The 2020-season marks the fourth year in the partnership between VP Racing Fuels and Speedgroup. The cooperation started in 2017 when VP Racing Fuels joined the Speedgroup contingency program and was intensified one year later when VP Racing Fuels was named the official racing fuel partner for Speedgroup. Peter Coleman, VP Racing Fuels Business Development Consultant for Europe, looks back at this great period, but even more importantly, looks ahead to an even brighter future. Continue reading
Matthew Carabott will make his debut in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship as the driver of the famous Maltese Mr. Whippy Racing Top Methanol Dragster. Carabott, who made his licencing runs last year at Santa Pod Raceway, will get off to a flying start of his career with a full season in competition, as the team have planned to take part in all five rounds of the FIA European Championship. Continue reading
The name Tony Bryntesson will not immediately ring a bell for the latest generation of drag race fans in Europe, but it will for the die-hard fans from the 1980s and 90s. After a career in several categories up to Top Fuel, the Swede made his last quarter mile runs in 1995 before switching to circuit racing and starting his own team in the V8 Thunder Car Series. But as has happened so many times before, the attraction of nitro and the quarter mile came back and thanks to Jonny Lagg, after a 25-year break, Bryntesson will be back in action and again in a nitro car, an A-Fueler in the FIA European Top Methanol Championship. Continue reading
The Maltese Lion is ready to rumble again! After a one year break, Duncan Micallef will be back in action in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship this season. The 2017 FIA European champion will not be able to do the full tour, but will definitely be at The Main Event, the NitrOlympX and the European Finals. Micallef will get his first taste of nitro at the Festival of Power. The Maltese Lion will feel comfortable very soon as he will run his familiar red 2017 championship winning RF Motorsport car again. Continue reading
After a 14-year break from the FIA European Top Fuel Championship, Susanne Callin made her comeback last season to see if the feeling was still there and if driving a Top Fuel car was really what she missed so much in all those years. Everybody knew the answer in advance and as expected, after only two runs there was the confirmation. As a result, the comeback is definite and Callin will do the full FIA European Top Fuel Championship in 2020! “Testing days are over and I am all in!” said a determined Susanne Callin. Continue reading
The registration for the Tierp Internationals is open! The Tierp Internationals is one of the major events at Tierp Arena. The Tierp Internationals is the second round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, the opening round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship and EDRS Pro Series and a round for the Summit Racing EDRS Series. Continue reading
After skipping the 2019 FIA European Championship because of the well-known reasons, Werner Habermann Racing are thrilled to announce that Dennis, Timo and the Team of Werner Habermann Racing are competing the entire season 2020. Continue reading
SFI CEO Jennifer Faye announce that a reschedule of the European SFI Tour 2020 is up. Due to the ongoing expansion of the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak throughout the world, the SFI Inspections Tour schedule has been modified
We at Speedgroup were very sorry to hear of the death of former Top Methanol racer and multiple European champion Peter Schöfer.
‘He was a motor athlete with body and soul. The ‘Pat’, as his friends and everyone called him, has achieved a lot in his far too short life. He was a multiple European champion in motorcycle and drag racing. He won many tough fights on the racetrack, but unfortunately he lost his last fight, an unfair fight against cancer. We all hope that where he is now, he will find beautiful racetracks and fair opponents. We will never forget you and honour what you have built.
In eternal beloved memory
Moni, Luna, Sinah, Nicolai
Rudi, Wolfgang, Christina
Rebecca, Leoni, Thomas
Our deepest condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends,
The board and everybody involved in Speedgroup
Rest in Peace Peter, it was an honour to have known you, to see you and your team race all over Europe and take so many pictures of you during your great career,
The recent Åby Dragracing Marknad swap meet attracted a lot more visitors and exhibitors than in previous years. This year’s swap meet was located at the Ingelsta shopping center, a new venue, and around 3500 visitors were counted in by the organizer Åby Motorklubb. That’s about 1000 more visitors than usual and in addition, the number of exhibitors came to about 150.