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Harland Sharp roller rocker arms in 2016 Speedgroup Contingency Program

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“Here at Harland Sharp we have been discussing ways to help expand our presence into the European market. When we received an email about the EDRS program, we did some research and it seemed like a perfect fit. In the past, contingency programs have worked out well for us here in the US. We have participated in NMRA/NMCA, IHRA and NHRA in previous race seasons. For the 2016 season we are doing contingency programs with the NHRA and Speedgroup EDRS!”, said Steve Becker. Continue reading

Dutch Post & Dros Racepak service at Pomona

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Racepak and Post & Dros are one of Speedgroup’s contingency partners. Almost two years ago Post & Dros Racing Engines & Parts, the European importer of all Racepak products, introduced a trackside support service at some FIA European Drag Racing Championship races. It was an instant success and Dick Koster, the Post & Dros employee and responsible for this service, was back in 2015 for all FIA races. But innovation never stops and to get the latest updates and tips and tricks of all Racepak products, Koster and his colleagues Egbert Dros and Erwin Pepping not only travelled to the Racepak headquarters in California, but also to Pomona, where Koster assisted the Racepak crew with their trackside support at the NHRA Circle K Winternationals.  Continue reading

Vesa Ruhanen, more, faster and quicker in 2016

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When a rider could earn bonus points for being the first to enter the championship, Vesa Ruhanen would now be the leader, as the Finn was one of the first riders to register for the 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship in Super Street Bike, and not without reason. After a season with only two races, Ruhanen can’t wait to start racing again and is looking for a bit more of everything; more races, more wins and a first 6-second time slip.  Continue reading

Summit Racing Equipment joins Contingency Program

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Summit Racing Equipment has joined the EDRS Speedgroup contingency program for 2016. The program is in effect for five races in the EDRS car classes. The winner of each Sportsman class will get a $200 USD Summit Racing gift certificate, and the runner-up will get a $100 USD certificate. The only condition is that the cars must have Summit Racing decals on both sides of the car. No previous purchase is needed. Continue reading

Gators for Kalle Lyrén

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Kalle Lyrén will kick off his 2016 season where he left off in 2015: in the United States! The 2014 EDRS Pro Nordic Pro Stock Motorcycle champion will compete in the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida, the season’s first of 16 races for Pro Stock Motorcycle in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The American dream part two!  Continue reading

The Beast is back to win the EDRS Pro Nordic MC Super Twin title

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Per Bengtsson and his ‘The Beast Dragbike team’ will compete in the full 2016 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship tour and only have one ambition: ‘to take home the title for our main sponsor Red Line Oil’. And when the season goes as planned and The Beast is as competitive as the team know it can be, England and The USA are the next targets for the most aggressive and noisiest Super Twin in Europe. Continue reading

Jonnie Lindberg wins again at Pomona, Leanders, Ålund and Svensson less fortunate

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The Circle K NHRA Winternationals kicked off the 2016 American drag racing season. With Jonnie Lindberg and Ulf Leanders in Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Jimmy Ålund and Markus Svensson in Stock Eliminator, four Swedes entered the tradition-rich first race of the season at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Lindberg, the 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car champion and defending Winternationals winner, had the best possible start of the season by bringing another Wally to the winners circle. Leanders was defeated in the quarter finals when he was hit by tire shake, while Ålund and Svensson both pulled red lights in early rounds of eliminations. Continue reading

Another busy season for Kenneth Holmberg

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Kenneth Holmberg and his Swecomposite Pro Stock Motorcycle team are working hard on their preparations for a busy 2016 season.  “We are working hard on updating the bike and on appearing at some partners/company events during the spring. There is a lot of planning to be done for 20,000 kilometers of travel during the race season”, said Kenneth Holmberg.  Continue reading

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