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Jari Halinen, Mats Eriksson, Timo Habermann and Leif Andreasson provisional leaders in the heat of Hockenheim

Jari Halinen

Jari Halinen is the leader in Top Fuel after the first day of qualifying for the 30th NitrOlympX at Hockenheim, the fourth round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In Pro Modified Mats Eriksson’s 6.22 seconds was enough to take the lead after day one, while in Top Methanol Dragster and Top Methanol Funny Car Timo Habermann and Leif Andreasson are the provisional leaders. Qualifying was curtailed to one run, as there was a massive oildown short before the second session and there was not enough time left to bring the track back in racing condition.  Continue reading

FIA European Sub Committee meeting briefing

The FIA European Sub Committee for the FIA European Drag Racing Championship had the annual FIA Drag Racing Commission meeting in Denver, USA on the 22nd-23rd of July.

Lars Pettersson, Vice President tells;  -We worked on the FIA rules for the 2016 season, we have received ideas and proposals from teams and officials from the FIA Championship and also from NHRA and the ASN/Federations in the Commission. We evaluated all proposals and made changes and took decisions for 2016 and the changes will be published at the end of the year after the FIA WMSC have ratified them. Continue reading

The NitrOlympX kicks off part two of the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship

The 2014 NitrOlympX Top Fuel final

The 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is halfway through the season and part two kicks off with the NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. The special atmosphere of the HockenheimRing, Motodrome and the Rico Anthes Quartermile, the action packed Nightshow, it all makes the German round of the FIA European Championship to a very special event. But even more important, the NitrOlympX is the start of the second half of the season, and with three races in one month, it’s the busiest part of the year. Gaining points at Hockenheim is important to stay in the championship race, to catch up with the leaders, or increase the lead.  Continue reading

The Pro Stock Championship heats up at Alastaro

Hannu Kalliomäki and Magnus Petersson

After record breaking performances at the first two rounds of the season, even the most cautious would have been tempted to put money on Jimmy Ålund in Finland, but if you had taken that bet, you would have lost. Not only did the nine time European champion qualify in an uncharacteristically low fourth place, he was eliminated in round one.  When Pro Stock turns cruel, it turns really cruel.    The rest of the top four in the championship suffered mixed fortunes, Michael Malmgren was also eliminated in round one, whilst Thomas Lindström went out in the semis. Magnus Petersson made it to another final, but the glory of the weekend went to Richard “Nixxon” Sundblom who won at his home track in his first event of the year.  Continue reading

Johan Lindberg storms to victory at Alastaro

Lindberg Bros

Reigning champion Johan Lindberg was the man to beat in Top Methanol Funny Car at the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro. Together with a number one qualifying position and both low ET and top speed of the weekend, the Lindberg Bros team gave their new sponsor Rovalin AB their first victory. In the championship Lindberg is number two, but closing in on leader Leif Andreasson.  Continue reading

Reigning champion Micke Kågered in command again

Micke Kågered

You don’t have to be the fastest to win races. It’s all about being fast enough in the right moment to defeat your opponent. And that’s exactly what Micke Kågered did at the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro. The reigning FIA European Top Fuel champion took a hole shot win against Janne Ahonen, saw Stig Neergaard run into problems with an engine explosion in the semi-finals, to have a bye-run in the final. With his victory the Bahco Express driver is the new leader in the championship after the Finnish round of the 2015 FIA European Drag Racing Championship.  Continue reading

RESULTS FHRA NITRO NATIONALS

Anders Nilsson Pro Modified winner at Alastaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alastaro, FINLAND July 2-5th

Winners:

FIA Top Fuel Dragster: Micke Kågered Sweden
FIA Pro Modified: Anders Nilsson, Sweden
FIA Pro Stock Car: Richard Sundblom, Finland
FIA Top Methanol Funny Car: Johan Lindberg, Sweden

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FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – general information

FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th

FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3
Venue: Alastaro Circuit Finland

FIA Classes on site – Top Fuel Dragster, Pro Stock Car, Pro Modified and Top Methanol Funny Car (no entries in Top Methanol Dragster at this event).

Qualifications are run Friday-Saturday with two sessions/day and eliminations are on Sunday.

Event organizer: FHRA Finnish Hot Rod Association www.fhra.fi
Track website: www.alastarocircuit.fi

Results are published online continuously at this adress
http://www.fhra.fi/drag-racing/ilmoittautuminen-ja-tulokset/

Link to FIA European Dragracing on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FIAdragracingchampionship

Please note, broadcasting from this event is only available to watch within Finland via the service of IS Extra pay TV-channel.

Link to Entry list FHRA Nitro Nationals 2015

See the FIA class preview articles under class reports!

FHRA Nitro Nationals – Preview Pro Modified

Mats Eriksson with his two sons, who are both part of the crew

Preview FHRA Nitro Nationals July 2-5th – FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3

FIA Pro Modified

Last year we saw 9 entries in Pro Mod at Alastaro and Mattias Wulcan as winner. This time things will be different for sure. To start with Wulcan had an incident and smashed the car into the barrier at Tierp in June. He also hurt his ribs and will not be competing at Alastaro. Runner-up from last year Roger Johansson is entered and he is currently 5th in the championship points rankings. In championship lead a driver who has been successful at Alastaro before, Mats Eriksson with the Green Goblin Crown Victoria and Eriksson will be racing at Alastaro. Continue reading

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