Rico Anthes Quartermile at HockenheimRing - the scene for the 26th NitrOlympx
NitrOlympx General Review
The 26th NitrolympX included the return of the European UEM Drag Bike Championship after a 7 year pause.

The event was included in the UEM European Drag Bike Championship. It was round #6 for the UEM Drag Bike teams and round #4 in the FIA European Drag Racing Championship. In addition a number of NDRS sportsman teams were on site to compete. The organizer of the event was HockenheumRing in co operation with Badischer Motorsport Club. Read more about the outcome and results for each class under the class reports. In addition check out the interviews with Micke Kågered, Bruno Bader and Nate Gagnon in this edition

The event resulted in a 2 x 52 min TV-show. The web-TV version can be watched online at www.speedgroup.eu (and is also included as a special feature in this newsletter) 

ONLINE REPORTS by Speedgroup associated photo journalists Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes can be found at:


Remco Scheelings reports in dutch at Autosport.nl can be found here:

Report 1
Report 2


was performed by Eurodragster.com and included full monitoring and report of the on track action and in addition entertaining pit notes and photos were posted each day of the event. If interested to read more please click the links below!

Pitnotes friday
Pitnotes saturday
Pitnotes sunday 


Check out what Speedgroup co ordinator Åsa Kinnemar had to tell on site in Hockenheim about Speedgroup´s role in the European Championship. Video interview produced by radio channel Nitro FM announcer Kaz Aston and online at You Tube and in addition a number of interesting interviews with the drivers and riders on site at Hockenheim. Nitro FM is normally operating out of Santa Pod Raceway UK and will of course be covering the European Finals.

Speedgroup got a special award from the organizer presented by race director Jerry Lackey for our role in assisting the organizers in connection with the NitrOlympx. Pictured Aila Striem, Lena Perés and Åsa Kinnemar - the characteristic Speedgroup shirts are designed by Vicci who support all championship classes through the contingency program

Speedgroup´s service center on site at Hockenheim had a central location in the pits where Aila and Åsa assisted teams, the organizers in information and matters that needed sorting. Also information was provided to the spectators about the championship.  

Kjell Pettersson was on site as consultant in the art of track preparation, he helped make sure the track was in the best possible condition and the teams were happy to learn of Kjell´s involvement. This year he has also been part of the success story at Tierp Arena and in assisting the finnish organizer FHRA preparing the track. Race director Jerry Lackey presented Kjell with a special award.

   Top Fuel Dragster driver Urs Erbacher was a busy man attending to hundreds of invited VIP-guests, giving interviews and piloting the Fat Attack top fueller. Some of Erbachers custom built motorcycles was on display and the interest for the action at Erbacher´s pit area was
as always big at his home track Hockenheim 

The track at 9.30 saturday evening. The nightshow on saturday evening is part of the NitrOlympx, although not included in the championship it include some FIA and UEM teams- this time in Top Fuel Dragster, Super Twin and Top Fuel Bike. In addition many special features were displayed to entertain the massive crowd that the NitrOlympx attract every year

Erika Leanders, Jr Dragster driver and daughter of Top Methanol Funny Car driver Ulf Leanders
acted model for the new championship t-shirts designed by Classic Graphix
They just arrived in time for the NitrOlympx and come in children sizes 10-12 yrs, 12-14 and 14-16 yrs
and in adult sizes ranging from S-XXXL
Mail order available at self cost for freight to any country worldwide!
The price tag is at €20/SEK180/$30 incl VAT exkl postage. Payment via Paypal
email asa.kinnemar@speedgroup.eu with any orders or questions and we will be happy to be of service


Text: Åsa Kinnemar for Speedgroup
Photo: Remco Scheelings, Lena Perés, Speedgroup

This article is part of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletter #13/2011
Published by Speedgroup
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