After a very difficult start of his first season in Pro Modified, Thomas Stiefel had the European Finals he could only have dreamed of. The Swiss Pro Mod rookie couldn’t even make one run at the Main Event, but back at Santa Pod Raceway the beautiful orange Bel Air really took off. Stiefel reset his personal bests almost every run, was the number five qualifier and could only be stopped by European champion Michael Gullqvist in the quarter finals of eliminations. With this great performance the Swiss combination was the big surprise of the last race of the season. Continue reading
Last week the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the addition of a new final round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship on Malta on 30th September – 2nd October 2016.
FIA Drag Racing Commission Vice President Lars Pettersson about the new race: “I’m proud to announce a new country in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship in 2016. The working title for the event is the FIA Mediterranean European Finals. The event will take place on 30th September – 2nd October 2016. The great news was released at the third Mediterranean Tourism Forum Gala at the Mediterranean conference hall in Valetta. This is an opportunity to bring fans and families to the great island of Malta for the event and a sunny holiday. The track in Malta will undergo a major upgrade during the Spring of 2016 in safety, track surface and facilities. A joint venture is to be set up between Federations, Clubs and officials. The consortium is currently working on reducing the cost of transport and air fares for the race teams. Malta Hotel Restaurant Association (MHRA), QPM, Malta Tourist Association (MTA), Malta Motorsport Federation and the Maltese Government have made this project possible together with the FIA. More information will come after the New Year.”
Saturday evening November 28, Speedgroup hosted its annual banquet and awards presentation at the Scandic Infra City, Upplands Väsby, Stockholm. Almost 500 racers, team members, sponsors and media attended the event and made it to a great success. For the first time the FIA European Drag Racing Championship prize giving ceremony was also included in the event, that also honored the top three racers of all classes in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship and EDRS European Drag Racing Series. Also a number of special awards were presented to people and organizations for their contribution to the sport. Below the winners in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship and some special awards. Continue reading
Saturday evening November 28, Speedgroup hosted its annual banquet and awards presentation at the Scandic Infra City, Upplands Väsby, Stockholm. Almost 500 racers, team members, sponsors and media attended the event and made it to a great success. All top three drivers and riders of all classes in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship, EDRS European Drag Racing Series and FIA European Drag Racing Championship were invited to the podium to pick up their trophies. Also a number of special awards were presented to people and organizations for their contribution to the sport. Below the winners in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. Continue reading
Speedgroup is a promotion and administration company
operating in focus on supporting the development of Drag Racing, particularly in Europe.
– Since 2009 Speedgroup is officially recognized by FIA as the administrator of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. – In 2011 Speedgroup acquired Europe´s biggest sportsman series for drag racing, the Nordic Drag Racing Series NDRS which in 2012 became the EDRS European Drag Racing Series. – In 2012 Speedgroup was assigned by the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation (SBF) to administer and promote the Swedish Drag Racing Championship (cars), Dragracing SM. – Since 2014 Speedgroup operates the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship which is sanctioned by the Nordic Motorcycle Sports Federations.
Company website: speedgroup.eu
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When you want to improve on your performance, you can make some changes to your already championship winning bike. Alternatively, you can buy a state-of-the-art new one, and that’s just what Björn Friström did. After winning his second consecutive EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship title in Super Street Bike this year, the 45-year old Swede went to the States to pick up his new ride and make his first runs, an experience Friström will never forget and one that sometimes scared him a bit. Continue reading
Kalle Lyrén saw a dream come true in racing at Las Vegas and Pomona, the last two rounds of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Although the 2014 EDRS Pro Nordic MC champion did not qualifying in the largest and most competitive Pro Stock Motorcycle field in more than a decade, he came close at Pomona, made his first ever 6-second pass, and reset his personal best top speed! “Of course, as a racer you always want to do better and qualify, but the experience and everything we learned, is worth so much more”, said Kalle Lyrén, looking back at his weeks in the States. Continue reading
Thomas Olsen and his Brothers in Arms Racing team did a great job last weekend in not only representing their own team, but also the sport of drag racing in general at the Oslo Motor Show, Norway’s biggest meeting for motor enthusiasts. Many questions were answered about their beautiful Pro Stock Motorcycle and the sport of drag racing, and with their enthusiasm, the team members were real ambassadors for the sport and gave many visitors a first taste of what drag racing really is. Continue reading