Jan Ericsson to retire from drag racing
Three-time FIA European Pro Modified Champion Jan Ericsson is hanging up his helmet and retiring from drag racing. The native of Västerås, Sweden, has been competing in Pro Modified since 2017 when the team took the decision to spend three years fully focused on winning the FIA European Championship starting with 2019.
It has been mission accomplished to say the least, as Ericsson has been the winning force not only in FIA competition, with three back-to-back Championships, but also wins in the Nordic series and Santa Pod Raceway’s Doorslammers events.
“I love drag racing, but the planned three years of focus have come to an end,” said Ericsson. “Time-wise it took five years as covid cancelled two seasons, but the team can no longer combine this level of dedication with our regular jobs and family life. I race to win and to chase points, and when you have been dedicated full-time to the task of winning all three Championships, then there are no backward steps to take other than to retire.”
Ericsson would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors and team members who have made his Pro Mod journey possible, as well as the race fans and supporters along the way including his club SMF Västerås.
Ericsson’s whole racing operation will be up for sale shortly.
Photos: Remco Scheelings