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