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Europe´s prime Drag Racing News site
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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Talking with the organizer...
Race preview Kunmadaras
We asked UEM Drag Bike Championship promoter and Trakbak CEO Keith Bartlett to share some reflections on the upcoming event at Kunmadaras April 28th-May 1st. This very special event where Trakbak and Santa Pod Raceway key staff fly in from the UK to prepare and run the spectacular and crowd pleasing show in the country of Hungary and with Kunmadaras a few hours drive outside the capital of Budapest.

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UEM Class previews...
Pro Stock Bike
14 bikes on the entry list at the Kunmadaras UEM Drag Bike Championship season opener to run a 16-bike elimination ladder.

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Super Twin
Ground shaking Super Twin is nitro racing at its very best – loud, groundshaking and spectacular. Last year a season-long battle was decided in the last race when, out of three title candidates, Lorenz Stäuble took the crown. In Hungary (28th April-1st May) they all have to start from scratch once more, and don’t be surprised to see the championship battle last until the Euro Finals yet again.

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Top Fuel Bike
UEM Top Fuel Bike got off to a gentle start in 2010, but came to a drama packed climax with rookie Petri Paljakka taking the championship by a mere two points at the European Finals at Santa Pod back in September. After a winter’s break to take stock, it looks as if we’ll see a comparatively subdued first couple of rounds as many of the heavy hitters will join the tour for the Scandinavian events during the summer.

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Talking with racers...
Oliver Azzopardi Smart Racing
Ten years after Manty Bugeja and John Ellul surprised the European drag racing world with their heroic driving and stunning results, the Maltese are back. Oliver and Edmund Azzopardi and their Smart Racing team will take up the challenge and enter the 2011 FIA European Top Methanol Dragster Championship. It’s a most welcome return and a boost for European drag racing in general and sunny southern Europe in particular.

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Lex Joon
MPM Oil Racing
Almost twenty months after it had left the workshop in Zaandam, Lex Joon’s MPM Top Fueler is back home again. When the container was opened, a sigh of relief could be heard as the car, parts and tools were all in good order after the long trip from the States. At this moment Kevin Poynter, the team’s American tuner and crew chief, is working around the clock to prepare the MPM trailer and Top Fueler to meet the season’s demands when they arise.

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Class in the spotlight...
Top Fuel
In the forthcoming editions of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletters we introduce the car and bike classes that form the FIA & UEM European Dragracing Championship.

We started with UEM Super Twin Bike and continue by exploring the fastest of them all, the king class of dragracing – Top Fuel Dragster.

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Profile Interview...
Gavin Wills - Team Manager Team West-tec
Interview with Gavin Wills, team manager for team West-Tec, which take the step into FIA European Dragracing Top Fuel Dragster.

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Sportsman Class
in the Spotlight...
Super Street
We will include articles connected with the sportsman racing series continously. And naturally we wish to highlight the classes and teams that run in them.
We start by one of the classic US/NHRA born "super classes" - SUPER STREET.
And we let two successful teams active in the class tell us about what Super Street Racing is about.. Check it out! 

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Sportsman Driver
in the Spotlight...
Paige Wheeler - Junior Dragster
You just can’t tell what life has in store…
When the Wheeler family – Andy and Dionne, newly settled in Wellingborough with young daughters Paige and Belle – decided to spend the day at a local visitor attraction, they never dreamt where it would lead.

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Travel Partner...
Rent a Car
Speedgroup assign Alamo Rent A Car. Speedgroup co-ordinator Åsa Kinnemar tells; When we started discussing it a few months back, myself and Andy Wheeler, it felt like a natural choice to initiate a co-operation to create value for the teams/drivers and riders that Speedgroup work with within the FIA & UEM Championships and also within the two recently acquired sportman series NDRS and SDL.

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Meet the editor - Part 2...
Remco Scheelings
In the forthcoming editions of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletters we will introduce the editors and photographers that contributes with material, knowledge and skills to make the the online newsletters to what they are.

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