New first class drag strip in Kauhava, Finland
FHRA Marketing Oy and LSK Business Park Oy have signed a mutual agreement to build an international level drag racing arena at Kauhava airfield, Finland. The construction work will start almost immediately and the track will host its first race in August. From 2019 Kauhava will be the new home for the FHRA Nitro Nationals, the Finnish round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship.
Kauhava airfield is a former military air base near the city of Kauhava. As construction work can start almost immediately, the first races can be organized at the end of this summer. Kauhava will host the last two races of the Finnish and EDRS Championship, August 11-12 and the Night Race, August 31 and September 1. Besides these championship races, there will also be test & tune days and other events during this opening season.
From 2019 the new LSK drag strip will also host the FHRA Nitro Nationals, the Finnish round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. This high rated championship round attracts impressive numbers of spectators.
First class events also require first class facilities and so the Kauhava venue will be built to meet the highest quality and safety standards of the FIA and FIM and will have grandstands to host thousands of spectators.
As a venue for various kinds of events and meetings, Kauhava LSK Business Park offers an exceptionally great frame for drag racing competition. Versatile and high level accommodation, catering and other services are present at the area. Geographically the position of LSK Business Park is ideal especially with great road and transportation connections. For example Kauhava train station is within walking distance from the venue and therefore easy to travel from Helsinki and other airports or ferry ports.
More information will be available at the American Car Show in Helsinki during Easter, where LSK Business Park have a booth. The American Car Show is the biggest hobby vehicle exhibition in Finland and is arranged by the Finnish Hot Rod Association FHRA.
More information about:
LSK Business Park Oy: www.lskbusinesspark.fi
FHRA Marketing Oy: www.fhra.fi
Special thanks to FHRA and Esko Raisvuo for the information