FIA European Drag Racing Championship

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The FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off with The Main Event

Only a few days to go and the 2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship kicks off with The Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway. After the coronavirus caused a 2-year break, it’s finally time to get back to action for the most prestigious drag racing championship in Europe. Anita Mäkelä (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Jimmy Ålund (Pro Stock) and Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) were the 2019, and due to the break still defending champions. Who will there be at the season opening round in England and who are the favourites? Will there be some new stars coming up, or will the more familiar names shine again?

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Festival of Power a great success for FIA Championship contenders

With the start of the 2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship not far off, several teams from this championship took the opportunity to test their updated cars at the Festival of Power, the first round of the British drag racing championship at Santa Pod Raceway. And it was a major success as all three cars of the Rune Fjeld Motorsport stable made several promising runs, with the 3.837 seconds of Ida Zetterström as the highlight. Michel Tooren raised his confidence for the coming season as what was planned to be a test weekend ended with a victory in the first round of the Motorsport UK Pro Modified Championship. 

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Nitro Nationals 2022

In view of the FIA ​​European Championship race for cars, the FHRA board has identified the situation due to the multiplier effects of the Covid pandemic as not having a realistic chance of organizing the race.

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2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship calendar approved

At its meeting on 15th December the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA approved the six round 2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship calendar:

26th-29th May, Great Britain, (Santa Pod Raceway)

16th-19th June, Sweden (Tierp Arena)

29th june-2nd July, Finland (Kauhava)

11th-14th August , Sweden (Tierp Arena)

26-28 August, Germany (HockenheimRing)

8th-11th September, Great Britain ( Santa Pod Raceway)

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Licence to win

She came to complete her licensing runs, saw the finish line in a superb 3.862 seconds and conquered the Euro Finals Shootout Top Fuel trophy by winning the final over Susanne Callin. In her first full pass Ida Zetterström stormed into the top four of the quickest Top Fuel drivers in Europe, a top four dominated by women. Those who are chasing the 2022 FIA European Top Fuel Championship title know that they have a new force to be reckoned with.

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