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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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Ida Zetterström, Jan Ericsson, Sandro Bellio and Simon Ekengren number one qualifiers at European Finals

Ida Zetterström (Top Fuel), Sandro Bellio (Top Methanol), Jan Ericsson (Pro Modified) and Simon Ekengren (Pro Stock) claimed the number one qualifying positions at the  European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway in England and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the fifth and final round of the 2023 FIA European Drag Racing Championship.

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Ida Zetterström, Jan Ericsson, Sandro Bellio and Michael Malmgren leaders after the first day of qualifying for the European Finals

Ida Zetterström is the provisional number one qualifier in Top Fuel after the first day of qualifying for the European Finals, the fifth and final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Santa Pod Raceway in England. In Top Methanol Sandro Bellio is in the lead after day one, while Jan Ericsson stormed to a great 5.82 seconds to take the lead in Pro Modified. In Pro Stock Michael Malmgren claimed the provisional number one qualifying position with a great 6.68 seconds ET.

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FIA European Championship grand finale at Santa Pod coming soon

The FIA European Drag Racing Championship reaches its climax with the European Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, the traditional grand finale of the season. In two categories the championship will go down to the wire as the top three are still close together, while in the other two classes the names of the champions can almost be filled in already. In Top Fuel Ida Zetterström will claim her first FIA European title, while in Pro Modified strange things must happen if Jan Ericsson is not retain his title. But in Top Methanol and Pro Stock the title fight is still open. All in all there are great prospects for a spectacular grand finale.

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Gold for Ida Zetterström, Johnny Oksa, Jan Ericsson and Michael Malmgren at NitrOlympX

Ida Zetterström raced to victory in the Top Fuel final of the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the Rico Anthes Quartermile of the HockenheimRIng. In Pro Modified Jan Ericsson claimed the victory. Zetterström and Ericsson extended their lead in the championship and although it’s not official yet, it’s almost certain that they will be crowned as the 2023 FIA European champions in their respective categories. In Top Methanol Johnny Oksa defeated Sandro Bellio in the final, while in Pro Stock Michael Malmgren claimed the win.

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