FIA European Drag Racing Championship

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Tina Høst Nedregård and her remarkable 2023 Top Methanol debut

To say that Tina Høst Nedregård impressed at her championship debut is an understatement. The 34-year old Norwegian finalized her licensing procedure at Gardermoen Raceway to claim the number one qualifying position less than a week later at the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena. Maybe even more impressive than the number one qualifying position was the way she controlled the car and the elapsed time. The 5.265 seconds on what was her second official qualifying run, was the third quickest pass in European Top Methanol history! And with a 5.30-second run in the first round of eliminations, she proved that it was no coincidence at all.

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Michael Malmgren, patience and perseverance paid off

Michael Malmgren claimed the 2023 FIA European Pro Stock Championship in a nerve-wracking semifinal at the final round of the championship at Santa Pod Raceway. At the halfway point of the season, the title seemed to be far away for the Pro Stock veteran. But together with his team, Malmgren didn’t give up, his luck turned and at the European Finals it all fell into place with a new FIA European Championship as a result.

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David Vegter finishes the 2023 season on a high note

It was not a matter if, but when David Vegter would win a race of the FIA European Pro Modified Championship. The Dutchman saved the best of the 2023 season for the last, by claiming a dominant win at The European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, the fifth and final round of the FIA European Championship. With this victory, the second position in the final standings of the FIA European Pro Modified Championship and his extremely competitive new personal bests, Vegter and his team Vegter Pro Mod Racing can look back on a great and successful season.

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Linn Fløysvik claims her first FIA title in an unforgettable season with highs and lows

In what only was her second full season in the FIA European Top Methanol Championship, Linn Fløysvik claimed the title in 2023. The driver from Norway had to fight until the end to clinch the championship in what was at least to say a challenging season. It is not without a reason that Fløysvik expresses her special thanks to her team and calls her crew the backbone of her success.

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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.

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Ida Zetterström, Jan Ericsson, Linn Fløysvik and Michael Malmgren 2023 FIA European Drag Racing champions

Ida Zetterström (Top Fuel), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified), Linn Fløysvik (Top Methanol) and Michael Malmgren (Pro Stock) claimed the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship titles in their respective categories at the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway. Zetterström won her title in style by claiming the victory in the final round of the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship as well. Fløysvik secured her title by defeating Sandro Bellio in the semifinals, while Malmgren defeated Stefan Ernryd in the semifinals to win the title. The European Finals event win in Top Methanol and Pro Stock went to Johnny Oksa and Simon Ekengren respectively. In Pro Modified Ericsson retained his title with his Hockenheim win, thus a semifinal finish didn’t hurt the Swede, while David Vegter claimed his first FIA European Championship race win.

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