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Eurodragster reports and covers all  aspects of European Drag Racing via close to daily updates on an all year round basis. During Race season Eurodragster reports live from most championship events and in addition to providing results also give the readers exckusive behind the scenes features including the illustrated pit notes and extensive photo galleries.
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General Review...
FHRA Nitro Nationals

The FHRA Nitro Nationals was filled with pleasant as well as less pleasant suprises. And although the weather played tricks and thunder struck the actual track area and damaged the timing system, the FIA and UEM championship eliminations could be completed in full.

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Introducing the Winners...
FIA Car Classes 

Three out  of the five winners in the FIA classes at the FHRA Nitro Nationals was the same as at the previous race in Tierp, but also two who have been absent from the winner´s circle for some time!

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UEM Drag Bike Classes
The winners of the UEM championship round #4, the FHRA Nitro Nationals included two first time winners this season in Roel Koedam and Petri Paljakka, while Jesper Thiel has won what can be won tso far this season and continued to convince also this time..

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Race reviews FIA Cars...
Top Fuel Dragster
The extremely hot and humid air conditions at Alastaro made it very difficult for the nitro-burning teams to produce the horsepower for great numbers. Track temperatures exceeding 75 degrees Celsius did not make it any easier..
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Pro Modified

As usual tough and close competition in Pro Mod with a full field leaving some first class contenders outside the ladder. The prediction by the editor before the event was that this race was Michael Gullqvist’s for the taking. So how did Mats Eriksson wind up as the winner?

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Pro Stock
The rookies in the class has showed they mean serious business. Running equally quick as the quickest, but this time skills and a cool mind made a difference and Ålund showed everyone he can take the heat..
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Top Methanol Funny Car
Not the biggest class on site but one of the most difficult to manage down the track and one team in particular impressed in the class at Alastaro. Leanders Bros. got their act together this time all the way..  
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Top Methanol Dragster
As the season progresses the battle for the event wins and championship lead in Top Methanol Dragster have come to stand between two teams representing two nations and two generations. And one include a tuner from the US wearing a significant cowboyhat..
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Race reviews UEM Bikes...
Top Fuel Bike
With the two Finnish riders Jaska Salakari and Samu Kemppainen doubling in Top Fuel Bike and Super twin, the level of excitement in Top Fuel Bike was kept high, but it was another fellow country man who did what he should and walked away with the biggest trophy..
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Super Twin Bike
As we have got used to the standard in Super Twin was high and competition tough. With more bikes outside the ladder than in it, it would be a strong achievement to win at Alastaro..   
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Pro Stock Bike
Fredlund looked like a strong podium candidate but circumstances changed in an instant of a second, while Thiel continued his mission towards securing a championship title..
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NDRS Sportsman...
NDRS Report
The qualifications included many opportunities to enter the track for the NDRS Sportsman teams, but the eliminations could not be completed when the championship classes got priority..

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Pro Mod Challenge...
Pro Mod Challenge
Pro Mod is the FIA class which have the largest number of entries per event. The task of qualifying for the eliminations is the first big step at each event. We hope the Pro Mod Challenge (where drivers gain points when qualified) will include some extra excitement for the Pro Mod drivers and teams as well as for the spectators”.  

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