FIA European Drag Racing Championship

Linn Fløysvik ready and loaded for another full season

Placing third last year, Linn Fløysvik had her best finish in the FIA European Top Methanol Championship so far. The young driver from Norway will be back for her second full championship tour this season and wants to carry on from where she left off last season, but the Karlsen Motorsport team will be hoping for less of a fiery start this season.

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Silvio Strauch intends to do his first full FIA European Championship tour

In his third season in the Top Methanol class, Silvio Strauch has the intention to do his maiden full FIA European Championship tour. In both his debut season 2019 in the Top Methanol Dragster, and again in 2022, the German driver and his Engine Ghost Racing Team had to select the races that best fitted their limited time schedule. This season Strauch will try to do all five rounds of the FIA European Top Methanol Championship.

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New body, same goal for Sandro Bellio

Despite a devastating fire at the Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sandro Bellio claimed his second consecutive FIA European Top Methanol Championship in 2022. The family run Danny’s Racing Team are back with a new Monte Carlo body on the car, but the goal is the same, another European title.

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Antti Horto to attack Tierp Arena

The FIA European Top Fuel Championship will have a new champion this season. The bad news is that reigning champion Antti Horto will not defend his title, but the good news is that the Finn will be at both Tierp Arena events with two goals, to win and break ET records!

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Maltese Lion Duncan Micallef to run in the FIA European Championship again

Duncan Micallef made headlines in 2017 by claiming the FIA European Top Fuel Championship, being the first driver from Malta to achieve this great sporting goal. For his great achievements in the sport, Micallef was crowned ‘sportsperson of the year’ in Malta for both 2016 and 2017 as well. After the 2018 season, Micallef, Rune Fjeld Motorsport driver for many years, took a break from the championship. This season the popular Maltese Lion is back. Micallef will make his comeback at The Main Event and will compete in three of the five FIA European Championship rounds.

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The Real Stig is back

Great news from Denmark! After a 3-year break, Stig Neergaard is back in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. The veteran Top Fuel racer, who finished in the top five of the title race so many times, wants to have some fun again. “We still have an awful lot of work to do on the car, but we will do everything we can to be ready in time for The Main Event,” said Stig Neergaard about his comeback.

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Ida Zetterström announces Global Partnership with Edelbrock and KW Parts

Today, European Top Fuel Record Holder Ida Zetterström announced a new global partnership between Edelbrock Group and KW Parts (Klintberg & Way Group) to support her efforts in winning the FIA Championship driving for RF Motorsport. Edelbrock Group helped Zetterström in her successful first FIA Top Fuel season in 2022, where the team became the first to clock a 3.7-second pass in Europe and picked up their first FIA event win together at Tierp Arena in Sweden.

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Great interest for Speedgroup booth at Custom Motor Show

With a record attendance of over 90,000 people, the Bilsport Performance Custom Motor Show held over the Easter weekend at Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden, was once again a great success. Speedgroup were one of the many exhibitors at this great show and their booth attracted a lot of attention. The Speedgroup crew had a busy four days, handing out calendars and discount coupons and answering numerous questions.      

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SFI Foundation re-certification tour kicked off in The Netherlands

The 2023 European SFI re-certification tour kicked off this morning, March 16, in Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands. Racers and team members from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and of course The Netherlands, travelled to Hotel Ibis, located almost at Schiphol Airport, to re-certify parts to be race ready when the new season kicks off in a few weeks. The SFI crew had a busy morning and re-certified numerous bell housings and clutches, but as all teams arrived early, they were ready in time to catch their flight to Helsinki for the second stop on the European tour.

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