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Race #3 in the Euroserie: Drag Revival, 25-28 Juli, Mantorp Park, Sweden.
The racers had to endure tropical conditions at the celebration of 50 years of drag racing at the fast track in Sweden.
The various car classes were the majority, but the Competition Bikes, Vintage Drag Bikes, Juniors, and the Topgassers put up a great show for the spectators while giving their best.
Seventeen topgas riders and their teams were present, and during the second round of qualifications the minimum amount of 13 racers was met, so just like at the two previous Euroserie events, a 16 field would be eliminated at the end.
Jaakko Miettinen and his dad were first to arrive, and they were in the company of Jaakko's girlfriend Vilma and their dad, who were competing in the Stock Car class.
Janne Gustavsson, former topgasser and former owner of Torbjörn Ström's "Yellow Jacket" bike, was present to assist "Tobbe", and him and and his wife had parked their big camper next to Ström's yellow bus.
Ström was first in line during the first round of qualifications, held on thursday afternoon at half past four.
Ström lined up against Martin Buehler from Switserland. Martin had set a big fat new personal best at the previous race in a far from perfect run, so expectations about his performance at Mantorp were high.
Buehler was once again assisted by topgas racer Bernd Foit, who proved to be very helpfull at this point in Buehler's racing career. Martin's first pass was in 8.5 seconds, Ström did 8.40.
Second pair in line was Jaakko versus Cord Albers. Albers was the runner up at the first race of the season, held at Malmö, Cord's first pas was in 7.7 seconds, confirming that he was one of the favorites of the weekend.
Jaakko did not go straight in his first attempt, but according to his dad, the set up of the bike was okay.
Next pair: Sven Ole Schleichert and Jens Peter Hoffmeister.
Ole and Petra had already raced the previous weekend, and had left the race at Jade in Germany early to make the trip to Sweden. On the picture below you can see Schleichert displaying his great riding skills on the V-rod Destroyer.
Hoffmeiser, riding Bernd Foit's old bike, was his own mechanic and crew chief, as he travelled to Mantorp on his own. His launch looked good, but it took him more then 14 seconds to get to the end, and Jens Peter landed at the bottom of the list after the first round.
Next up: Anders Jensen against "Mecky" Hormann. Jensen did a new personal twice in Gardermoen, but the increased power of the supercharged motor gives some problems to the drive line. Mecky and Sabine were present at both the previous races of the Euroserie, and the bike suffered push rod problems.
Mecky did a 9.5, good enough for place #8 so far, and Jensen's first pas was in 8.5, Just slightly slower then Martin Buehler, putting him on place #6 after round one.
Jan Malmberg with his supercharged "Derringer" powered bike was next. Jan had changed the two blowers for a big one, and is still searching for the proper set-up. Just like Jensen and Buehler, he opened with an 8.5, but Jan's was lowest of the three, putting him on place #4, just behind his countryman Ström. Jan's 60-foot time was 1.21, Buehler's 60-foot was almost 0.4 seconds slower. Looks like Martin's turbocharged bike makes most power at the second half of the quarter mile, his top speed was 33 Kmh. faster then Malmberg in his run.
In the other lane, Jørgen Godske did his best time of the qualifications, 10.6 seconds.
Then former multiple euroserie topgas champion Frederik Schack with a very sharp reaction time, a great launch, the lowest 60-foot time of all and best 100 meters time.
But then he started drifting towards the center line, and shut it of early to avoid it. It put him at place #7 on the first list.
Joerg Lymant was the last to run in the first round and he could not beat Schack's reaction time, 60-foot and 100 meters time, but became very close to them.
Lymant stopped the clock at 7.6 with 274 Kmh, a tenth of a second quicker then Albers, taking the first place at the list.
Team "Sideburns" with Christian Bruhn and Peter Niklas had arrived just before the first round and were able to watch the action from the grandstand, then prepared their bikes for scrutineering.
Later that afternoon, the track was open for free testing, and after half past five Martin Buehler used it the track time well and lowered his personal best, raising the expectations in the pits.
Sven Ole Schleichert used the test session too, but his run was far from straight.
Jan Malmerg also made a test pass. I believe it was an 8.3, Malmberg is slowly moving in the right direction, towards the "sevens".
Team Roadbreakers arrived late, but were first in line on Friday morning for the second qualification round and lined up against Frederik Schack.
Andreas Herr did a nice burnout, but his bike then lost power and rider and team went back to the pits. A broken battery and a few more problems for Herr.
In the other lane, Frederik Schack launched in his usual style, but broke the prime belt soon after that, and Frederik cruised on the bike's momentum to the finish.
Christian Bruhn was next up. Bruhn had brought his Ducati after trying to ride the Honda at Gardermoen. A better choice of bike? Bruhn did not make it till the end during his first attempt.
Bruhn ran against Mecky in that round.
Then came Buehler against Malmberg, a great pair! A low 8.3 for Malmberg, another slight improvement and passing Ström at that point in the race.
And another powerfull pass by Martin Buehler, 8.17, passing Malmberg and Ström in the list.
Torbjörn Ström and Anders Jensen were the next pair, and Ström did not improve. Jensen did improve to 8.22 seconds and passed Ström and Malmberg in the ranking so far.
Jaakko and Godske were the next pair. Jaakko did a 9.6 and jumped to place #10 on the list.
In the other lane, Jørgen Godske did not improve, but he was not disapointed. It's a learning season for him and and his "Big Dog drag racing team", and they enjoy the warm welcome in the topgas pits. Jørgen has recently bought a proven rolling chassis, a race motor, and a supercharger, and him and his team will build a drag bike out of it next winter to give better competition next season. "Aku" Miettienen also purched a proven chassis recently, and is planning on what type of engine he'll put into it. So it looks like Jaakko will also be riding a quicker bike next season.
Jens Peter Hoffmeister had to lean to keep it straight, but improved to 9.9 in his run against Sven Ole Scheichert.
Mats Larsson had arrived early at the track, together with his friend Jan Malberg and their basic team, in the iconic old orange Scania bus. More crew members, family members and friend joined them during the second and third day of the race. Mats skipped the first round to work on his bike. On Friday morning at about half past eleven he made his first pass.
Still suffering a few problems, Larsson ended at the bottom of the list.
In the other lane, Larsa Wahlqvist made a burnout and did 9.22 on the turbocharged V-rod powered dragbike that he ran in the Pro Twin Class.
Peter Niklas crossed the center line, shortly after the start in his solo run, and some fluid was left behind at the surface of the track causing a short delay for cleaning.
Peter had stopped before the finish so Peter, Christian and Andreas were not yet qualified after the second round.
Then Joerg Lymant made a pass in the right lane, but did not improve. Cord Albers skipped that round, avoiding the high temperature while sparing his bike.
The third and final round of qualifications was held at about half past three on Friday. Frederik Schack was again first in line and jumped to the top of the list while almost beating his personal best time, doing 7.39 at 283 Kmh.
In the other lane, Christian Bruhn qualified and did 10.5 seconds. Christian is the new owner of the blown Delkron-Harley that was formally raced by Job Heezen and then by Harry van Schie. Christian met the Swedish constructor of cylinder heads and will have fresh material soon to prepair the bike for next season.
Next pair: the two turbo bikes, Mats Larsson and Martin Buehler. And very nice surprise! Buehler did a very poor 1.6 seconds on the 60-foot, followed by a great new personal best of 7.981. Martin's first "seven". A nice reward for the team of Martin Buehler for further developing and racing Otto Bauer's Godden V-twin.
In the other lane, Mats larsson cound not shift into the second gear, still slightly improved but stayed at the bottom of the list. Mats stayed positive, him and his team have a clear indication of what problems need to be solved, and they kept working on it.
A nice wheely by Godske during his launch in his run against Schleichert.
But then a touch down and no improvement for Jørgen in his final attempt. Sven Ole Schleichert went 9.92 in the other lane, so he's out of the "ten seconds zone" and passed Hoffmeister in the list.
Hoffmeister followed in their trail, but was not able to do better. Another, just slightly slower 9.2 for Larsa Wahlqvist in the other lane.
Then Ström against Malmberg. The best result of Ström so far, 8.39 seconds, but down to place #7 on the final qualification list. And another small step forward for Jan Malmberg, 8.30.
Then Albers went down to 7.59 seonds, moved to place 2# in the list at that point in time, while Peter Niklas ran in the other lane and managed to qualify for the eliminations.
Then Mecky Hormann (below) set his best time so far, while his opponent Jaakko Miettinen did not improve.
They stayed at their places, #9 and #10.
Joerg Lymant had watched the action from close by and knew he needed to step up.
Lymant displayed a great reaction, did a better 60-foot then Schack, and also had a slightly higher top speed, but could not set a better time at the end of the 1/4 mile. The reigning champion had to settle for qualification place #2.
Anders Jensen skipped the last round to save the bike for the eliminations.
Saturday morning eight pair of topgassers lined up at ten past ten and the 1/8 finals were held fifteen minutes later.
Not the proper set-up in Frederik Schack's bike. He finished in more then fourteen seconds. Luckily for him, Schack got to race alone, as Mats Larsson shut off after the burnout.
Mecky redlighted against Larsa Wahlqvist, who did 9.0 at 238 Kmh, his best time so far.
A poor run by Martin Buehler, who was about half a second slower then the qualification time of his opponent. But Christian Bruhn also did worse, and Buehler had some luck to advance to the quarter finals.
Anders Jensen beat Hoffmeister without a problem, 8.3 against 10.0. But impressive reaction time for Hoffmeister, the best of all riders in that round!
The quickest time of that round was set by Joerg Lymant, 7.47, while his opponent Niklas only made a burnout, then went back.
Cord Albers eliminated Jørgen Godske, Godske redlighted (0.02 seconds), Cord did 8.1 seconds and suffered wheel spin in all gears.
A sharp reaction for both Ström and Miettinen in the next pair, and Jaakko did his best time so far.
Ström below his usual performance, but quick enough to beat Jaakko.
A sharp reaction too for Schleichert and a 9.93, a slow reaction for Malberg but another step forward in time, now an 8.24, combined with a better top speed, and into the quarter finals.
No big surprises in the first round, the bottom half of the qualification list got eliminated. Jaakko Miettinen was the quickest of the losers. The quarter finals were planned for the end of that day, but later got postponed to the Sunday, early in the morning.
Sunday morning at a quarter past nine, the remaining eight racers lined up for the quarter finals.
Frederik Schack, first to run, suffered wheelspin in the second gear and damaged the shift fork of the bike, resulting in a 12 second pass. But Frederik got lucky again, as his opponent Wahlqvist only made a burnout, and did not run.
Anders Jensen (picture above) broke his chain at the hit while Martin Buehler advance to the semi finals in 8.4 seconds.
Then came the big upset!
Ignition problems for Joerg Lymant, the bike only ran on one cylinder, and the champion got eliminated by Torbjörn Ström.
Cord Albers had watched the hectic from the rear, then set his best time so far, 7.55 at 282 Kmh. His opponent Jan Malberg ran almost identical to his previous pass, and was eliminated.
At a quarter to twelve the semi finals were held.
Frederik Schack reacted much better then Martin Buehler, but ran into problems and went towards the guardrail.
Martin Buehler (above) went to get him, and advanved to the finals with a great 8.01 seconds pass.
Then a fantastic run by Cord Albers, a great new personal best of 7.38 seconds at 286.5 Kmh.`
More the a second quicker then his opponent Ström, who was sent home.
Then some test runs by Jensen and Malmberg, Mecky and Larsson, and by Joerg Lymant.
The finals were held in the early afternoon.
Cord Albers won with 7.51, Martin Buehler produced another 8.0 second run, and was delighted with his results. The turbo-Godden is not only powerful, but also seems reliable. There's much more to come from him!
Three races so far, a full 16-field at every race, and a different winner every time.
A picture of Olaf Menzi was printed in the event booklet, but Olaf skipped the race after damage to the engine at Gardermoen. We will probably see him race at Hockenheim, the next race in the Euroserie.
There are 17 teams on the entree list. See you all there!
Many thanks to the organisers and crew at Mantorp Park, hope to see you next year.
59 more picture of the event are in this album.
The European Drag Racing Database has been updated with the latest results.
The 2019 calendar for the Euroserie Supertwin Top Gas:
Season's opener: EDRS, Malmö, Sweden: 11 and 12 May. (read report)
Race #2: Norwegian Bike Festival, Gardermoen, Norway: 14-16 June. (read report)
Race #3: Mantorp Drag Revival, Mantorp park, Sweden. 25-28 July.
Race # 4: Hockenheim, Germany: 16-18 August.
Race #5: Mosten Raceday, Denmark: 29 august - 1 September.
Race #6: Drachten Finals, DHRA, The Netherlands: 20 - 22 September.
The five best results of these six races will count for the 2019 Euroserie championship.
Calendar in PDF with details here...
Official 1/4 mile record: 7.383 sec.
Set by Joerg Lymant,Germany. set at Gardermoen Raceway, Norway. 15-06-2019
Official 1/8 mile record: 4.591 sec.
Set by Joerg Lymant,Germany, set at Malmö raceway, Sweden, on the 12th of may 2019
The 2018 calendar for the Euroserie Supertwin Top Gas:
Season's opener: EDRS, Malmö, Sweden: 19 may and 20 may.(read report)
Race #2: Speeddays, Alkersleben, Germany: 07-10 june. (read report)
Race #3: Drag day, Hokovice, Czech Rep: 23-24 june. (read report)
Race : 4: Main Event, Drachten, The Netherlands: 27-29 july. (read report)
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 16-19 August. (read report)
Race #6 Mosten Raceday, Denmark: 31 august - 2 september. (read report)The five best results of these six races will count for the 2018 Euroserie championship.
Season's opener: Malmö, Sweden: 13-14 may (read report)
Race #2: Malmö, Sweden: 3-4 june (read report)
Race #3: Drachten, The Netherlands: 28-30 july (read report)
:Race #4: Hockenheim, Germany: 18-20 august (read report)
Race #5: Mosten Racedays, Denmark: 1 & 2 september (read report)
Race #6: Drachten, The Netherlands: 29 sept-1 october (not valid)
Read the season's review.
The best 5 results count for the 2017 championship________________________________________
Season's opener: 13-15 may Malmö, Sweden. (read report)
Race #2: Bechyne, Czech Rep: (read report)
Race #3: Drachten, The Netherlands: 1-3-july (read report)
Race #4: Hokovice, Czech Rep: 16 july (read report)
Race #5: Drachten, The Netherlands: 22-24-july (read report)
Race #6: Hockenheim, Germany: 19-21 august (read report)
Race #7: Mosten Racedays, Denmark: 2 & 3 september (read report)
Season's opener: Hoskovice, Czech Rep., 9 & 10 may (read report)
Race #2: Bechyne, Czech Rep: 30 & 31 may (read report)
Race #3: Malmö, Sweden: 26 - 28 june (read report)
Race #4: Drachten, The Netherlands: 10 - 12-july (read report)
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 7- 9 august (read report)
Race #6: Mosten, Denmark: 28 & 29 august (read report)
Finals: Malmö, Denmark: 11-13 september (read report)
Read the 2014 preview.
Race Dates Supertwin Top Gas 2014:
3-4 may: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag Day One, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
31 may-1june: Bechyne airbase, Cz. MSTO (read report)
28-29 june: Santa Pod raceway, UK. Summernationals SPRC (read report)
18-20 july: Malmö Raceway, Sweden (read report)
8-10 aug: Hockenheim, NitrOlympX, Germany (read report)
29-30 aug: Mosten Raceway, near Randers, Denmark (read report)
13-14 sept: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag day Three, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
Read the 2015 preview.
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Race Dates Supertwin Topgas 2013:
4.-5. May, Drag Day Open Hoskovice CZ (read report)
25.-27. May, NAST Championship, Avon Park GB ( read report)
31. May 2. Juni, Grand Nationals Bechyne CZ ( read report)
3.-4. August, Vandel, Denmark ( read report)
9.-11. August, NitrOlympX Hockenheim D (read report)
16.-18. August, Dutch Finals Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
30-31. August, Mosten Race Days, Randers DK (read report)
15 September, Drag Day Finals Hoskovice CZ (read report)
The best six results count for the 2013 championship.
These were the 2012 race dates:
09-10 june: Drag Day Europe Hoskovice CZ (read report)
22-23-24 june: Dutch Open Drachten NL (read report)
29-30 juni/1 july: Dragster Eurogames Bechyne CZ (read report)
20-21-22 july: Dutch Open Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
10-11-12 aug: NitrOlympx Hockenheim D (read report)
17-18-19 aug: Dutch Open Finals Drachten NL (read report)
31aug-01 sep: Mosten Race Days Randers DK (read report)
2011 Euroserie dates:
07-08 may: Drag days1 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
04-05 june: Drag days 2 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
17-19 june: Dutch Open Drachten 1,The Netherlands (read report)
15-17 july: Dutch Open, Drachten 2,The Netherlands (read report)
12-14 aug: , Nitrolympx Hockenheim, Germany. (read report)
26-28 aug: Dutch open finals, Drachten 3, The Netherlands (read report)
01-04 sept: Mosten MC Race days, Randers, Denmark.(read report)
Season's review 2012
The six best results count for the 2011 championship.
These were the 2010 Euroserie Supertwin Topgas race dates:
8-9 mai: Hoskovice, Cz (read report)
18-20 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
9-11 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
29 july - 1 august: Mantorp, Se (read report)
13-15 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
20-22 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
2-4 september: Mosten, Dk (read report)
Best six results count for the 2010 championship.
This were he race dates for the euroserie supertwin topgas 2009.
15-17 mai: Malmö. Se. (read report)
13-14 june: Hoskovice ,Cz (read report)
19-21 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
3-5 july: Luckau, De (read report)
10-12 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
14-16 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
21-23 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
Best six results count for the championship.
Watch the quarter finals 21 june 2009 Drachten:
1) Malmo (S) 31 May- 1 June
2) Hoskovice (Cz) 13-15 june (read report)
3) Drachten (NL) 20-22 june (read report)
4) Luckau (D) 4-6 july (read report)
5) Drachten (NL) 11-13 july (read report)
Testing and tuning can be done
in Hockenheim on 9-10
6) Hochenheim (D) 15-16-17 aug. (read report)
7) Drachten (NL) 29-31 aug. (read report)
Race reports for 2007:
18- 20 may: Malmö (read report)
16-17 june: Hoskovice, Cz (read report) google earth placemark
29 june-1 july: Luckau, De. (read report) google earth placemark
13-15 july: Wittstock, De. (read report) google earth placemark
20-22 july: Turtmann, Ch. (read report) google earth placemark
17-19 aug: Hockenheim (read report) google earth placemark
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Race Reports 2006:
1st race: 17-18 june: Hoskovice, Czech
rep. (read report)
2nd race: 30 june-2 july: Luckau, Germany. (read report)
3rd race: 8-9 july Kunmadaras, Hungaria. (read report)
4th race: 14-16 july Drachten, the Netherlands. (read report)
5th race: 21-23 july Turtmann, Switserland. (read report)
6th race: 12-13 aug Vandel, Denmark. (read report)