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
Speedgroup and the biggest drag racing organisation in Baltics – Estonian Drag Racing Association (EDRA) have agreed to initiate cooperation for the race season 2016.
EDRA has proven to operate safe and professional events with a skilled team and Speedgroup welcome them to the group of organisers connected to EDRS European Drag Racing Series operated by Speedgroup since 2011. The EDRS is currently the biggest drag racing series in Europe with more than 800 drivers & riders from 10 countries participating 2015. The 18 race events included were held in the Nordic region; Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Continue reading
On Saturday October 10th Speedgroup renewed the contract with the Nordic Motorsport Council (NMC) to operate and promote the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship, the official Nordic drag bike championship, for another two years, 2016-2017. The classes Pro Stock Motorcycle, Super Twin Motorcycle, Super Street Bike and Top Fuel Motorcycle are again included in the championship, but new to the championship are Super Gas Bike and Super Comp Bike. Continue reading
807 drivers and riders took part in the EDRS Series 2015. Twelve organisers together with Speedgroup formed this year’s series and it was run over 18 events and included 18 competition classes, juniors and seniors. Continue reading
Reigning champion Micke Kågered entered the European Finals as the leader in the FIA European Top Fuel Championship. But after a dominant win at Tierp and a strong Euro Finals qualifying, Anita Mäkelä was more and more the favourite to win the title in eliminations. Despite that, Kågered did it again, won the rounds he needed to win, and claimed his second consecutive FIA Top Fuel title. Jari Halinen played an unexpected, but major role in the outcome of the championship and race. The Finn didn’t qualify for eliminations, but could enter the race as alternate, to defeat Mäkelä in the first round and win the final from just crowned champion Kågered. Continue reading