Top Methanol Funny Car

Sandro Bellio’s first FIA title, a real family effort

In what was only his third season as the driver of the Danny’s Racing Team Funny Car, Sandro Bellio claimed his first FIA European Top Methanol Championship in 2019. As the whole operation is run by the family, this title was for all a family effort and a reward for many years of hard work. Last but not least, Bellio’s title was also the first FIA European Championship in drag racing for a driver from Belgium. Continue reading

Johnny Oksa’s comeback part two

After winning the 2016 FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship, Johnny Oksa took a year off to come back at last year’s Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena. It was a dramatic return to the track as Oksa suffered a devastating crash in qualifying that brought an end to his season before it had even started. Shaken, not stirred, ‘the beast from Finland’ wanted to be back on track as soon as possible, and with a new car, Oksa will celebrate a second comeback in 2019! Continue reading

Dennis Habermann defeats his brother to take over the #1

In a real ‘the winner takes it all’ semi-final Dennis Habermann claimed the 2018 FIA European Top Methanol Championship at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. Being in the number two position behind leader and reigning champion Timo Habermann all season long, Dennis won that semi-final and took over the lead for the first time. The two brothers, rivals but also best friends, kept the numbers one and two in the team, but swapped the order compared to 2017. Continue reading

The beast from Finland, Johnny Oksa, is back

After winning the 2016 FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship, Johnny Oksa took a year off to spend more time with the family. But Oksa immediately warned his competitors that one year was the max, and that he would be back, stronger than ever before. Well, that moment has come and the popular and undaunted ‘beast from Finland’ not only took some time for the family, he also used that year to collect new and fast parts. If you thought that was enough, think again. The 2016 champion will get tuning advice from a 2-time NHRA world champion. Continue reading

Sandro Bellio looking for more after his 2017 dream debut season

Sandro Bellio made a stormy entrance in the FIA European Top Methanol ranks last season. The young Belgian won his debut race, finished runner-up in the second race, to win again and fall only 0.023 seconds short of the European record in his third outing with the family run Chevy Monte Carlo. This season Bellio wants to exceed this stunning debut season with an assault on the FIA European Top Methanol crown. Continue reading

Sascha Pretzsch steps up to Top Methanol Funny Car

No big announcements, but observant Facebook drag race followers must have taken notice of the short posts about a Swiss racer crossing the ocean to pick up a Top Methanol Funny Car. That Swiss racer was former Competition Eliminator driver Sascha Pretzsch, and yes, he is the new owner of the ex Sir Geoff Goodwin, Greg Hunter driven Synoil Racing TAFC Chevy Monte Carlo. Still a roof, but no doors anymore for Pretzsch, who will make his TMFC debut later this season, to go for a full FIA European Top Methanol Championship assault next year. Continue reading

Timo and Dennis Habermann to contest full 2018 FIA European Championship tour

From the Habermann brothers and eurodragster.com comes the news that German two-car Top Methanol Dragster team Werner Habermann Racing will contest all six rounds of the 2018 FIA European Top Methanol Championship. Timo Habermann will defend his 2017 FIA European Championship title, while last year’s runner-up Dennis Habermann will do his very best to beat his brother and get the number one back on his car. Continue reading

Dave Alexander, 30 years in Top Alcohol/Methanol, a good number to retire

Most visitors of Santa Pod Raceway will know Dave Alexander as the co-commentator of the Top Methanol class. But almost 40 years after watching his first drag race and 30 years involvement in Top Alcohol/Methanol, the 2017 European Finals was his last official appearance. Time for an interview with this man who was so deeply involved in the sport in so many different ways. Continue reading

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