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Trophies for EDRS Pro Nordic MC champions at Speedgroup awards presentation

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Saturday evening November 28, Speedgroup hosted its annual banquet and awards presentation at the Scandic Infra City, Upplands Väsby, Stockholm. Almost 500 racers, team members, sponsors and media attended the event and made it to a great success. All top three drivers and riders of all classes in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship, EDRS European Drag Racing Series and FIA European Drag Racing Championship were invited to the podium to pick up their trophies. Also a number of special awards were presented to people and organizations for their contribution to the sport. Below the winners in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. Continue reading

Björn Friström’s new ride is ‘absolutely crazy’

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When you want to improve on your performance, you can make some changes to your already championship winning bike. Alternatively, you can buy a state-of-the-art new one, and that’s just what Björn Friström did. After winning his second consecutive EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship title in Super Street Bike this year, the 45-year old Swede went to the States to pick up his new ride and make his first runs, an experience Friström will never forget and one that sometimes scared him a bit.  Continue reading

Kalle Lyrén’s USA tour, his first 6-second pass and so much more

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Kalle Lyrén saw a dream come true in racing at Las Vegas and Pomona, the last two rounds of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Although the 2014 EDRS Pro Nordic MC champion did not qualifying in the largest and most competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle field in more than a decade, he came close at Pomona, made his first ever 6-second pass, and reset his personal best top speed! “Of course, as a racer you always want to do better and qualify, but the experience and everything we learned, is worth so much more”, said Kalle Lyrén, looking back at his weeks in the States.  Continue reading

Brothers in Arms Racing shine at Oslo Motor Show

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Thomas Olsen and his Brothers in Arms Racing team did a great job last weekend in not only representing their own team, but also the sport of drag racing in general at the Oslo Motor Show, Norway’s biggest meeting for motor enthusiasts. Many questions were answered about their beautiful Pro Stock Motorcycle and the sport of drag racing, and with their enthusiasm, the team members were real ambassadors for the sport and gave many visitors a first taste of what drag racing really is.  Continue reading

Speedgroup renews contract with NMC

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On Saturday October 10th Speedgroup renewed the contract with the Nordic Motorsport Council (NMC) to operate and promote the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship, the official Nordic drag bike championship, for another two years, 2016-2017. The classes Pro Stock Motorcycle, Super Twin Motorcycle, Super Street Bike and Top Fuel Motorcycle are again included in the championship, but new to the championship are Super Gas Bike and Super Comp Bike. Continue reading

Jari Halinen surprises, as Micke Kågered retains his title

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Reigning champion Micke Kågered entered the European Finals as the leader in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship. But after a dominant win at Tierp and a strong Euro Finals qualifying, Anita Mäkelä was more and more the favourite to win the title in eliminations. Despite that, Kågered did it again, won the rounds he needed to win, and claimed his second consecutive FIA Top Fuel title. Jari Halinen played an unexpected, but major role in the outcome of the championship and race. The Finn didn’t qualify for eliminations, but could enter the race as alternate, to defeat Mäkelä in the first round and win the final from just crowned champion Kågered.  Continue reading

Micke Kågered, Michael Gullqvist, Dennis Habermann, Leif Andreasson and Thomas Lindström clinch the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles

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The winners took it all in Pro Modified, Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car at the European Finals at Santa Pod, as Michael Gullqvist, Dennis Habermann and Leif Andreasson not only won the event, but also the FIA European Drag Racing Championship title in their respective categories. In Top Fuel Jari Halinen was the surprising winner of the event, but the title stayed with last years champion Micke Kågered. In Pro Stock Jimmy Alund defeated Thomas Lindström in the final, but with a semi-final win against Michael Malmgren, Lindström had already clinched the 2015 FIA European championship title. With the European Finals, the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship came to an exciting end.  Continue reading

Robert Karlsson, Samu Kemppainen and Björn Friström clinch the 2015 EDRS Pro Nordic MC titles in a historic Scandinavian Internationals

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Scandinavian Internationals, Tierp Arena

With the Scandinavian Internationals, the 2015 EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship got the final it could only have dreamed of. In Pro Stock Motorcycle it was a historic race with three riders breaking into the 6 second zone, and two of them even running a string of 6-second passes. In a great side-by-side final, Fredrik Fredlund defeated new crowned EDRS champion Robert Karlsson. In Super Twin Motorcycle Samu Kemppainen was not as dominant as earlier this season, but still the Finn won his third consecutive EDRS Pro Nordic MC race, and with it the title. In Super Street Bike, Richard Stubbins from England was in a class of his own and took the win, but with a semi-final finish, Björn Friström extended his EDRS title.  Continue reading

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