Ida Zetterström and RF Motorsport win NitrOlympX
Ida Zetterström and team RF Motorsport took home the win at the prestigious NitrOlympX event at the HockenheimRing, Germany. The event was the second to last event of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship and Ida extended her championship lead up to 100 points over Susanne Callin.
The final round of the NitrOlympX was a real nail biter with a tight side by side race against Jndia Erbacher with Ida’s 3.92 to Jndia’s 3.93 seconds. Ida being away first of the line and staying just in front the whole way. This was Ida’s first win at the HockenheimRing and her third Top Fuel win of the season, having a win at Santa Pod Raceway at the FIA season opener back in May and a win at the non-championship race at Mantorp Park back in July.
Ida made it to the semifinals at Tierp Arena in July, but the event was caught short due to rain, so no winner was crowned. At the August event at Tierp Arena Ida saw her first and only loss so far this season when she fell short to reigning Champion Antti Horto in the semifinals after losing traction before the 330ft. With a steady grip of the Championship lead Ida and the RF Motorsport team will end the FIA Championship season with the final event at Santa Pod Raceway, September 8-10th. This weekend Ida will we at the U.S Nationals in Indianapolis as a spectator before she flies back to the UK for the European Finals next week.
Text and photos: PR