Surprising Alastaro eliminations cut short by rain


Anita Mäkelä

After an interesting qualifying and surprising first round of eliminations, the Top Fuel semi-finals of the FHRA Nitro Nationals promised to be even more exiting. The reigning champion Micke Kågered was out of competition and the numbers one and two in the championship, Stig Neergaard and Anita Mäkelä, had to face each other for a place in the final. But mother nature had other ideas and a thunderstorm and rain showers brought an early end to the third round of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at Alastaro, Finland.  Continue reading

Rain prevents pursuers from catching up with a red lighting leader


David Vegter

Michael Gullqvist out with a red light in the first round of eliminations and his five main pursuers all winning and advancing to the quarter finals! The best possible scenario to catch up with the leader in the championship. But the reigning FIA European Pro Modified champion was saved by the thunderstorm and rain and as the eliminations had to be cancelled, the rest of the pack could only make up at most twenty points.  Continue reading

Rain beats unstoppable Johnny Oksa at his home track


Johnny Oksa

Johnny Oksa reset his personal best in qualifying at Alastaro to a great 5.66 seconds at 407.54 km/h and was on his way to his second consecutive victory in the FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship. But as he already said at Tierp, ‘only rain can stop me from winning’ , and that’s exactly what happened at his home track, and so Oksa’s FHRA Nitro Nationals ended in the semi-finals.  Continue reading

Hagfors Open great, as usual


Jr Dragster winner William Svensson RU Pontus Södergren

Hagfors Open has closed the gate for this time and the event was a good event as expected. And it went as smooth as always at the  1/8-mile track that have a breakout at 4.50.

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