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By Åsa Kinnemar
co-ordinator Speedgroup August 3rd 2014 

This edition is the FIA European Drag Racing Championship round #3 Preview. It´s the 29th NitrOlympX which takes place at HockenheimRing, GERMANY August 8-10th.

The event is live covered by the service of 

Check out the results reports and pit notes throughout the event! Free live web TV coverage saturday and sunday.
Link to the Event coverage index page: Eurodragster.com 

The track crew from Santa Pod Raceway have worked alongside the German crew to prepare the Rico Anthes Quartermile track at HockenheimRing since the day after the Formula One race. It´s part of the TGE Europe staff sharing concept and it will guarantee a skilled track prep crew have worked the traction up to Championship standard in time for the NitrOlympX. The event kicks off with qualifications on Friday August 8th. 

Rehearsal at Tierp Arena..
We enjoyed the first event under new management at the Championship track Tierp Arena in Sweden the last  weekend in july, an event included in the EDRS European Drag Racing Series and Swedish Championship. The FIA Championship circus will arrive in August for the Turtle Wax Internationals (former Scandinavian Internationals) scheduled August 21-24th.

It was reassuring to see the event was run in the efficient way as in the past. The traction was up to standard and improved over the three days and on race day Sunday provided teams a chance to run at the highest level of performance. And some of the FIA teams who will be competing at Hockenheim sure did manage the rehearsal well..

Mats Eriksson (left) and Micke Gullqvist

In FIA Pro Modified Micke Gullqvist ran Europe´s quickest ET ever 5.83 sec in the final against Mats Eriksson. Eriksson showed the team is back on track after a few seasons stuggling. 5.98 sec in the semi-final and Mats & the Green Goblin team assisted by Adam Flamholc was thrilled! In the final against Gullqvist there was little to do. The European Champion from 2013 is still quickest, although not in championship lead at this time. Check out the Pro Modified class preview to find out more!

In Top Methanol Funny Car Johan Lindberg who had a previous personal best at 5.549/417,31 ran a brilliant 5,503 sec/424 km/h during test & tune.

Top Methanol Dragster driver Stefan Gunnarsson improved his personal best from 5.78 sec to 5.65 seconds and Pro Stock team R/T with Thomas Lindström behind the wheel ran 6.61 sec, which is only 2 hundreds of a second from a  personal best. 

Martin Petersson, mechanic and son of Pro Stock driver Magnus Petersson made his debut in the class "borrowing" dads Pro Stocker. But it´s Magnus who is on the entry list at the NitrOlympX.

Don´t miss to check out the FIA class previews, the links to the articles are in the "guide to contents" menu to the right.  

Don´t miss the Editor´s Diary in this edition which is written in memory of late Eurodragster.com US Correspondent, Ed O'Connell. Teams and stewards who wish to wear the specially designed sticker shown in the article in tribute to Ed, please contact Eurodragster.com staff on site at the NitrOlympX in Hockenheim (I know I will..)

Will be a combined Review from Hockenheim and Preview for Turtle Wax Internationals, run at Sweden´s Tierp Arena August 21-24th.

Our Facebook groups (links below) are good forums to stay in tune with what goes on in the Series and Championships. We are just about mid-season and still have a number of exciting events lined up!

Best Regards,

Åsa Kinnemar co-ordinator
Sweden mobile tel +46- 705 31 53 32
(I am easiest reached via email)


HockenheimRing is the place to be on August 8-10th!


August 8-10th
Round #3 FIA European Drag Racing Championship, NitrOlympX
Hockenheimring GERMANY
Organisers: Badischer Motorsport Club and HockenheimRing
Event info at: www.nitrolympx.com
and Eurodragster.com

August 15-17th
EDRS + Dragracing SM (SM finals)
Sundsvall Raceway, SWE
Organiser: SHRA Sundsvall
Entry list online at www.dragracing.eu
Results posted at www.dragracing.eu
Event info at www.sundsvallraceway.se

August 21-24th
Round #4 FIA European Drag Racing Championship Turtle Wax International, Tierp Arena Sweden (+ EDRS)
Organisers: NDRS MC and Nya Tierp Arena AB
Entry list online at www.dragracing.eu
Results posted at www.dragracing.eu
Event info at  www.tierparena.com
Live web-TV coverage at www.smarttv.se

August 29-30th
Mosten Racedays, Denmark (EDRS)
(the festival event is on August 28-31st with 2 day race at the track)

August 29-31st
Winter Nat´s Malmö Raceway , SWE
Organiser: SRIF
Event info at www.srif.se
Entry list online at www.dragracing.eu
Results posted at www.dragracing.eu

September 8-10th:
Round # 5 FIA European Drag Racing Championship, European Finals, Santa Pod Raceway UK
Organisers. Santa Pod Racers Club/Trakbak Racing Ltd.
Event info at: www.santapod.com

A few photos from past years NitrOlympX:

The Rico Anthes Quartermile

Pro Stock - Magnus Petersson near lane and Jan Palmqvist far lane

Top Fuel Dragster - Micke Kågered participated in the spectacular saturday night show

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Speedgroup is contracted to administer and promote the Dragracing-SM / Swedish Dragracing Championship for the years 2014-2016 by SBF, the Swedish Auto Sports Federation www.dragracing-sm.se
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Speedgroup general contact person:
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This article is part of the Speedgroup Club Europe Newsletter august NitrOlympX Preview 2014

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