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Game, set, match and championship for Anita Mäkelä

There is no one who knows better than Anita Mäkelä that past performance is no guarantee for future results. After claiming her second FIA European Top Fuel title in 2016, the 2017 season was filled with early exits, mechanical problems and the number five spot in the championship. But in 2018 the Finnish fan favourite and her team bounced back in an extremely dominant way by claiming the title with three race wins, one runner-up spot, two semi-final finishes and a 131-point advantage in the final points standing. Resetting the European ET record in the penultimate and final race of the season added the icing on the cake for the champion. Continue reading

Duncan Micallef wants to take a second TF crown back home to Malta

For Duncan Micallef 2017 will be a year to remember forever. He claimed his first FIA European Top Fuel Championship, won three races, was crowned Maltese Sportsman of the Year for the second consecutive time and had numerous prize giving galas to attend with the official FIA Prize Giving ceremony in Versailles, Paris, as a highlight. The Top Fuel champion took some time to think about the future, but decided to come back for a title defence. The Maltese Lion is still hungry and wants to take another trophy back home to the island of sunshine. Continue reading

Team Asylum, a strong combination of two worlds

TFJ Motorsport and Hope Racing are two familiar team names in Top Fuel (car) and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively. With immediate effect the two teams join forces under the new umbrella Team Asylum and will fly the flag for CBD Asylum in FIA Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle. The best of two worlds joined in one team! Continue reading

FIA Championship and Nostalgia events with two new cars for Stig Neergaard

Never a dull moment when Stig Neergaard and his team are around. And that will be the same for 2018. Stig Neergaard Racing will debut a newly build Nostalgia Slingshot Top Fuel dragster at shows and events and will do the FIA European Top Fuel Championship as well. Neergaard will start the FIA season with the ‘Eye of the Storm’, but this well-known car will be replace by an ex Brittany Force Monster Energy car bought from the States.    Continue reading

Top Fuel licenced Dennis Nilsson eager to start a 2018 campaign

Dennis Nilsson didn’t make headlines with his final licencing run. No wonder, as the Swede had to do it on a cloudy and rainy Sunday, one week after the European Finals and without the die-hard drag race fans in the Santa Pod grandstands. But one attempt was enough and with 4.32 seconds at 272.11 mph Nilsson had his Top Fuel licence in his pocket. As the car is waiting in the workshop, the planning for a 2018 FIA European Top Fuel Championship campaign can really take off.

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The Maltese Lion continues to roar

Duncan Micallef impressed with a 3.91-second run in his first race of the 2016 season and even improved on that performance two weeks later at Santa Pod’s European Finals with 3.896 seconds at 312 mph. Thanks to these achievements, Micallef won the title Sportsman of the Year in Malta a few weeks ago, and the Rune Fjeld Motorsport driver stayed on a high by recording 4.03 seconds at 303 mph last weekend at his home track Hal Far Raceway, resetting both Maltese national records. But the Maltese Lion is still not satisfied, as he now plans a full attack on the FIA European Top Fuel title. Continue reading

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