Speedgroup - On the Agenda 
By Åsa Kinnemar co-ordinator Speedgroup - June 21st 2012 Linköping Sweden
Newsletter #7 2012 - the Sweden Internationals Review

The start area building at Tierp Arena is an impressive sight. photo by Remco Scheelings

After two days of great qualification racing in as well the FIA & UEM Championship classes and the EDRS sportsman classes, the event came to a halt for a day and a half due to rain. After lunch Sunday (elimination day) the EDRS classes was cancelled but the organizer decided they were going to do whatever they could to get the championship racing going when the rain stopped. With a new late curfew at 10 pm having been granted by the local authorities the race eventually could start in the late afternoon.. and what a race it was.. With 8 classes to run the pace was fast between runs and both the track crew and teams showed how efficient an event at the highest European level can be run. The performance in all classes astonishing and in six of the eight classes new European records were set! Check the headline European Records or the class by class reports to find out who did what! The event was also a round in the Swedish Championship adiminstered by Speedgroup for the classes Junior Dragster, Stock Super Stock, Competition Eliminator and Pro Modified. Check www.dragracing-sm.se to look at the new points standings (only presented in swedish).

Eurodragster.com reports the following live coverage statistics from the Sweden Internationals internet live coverage:

Unique visitors: 66,929
Page views: 376,571
Hits: 3,614,235

Prominent visitors at Tierp Arena - Tim Anderson and Todd Paton Racepak with Joe Pando MSD Performance came from the US to provide technical support and meet with teams, where many are customers already..  photo by Lena Pere´s

In the new entry and results data system, we currently have 1017 drivers and riders entered in the system. Next organizer to open their event is HockenheimRing with the NitrOlympx. Swedish time keeping system- and software developer Nitroz co-operate with Speedgroup around the database entry system, which have proven to work well and make entry handling easier for as well the teams as the organizers. And anyone interested can check results, drivers, entry lists and more online at www.dragracing.eu anytime!

Trackside discussing with Patrik Jacobsson, who is one of the photographers that assist Speedgroup in the event coverage. photo by Kjell Brelleman 

The Preview for Championship round #3, the FHRA Nitro Nationals Alastaro FINLAND July 6-8th is planned to be published late next week. We are already starting to line up some interesting articles for that edition!

If you celebrate the midsummer holiday I hope you will enjoy a nice
one! If not I still hope you will enjoy a nice weekend! I will be spending the midsummer at the race in Drachten, the Netherlands a track where the first out of three EDRS events take place June 22-24th. I will make sure to bring back a report to the next edition!

Best Wishes,

Åsa Kinnemar
Sweden mobile tel +46- 705 31 53 32


EVENT: EDRS - division South
Drachten the Netherlands
June 21-24th

Entries handled via
Live webcam broadcast by DoyouseeMe

EDRS - division North
Hell Raceway Norway
June 30th - July 1st
Entries handled via www.dragracing.eu 

EVENT: EDRS - division Central
June 30th - July 1st Borlänge Street Open
Entries handled via www.dragracing.eu 

EDRS - division South
Bechyne Czech Republic June 29-July 1st
entry and information at

EVENT: EDRS - division Central
FHRA Finland - Alastaro Track:
Kamasa Drag Race Week  30th June-July 1st (test & tune for FIA and UEM teams + EDRS Super Twin Bike Nordic Challenge)

EVENT: FIA/UEM/EDRS (division Central)
FHRA Finland - Alastaro Track:
Nitro Nationals July 6-8th
entry handled through  www.dragracing.eu
Live coverage via Eurodragster.com

Please note - Entry for FIA/UEM/EDRS HockenheimRing
/ NItrOlympx August 10-12th will be handled via www.dragracing.eu
Live coverage via Eurodragster.com

Speedgroup general contact persons:
Åsa Kinnemar co-ordinator  asa.kinnemar@speedgroup.eu
Michael Gullqvist CEO michael.gullqvist@speedgroup.eu


About SPEEDGROUP:  Speedgroup is FIA European Drag Racing Championship administrator and assist in UEM Drag Bike European Championship administration.  Speedgroup also operate the EDRS European Drag Racing Series which include 27 events at 17 tracks in 7 European countries for the season 2012 - Speedgroup interact with teams, track operators and event organizers, sanctioning bodies, media, corporate partners and fans. websites: www.speedgroup.eu (click EDRS icon to enter EDRS site)

Speedgroup is also assigned to administer the Dragracing-SM / Swedish Dragracing Championship 2012 by SBF Swedish Auto Sports Federation  www.dragracing-sm.se 

Text by Åsa Kinnemar
Photos by Speedgroup
This article is part of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletter #7/2012

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