Finland’s Jere Rantaniemi and Team Pro8 will debut in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship in 2019. The orange Pro Line Racing Hemi powered 2013 Camaro will be seen in Sweden, Finland and Germany. The last two seasons Rantaniemi ran in the Finnish national Top Doorslammer series, winning the championship in 2017 and finishing second in 2018. The team’s first ever appearance abroad was at the Top Doorslammers finals in Sweden last September, a race that Rantaniemi won. Continue reading
Last Saturday evening Voodoo Hemi Racing unveiled their totally rebuilt ’70 Plymouth Superbird. After a year of hard work, the team had the official presentation of their Pro Modified car that was so badly damaged in a crash at Santa Pod Raceway in May 2018. “I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who helped us with this rebuild, in whatever way their contribution was, but for all the Voodoo Hemi crew that spent so many hours in the workshop. Let’s make it a great season,” said Marck Harteveld, driver of the Superbird and driving force behind the Dutch Pro Modified team. Continue reading
David Vegter and PedalToTheMetal Drag Racing are fully focused on the preparations for the start of the 2019 FIA European Championship at the end of May. In the last couple of months many hours were spent in the workshop to bring the ’67 Camaro back into great shape, but now that the ordered parts are coming in from the States, the work continues in the highest gear. “The Camaro has been refreshed completely, we made some adjustments and we will have many new parts in the car,” said Vegter about the fast impending racing season. Continue reading
We welcome Adam Flamholc back to Europe as he is going to contest the 2019 FIA European Pro Modified Championship. This year it will be in a two-car team together with Dmitry Samorukov out of Russia who will race a freshly built Camaro. The two cars are soon to be shipped to Europe after going some test rounds in the US.
Most people will see it as a reckless bet on a Saturday evening after too much beer, but a few see it as a serious challenge. Per Magnusson is one of those ‘happy few’. Being a drag race fan for many years, but not involved in any team at all, Magnusson bought the brutal ex Patrick Wikstrom blown Camaro to exchange the comfortable grandstand seat for the hot seat of a hot rod from hell. Continue reading
After claiming no fewer than ten FIA European Pro Stock titles, Jimmy Ålund added his first FIA European Pro Modified championship to his impressive list of honours in 2018. Being both quick and consistent, Ålund and the Magnus Petersson-owned and tuned Old ’51 Chevrolet dethroned 7-time FIA European Pro Mod champion Michael Gullqvist after an almost season long battle. And the hunger for more titles is still not over! Continue reading
More good news for the Pro Modified class. Lars Järpler is a former crew member who will be racing his own car in 2018. Lars has been part of Pro Mod racing for a long time, the last couple of seasons in Roger Johansson and Rolf Simonssons teams. In addition, he has been racing in other classes in his earlier career. Now it’s time to go racing with his own Pro Mod car and team in the 2018 Summit Racing EDRS Series.
Michael Gullqvist won his third consecutive FIA European Pro Modified Championship in 2017, his sixth FIA title out of the last seven years and the seventh FIA title in the Swede’s illustrious Pro Mod career. Gullqvist claimed that seventh trophy in style as he only lost one elimination round this season, scoring an almost perfect 19 to 1 win/loss ratio and reset the European record to 5.833 seconds at Tierp Arena in August. Continue reading