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Congratulations to our 2010 and 2011 champion:
Herman Jolink, the Netherlands.
Race # 7, Supertwin Topgas Finals
After a very wet season with only two completed races so far, we came over to Denmark for our final drag race. and the forecast looked good, dry weather predicted for both friday and saturday.
There was a huge entree list of about twenty topgas bikes, and the Prostock Star Buells of team Souvereign with Danish riders Jesper Thiel and Rasmus Olesen ( picture below) were the big favorites.
Jesper is already the 2011 UEM Prostock bike champion but Rasmus seems to be in abetter shape at the last few races. Last year Anna Lena Asplund from Sweden won the race class, but this time she stayed at home, her child got ill, so Stefan Andre (picure below) had a good chance to become "the best of the rest".
Marc vanden Boer from Belgium is running his blown V-twin on methanol now, and joined the "Open Drag" class to compete with four cylinder Funny Bikes.
On friday Marc made it into the top five, so he was in the race for saturday's "shootout".
Last year there was a similar system for Supertwin Topgas, only a few could race on the second day. But the organisation seems to be happy with our class, they allowed all topgas riders to race on both days, and gave them a total of five chances to set a good time so we had a fair end to the 2011 championship on the 1/8 mile strip.
Defending champion Herman Jolink from Holland was being chased by Milan Kolacny (Cz) all year. Herman won both races in sunny Hoskovice (Cz), while Milan wrecked a gearbox and missed valuable points there. Milan did a big personal best in Drachten, Holland. Milan's task was to make it into the top eight and do three places better then Herman to pass him in the point list. Herman is sprinting and dragracing on a Ducati for more the thirty years. Milan Kolacny is young guy who stepped up from the Superstreet Twin class this year.
Last winter he bought Roman Sixta's blown Honda, and learned to ride it well. The team enjoyed a short holiday in the north of Europe after Drachten, and had a beer (or two) in Hamburg with Peter Niklas and Christian Bruhn, fellow Honda racers.
Jaap and Petra of team Full Throttle also took a little vacation after the last race. They arrived early at the track, got the tent up and the bike inspected, so Harry Van Schie only needed to show his helmet, leathers and gloves before he could enter the race.
To make sure lots of people got there in time, Mosten MC had booked Johnny Winter on thursday evening, and the blues legend played a selection of rock songs for the occasion. Early bird Herman Jolink had breakfast at the big buffet at seven o'clock next morning in the same tent, while the Mosten-crew made final preparations before allowing the speed maniacs on the track.
With my belly full, I made a pit walk and met many friends and picked up on the latest gossips. It seems that Otto Kneble from the Czech republic has bought the Top Fuel bike called "the Imperial Wizard" once owned by Brian Johnson. Puma Engineering restored the bike and Ian King raced it in Hockenheim last year. Now Otto is on the entree list for the Eurofinals at Santa Pod. Gerard Willemse of Puma told me he will take the bike to UK, and they will give Otto full support and are glad with an extra rider in the highest class. Otto will get competition next year of Rene van den Berg from Holland with a new Topfuel Puma and Kev Charman on Rene's old bike. At the Drachten Dutch Finals, I shot this picture of Rene's project:
There were many extreme bikes to be seen in the pits and later on the track, like a monster chopper and a pulse jet engine powered Puch Maxi. A "fifties" station wagon Tokyo-drifting on the parking marked the beginning of race day one.
As soon as the smoke had disappeared, the bikers garthered, and the gate opened to the line-up, soon engines started to screem.
Marc van den Boer fitted a front fender according to the UEM rules for the Funny Bike class, and lined up with the Suzuki's. A huge burn out, 1.17sec at the sixty foot, prime belt trashed within 5.3 seconds. and the blower belt got wasted too.
The supertwin topgas class ran at a quarter to twelve, Christian Bruhn went first, 5.4 in a wild and noisy ride.
then Harry van Schie, Holland. His engine didn't run well.
Lando Beugelsdijk, Holland, went away too early, he did not set a time.
Herman Jolink shifted through the gears quickly and did the 1/8 mile in 5.37 seconds.
Berns Foit from Germany wrecked his gearbox and was on the grandstand for the rest of the weekend after this run:
Next up: Chris van Nimmen from Belgium.
Bernd Niessen (Germany) went quicker then Herman Jolink and seems to get the new blower to work well with the Alu-Buell.
Rasmus Olesen got a lot of applause after his 4.46.
Andre Stefan performed well, 4.96 seconds.
Then it was Milan's turn. The bike would not start at an earlier attempt, and Milan got back in the line-up. This time it started, but it didn't run well.
Jesper Thiel was not able to pass his team mate Rasmus, but came very close. Again a lot of applause.
Then crowd enjoyed the noisy and fast nitro-twins. The shortets guy in the field set the quickest time on his sparkling yellow bike appearing in show condition. Here's a picture of Ulf "Skutt" Nylen at the burn out.
Then Ricard Gustavsson pumped up the turbo to set the pace in the Topfuel Bike class.
Last year's "King of Mosten" did a 4.2, a time that Ian King and Sverre Dahl could not better, "straight from the trailer".
Christian Bruhn's team mate Peter Niklas was riding his NOS-assisted Ducati in the Super Gas Bike Class.
Peter did not survive the first day but kept a smile on his face all weekend.
At half past three the topgas class lined up for the second round. First in line was bad boy "Jessy James" who poluted the whole track with oil. It took the crew about half an hour to clean up and prep. Everybody did better that round except for Christian Bruhn. A great run for Bernd Niessen was the highlight,
5.01 sec, close behind Stefan Andre, and a new personal best.
Milan Kolacny dropped to place # 10 while Herman Jolink stayed in his place.
But Herman could feel the hot breath of Land Beugelsdjk (picture above) in his neck and needed to step up.
Jesper Thiel managed to pass Olesen, who did the better speed.
Then it was nitro methane time again, and a big bang could be heard when the Topfuel Supertwin of Matti Vahasaari left the startline. A big fireball and pieces of metal flying about.
An explosion forced the front cylinder off the cases. the safety strap snapped, both down tubes broke, and the frame was bent open. Thank God the rider walked away unharmed, but the bike is now a wreck:
The team is called M.A.D. but that was pure insanity!
Sunday morning at twenty past ten the sun was out and topgassers got into the line-up. Bernd Niessen first to start, then Milan Kolacny with another attempt to pass Jolink. A disappointing 6.6 while and backfiring of the engine could be heard at top end. Herman Jolink improved to 5.26. But he was already the new champion before he ran. Milan's airbox had exploded during the run and he was out of the race.
The team came with two spare engines to Denmark, but saw no way to repair this damage, and was the first to pack and go home.
Then it took Jesse James Bohn just seven seconds to stop the race again, spraying oil all over the track again in exactly the same way as he did the day before. This time it took the crew twenty minutes to clean up. The bike seemed to be designed to leak oil, so Jessy was not allowed on the track anymore. Both Buells went quicker again, with Jesper redlighting and Rasmus on top again.
In the Topfuel bike class Sverre Dahl from Norway put all his horses down the track, went 296.6 Kmh (184.3 Mph) at the eighth mile, in 4.17 seconds.
Then Ian King (UK) ran, and put 4.18 on the score boardboard, so some close racing going on at the highest level.
A second round was held in the early afternoon, and Harry van Schie was first in line. Harry improved but could not catch up with Herman or Lando. Bernd Niessen was briefly off throttle just after the start and still did 5.4. Stefan Andre did exactly the same time as the day before, now with a different end speed. With the pressure off his shoulders, maybe Jolink was too relaxed at the start. He didn't rev up the engine enough before he dumped the clutch, and the motor died just off the line.
At about four in the afternoon, the last round was held. Chris van Nimmen was the only one to improve, he joined the "five second club" of that weekend and made some progress in tuning his new engine.
It's a 160 c.i. S&S motor build by Gary Stroud. with two carbs to feed it. Chris wants to fit an injection system next winter, so all race fans are invited to his " Friet and Stoofvlees" and support party in Belgium at the end of this month to help make that possible.
Herman Jolink did his best top speed of the weekend during the final round, 213.4 kmh, to celebrate his 2011 Supertwin Topgas title.
The best result of both days counts for our championship, and Lando Beugelsdijk picked up enough points to pass Christian Bruhn and come third overall, Harry van Schie is this years #4, and Christian is down to place number five after the final event. Too bad the weather had a very big influence on the season. Very little track time this year. Good thing the riders choose to race in Denmark again this year, it was a great one! Many thanks to the crew of Mosten MC. I hope we're back next year.
Coming soon: Season's review 2011.
2011 Euroserie dates:
07-08 may: Drag days1 Hoscovice Czech republic. (read report)
04-05 june: Drag days 2 Hoscovice 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.
The six best results count for the 2011 championship.
While voting for the race dates at the meeting, the sad news broke that our dear friend and former fellow racer Klaus-Peter Weimar had lost his life. (read more)
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 (read
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 aug.
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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Don't forget to check the 4sale section, there are a lot of fast bikes on it now and many parts.
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)
Official 1/4 mile record 7.393 sec.
set by Gert-jan Laseur/Nl atDrachten, Holland. 23-08-2009
Euroserie supertwin topgas champion in 2007
Official 1/8 mile record 4.687 sec.
Set by Jesper Thiel, Denmark, on Meca raceway, Malmö, Sweden on the 17th of may 2009