Preview Sweden Internationals Tierp Arena  June 9th-12th

The event is included in the FIA & UEM European Drag Racing Championship. It is round #2 for the FIA car teams and round #3 for the UEM Drag Bike teams. The event is also included in the NDRS Dragracing Series for sportsman classes which is administered by Speedgroup. 

Slightly over 300 teams (check the entry list under a separate headline)

Radio: FM94.3

Online live broadcast planned - follow link at

In addition Speedgroup publish the Sweden Internationals review the week following the event

The service center of championship administrator Speedgroup  is located in the pit area close to the line up. Look for the Speedgroup flags and banners. We provide the following services on site:

- Information about drag racing and also in event- and championship matters to spectators and media 
- Continuous results display
- Sign up for the Speedgroup Newsletters
- Contingency Program handling
- Host and guide services to teams invited  guests (max 10 in each group) continous friday-sunday. Can be booked at the service center front desk from thursday morning. 
- Sales assistance for team souvenirs
- Speedgroup Drivers & Riders Club sign-up for sportsman teams
- Sales of misc. products from Persåkers Speedshop
- Sales of selected Lucas Oil products incl the Jr Dragster Racing Oil
- Sales of BILSPORT Magazine
- Continuous support to teams and the organizers in misc. event- and championship related matters  


Media and general information contact: Patrik Larsson

Event manager: Emelie Carlswärd

NDRS Sportsman classes run at the Sweden Internationals:

- Competition Eliminator
- Super Gas
- Stock/Superstock
- Super Street
- Super Comp
- Junior Dragster
- Super Twin Top Gas Bike
- Super Gas Bike

Check out the article in this edition about the Comp Eliminator class!

Championship Classes briefing:

FIA Top Fuel Dragster:
13 teams entered for an 8 car elimination ladder
Competition distance: 1000 foot
Notes: US driver Tommy Johnson Jr run for Danish team Andersen Racing and is in championship points lead. Young Antti Horto from Finland does his first championship event in the class. Click the link to read more!  

Top Fuel Dragster Preview by Remco Scheelings

FIA Top Methanol Dragster:
9 teams entered for an 8 car elimination ladder
Notes: skilled and well reputed teams all the way down the entry list in this class. Peter Schöfer from Germany did not run at the previous event in the UK but joins now. The top teams will chase the event win as well as ET:s in the 5.20 sec range.  

FIA Top Methanol Funny Car:
9 teams entered for an 8 car elimination ladder
Notes: Former European champions Leif Andréasson and Ulf Leanders back in European competition after a year off. Leanders run a a personal best ET in the UK last event while Andréasson was super fast during tests at Tierp Arena earlier in May. They will be challenged by 2010 champion Dan Larsen,  Denmark who enters this event driving for team Micke Larsson from Sweden. Click the link to read more! 

Top Methanol preview by Dave Alexander

FIA Pro Modified:
31 teams entered for a 16 car elimination ladder
Notes:  Several Swedish teams add to the number of participants in the class, including ex-Top Fuel champion Håkan Nilsson and ex-Pro Stock champion Niclas Andersson. Both are found in Pro Mod since a number of years and are very skilled drivers. All drivers that are to be involved in the battle for the European Pro Mod champion title will be on track at this event. One lady in the class, skilled ex-top fuel driver Linda Thun from Norway, who is part of a two car team operation run by Urban Johansson Sweden. Click the link to read more!

Preview Tierp Pro Mod by Robin Jackson

FIA Pro Stock:
14 teams entered for an 8 car elimination ladder
Notes: Swede Ulf Wagnhester makes a comeback in the class and is driving for Samantha Racing. Thomas Lindström aslo Sweden  young and promising driver who switched from sportsman racing to Pro Stock this season. We guess it is Ålund vs Malmgren in the battle for low ET in the class. 

UEM European Drag Bike Championship

UEM Top Fuel Bike:
5 teams entered for an 8 bike elimination ladder
Notes: European champion Petri Paljakka from Finland is expected to be added as a late entry (making it 6 teams).

UEM Super Twin Bike:
20 teams entered for an 8 bike elimination ladder
Notes: Australian rider Mark Ashelford on the entry list scheduled to make his first appearance in the European UEM Drag Bike championship on his own bike which was sent from Australia. A number of finnish teams join the class at this event, including spectacular Jaska Salakari who doubles in Super Twin and Top Fuel Bike. 

UEM Pro Stock Bike:
14 teams entered for an 8 bike elimination ladder

Notes: European champion Ulf Ögge from Sweden joins the championship after having missed the first two rounds in Hungary and the UK. Many strong candidates for the event win!

Don´t miss to check the point standings and entry list for more information!

Swedish ad for the Sweden Internationals - the event is included in the FIA and UEM European
Championships as well as the sportsman NDRS and SDL Drag Racing Series administered by Speedgroup 

Text: Åsa Kinnemar for Speedgroup

This article is part of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletters #7/2011

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