In his fourth year in Top Methanol Funny Car, Johnny Oksa will chase an important goal: a race win in the FIA European Championship. After several round wins, semifinal finishes, and even a runner-up position in last year’s home race at Alastaro, it’s time for the Finnish driver and his OK Racing Team to win a trophy. Continue reading
Malmö, Sweden (April 9, 2016) – A change to the driver’s seat has been announced from The Old 51 Drag Racing Team. Magnus Petersson, owner and crew chief of The Old 51 Chevy Coupe Pro Mod, and driver Niclas Andersson had to make a tough decision this past week with Andersson’s back problems preventing him from competing on the FIA European Drag Racing Championship series.
Ida Johansson loves motorcycles, and she can’t help it – it must have been genetically determined. The Swedish student from Hofors got her first bike when she was only 3 years old, joined the Junior Drag Bikes when she was 14, and took over her dad’s ride in Super Gas Bike at the age of 16. Now, at 19 years old, it’s time for the next step, as Ida Johansson will follow in the footsteps of her father Niclas by taking over his Super Street Bike and make her entrance in the ‘no slick no wheelie bar’ class for the brave. Continue reading
With Ari Pietilä as their driver, Woodstock Racing compete in the Top Methanol Funny Car (TMFC) class of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. For this season the team have recruited top level motorsport knowledge in the form of former F1 engineer and Technical Director of Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Ossi Oikarinen who has joined the team. Continue reading
For the third consecutive year Vance & Hines, the world famous American manufacturer of aftermarket motorcycle performance parts, will be a contingency partner for Pro Stock Motorcycle in the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship. “We have some great racers representing us in Europe. We want to help support and give back to the people that believe in the Vance & Hines products. The racer that buys our products and supports our company deserves to get something in return, and this is the best way to reach them, we feel”, said Eddie Krawiec, three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, rider of the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson and business manager for the Vance & Hines race shop. Continue reading
In Tuesday’s article we already paid attention to the very successful Easter weekend BILSPORT Performance & Custom Motor Show at the Elmia fairgrounds near Jönköping. We received some great photo collages made by Yasmine A. Bengtson. These pictures give a perfect impression what a great success the BILSPORT Performance & Custom Motor Show (88.792 visitors) was, and how great the interest in the Speedgroup booth was. Continue reading
It was a busy but also very successful Easter weekend for the promotion of drag racing. The BILSPORT Performance & Custom Motor Show near Jönköping and the American Car Show in Helsinki attracted record crowds and there was great interest in the Speedgroup and FHRA/FDBA booths at these shows. Many questions were answered and many new fans welcomed. Continue reading
Diamond Pistons are a well-known name in European drag racing. Michigan based Diamond Racing Products join the 2016 Speedgroup Contingency Program for EDRS car classes and FIA classes. “Racers love contingency programmes, and it allows Diamond to give back to the racers that support our company”, said Grant Campbell, Sales & Technical Support representative of Diamond Racing Products. Continue reading