Racing and crayfish at Linde Open

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The 33rd Linde Open started very well on Saturday with stunning 6 qualifying rounds. Something every one was satisfied with. The evening continued with the traditional crayfish dinner in the Jr pit. All junior teams get together here and brings the tables in a long row and fill them with crayfish and all other nice stuff there is to eat.

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Anita Mäkelä, Johnny Oksa, Johan Lindberg, Timo Habermann and Jimmy Alund win at the 31th NitrOlympX

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Anita Mäkelä

Anita Mäkelä raced to victory in Top Fuel at the 31th Hockenheim NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. The win was a double success for the Finnish racer as she is also the new leader in the championship. In Top Methanol Funny Car, championship leader Johnny Oksa extended his lead by defeating Ari Pietilä in an all Finnish final. In Pro Modified, Johan Lindberg defeated surprise finalist and Pro Mod rookie Marck Harteveld from the Netherlands to take his first win of the season. Timo Habermann gave the home crowd something to cheer about to win in Top Methanol Dragster, while Jimmy Alund raced to victory in Pro Stock at the Rico Anthes Quartermile of the Hockenheimring. Continue reading

Stig Neergaard, Ari Pietilä, Timo Habermann, Michael Gullqvist and Jimmy Alund leaders after Friday qualifying at the NitrOlympX

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Stig Neergaard

Stig Neergaard raced to the number one qualifying position in Top Fuel at the first day of qualifying for the NitrOlympX, round four of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the Hockenheimring, Germany. In Top Methanol Funny Car Ari Pietilä surprised with a new personal best and is the number one qualifier. In Pro Modified reigning champion Michael Gullqvist was quickest and leads the field with two more qualifying sessions to go. In Pro Stock Jimmy Alund is the number one qualifier, while in Top Methanol Dragster local hero Timo Habermann leads the field after day one. Continue reading

Scandinavian Internationals, the EDRS Pro Nordic MC finals at Tierp Arena

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The Scandinavian Internationals is the fourth and final round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. Two and a half months after the championship kicked off at Tierp Arena, the EDRS Pro Nordic MC is back at the state-of-the-art drag race facility north of Stockholm. Samu Kemppainen (Super Twin Motorcycle), Kalle Lyrén (Pro Stock Motorcycle), Henri Kolehmainen (Super Street Bike) and Rikard Gustafsson (Top Fuel Motorcycle) enter the final round as the leader in their respective categories. Bianca Nilsson is the favourite to become the first EDRS Pro Nordic Super Comp Bike champion and you don’t have to be a fortune-teller to see that Janne Koskinen will be crowned as the champion in Super Gas Bike at the Scandinavian Internationals. Continue reading

FIA European Drag Racing Championship resumes at Hockenheim and Tierp Arena

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Stig Neergaard

The 2016 FIA European Drag Racing Championship is at the halfway point of the season and after the summer break part two kicks off with the traditional NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. From Germany the teams have to travel directly to Sweden, as the following weekend the Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena is on the calendar. For the drivers and teams not only an extremely tight schedule, but in one week the standings in the FIA European Championship can change dramatically. Who are the favourites at the eve of the 31st NitrOlympX at HockenheimRing’s Rico Anthes Quartermile, and who might be the leaders after Tierp?  Continue reading

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