EUROPEAN RECORDS UPDATE
The European Records page have been updated after records was set in FIA Pro Modified, Pro Stock and Top Methanol Funny Car during Sweden Internationals at Tierp Arena June 13-16th.
published June 18th
FIA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AFTER ROUND #2
The current points standings after round #2 of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, the Sweden Internationals has been published on the page Point Standings FIA 2013 (link in the left hand menue). Any points inquirires can be directed to the FIA assigned points coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
published June 17th
SWEDEN INTERNATIONALS JUNE 13-16th
We congratulate the winners;
Thomas Naatas, winner FIA Top Fuel Dragster photo by Lena Perés
Top Fuel Dragster:
winner Thomas Naatas (NOR) runner-up: Stig Neergaard (DEN)
Top Methanol Funny Car:
winner: Adam Flamholc (SWE) runner-up: Jonnie Lindberg (SWE)
winner: Urban Johansson (SWE) runner-up: Michael Gullqvist (SWE)
winner: Thomas Lindström (SWE) runner-up: Jimmy Ålund (SWE)
In Top Methanol Dragster there was no contestants at this event
Results from the time keeping system is available at www.dragracing.eu (under results , Sweden Internationals)
published June 16th
SPEEDGROUP NEWSLETTER #5 ONLINE
We have just published edition #5 2013 of the Speedgroup Online Newsletter, this edition is briefer than normal and serve as a Sweden Internationals Preview. We provide useful information mixed with a few drivers profile articles.
We hope you will be on site at Tierp Arena.. and if you can not join us we provide a good chance to keep up with the action via live results reports and web-TV coverage. Click on the Newsletter link in the left-hand column to open the Sweden Internats Preview!
published June 9th
FHRA NITRO NATIONALS ENTRY LIST
This note regards the FHRA Nitro Nationals July 4-7th
As FHRA use double entry systems not all teams are visible at dragracing.eu
Follow the link to the entry list on FHRA:s website to see the total list. Expect there will be updates over the coming weeks. Email any questions to email@example.com
published June 5th
SPEEDGROUP NEWSLETTER #4 ONLINE
We have just published edition #4 2013 of the Speedgroup Online Newsletter. It is packed with content we hope you will enjoy and include class by class reports from Main Event which was round #1 of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. That and much more! Click on the Newsletter link in the left-hand column to open!
published June 4th
REMINDER ENTRY FOR THE FHRA NITRO NATIONALS
Teams that plans to enter the FHRA Nitro Nationals at Alastaro, Finland July 4-7th, please be aware that entry at normal fee closes on June 5th.
For your convenience entry is open via dragracing.eu
(or a form can be filled in and sent to FHRA, see invitation)
- Link to invitation FIA (car) teams
- Link to invitation FIM (bike) teams
FIA EUROPEAN RECORDS ESTABLISHED AT MAIN EVENT
The following new European records in the FIA Championship classes was set at the Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway May 24-27th:
FIA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND #1 - FIA MAIN EVENT RESULTS
The season opener in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship took place at UK´s Santa Pod Raceway May 24-27th. The track was recently repaved, an investment that paid off performancewise during the event where some new records were also produced.
The finalists at Santa Pod
The points standings have been published, check the page FIA Point standings 2013 to the left. Full results available at www.eurodragster.com
CONTINGENCY SIGN-UP REMINDER
Please make sure you have signed in for the 2013 Speedgroup Contingency Program.
If you not have signed in before the 1st round of qualifying you are not able to claim the refund from FIA Main Event this coming weekend. There is no chance to sign in at the race on paper. You have to sign in online. Decals will be provided at the track from contingency assistant Aila Striem, we have the service desk at this race loacted in the Pro Mod pit with Speedgroup CEO Micke Gullqvist
You can find all details at this page http://www.speedgroup.eu/2013_contingency_program_sign_in.html
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact
Gittli Koller, contingency co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile +49 - 172 - 257 4141
DON´T MISS THE DEADLINE FOR SWEDEN INTERNATS ENTRY!
May 15th is the last day for entry at normal fee to Sweden Internationals at Tierp Arena June 13-16th. Entry is made via www.dragracing.eu
If you are last minute and can´t make payment with creditcard, select the invoice option! Drivers who pay via invoice are visible first after the payment have been registered (can take ca 3 days).
Any questions regarding payments or other questions related to the dragracing.eu entry system, please direct to email@example.com or as a second option to firstname.lastname@example.org . Have your ordernumber available for easier handling!
EVENT COVERAGE FROM TIERP INCLUDES LIVE WEB-TV
EDRS Nationals and the Swedish Championship round #1 May is on at Sweden´s Tierp Arena May 11-12th
If You cannot follow the action live at Tierp Arena, join us via web-TV!
We broadcast live Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 and all day long at www.smarttv.se
164 teams entered at this event which is a full scale EDRS European Drag Racing Series event. A number of FIA and FIM Europe championship teams are on site for test & tune. The event is also included in the Swedish Championship for the classes Pro Modified, Stock Superstock, Comp Eliminator and Junior Dragster
Link to the preliminary time schedule for Saturday (pdf), see it as a guideline. Changes may occur. Results posted from the time keeping system at www.dragracing.eu under results.
PRO MODIFIED COMPETITION AT TIERP ARENA MAY 11-12th
A majority of the Swedish FIA Pro Modified teams are entered for the EDRS Nationals at Tierp Arena. The event is also a round of the Swedish Championship, results from that will be reported at www.dragracing-SM.se
A good number of FIA and FIM drag bike teams wil be testing at Tierp Arena. The event is on May 11-12th. The entry list is shown at www.dragracing.eu , where the results will also be reported close to live, fed from the Time Tree time keeping system. Speedgroup staff arrive at Tierp Arena May 10th.
Speedgroup´s service desk is located at the press center in the main building by the lineup and is open from saturday morning. Contact persons on site: Åsa Kinnemar, Aila Striem, Lena Perés, Carl-Erik Kihlman and Janne Sjöberg.
published May 3rd 2013 - Pictured Mats Eriksson in the Green Goblin Pro Mod car, photo: Lena Perés
SPEEDGROUP NEWSLETTER #3 ONLINE
We have just published edition #3 2013 of the Speedgroup Online Newsletter. It is packed with content we hope you will enjoy.. Click on the Newsletter link in the left-hand column to open!
published May 1st 2013
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR START NUMBER ?
If your start number is not the same like 2012, you must urgently update this in your drivers profile at www.dragracing.eu !
The start number is the identification for the car/bike which is used in the time keeping system (same number as displayed in form of stickers on the vehicle) . Please check that the start number you have stated in your drivers profile is the right one.
Please note, the # 1-10 start numbers in the FIA classes PM, PS. TMD, TMFC and TF are based on the 2012 point standings (check the points table in case hesitant).
Any questions regarding this please email email@example.com
published April 28th 2013
DEADLINE FOR MAIN EVENT - ENTRY AT NORMAL FEE
The Main Event is the 1st FIA Championship event 2013. The race dates are May 25-27th for the championship classes.
REMINDER FIA CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
FIA Drivers are reminded to register for the championship 30 days before they enter the first championship event. It is made via the www.dragracing.eu entry system (login as a driver and click the function for my account where you find the entry function in the lefthand menu. For technical support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration questions in general please turn to email@example.com
Please read through the Practical information FIA page, where you find useful information about registration and other matters of importance that each participant is obligated to be aware of.
published April 23rd 2013
CONTINGENCY PROGRAM SIGN UP
Contingency program sign up is open at www.speedgroup.eu "Contingency program 2013 page click sign-up to open separate page". The information about the handling procedures for 2013 is presented on the page and any new contracts will be added continuously.
Any questtions about the program please email cotingency co-ordinator Gittli Koller (german and english speaking) firstname.lastname@example.org
published April 23rd 2013
NYSTRÖM ASSIGNED SPEEDGROUP REPRESENTATIVE IN FINLAND
Ex Pro Mod driver Kristian Nyström has been assigned as Speedgroups general representative and contact person for Finland.
Nyström, who has been active since long in the Pro Modified
class comments the new assignment; - I have been involved in drag racing since 1994 and in the Pro Mod class 2006-2012. We took a decision in the team last year that it was the right time to quit after the season 2012. The main reason being lack of time and also the difficulty to find sponsorship. So no more racing for me, and the car is sold..
I have made many friends throughout Europe thanks to Drag Racing and I am extremely proud to have been involved in making the sport more and more well-known over the years. I have monitored Speedgroups work in European Drag Racing and their professional success and Speedgroups operation have interested me. During the late winter Speedgroup´s coordinator Åsa Kinnemar asked in general if I would be interested to become involved as the general contact person in Finland.
The question was brought up again last week and I thought for a only brief while and a few days back I accepted the assignment. I have been provided an emailadress for the purpose email@example.com
I am honored to take on this assignment and will be happy to provide information to teams in Finland they may need and listen to their feedback in different matters and bring feedback to the EDRS work group and Speedgroup management. I look forward seeing you soon and keep up the good work all of you!
Coordinator Åsa Kinnemar explains;
- we have been wanting to assign a dedicated representative in Finland for quite a while, just like we have in a few other countries in Europe. We have good relations with the organizer FHRA and many of the teams, but as Finland is a very important country for drag racing we feel it would be valuable short and long term to have someone paying a bit of extra attention to the Finnish teams and matters related to drag racing in Finland.
When I found out that Kristian was not going to race, it felt like the most natural thing to ask him to get involved and I am sure he will be an asset for Speedgroup in many ways from now on. Just the fact he can assist Finnish teams in their own language (beside speaking English and Swedish) is a huge benefit, which we have been lacking before.
I have personally also asked Kristian to keep an eye on the Pro Modified class for us which he has been part of for so long, and provide some expertise comments and make some research which I think will make a difference when we report about the Pro Mod class from the championship events.
We encourage Finnish teams and other parties involved in drag racing based in Finland, to contact Kristian any time in drag racing related matter where Speedgroup can assist.
Photos by Lena Perés (head shot) and Julian Hunt (race car)
published April 23rd 2013
FIA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT ENTRY UPDATE
The Santa Pod Racers Club, SPRC have published the entry forms for the Main Event Santa Pod Raceway May 24-27th at http://www.eurodragster.com/sprc/forms.htm
Deadline for entry at normal fee is April 26th and (by choice of the organizer) this event is not handled via the dragracing.eu entry system.
Please also remember the FIA championship registration is to be completed 30 days before participating in your first FIA championship event. It is done via www.dragracing.eu . Non registered drivers may participate in individual events, but are not eligible for payout of any prize funds or travel funds.
For more information and link to the full regulations please read the “Practical information 2013 FIA” page (the link is in the left hand column)
Entry is also open at www.dragracing.eu for the forthcoming championship events;
• Sweden Internationals, Tierp Arena Sweden June 13-16th – round #2 of the championship
• FHRA Nitro Nationals, Alastaro Finland July 4th-7th – round #3
• Scandinavian Internationals, Tierp Arena Sweden August 22-25th– round #5
The organizers at HockenheimRing have announced they are preparing their own entry system for the NitrOlympx August 9-11th at HockenheimRing, which is round #4 of the championship. Information will be published as soon as we have received it.
Event entry for the 6th and last round of the FIA championship the European Finals, Santa Pod Raceway September 5-8th can be made via form located at SPRC´s web page; http://www.eurodragster.com/sprc/forms.htm
Any questions please email Speedgroup co-ordinator Åsa Kinnemar firstname.lastname@example.org
published April 9th 2013
RACEPAK DISTRIBUTOR FOR EUROPE
Located in Dronten, the Netherlands Post & Dros is Racepak’s first European stocking dealer, carrying an extensive inventory of V-Net data loggers, cables, sensors, connectors and related components. In addition to attending all six 2013 FIA drag race events, Post & Dros will also be onsite at a number of pulling and motorsports events throughout Europe, the UK and Scandinavia. Racepak’s European customers are higly encouraged to contact Post & Dros in order to quickly and efficienctly fill product orders.
Post & Dros
tel. +31- 321 337573
published April 9th 2013
FIA START NUMBERS - TOP 10 CONTESTANT COMPETITION NUMBERS
Please note, In the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, a driver may (shall) use a number from 1-10 corresponding to his/her finishing position in the same Championship the previous year. No application is used for this procedure, the championship points list from 2012 are the base for top 10 competition numbers 2013. The top 10 startnumbers can not be "ordered", they are only used based on the rankings. The FIA top 10 competition numbers are only granted at FIA Championship events.
For order of assigned competition numbers: email to Swedish Auto Sports Federation / SBF competition number administrator Lena.Olme@SBF.se or call tel: +46 (0)8-626 33 00 and ask for Ms Lena Olme. Your name, class and nationality is needed for the competition number registration. You may have wishes for a specific competition number, provided it is not already taken ( and as stated above the top 10 numbers can not be ordered).
At non FIA championship events the drivers assigned competition number shall normally be used.
published March 26th 2013
FHRA OFFER TEST & TUNE BEFORE NITRO NATIONALS
FHRA invites drivers and riders from FIA and FIM Europe classes to test and tune their cars and bikes at the Test and Tune Week 28.-30.6.2013. FHRA Drag Race Week will be held one weekend prior FHRA NITRO Nationals 4-7.7.2013 at Alastaro Circuit.
- Link to invitation CLICK HERE
- Link to general info FHRA events CLICK HERE
Please note the EDRS Super Twin Bike Nordic Challenge is run in competition at the event June 28-30th and therefore the Super Twin Bike class is not open for test at those dates. Entry for the FHRA events are open at www.dragracing.eu
published March 26th 2013
SPEEDGROUP NEWSLETTER #2 ONLINE
We have just published edition #2 2013 of the Speedgroup Online Newsletter. Click on the Newsletter link in the left-hand column to open! It contains all sorts of updates in Speedgroups ongoing projects as well as feature articles about some of the interesting profiles in European Drag Racing! Enjoy..
published March 21st 2013
TEST & TUNE AT TIERP ARENA FOR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
The EDRS Nationals which is part of the EDRS European Drag Racing Series and Swedish Championship (Dragracing-SM) is run at Sweden´s Tierp Arena May 11-12th (saturday-sunday).
Entry is open at www.dragracing.eu and FIA and FIM championship teams can enter the test & tune category (all classes incl top fuel dragster).
Any questions regarding the test & tune please email Emelie Carlswärd email@example.com
published March 19th 2013
FIA CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION OPEN
Instructions how to complete your Drivers profile at www.dragracing.eu
click here: German / English / Swedish - Please remember to update any information needed and add fresh photos over the winter please!
Please note FIM Europe riders are requested to contact the new championship administrator for sign-up information via email to Geoff Myers firstname.lastname@example.org
published January 24th 2013
TEAM MEETING IN STOCKHOLM FEBRUARY 9th - UPDATE
Date: Saturday February 9th
Time: 13-17 at the conference department
Location Stockholm, Sweden - Scandic Star Hotel Sollentuna
The FIA drivers and FIM riders team meeting arranged by Speedgroup
is open for teams and drivers/riders planning to take part in championship drag racing car or bike classes 2013. The meeting is by invitation only and registration is required to email@example.com
published January 24th 2013
FIM DRAG BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
The FIM Drag Bike Championship promoter and commercial rights owner Mr Keith Bartlett has assigned a new championship administrator for 2013, which means Speedgroup will not handle administration and registration for the bike championship for 2013. Riders planning to take part in the championship and wish to inquire about registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This applies to the classes FIM Pro Stock Bike, FIM Super Twin Bike and FIM Top Fuel Bike.
Please note, EDRS Super Twin Bike Nordic Challenge Series and EDRS Funny Bike (where some Top Fuel Bike riders are also active) is part of the EDRS European Drag Racing Series administered by Speedgroup. Click on the EDRS link in the top right hand corner to enter the EDRS site. questions can be adressed to email@example.com
published January 24th 2012
TT-LINE for travel between Sweden and Germany
TT-line is a major ferry operator between Sweden and Germany. Speedgroup´s hold two contracts with TT-line for FIA, FIM Championship teams and teams active in the EDRS European Drag Racing Series that register to run 2013. There are two contracts; one for truck and trailer combinations and one for all other types of vehicles.
You may use the discounts for any travel on TT-line routes Trelleborg-Travemünde, Trelleborg-Rostock both directions throughout 2013. To request the contract details please fill in the REQUEST FORM (click to open) TT-lines website www.ttline.com
published April 2013
to all Tierp Arena events and FHRA Nitro Nationals can be made at
The 2013 FIA Championship Registration open at
30 days before the event deadline
QUICK LINK TO FIA REGULATIONS
is used for event entry and live results reporting from tracks that use
the Time Tree time keeping system.
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