A-Fuel Team Sweden are aiming for a full FIA European Championship season in Top Methanol

Just like last year, Bryntesson Motorsport and Jonny Lagg Racing are competing under a common flag as A-Fuel Team Sweden in the Top Methanol class of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. Both teams have their sights set high for this season, which begins at Santa Pod in England on May 24-27.

 “We took big steps in our development last year and this year we are ready to take the next step to fight for the FIA European Championship title,” said Tony Bryntesson. “It is a great advantage for us that we can do it in cooperation with Jonny Lagg and his team.”

In drag racing, shared experiences are double experiences. With few racing opportunities, it is important to be able to share experiences with each other in order to get all the five thousand horses down the strip. Both teams have plenty of skills to bring to the table. Several of Tony’s team members, such as Christer Runald, Bosse Davidsson and Lasse Theander, were already involved in the Top Fuel era in the 90s and helped Tony to great success. Jonny has drag racing legend Krister Johansson and Lars Lindkvist and others in the crew.

“There is plenty of expertise in both teams,” said Jonny Lagg. “Drag racing is a team sport, more than any other branch of motorsport, and much of the result is already decided in the pit.” Jonny Lagg comes into this season after a long winter rebuilding his dragster after the engine explosion that occurred at Mantorp Park last year. Drag racing fans stepped up and helped getting Jonny Lagg back on track again with the help of a fundraiser – Powered by Fans. “It’s amazing how much support we’ve had from all the drag racing fans,” said Jonny. “We will try to repay it with good results, and we have everything needed to do so.”

The premiere will take place at Santa Pod in England where Bryntesson Motorsport ended the season with its best ever record of 5.29 seconds, the third fastest by a Swede of all time, and Tony is looking forward to coming back. “It will be extra fun coming back to Santa Pod because we did so well there in the final last year. If we can repeat that and keep a consistent level throughout the season, we should be able to fight at the top of the championship.”

The first chance to see A-Fuel Team Sweden in action at home will be at Tierp Arena where the second FIA European Championship event of the year will be on June 13-16.

Text: A-Fuel Team Sweden
Photos: A-Fuel Team Sweden and Remco Scheelings

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