRS Pro Series again this year. We only have to add the race at Gardermoen, Norway, to the FIA tour we’re participating in to complete the EDRS.
He sees several benefits with the BILSPORT Pro Mod/EDRS Pro concept; – It’s a great championship for Scandinavian teams, the events are all on good tracks and there is a good prize fund. I know a lot of teams in the Nordics who don´t not have the time or budget for long distance travel, which makes the EDRS Pro a perfect fit for them. Before the PM class was introduced in the FIA Championship in 2006, we used to race the EDRS, or NDRS as it used to be called. That was the only championship available for us back then and events in England and Germany were also included. There are a lot of Pro Mod teams in northern Europe and the EDRS provide a great championship to race. I’m sure we will see a continuously increasing number of teams competing in the EDRS Pro, says Gullqvist.
Micke Gullqvist has his mind set on a few goals for the race season;