During 2016 we raced in both Europe and USA. And we did it pretty good. Jonnie defended his NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car Championship. Johan raced as a hired driver in the Pro Mod team Old-51. He won in Hockenheim in Germany and ended up as number four in the European Championship.
Jonnie has decided that during 2017 he will concentrate 100% on his business racing the Head Racing Nitro Funny Car. He will therefor not attend in any Top Alcohol races as a driver.
We will see Jonnie at between 16 to 18 races, and the first one is the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida on the 17th to 19th of March.
This decision by Jonnie, opens up for Johan to step in and take over Jonnies two time World Champ Alcohol Funny Car. Johan will race in as many races we can manage during the season. We have to have the funding and it also has to fit Jonnies schedule.
—I wouldn't want any other but the worlds best tuner. Which of course is my little brother Jonnie! big brother Johan says.
Johans first race will be the 4 Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina on the 28th to 30th of April.
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The NHRA reporters Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom is having a chat with Jonnie about his move up to the big league, Nitro Funny Car!
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The new NHRA Funny Car Driver, Jonnie Lindberg! You need to change your business card now Jonnie.
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We all have read during the day that Jonnie will go really big during 2017, replacing the driver Chad Head in Jim Head’s 10'000 horsepower Toyota Nitro Funny Car.
—I'm so much looking forward to this season. I want to learn everything about the nitro funny car business. Both handling the car as a driver, but also all the practical things about tuning and maintenance, Jonnie says while drivning heading north to Ohio and the Head Racing head office.
—I just can't wait seeing the guys in the team and take a look at the car. The Heads garage is just about a three hour drive to the east from my shop in Indy.
Head Inc. Contractors and Engineers
Chad Head have taken the decision to devote more of his time to the family business, Head Inc. Contractors and Engineers. Head Inc. was originally founded as an building contractor company in 1927, and is since the late nineties specialized in airfield concrete paving projects.
Link to Head Inc. Contractors and Engineers website
Link to NHRA.COM for the full story about Jonnie and the Head Nitro Funny Car
There was no surprise that Jonnie Lindberg won the Drag Racer Of The Year Award 2016 in Sweden. The official award ceremony will take place at the "Bilsportgalan" (Gala of Swedish Race Car Sports) in Älvsjö in the south of Stockholm on the 28th of January 2017.
On the same evening the winner of the Motor Sports Athlete of all categories will also be presented. And this is where you as a Lindberg Bros fan comes in to the picture. Because this price is of the peoples choice type.
It's only your personal vote that counts here. So go in and place your vote here! And then spread the word to both friends and family. The vote will end on the 28th of January at 16:00.
The Drag Racer Of The Year Award is a well deserved nomination for our hero and two time World Champ Jonnie Linberg. This is an article from a resent issue of the Bilsport magazine.